Alex Meraz or Alejandro "Alex" Meraz (born January 10, 1985) is an American dancer, actor and martial artist. Meraz played the werewolf named Paul in the film New Moon, the sequel to 2008's Twilight.
Alex's first big film was The New World as one of the Powhatan core warriors and that was when he got the acting bug. Thereafter he was in the running for the film Apocalypto but in the end was turned down. His big break came when he was cast as werewolf Paul in the film New Moon. He also starred in the latest season of CSI: New York.
He is married to his Vietnamese-American wife, Kim. His wife was the true Twilight fan, it was she who told him he should audition for New Moon, she believed he was perfect for the part. They have a son named Somak, for whom his mentor, actor Raoul Trujillo, is the godfather. Somak means "beautiful one" in Quechua, an indigenous language from Peru.