Marcel Ruiz Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Marcel Ruiz

Biography / Wiki

A Puerto Rican-American actor Marcel Ruiz is well-known for his role as Alex Alvarez in the Netflix reboot of ‘One Day at a Time’. He was born into the region’s film fraternity as both of his parents are filmmakers who introduced their son to the industry at a young age. In his childhood, he started appearing in commercials.

His family relocated to Los Angeles when Marcel was just nine years old. His passion and interest in acting became his career. In January 2017, he made his television debut in ‘One Day at a Time’.

He is a bright and intelligent young person who is a high school graduate. The critically acclaimed show One Day at a Time’ has helped Ruiz find his footing in America’s entertainment industry. In 2017, he made his cinematic debut with the upcoming biographical drama film, ‘Breakthrough’.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth July 9, 2003
Age 20 Years
Height In Centimeters – 173 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’8”

Weight In Kilograms – 50 kg

In Pounds – 110 lbs

Body Measurements 35-28-36
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 7 (US)

Net Worth

According to the sources, Marcel Ruiz’s net worth is estimated to be $120,000 US dollars approximately. His earnings range between $8,000-$10,000 USD per episode.

Education / Family

Marcel Ruiz was born in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Carlitos Ruiz and Mariem Perez Riera. He was raised along with his younger sister Lucia. He was introduced to the entertainment industry by his parents who are well-known personalities in the Puerto Rican film industry.

His maternal grandfather Silverio Perez is a singer and comedian while his maternal grandmother Roxana Riera is a singer and painter. His mother had a bohemian upbringing and used to be a child actor herself. Later she moved to Cuba and attended the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in La Havana.

After completing her studies she moved back to Puerto Rico and began her career as a documentary filmmaker and editor. Though she works on all types of subjects most often her movies are based on political issues. One of her projects is ‘Talento de Barrio’, a crime drama starring popular rapper Daddy Yankee.

Both parents met in Puerto Rico and both of them have a background in theater. In 2007, his parents released their debut feature film, ‘Lovesickness’ which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film has garnered multiple awards there including Best Opera Prima, Audience Award, Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress.

When his family moved to the USA, they initially could not communicate in English. After their schooling of Marcel in Los Angeles, he became fluent in the language. Apart from acting he is also a very athletic young man and plays soccer and basketball.


Marcel Ruiz

Nickname Marcel
Birth Place Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Profession Actor, model
Zodiac sign Cancer
School High school
College Not known
Religion Christianity
Nationality Puerto Rican
Home Town Old San Juan, Puerto Rica
Debut Not known
Fathers Name Carlitos Ruiz (filmmaker)


Marcel Ruiz with his father
Marcel Ruiz with his father

Mothers Name Mariem Perez Riera (director & producer)

Marcel Ruiz with his mother
Marcel Ruiz with his mother

Brothers Not known
Sister Lucia Ruiz (younger)


Marcel Ruiz with his sister
Marcel Ruiz with his sister

Career / Fashion And Style

Marcel Ruiz started his career in the entertainment industry as a child model who appeared in commercials for several advertising campaigns. After moving to the USA, he still appeared in Spanish commercials. Once his English got better, and he garnered confidence to audition for English-speaking roles grew as well.

To earn the role of Alex Alvarez in ‘One Day at a Time’ was a long and stressful process for him. The show ‘One Day at a Time’ was created by Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce is based on a CBS sitcom of the same name that ran from 1975 to 1984.

The show narrates the story of a single mother raising her two children and deals with relevant social issues, such as mental illness, immigration, sexism, homophobia, and racism. For his performance he was nominated for the Imagen Foundation Award for the Best Young Actor-Television in 2017 and 2018.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Girlfriends Not known
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife n/a

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Tom Cruise
Favorite Actress Emma Stone
Favorite Food Italian Food
Favorite Destinations Paris
Favorite Color(s) Blue

Marcel Ruiz

Some Interesting Facts About Marcel Ruiz

  • Marcel’s mother earned her bachelor’s degree in film direction from the University of Miami. Later to study documentary cinema she attended New York University.
  • His father Carlitos has received his BFA degree in filmmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began his career by directing videos and commercials. He is recognized for his work and has won several awards for his short film thesis, ‘Paper Ball’.
  • His father has directed commercials for brands, such as Direct TV, Mazda, Subway, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Pepsi, and Blockbuster.

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