Christian Meier

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Christian Meier
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Meier talking about the movie Magallanes in October 2015
Born Christian Dietrich Meier Zender
(1970-06-23) June 23, 1970 (age 48)
Lima, Peru
Occupation Actor, singer, model, businessman
Years active 1994-present
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Spouse(s)
Marisol Aguirre
(m. 1995; div. 2008)
Children Stefano Meier, Taira Meier, Gia Meier.
Parent(s) Gladys Zender

Christian Meier (born Christian Dietrich Meier Zender on June 23, 1970 in Lima) is a Peruvian actor and singer in Latin America, the US Hispanic market, and around the Spanish speaking world.

Biography[edit]

Meier was born on June 23, 1970 in Lima, Peru, the youngest of four siblings. He is the son of Gladys Zender, Miss Universe 1957, and Antonio Meier, Peruvian politician who in 2006 was elected mayor of the Lima district of San Isidro, and has two older sisters: Sibylle & Karina Meier Zender and one older brother, Antonio Meier Zender. He studied at the Miraflores Maristas School, a Marist Brothers congregation school. After finishing high school he studied Graphic Design graduating in early 1992.[1]

Career[edit]

Musician[edit]

In 1987, he formed the popular Peruvian alternative-rock band Arena Hash[2] with Pedro Suárez Vértiz, Patricio Suárez Vértiz and Arturo Pomar. Between the 1980s and early 1990s, he was the keyboardist of the band, and also did some singing. A few years later the band broke up and some of its members pursued a solo career.

In 1996 Meier released an album, No Me Acuerdo Quién Fui, which produced the singles, "tus huellas entre la mías" and "Carreteras Mojadas" (Wet Highways) that got the first positions in almost all radio station charts in Peru. the album went double platinum. In 1997 began the production of his second album Primero en Mojarme, with Manuel Garrido-Lecca, a well known musical producer that he worked with in Arena Hash. In 2002 Christian produced Once Noches, probably the album that brought him the most accolades. It contained the singles "Alguien" and "Novia de nadie" a duet featuring Spanish singer Mikel Erentxun. In 2016 premiere his most recent album called “Nada Ha Cambiado (Nothing has changed)” next to Gian Marco who also is producer of this albumby sings next to Christian in subject «Alguien (Someone)»; Although this album hiva isaliza next to Andrés Calamaro, but for unknown reasons could not be realized.

Acting[edit]

Christian has acted and starred in both soap operas and movies. His success has brought him fame in Latin American countries, in the US, Spanish speaking media, and around the Spanish speaking world.He also has his line of perfumes and appeared in commercials.

Personal life[edit]

He married Peruvian actress Marisol Aguirre in 1995. They met during the filming of the soap opera "Gorrión". They separated in October 2007, finalizing their divorce in November 2008.[3] They have three children together.

Filmography[edit]

Meier talking about the movie Magallanes in October 2015

Film[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Watchers III 1994 The Outsider
No se lo digas a nadie 1998 Gonzalo
Ciudad de M 2000 Pacho
Un marciano llamado deseo 2003 Unknown role
La mujer de mi hermano 2005 Ignacio / Ishan
Valentino y el clan del can 2008 Valentino Voice role
Mar de Fondo 2012 Luis
Asu Mare 2 2015 Ricky
Magallanes 2015 Unknown role
Todos los hombres son iguales 2016 Joaquín

Television roles[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Gorrión 1994 Gabriel Maidana
Malicia 1995 Francisco
Obsesión 1996 Jimmy Martel / Jano
La noche 1996 Daniel Brenner
Escándalo (es) 1997 Álvaro
Luz María 1998 Gustavo Gonzálvez
Me muero por ti 1999 Alfonso Hidalgo
Isabella 1999 Fernando De Alvear
Amores, querer con alevosía 2001 Pablo Herreros
Lo que es el amor 2002 Efrén Villarreal
Luciana y Nicolás 2003 Nicolás Echevarría
Luna, la heredera 2004 Mauricio García
La Tormenta 2005–2006 Santos Torrealba
Decisiones 2007 Troquero Episode: "Amor de carretera"
El Zorro, la espada y la rosa 2007 Diego de la Vega / El Zorro
Doña Bárbara 2008–2009 Santos Luzardo
Alguien te mira 2010–2011 Rodrigo Quintana
The First Lady 2011 Leonardo Santander
Lynch 2012–2013 Emilio Triana 6 episodes
Arranque de pasión 2013 Jordi Fernández
Cumbia Ninja 2013 Willy Recurring role; 13 episodes
Cosita linda 2014 Diego Luján
Familia en venta 2014 Santiago
La malquerida 2014 Esteban Domínguez Main role; 117 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biografía de Christian Meier
  2. ^ El Comercio "Pedro Suárez Vértiz: "Resucitar Arena Hash sería un verdadero éxito" - actualizado marzo de 2010
  3. ^ peopleenespanol.com/pespanol/articles/0,22490,1821056,00.html "Christian Meier ya está divorciado", People en Español, July 8, 2008 (article in Spanish).

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