Alejandro "Alex" Meraz (born January 10, 1985) in Mesa, Arizona is a Native Mexican Indian from the Purepecha tribe. He is the actor who portrays the character Paul Lahote in the films New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
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.
|2005||The New World||Core Warrior|
|2007||The Two Spirits, One Journey||Luke|
|Dancing with Spirit||Dancer|
|2009||New Moon||Paul Lahote|
|The City of Gardens||Nicaragua|
|On The Run||Eric|
|Four to the Floor||Los|
|Four To The Floor|
|Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown|
|Breaking Dawn - Part 1||Paul Lahote|
|2012||186 Dollars to Freedom||Nicaragua|
|2013||The Bronx Hull||Paco||Post-production|
|Vincent and Luzy||Eric||Post-production|