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Alejandro "Alex" Meraz (born January 10, 1985 in Mesa, Arizona) appears in New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn - Part 1 as Paul Lahote.


Meraz claims indigenous Mexican heritage from the P'urhépecha people. He attended the New School for the Arts, and is an avid painter and illustrator, as well as a talented dancer and martial artist.

He is married to his Vietnamese-American wife, Kim. His wife is the true Twilight fan. It was she who told him he should audition for New Moon. She believed he was perfect for the part. They have a son named Somak, for whom his mentor, actor Raoul Trujillo, is the godfather. Somak means "beautiful one" in Quechua, an indigenous language from Peru. In June 2012, the couple welcomed a second child: a son named Talus Alexander Meraz.



Year Film Role Note
2005 The New World Core Warrior
2007 The Two Spirits, One Journey Luke
2009 New Moon Paul Lahote
2010 Eclipse Paul Lahote
The City of Gardens Nicaragua
On The Run Eric
Four to the Floor Los
Savage Innocent
2011 The Roommate Frat Boy
Four To The Floor
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown Zack Gomes
Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Paul Lahote
2012 186 Dollars to Freedom Nicaragua
Mine Games TJ
2013 Big Thunder Hosa
2015 The Bronx Hull Paco
Bone Tomahawk Eagle Skulls
2016 Vincent & Luzy Eric
Suicide Squad Gomez


Year Film Role Note
2007 Dancing with Spirit Dancer
2009 Freedom Rider Warrior
American Experience Warrior
2011 CSI: NY Odelin Gonzalez, Jr.
2013 The Glades Moses Clearwater Guest role

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