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Demián Bichir stars in "The Bridge" on FX as Marco Ruiz. On the big screen, Bichir recently starred in Oliver Stone's "Savages," opposite Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively and John Travolta.

Demián Bichir is one of the most well-known and well-respected actors in his home of Mexico and all of Latin America. He recently received Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Film Independent Spirit Award nominations for his searing portrayal of an undocumented gardener trying to connect with his estranged teenage son in Chris Weitz's "A Better Life."

Prior to "A Better Life," Bichir was known to U.S. television audiences for his portrayal of Esteban Reyes, opposite Mary-Louise Parker, in the hit Showtime series "Weeds." He also portrayed a young Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh's "Che: Part One" and "Che: Part Two," opposite Benicio Del Toro. He is currently in production on the film "Machete Kills," for director Robert Rodriguez. He also starred in the independent feature film "The Runway," which was on demand through Tribeca Films.

In Mexico, Bichir is a Silver Ariel Award winner for Best Actor, given by the Mexican Academy of Cinematography, and has received numerous other award nominations and prestigious honors including a Medal of Honor for Merit in the Fine Arts given by the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City.

Bichir comes from a strong theater background and a well-respected theatrical family. He is the son of famed theater director Alejandro Bichir and acclaimed actress Maricrúz Najera. His brothers, Odiseo and Bruno, are two of the most talented actors of their generation. Throughout his career, Bichir has amassed an impressive resume of theater credits in Mexico and, in 2008, impressed U.S. audiences when he starred in the play "By the Waters of Babylon," which opened at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

His films have been seen by millions of people throughout all of Latin America. His credits include such films as "Red Dawn" (winner of the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival); Alex de la Iglesia's "Perdita Durango," with Javier Bardem; "'Til Death" (for which he won the Silver Ariel for Best Actor at the Ariel Awards); "Don't Temp Me," withVictoria Abril and Penélope Cruz; "Sex, Shame & Tears," for which he was nominated for a Silver Ariel for Best Actor; "American Visa," a Best Spanish Language Foreign Film nominee at the Goya Awards in Spain; "Fuera del Cielo"; "Enemigos íntimos"; and "Hidalgo: La historia jamas contada," an Ariel Award nominee and winner of the Best Actor award at the Huelva International Film Festival in Spain. Early in his career, Bichir starred opposite Salma Hayek in the Showtime film "In the Time of the Butterflies."

In his native Mexico, Bichir has starred in plays such as William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Richard III"; August Strindberg's "The Ghost Sonata"; Peter Shaffer's "Equus"; Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"; Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" and "The Odd Couple"; David Halliwell's "Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs"; and Sabina Berman's "eXtras."

He recently completed playing the starring role in the Mexican theater adaptation of the film "Swimming wWith Sharks," in Mexico City.

Bichir resides in Los Angeles and Mexico City.


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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: August 1, 1963
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: Demián Bichir Nájera
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA and Mexico City, Mexico
Wife: Lisset Gutierrez (7/28/2001)

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