Marcel Ruiz is a Puerto Rican-American actor, who earned recognition from his roles as Alex Alvarez in the Netflix comedy series One Day at a Time. He has been appearing on the series since 2017.
Marcel Ruiz Parents, Family
Marcel Ruiz Pérez was born on 9 July 2003 to parents Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz and Mariem Perez Riera. His father is a photographer and filmmaker. He got a BFA in Filmmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Meanwhile, his mother is a producer and director for a new documentary for the American Masters PBS series on the life of Rita Moreno.
Ruiz grew up in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico with a younger sister named Lucia. His family moved to the USA when he was nine years old and eventually settled in Los Angeles, California.
Standing at a height of 5 feet 9 inches, he is currently pursuing his high school education. He recently completed his 10th grade in the summer of 2019.
Career; Movies, TV Shows
Marcel began his career as a child model in Puerto Rico and appeared in commercials for several advertising campaigns. Earlier, he appeared in the television documentary, De Puerto Rico para el Mundo in 2016. He guest-starred in the role of Popeye in the crime drama series Snowfall.
Marcel Ruiz appears as Alex Alvarez in the Netflix comedy series One Day at a Time (Picture: Marcel’s Instagram)
Ruiz made his acting breakthrough at the age of 14 in 2017 after being cast as Alejandro “Alex” Alvarezin the comedy series, One Day at a Time. Moreover, he made his movie debut from the 2019 drama Breakthrough, portraying the character of John Smith.
Well, the fans have noticed the matchup between Marcel and his recent on-screen girlfriend Raquel Justice on One Day at a Time. However, in real life, the 16-year-old is yet to reveal his dating status.
Marcel is active on social media and has amassed enormous followers on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. But, it looks like the actor is at a young age and focusing on his acting stint so far.
Some Interesting Facts About Marcel Ruiz
- Marcel won the Imagen Award in a category of Best Young Actor for his role on One Day at a Time in 2017.
- The Variety Magazine named him as one of the “10 Latinxs to Watch in 2019.”
- His maternal grandfather Silverio Perez is a singer and comedian and his maternal grandmother Roxana Riera is a singer and painter.
- He runs a YouTube channel titled Its Marcel Ruiz, which has more than 99k subscribers.