Who is Demián Bichir?

Demián Bichir is a Mexican-American actor best known for being a member of the Bichir acting family and starring in several successful TV shows.

For his role in ‘A Better Life,’ he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Similarly, Demián Bichir is an American Civil Liberties Union Immigration Rights Ambassador.

Demian Bichir
Demian Bichir Biography

Quick facts

Full nameDemián Bichir Nájera
Known asDemián Bichir
BirthdayAugust 1, 1963
Age59 years old
Sun signLeo
TraitsPositive: Loyal, generous, and honest
Negative: Boastful, impatient, and aggressive
BirthplaceTorreón, Mexico
Currently residingLos Angeles, California, USA, and Mexico City, Mexico
NationalityMexican and American
EducationLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
ParentsAlejandro Bichir (father)
Maricruz Nájera (mother)
SiblingsBruno Bichir (brother)
Odiseo Bichir (brother)
Marital statusWidower
SpouseLisset (2001–2003)
Stefanie Sherk (2011–2019)
ChildrenGala Bichir
ProfessionActor
Net WorthUSD 10 million
Social mediaInstagram
Twitter

Early Life and Childhood

Son of actor Alejandro Bichir and actress Maricruz Nájera, and Demian Bichir was born on August 1, 1963, in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico . At 13, Demián began his career in the theater and joined the National Theater Company, where he performed Shakespeare and Dostoevsky, among other works.

He studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and then worked at the Rosa Mexicano Restaurant before pursuing his dream of becoming an actor. His mastery in acting earned him multiple honors from the Mexican Association of Theater Critics while he was young.

Bichir has a height of 1.78 meters. Similarly, his body measurement is 32-26-32. Bichir has a yellow skin tone, dark brown hair, and black eye color.

Relationships and Dating History

He married Mexican singer Lisset Gutierrez, with whom he divorced in 2003. Gutierrez has said that he has difficulty committing long-term.

The birth of his daughter, Gala Bichir, in May 2011 in Spain resulted from a short-lived relationship. However, Gala is still close to him.

Demián Bichir with Stefanie Shrek
Demián Bichir with Stefanie Sherk

Demián Bichir married Stefanie Sherk in 2011, but unfortunately, she committed suicide by drowning in a pool on April 12, 2019. Since then, he has been single.

Career

‘The choice of the Heart’ was Bichir’s first cinematic role. Furthermore, in the Telenovela ‘El Rincon de Los Prodigios,’ he played a stranger who performed miracles in front of the people while facing corrupt authorities and the church.

Bichir continued his acting career in telenovelas with Mexican, Spanish, and American productions. However, he took a long gap from Mexican telenovelas to pursue a film career.

Demián Bichir
Demián Bichir

Later on, he returned to TV Azteca. There Bichir played an honest investigator in the telenovela Nada Personal. In this role, Bichir attempted to combat corruption and drug problems in Mexico. 

The list of his major works is listed down.

Demián Bichir Movies

Title (Year)RoleOther castDirector
The Penitent (1988)RobertoRaul Julia
Armand Assante
Cliff Osmond
Rojo Amanecer (1989)JorgeHéctor Bonilla
María Rojo
Jorge Fons
Miroslava (1993)RicardoArielle Dombasle
Claudio Brook
Milosh Trnka
Arleta Jeziorska

Alejandro Pelayo
Hasta Morir (1994)Juan Manuel Bernal Verónica Merchant
Fernando Sariñana
Nobody Will Speak of Us When We’re Dead (1995)OmarVictoria Abril
Pilar Bardem
Federico Luppi
Bruno Bichir

Agustín Díaz Yanes
Cilantro y Perejil (1996)Arcelia Ramírez
Germán Dehesa
Rafael Montero
Solo (1996)RioMario Van Peebles
William Sadler
Adrien Brody
Barry Corbin

Norberto Barba
Luces de la Noche (1996)Héctor Bonilla
Helena Rojo
Sergio Muñoz Güemes
Perdita Durango (1997)CatalinaRosie Perez
Javier Bardem
Harley Cross
Aimee Graham
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Álex de la Iglesia
Todo el poder (1999)GabrielXimena Sariñana
Diego Luna
Cecilia Suárez
Fernando Sariñana
Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999)TomásSusana Zabaleta
Jorge Salinas
Cecilia Suárez
Víctor Huggo Martin
Mónica Dionne
Antonio Serrano
Gimme the Power (2000)GabrielCecilia SuárezFernando Sariñana
Don’t Tempt Me (2001)Manny ChavezPenélope Cruz
Javier Bardem
Gael García Bernal

Agustín Díaz Yanes
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)Manolo TavárezSalma Hayek
Edward James Olmos
Mía Maestro
Pilar Padilla
Lumi Cavazos
Mariano Barroso
Hipnos (2004)MiguelCristina Brondo
Marisol Membrillo

David Carreras
Fuera del cielo (2007)Everardo SánchezArmando Hernández 
Damián Alcázar 
Rafael Inclán 
Elizabeth Cervantes 
Javier Patrón
American Visa (2007)Mario AlvarezKate del CastilloJuan Carlos Valdivia
Che (2008)Fidel CastroBenicio del Toro
Rodrigo Santoro
Santiago Cabrera
Steven Soderbergh
Hidalgo: La historia jamás contada (2010)Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaDemián Bichir
Ana de la Reguera
Cecilia Suárez
Raúl Mendéz
Miguel Rodarte
Andrés Palacios
Antonio Serrano
A Better Life (2011)Carlos GalindoJosé Julián
Dolores Heredia
Carlos Linares
Chris Weitz
Foreverland (2011)SalvadorMax Thieriot
Laurence Leboeuf
Matt Frewer
Max McGuire
Savages (2012)Alex ReyesTaylor Kitsch
Blake Lively
Aaron Johnson
Benicio del Toro
Salma Hayek
John Travolta
Oliver Stone
El Santos vs. la Tetona Mendoza (2012)Pork Gutiérrez (voiceDaniel Giménez Cacho
José María Yazpik
Héctor Jiménez
Regina Orozco
Alejandro Lozano
Andrés Couturier
The Heat (2013)HaleSandra Bullock
Melissa McCarthy
Marlon Wayans
Michael Rapaport
Paul Feig
Machete Kills (2013)Marcos ‘The Madman’ MendezDanny Trejo
Michelle Rodriguez
Sofía Vergara
Amber Heard
Antonio Banderas
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Robert Rodriguez
Dom Hemingway (2013)Ivan FontaineJude Law
Richard E. Grant
Emilia Clarke

Richard Shepard
Death in Buenos Aires (2014)Inspector ChávezChino Darín
Mónica Antonópulos
Carlos Casella
Emilio Disi
Hugo Arana
Luisa Kuliok
Natalia Meta
The Hateful Eight (2015)Marco ‘The Mexican’ / Señor BobSamuel L. Jackson
Kurt Russell
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Walton Goggins
Quentin Tarantino
Good Kids (2016)YacoNicholas Braun
Zoey Deutch
Israel Broussard
Mateo Arias
Dayo Okeniyi
Julia Garner
Ashley Judd
Chris McCoy
Lowriders (2016)Miguel AlvarezGabriel Chavarria
Theo Rossi
Melissa Benoist
Tony Revolori
Eva Longoria
Ricardo de Montreuil
7:19 (2016)Fernando PellicerHéctor BonillaJorge Michel Grau
Alien: Covenant (2017)Sergeant LopeMichael Fassbender
Katherine Waterston
Billy Crudup
Danny McBride
Ridley Scott
The Nun (2018)Father BurkeTaissa Farmiga
Jonas Bloquet
Bonnie Aarons
Charlotte Hope
Corin Hardy
The Grudge (2020)Detective GoodmanAndrea Riseborough
John Cho
Betty Gilpin
Lin Shaye
Jacki Weaver
Nicolas Pesce
The Midnight Sky (2020)SanchezGeorge Clooney
Felicity Jones
David Oyelowo
Tiffany Boone
George Clooney
Land (2021)Miguel BorrásRobin Wright
Sarah Dawn Pledge
Kim Dickens
Brad Leland
Robin Wright
Chaos Walking (2021)Ben MooreDaisy Ridley
Tom Holland
Mads Mikkelsen
Cynthia Erivo
Nick Jonas
David Oyelowo
Doug Liman
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)Walter SimmonsAlexander Skarsgård
Millie Bobby Brown
Rebecca Hall
Brian Tyree Henry
Shun Oguri
Adam Wingard
Godzilla vs. Kong
Demián Bichir from Godzilla vs. Kong

Demián Bichir TV Shows

TitleRoleStarsDirectors
Rina (1977)JuanitoOfelia Medina
Enrique Álvarez Félix
María Rubio
Carlos Ancira
Alicia Rodríguez
Dimitrio Sarrás
Vivir enamorada (1982)NachoCarlos Piñar
Sonia Furió
Blanca Sánchez
Karina Duprez
Alma Muriel
Leticia Perdigón

Carlos Ancira
Gilberto Macin
Cuando los hijos se van (1983)RicardoSaby Kamalich
Raúl Ramírez
Alejandro Camacho
Enrique Rocha
Silvia Pasquel
Anabel Ferreira
Roberto Ballesteros

Héctor Bonilla
Choices of the Heart (1983)ArmandoMelissa Gilbert
Peter Horton
Helen Hunt
Mary McCusker
Mari Gorman
Pamela Bellwood
Patrick Cassidy
René Enríquez
Mike Farrell
Martin Sheen
Joseph Sargent
Los años felices (1984)TomasEnrique Lizalde
Alma Muriel
Lupita Ferrer
Laura Zapata
Manuel Saval
Roberto Ballesteros
Enrique Lizalde
Jorge Sánchez-Fogarty
El rincón de los prodigios (1988) MonchitoDemián Bichir
Alma Delfina
Juan Carlos Serrán
Tina Romero
Silvia Mariscal
Lorenzo de Rodas
Lazos de Amor (1995)Valente SeguraLucero
Luis José Santander
Miguel Córcega
Monica Miguel
Nada personal (1996)Comandante Alfonso CarbajalAna Colchero
Rogelio Guerra
Lupita Ferrer
José Ángel Llamas
Guillermo Gil
Antonio Serrano
Weeds (2008)Esteban Carlos ReyesMary-Louise Parker
Elizabeth Perkins
Justin Kirk
Tonye Patano
Romany Malco
Jenji Kohan
The Bridge (2013)Detective Marco RuizDiane Kruger
Demián Bichir
Annabeth Gish
Thomas M. Wright
Ted Levine
Gerardo Naranjo
Grand Hotel (2019)Santiago MendozaDemián Bichir
Roselyn Sanchez
Denyse Tontz
Bryan Craig
Wendy Raquel Robinson
Lincoln Younes
Brian Tanen

Awards

AwardCategoryStatus
Academy AwardsBest Actor for “A Better Life”Nominated
ALMA AwardsFavorite Movie Actor for “A Better Life”Nominated
Independent Spirit AwardsBest Male Lead for “A Better Life”Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for “A Better Life”Nominated
Black Reel AwardsBest Actor for “A Better Life”Nominated
Gold Derby AwardsBest Cast for “The Hateful Eight”Nominated
Hollywood Film AwardsBest Cast for “The Hateful Eight”Won

Demián Bichir Net Worth

Being one of a famous actors, people are interested in his net income and earnings. Therefore, here is some information about his fortunes.

As a Mexican actor and producer, he earned a net worth of USD 10 million.

Demián Bichir Social Media

He is active on his social media accounts, such as Instagram and Twitter. Some of the links to his social are listed down below:

Demián Bichir has 98.4 thousand followers on his Instagram. Similarly, he only follows 364 people on his account. 

Demián Bichir has 54.9 thousand followers on Twitter. On the other hand, he only follows 63 people back. He has 415 tweets on his Twitter account altogether.