Birth Place: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Alejandro Meraz was born on Jan. 10, 1985 in Mesa, AZ. He was a Native American Indian descendant of the Purepecha (Tarasco) Nation, indigenous people from the northwestern region of Michoacán, Mexico. Meraz, an avid painter and illustrator, attended the New School for the Arts in Tempe. He and his wife Kim, who was of Vietnamese-American descent, had a son named Somak.
The actor's Native American heritage played an immense role in his career, in that he was often cast in historically-based film and television projects. Meraz made his feature film debut in the epic drama "The New World" (2005), playing a Native American warrior opposite an A-list cast that included Colin Farrell, Christop... Continue Bio >>