Demián Bichir is a Mexican-American actor. His career started in the late 1970s, first performing on the Mexican screen. In 1988, she made his film debut in the Mexican-American film The Penitent. In the 1990s, he mostly performed in Mexican films as well as on telenovelas. In 2008, he gained wider recognition for his portrayal of Fidel Castro in the movie Che. During this period, he also became known for his role as Esteban Carlos Reyes on the US series Weeds. This led him to secure more roles in Hollywood. In the 2010s, he had notable works in the films A Better Life, Savages, Machete Kills, and Dom Hemingway. He next starred as Detective Marco Ruiz on the show The Bridge. More recently, he starred in the films Alien: Covenant and The Nun.