Demián Nájera - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 2, 2020

Demián Nájera
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: The Nun, The bridge
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 1, 1963 (age 58)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Demián Bichir Nájera
Birth Place: Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Alejandro Bichir
Mother's Name: Maricruz Nájera
Siblings: 2

Odiseo Bichir (brother)
Bruno Bichir (brother)

Ethnicity: Mexican
Nationality: Mexican, American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Lisset Gutié
rrez Salazar (28 July 2001 - 2003)

Children: 1

Gala Bichir (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 79 kg (174.16 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Demian Bichir?

Demian Bichir is an actor by profession and Mexican-American by nationality. The Oscar-nominated actor is best known for appearing in telenovelas and in Hollywood movies Machete Kills, The Nun, Grudge, Godzilla vs. Kong.

Demian Bichir: Age, Parents, Siblings

Demian Bichir’s birth took place on August 1, 1963, in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico. He was born as Demián Bichir Nájera to parents Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, both of whom were actors. His two siblings, brothers Odiseo Bichir, and Bruno Bichir are also actors. 

Source: zimbio (from left- Maricruz Nájera, Demian Bichir, Stefanie Sherk in 2012)

Education, Ethnicity

Nothing more is known about his education and ethnicity.

Demian Bichir: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce, Death

Bichir was married to Lisset Gutiérrez Salazar (better known as Lisset). The couple was married from 28 July 2001 to 2003. He and his (now) ex-wife had dated for a total of three years before finally tying the knot.

He also has a daughter named Gala Bichir from the previous relationship with a mystery Spanish woman. He also dated Kate del Castillo.

In 2011, Demian Bichir began a relationship with Stefanie Sherk. They were together until Sherk’s death by suicide in 2019. Bichir and Sherk are said to have been married.

Source: Just Jared (Demian Bichir, Stefanie Sherk)

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Demian Bichir: Career

Before fame

Bichir began his professional career as an actor in 1977, at the age of 14, having started acting at the age of 3. He had landed a minor role in 1977 TV series Rina. At the age of 22, he moved to New York so that he could take a break from acting and learn English.

In the US, he took a job as a busboy at Rosa Mexicano, where he would make guacamole at customer's tables. Soon he moved to Los Angeles and for the next four years auditioned for roles. But the lack of success tempted him to move back to Mexico for acting jobs.

After a gap of a few years, the young actor again began to land roles in Vivir enamorada (1982), Choices of the Heart (1983), El rincón de los prodigios (1988) and in the films The Penitent (1988), Rojo Amanecer (1989).

In the 1990’s he starred in films Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995), Perdita Durango (1997), Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (1999) and in the series Lazos de Amor (1995), Nada personal (1996).

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Worked in

After success in his homeland, Bichir once again tried his luck in Hollywood. This time he was successful. Since 2000, Demian Bichir has portrayed roles in TV series Weeds (2008), The Bridge (2013-2014), and Grand Hotel (2019).

He has also landed regular roles in Hollywood movies including Gimme the Power (2000), American Visa (2007), A Better Life (2011), Savages (2012), Machete Kills (2013), The Hateful Eight (2015), Alien: Covenant (2017), The Nun (2018).

Other movies including Chaos Walking (2019), Grudge (2020), Godzilla vs. Kong (2020) are soon to be released.

Source: Business Wire (Demian Bichir in The Nun)

Worked with

On the set of Weeds, Demian Bichir has starred alongside Allie Grant, Romany Malco, Elizabeth Perkins, Justin Kirk.

His The Nun co-stars include Sandra Teles, Mark Steger, Bonnie Aarons, Taissa Farmiga.

Demian Bichir: Awards, Nominations

Demian Bichir has been nominated for Academy Awards, ALMA Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Black Reel Awards, Gold Derby Awards and has won Hollywood Film Awards, Ariel Awards.

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Demian Bichir: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Bichir is estimated to be around $10 million while the figure on his annual salary is not known.

Demian Bichir: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Demian Bichir is followed by thousands of followers and counting.

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