Alejandro Gómez Monteverde

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Gomez and the second or maternal family name is Monteverde.
Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
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Born Jose Alejandro Gomez Monterverde
(1977-07-13) July 13, 1977 (age 37)
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Occupation Director
Years active 2001 - present
Spouse(s) Ali Landry (m. 2006)
Children 3

Jose Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (born July 13, 1977) is a Mexican film director. His first film, Bella took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the “People's Choice Award”.[1]

The director of the Department of Citizenship gave Monteverde the "American by Choice" award for Bella's positive contribution to Latino art and culture in the U.S.

Bella[edit]

Monteverde wrote and directed Bella,[2][3][4] a film that took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the “People's Choice Award”.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Monteverde married American actress Ali Landry on April 8, 2006 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.[5][6] They have three children: daughter Estela Ines (born July 11, 2007),[7] and sons Marcelo Alejandro (born October 8, 2011)[8][9] and Valentin Francesco (born July 11, 2013).[10] Valentin's middle name was inspired by Pope Francis, as Landry and Monteverde met him while she was pregnant and he blessed the baby.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe O'Connell. Like Out of a Movie: The legend of Alejandro Gomez Monteverde. Austin Chronicle. Austinchronicle.com. Retrieved on March 10, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Robert W. Welkos (2007-12-04). "Bella is a Rallying Point". LATimes.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  3. ^ Gregg Goldstein (2007-08-30). "Roadside takes Bella on US Roadtrip". TheHollywoodReporter.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  4. ^ Glickman, Aaron. "Bella Movie Producer Sean Wolfington". Social Miami. Archived from the original on 28 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  5. ^ abc.com (February 5, 2007). "In Style: Celebrity Weddings". ABC. Archived from the original on March 17, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2007. 
  6. ^ Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna (April 9, 2006). "Ali Landry Weds in Mexico". People Magazine. Retrieved March 19, 2007. 
  7. ^ Former Doritos Girl Ali Landry Has a Daughter – Birth, Ali Landry : People.com
  8. ^ Ali Landry and Alejandro Monteverde Have a Baby Boy. People.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-22.
  9. ^ Ali Landry Welcomes Son Marcelo Alejandro – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com. Celebritybabies.people.com (2012-03-22). Retrieved on 2014-05-22.
  10. ^ a b "Ali Landry Welcomes Son Valentin Francesco". People Magazine. July 11, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 

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