5' 11" (1.8 m)
Alejandro "Alex" Meraz born January 10, 1985 is an American dancer, actor and martial artist. Meraz is best known for playing the werewolf named Paul Lahote in the film The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009). Alex's first big film was The New World as one of the Powhatan core warriors, inspiring him to continue acting. Thereafter he was in the running for the film Apocalypto (2006) but in the end was turned down. His big break came when he was cast as werewolf Paul Lahote in the film New Moon.
Attended the New School for the Arts, and is an avid painter and illustrator.
Was nominated for a Dora Mavor Award.
Alex is a Native American Indian or First Nation descendant of the Purepecha (Tarasco) Nation. Purhepecha are indigenous people centered in the northwestern region of the Mexican state MichoacÃ¡n.
Has a child named Somak. His mentor, Raoul Trujillo, is the god-parent.
Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue. (2010)