Demián Bichir | Srivideo
Biography | Posted: Monday, 7th December
Born name: Demián Bichir Nájera
Date of Birth: August 1, 1963
Place of Birth: Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Citizenship: Mexico, United States
Spouse(s): Lisset (m. 2001; div. 2003)
Partner(s): Stefanie Sherk (2011–2019, died)
Parents: Alejandro Bichir (father), Maricruz Nájera (mother)
Siblings: Bruno Bichir, Odiseo Bichir
Demián Bichir Nájera (born August 1, 1963) is a Mexican–American actor and one of the members of the Bichir family of actors. After starring in telenovelas, he appeared in Hollywood films. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Better Life.
Bichir was born in Torreón, the son of actors Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera. His paternal family are actors of Lebanese origins. His brothers are Odiseo Bichir and Bruno Bichir. 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 television series The Bridge and the 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 the prequel films, Alien: Covenant and The Nun. He joined the cast for the film Chaos Walking, based on Patrick Ness' trilogy novels. Bichir starred in the ABC remake Grand Hotel, based on the eponymous series.
Bichir was in a relationship with Stefanie Sherk from 2011 to 2019. Sherk was supposed to be part of the cast for the reboot film The Grudge, but she committed suicide on 12 April 2019 and died eight days later. He was married to Lisset from 2001 to 2003. His daughter, Gala, is from a brief relationship with a Spanish woman. He is an American Civil Liberties Union Ambassador for Immigration Rights.