Alejandro Gómez Monteverde

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Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
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Born
José Alejandro Gómez Monterverde

(1977-07-13) 13 July 1977 (age 42)
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
OccupationDirector
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Ali Landry (m. 2006)
Children3

José Alejandro Gómez Monteverde (born 13 July 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]

Little Boy[edit]

Monteverde directed and co-wrote Little Boy, a film set during World War II, released in 2015.[5]

Personal life[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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