Alex Meraz is currently finding fame for portraying Paul, an untamed werewolf in the movie Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Paul is a Quileute (Native American) teenager who can turn into a werewolf. He was the third teen to join the pack. He is most volatile member of the pack, prone to angry flare ups, causing him to burst into his wolf form.
The role is probably not too much of a stretch for Meraz. He is Purepecha (Tarasco)First Nation of Michoacan, Mexico and was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona.
There he studied mixed martial arts for 12 years winning numerous tournaments in karate and capoeira. This led him to train with Andy Cheng as a stuntman.
Merz also taught at schools and community centers throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area in all aspects of art from mask-making to break dance. As a graduate of the New School for the Arts, Alex has since further developed as a multi-faceted performer and artist.
Highly sought after in the indigenous dance world, Alex has worked as a lead dancer with renowned choreographers Raoul Trujillo, Rulan Tangen, and Santee Smith, to name a few.