Demian Bichir Najera is a Mexican actor who works in Hollywood. He comes from a family of famous Mexican actors, the Bichir family. His father is Alejandro Bichir. His mother is Maricruz Najera and his two brothers, Odiseo Bichir, and Bruno Bichir, are all actors. His parents named him after the Herman Hessie novel “Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclairs Youth”.
He was married to the Mexican singer Lisset Gutierrez, and they got divorced in the year 2003. He is currently with Stefanie Sherk and has one daughter, Gala, who was born in 2011. Demian Bichir became the ACLU Ambassador for Immigration Rights and held dual citizenship, i.e., He is an American as well as a Mexican citizen. Demian Bichir's career started in theater and at the age of 13, he became the member of the National Theater Company. ‘Choices of the Heart’ was his first American movie. 'Sexo, pudor y lágrimas’, the Mexican film, which broke the box office records in 1999 was one of the major milestones of his profession. It became the number one film in Mexico which took his career to great heights. His transition from the Mexican film industry to the American industry was not something easy, and it was a herculean trial for him to get roles. During that time, he worked as a bus boy.
He also utilized this time to learn English. He has also lent his voice in many animated cartoons like ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Return of Jafar’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989), which were the most famous ones. His roles in various TV shows have brought a lot of credit to his career. The most famous ones among them are ‘Weeds’, which aired in 2008 and ‘The Bridge’, which aired from 2013-14. He played the role of Detective Marco Ruiz in ‘The Bridge’, which was one of the best streaks in his career. Movies like ‘The Heat’ and ‘Machete Kills’, both which released in 2013, and ‘Death in Buenos Aires’, which released in 2014 were his famous movies. ‘The Hateful Eight’ got released in 2015 in the month of January. It was his most recent work. In 2011, he got nominated for Academy Award for his role in the movie ‘A Better Life’. The nomination was for the Best Actor Award. In the year 2003, he received the MTV Movie Mexico's Best Bichir in a Movie Award, which was a particularcategory that was created because of the large amount of roles that the Bichir brothers did. Demian Bichir has also received Oscar nomination for Best Actor and was the second Mexican actor to be nominated for the award.