Bichir at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
Demián Bichir Nájera
August 1, 1963
(m. 2001;div. 2003)
|Partner(s)||Stefanie Sherk (2011–2019, died)|
Demián Bichir Nájera (Spanish pronunciation: [deˈmjam biˈtʃiɾ ˈnaxeɾa] ; born August 1, 1963) is a Mexican–American actor and one of the members of the Bichir family of actors. After starring in telenovelas, he appeared in Hollywood films. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Better Life .
Bichir was born in Torreón, the son of actors Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera.The Bichir family are a family of actors of Lebanese origins . His brothers are Odiseo Bichir and Bruno Bichir. He worked at the National Theater Company, performed Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky, and won several awards from the Mexican Association of Theater Critics. He attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and worked at the Rosa Mexicano Restaurant.
Bichir played Fidel Castro in Cheand was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in A Better Life . He starred in the television series The Bridge and the western film The Hateful Eight . His directorial debut film, Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song, premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival. Bichir starred in the prequel films, Alien: Covenant and The Nun . He joined the cast for the film Chaos Walking , based on Patrick Ness' trilogy novels. Bichir starred in the ABC remake Grand Hotel , based on the eponymous series.
Bichir was in a relationship with Stefanie Sherk from 2011 until her death in 2019.She was supposed to be part of the cast of the reboot film Grudge but she committed suicide on 12 April 2019 and died 8 days later on 20 April 2019.
He was married to Lisset from 2001 to 2003. His daughter, Gala, is from a brief relationship with a Spanish woman.He is an American Civil Liberties Union Ambassador for Immigration Rights.
|1995||Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead||Omar|
|1999||Todo el poder||Gabriel|
|Sexo, pudor y lágrimas||Tomás|
|2000||Gimme the Power||Gabriel|
|2001||Don't Tempt Me||Manny Chavez|
|In the Time of the Butterflies||Manolo Tavárez|
|2007||Fuera del cielo||Everardo Sánchez|
|American Visa||Mario Alvarez|
|2010||Hidalgo: La historia jamás contada||Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla|
|2011||A Better Life||Carlos Galindo||Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor|
|El Santos vs. La Tetona Mendoza||Pork Gutiérrez||Voice|
|Machete Kills||Mendez the Madman|
|Dom Hemingway||Ivan Fontaine|
|2014||Death in Buenos Aires||Inspector Chávez|
|2015||The Hateful Eight||Bob / Marco the Mexican|
|2017||Alien: Covenant||Sergeant Lope|
|2018||The Nun||Father Burke|
|2020||The Grudge||Detective Goodman|
|2021||Chaos Walking||Ben Moore||Post-production|
|Godzilla vs. Kong||Post-production|
|The Midnight Sky||Post-production|
|1983||Cuando los hijos se van||Ricardo|
|Choices of the Heart||Armando||Television film|
|1984||Los años felices||Tomas|
|1988||El rincón de los prodigios||Monchito|
|1995||Lazos de Amor||Valente Segura|
|1996||Nada personal||Comandante Alfonso Carbajal|
|2008||Weeds||Esteban Carlos Reyes||27 episodes|
|2013||The Bridge||Detective Marco Ruiz||26 episodes|
|2019||Grand Hotel||Santiago Mendoza||Main role|
|Academy Awards||Best Actor||A Better Life||Nominated|
|ALMA Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||Nominated|
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Male Lead||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|Black Reel Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Awards||Best Cast||The Hateful Eight||Nominated|
|Hollywood Film Awards||Best Cast||Won|
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