Member of the famous Bichir family, Demian Bichir is a Mexican-American actor well known for his role, Carlos Galindo in an American drama film "A Better Life". His performance was widely appreciated and he became the second Mexican ever to be nominated for an Oscar. He starred in the movie "In the Time of the Butterflies" in 2001 which was his first American film and appeared alongside Salma Hayek. Bichir has appeared in several Mexican and American movies like "Miroslava", "Solo", "Todo el Poder", "Good Kids", "Lowriders", "Alien: Covenant" for which he received huge fame and recognition.
Early Life And Education Of Demian Bichir
Demian Bichir born Demian Bichir Najera to parents Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Najera on August 1, 1963, in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He grew up with his brothers Odiseo and Bruni who are also actors.
He started acting at the age of three.
Bichir's father is a theatre director while his mother is an actress. He became a member at the National Theatre Company of Mexico when he was 13 and started appearing in various plays directed by famous people like Clifford Williams, Jose Quintero and Jose Tamayo.
Demian Bichir's Career
Bichir debuted in the Television series Rina in 1977 in the role of Juanito and in the movie The Penitent in 1988. The following years he was cast in many Mexican movies like Mroslava, Todo el Poder, Fuera del Cielo, El Santos vs La Tetona Mendoza and Hidalgo: La Historia Jamas Contada. Beside Mexican movies, he decided to act in American movies and therefore landed in an American movie named In the Time of the Butterflies alongside Salma Hayek.
When he was 22 he decided to take a break from acting and focused on other life experiences and hence, moved to New York. He wanted to learn English and got a job for himself as a busboy and used to make guacamole at customer's tables. Later on, went to Los Angeles to get a role in some movies but couldn't get a breakthrough role so he returned to his hometown in Mexico.
He was cast in a movie named Hasta Morir for which he got an Ariel award which is like Mexican Oscar. His movie Sexopdor y Lagrimas which was released in 1991 became no 1 in the Mexican Cinema and broke the box office records.
As of 2018, he is cast in the 2018 horror movie The Nun which is the spin-off of the 2016 movie Conjuring 2 and is set to release on September 7, 2018. The movie stars actors Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Ingrid Bisu and Bonnie Aarons.
Bichir is also filming a 2019 post-production movie named Chaos Walking which is a science fiction movie with the budget around $90- $100 million. In the movie, he will be seen acting alongside Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Kurt Sutter and Nick Jonas.
Demian Bichir's Net Worth
Demian Bichir is estimated to have a net worth of $10 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth and as per The Richest, it is $2 million. He earned his million dollar fortune from being cast in various movies and Television series.
Demian Bichir's Personal life
Demian Bichir is in a relationship with Stefanie Sherk who is a Canadian Actress since 2011. He was previously married to Mexican singer Lisset Gutierrez whom he met in the sets of a soap opera and married after dating for 3 years.
The couple tied the knot on 28th July 2001 but divorced soon in 2003 after only 2 years of marriage. Bichir has a daughter named Gala Bichir born in May 2011 from his affair with a Spanish woman but her details are not mentioned.
He also had an affair with Sandra Echeverría and Kate del Castillo.
Moreover, he is an American Civil Liberties Union for Ambassador for Immigration Rights. Bichir holds dual Mexican and American citizenship and of white ethnicity. He stands a height of 5'10 inches.
Demian Bichir Affairs
Affair with Stefanie Sherk
Demian Bichir is in a relationship with Stefanie Sherk is an actress, and writer. They seem to be together till present.
Affair with Sandra Echeverría
He has been in relationships with Sandra Echeverría.They dated in 2006 and broke up in 2009.
Affair with Kate Del Castillo
He dated Kate del Castillo, an actress in 2005 and the couple broke up in 2006.They remain in a relationship for a year.