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
Born Jose Alejandro Gomez Monterverde
(1977-07-13) July 13, 1977 (age 38)
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.


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, with a release scheduled for February 2015.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Monteverde married American actress Ali Landry on April 8, 2006 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.[6][7] They have three children: daughter Estela Ines (born July 11, 2007),[8] and sons Marcelo Alejandro (born October 8, 2011)[9][10] and Valentin Francesco (born July 11, 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]


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

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