Christian Meier

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Christian Meier
Meier in 2015
Christian Dietrich Meier Zender

(1970-06-17) 17 June 1970 (age 53)
Lima, Peru
Occupation(s)Actor, singer
Years active1988–present
(m. 1995; div. 2008)
Andrea Bosio[1]
(m. 2023)

Christian Dietrich Meier Zender (born 17 June 1970) is a Peruvian actor and singer in Latin America, the US Hispanic market, and around the Spanish-speaking world.


Meier was born in Lima, Peru, the youngest of four siblings. He is the son of Gladys Zender, Miss Universe 1957, and Antonio Meier, a Peruvian politician who in 2006 was elected mayor of the Lima district of San Isidro. He has two older sisters and one older brother: Sibylle Meier Zender, Karina Meier Zender, and Antonio Meier Zender.

Raised in the Roman Catholic faith, Christian Meier studied at the Miraflores Maristas School, a Marist Brothers congregation school. After finishing high school he studied Graphic Design graduating in early 1992.[2]



In 1987, he formed the popular Peruvian alternative-rock band Arena Hash[3] 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, he 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.[citation needed]


Meier 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.[4]

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.[5] They have three children together. Meier married fellow Peruvian Andrea Bosio in July 2023.[6]


With Arena Hash[edit]

Solo career[edit]


Film roles[edit]

Meier and Bárbara Mori at the 2015 Fénix Awards.
Year Title Roles Notes
1994 Watchers III The Outsider
1998 No se lo digas a nadie Gonzalo
2000 Ciudad de M Pacho
2005 La mujer de mi hermano Ignacio / Ishan-husband
2008 Valentino y el clan del can Valentino Animated film; voice role
2012 Mar de Fondo Luis
2015 ¡Asu mare! 2 Ricky
2015 Magallanes Augusto Rivero
2016 All Men Are the Same Joaquín
2017 Todas las mujeres son iguales Joaquín
2017 Doble Lorenzo
2024 Mistura Roberto Tapia
2024 ¿Vienes o voy? Esteban Ferrer

Television roles[edit]

Year Title Roles Notes
1994–1995 Gorrión (telenovela) Gabriel Maidana Main role; 154 episodes
1996 Obsesión Jimmy Martel / Jano Main role; 160 episodes
1997 Escándalo Álvaro Dupont Main role; 120 episodes
1998–1999 Luz María Gustavo Gonzálvez Main role; 175 episodes
1999 Me muero por ti Alfonso Hidalgo Main role; 91 episodes
1999 Isabella Fernando De Alvear Main role; 138 episodes
2001 Amores, querer con alevosía Pablo Herreros Main role; 64 episodes
2001–2002 Lo que es el amor Efrén Villarreal Main role; 68 episodes
2003 Luciana y Nicolás Nicolás Echevarría Main role; 120 episodes
2004–2005 Luna, la heredera Mauricio García Main role; 120 episodes
2005–2006 La Tormenta Santos Torrealba Main role; 216 episodes
2007 Decisiones Troquero Episode: "Amor de carretera"
2007 El Zorro, la espada y la rosa Diego de la Vega / El Zorro Main role; 90 episodes
2008–2009 Doña Bárbara Santos Luzardo Main role; 190 episodes
2010–2011 Alguien te mira Rodrigo Quintana Main role; 116 episodes
2011 The First Lady Leonardo Santander Main role; 150 episodes
2012–2013 Lynch Emilio Triana Recurring role (seasons 1–2); 6 episodes
2013 Cumbia Ninja Willy Recurring role (season 1); 13 episodes
2013 Arranque de pasión Jordi Fernández 6 episodes
2014 Familia en venta Santiago Main role; 13 episodes
2014 La malquerida Esteban Domínguez Main role; 117 episodes
2014 Cosita linda Diego Luján Main role; 146 episodes
2019–2020 El General Naranjo Óscar Naranjo Main role (seasons 1–3); 60 episodes


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  2. ^ "Biografía de Christian Meier". Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  3. ^ El Comercio "Pedro Suárez Vértiz: "Resucitar Arena Hash sería un verdadero éxito" - actualizado marzo de 2010
  4. ^ Infosite; accessed April 27, 2022.
  5. ^ "Christian Meier ya está divorciado", People en Español, July 8, 2008 (article in Spanish).
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