Bichir at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||Demián Bichir Nájera|
August 1, 1963
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
(m. 2001; div. 2003)
|Partner(s)||Stefanie Sherk (2011–present)|
Demián Bichir Nájera (Spanish pronunciation: [deˈmjan biˈtʃiɾ ˈnaxeɾa]; born August 1, 1963) is a Mexican-American actor and one of the members of the Bichir family. After starring in telenovelas, he appeared in other Hollywood films. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Better Life (2011).
Bichir was born in Torreón, the son of actors Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera. His brothers, Odiseo and Bruno, are also actors. He worked at the National Theater Company, performed Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky, and won several awards from the Mexican Association of Theater Critics. He attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and worked at the Rosa Mexicano Restaurant.
Bichir played Fidel Castro in Che and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in A Better Life. He starred in the FX series The Bridge and Quentin Tarantino's western film The Hateful Eight. His directorial debut film, Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song, premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival. Bichir starred in Alien: Covenant, the second prequel film of the Alien series. He starred in The Conjuring prequel film The Nun and joined the cast for the film Chaos Walking, based on Patrick Ness' trilogy novels. In March 2018, Bichir starred in the ABC remake Grand Hotel, based on the Spanish television series.
Bichir has been in a relationship with Canadian actress Stefanie Sherk since 2011. He married Lisset from 2001 to 2003. His daughter, Gala (born 2011), is from a brief relationship with a Spanish woman. He is an American Civil Liberties Union Ambassador for Immigration Rights.
|1995||Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead||Omar|
|1999||Todo el poder||Gabriel|
|1999||Sexo, pudor y lágrimas||Tomás|
|2000||Gimme the Power||Gabriel|
|2001||Don't Tempt Me||Manny Chavez|
|2001||In the Time of the Butterflies||Manolo Tavárez|
|2007||Fuera del cielo||Everardo Sánchez|
|2007||American Visa||Mario Alvarez|
|2010||Hidalgo: La historia jamás contada||Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla|
|2011||A Better Life||Carlos Galindo|
|2012||El Santos vs. La Tetona Mendoza||Pork Gutiérrez||Voice|
|2013||Machete Kills||Mendez the Madman|
|2013||Dom Hemingway||Ivan Fontaine|
|2014||Death in Buenos Aires||Inspector Chávez|
|2015||The Hateful Eight||Bob / Marco the Mexican|
|2017||Alien: Covenant||Sergeant Lope|
|2018||The Nun||Father Burke|
|2019||Chaos Walking||Ben Moore||Post-production|
|2020||Godzilla vs. Kong||Filming|
|1983||Cuando los hijos se van||Ricardo|
|1983||Choices of the Heart||Armando||Television film|
|1984||Los años felices||Tomas|
|1988||El rincón de los prodigios||Monchito|
|1995||Lazos de Amor||Valente Segura|
|1996||Nada personal||Comandante Alfonso Carbajal|
|2008||Weeds||Esteban Carlos Reyes||27 episodes|
|2013–14||The Bridge||Detective Marco Ruiz||26 episodes|
|2019||Grand Hotel||Santiago Mendoza|
|Academy Awards||Best Actor||A Better Life||Nominated|
|ALMA Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||Nominated|
|Independent Spirit Awards||Best Male Lead||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|Black Reel Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Awards||Best Cast||The Hateful Eight||Nominated|
|Hollywood Film Awards||Best Cast||Won|
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