Christian Meier
Christian Dietrich Meier Zender (born June 23, 1970) is a well-known Peruvian actor
An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

 and singer in Latin America.


Christian Dietrich Meier Zender was born in Lima
Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central part of the country, on a desert coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima...

, Peru
Peru , officially the Republic of Peru , is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean....

, the youngest of four children. He is the son of Gladys Zender
Gladys Zender
Gladys Rosa Zender de Meier is a beauty queen from Peru who became the first Latin American woman to win the Miss Universe title.-Miss Universe:...

, Miss Universe 1957
Miss Universe 1957
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, and Antonio Meier. His father is from Peru
Peru , officially the Republic of Peru , is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean....

 and his mother is also Peruvian. Meier's father is currently the mayor
In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

 of the San Isidro District in Lima.

Personal life

He married Peruvian actress Marisol Aguirre
Marisol Aguirre
Marisol Aguirre-Morales Prouvé is an actress, TV host and model french-peruvian. Currently resides in Peru. She is best known for starring in the telenovela "Gorrión" and host the TV show "Locademia de TV".-Artistic Career:...

 in 1995. They met during the filming of the soap opera
Soap opera
A soap opera, sometimes called "soap" for short, is an ongoing, episodic work of dramatic fiction presented in serial format on radio or as television programming. The name soap opera stems from the original dramatic serials broadcast on radio that had soap manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble,...

 "Gorrión".They separated in October 2007, finalizing their divorce in November 2008. They have three children together: Stefano (born january 1996), Taira (born June 2001), and Gia (born April 2003).

He was engaged to American actress Génesis Rodríguez
Génesis Rodríguez
Génesis Rodríguez Pérez is an American actress of soap operas. She is best known for her roles in the Telemundo TV series Prisionera, Dame Chocolate and Doña Bárbara. She also played Becky Ferrer on Days of our Lives.- Biography :Génesis Rodríguez Pérez was born in July 29, 1987 in Miami, Florida...



He formed the popular Peruvian alternative-rock band Arena Hash
Arena Hash
Arena Hash was a Peruvian rock/pop band.This band originated from the early "Paranoia", a band formed at Maria Reina School, a Peruvian school in 1984. Arena Hash became famous in 1988 with their local hit "Cuando La Cama Me Da Vueltas". Arena Hash became very popular in Peruvian radio...

 with Pedro Suárez Vértiz
Pedro Suarez Vertiz
Pedro Martín José María Suárez-Vértiz Alva is a Peruvian singer-songwriter-guitarist.He learned to play the piano and the guitar before he began school. At the age of 18, he attended the University of Lima, graduating with a degree in communications...

, Patricio Suárez Vértiz and Arturo Pomar
Arturo Pomar
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, in 1987. He was the keyboardist of the band in the 1980s and early 1990s. A few years later the band broke up because he was tired of it and wanted to pursued a solo career.

In 1996 Meier released an album, No Me Acuerdo Quién Fui, which produced the singles, "tus huellas entre la mías" and "Carreteras Mojadas" (Wet Highways) that got the first positions in almost all radio station charts in Peru. the album went double platinum. In 1997 began the production of its second album Primero en Mojarme, with Manuel Garrido-Lecca, wellknow musical producer that worked with in Arena Hash. In 2002 Christian produced Once Noches, probably the album with best rewards for him. It contained the singles "Alguien" and "Novia de nadie" a duet featuring spanish singer Mikel Erentxun
Mikel Erentxun
Mikel Erentxun is a Spanish Rock en Español singer. Formerly with the group Duncan Dhu, he started his solo career in 1992. He has released six albums as a solo artist and has covered The Smiths' song, "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out", as "Esta luz nunca se apagará", as well as...



Performing in soap operas and movies, he has achieved some fame in other Latin America
Latin America
Latin America is a region of the Americas where Romance languages  – particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French – are primarily spoken. Latin America has an area of approximately 21,069,500 km² , almost 3.9% of the Earth's surface or 14.1% of its land surface area...

n countries


  • 2010: "Mar de fondo" as Jorge
  • 2008: Valentino y el Clan del Can asValentino (A Voice)
  • 2005: La mujer de mi hermano
    La mujer de mi hermano
    La mujer de mi hermano is a 2005 Mexican film directed by Ricardo de Montreuil, based on the novel of the same name by the Peruvian writer, journalist and TV host Jaime Bayly...

    as Ignacio
  • 2004: Un Marciano Llamado Deseo como Jorge
  • 2000: Ciudad de M as Pacho
  • 1998: No se lo digas a nadie asGonzalo
  • 1994: Watchers III asThe Outsider


  • 2011: "La Primera Dama" (2011) as Leonardo Santander
  • 2011: "Lynch
    Lynch may refer to:*Lynching, also known as Lynch law; named after Charles Lynch ; a form of extralegal judgment and punishment, usually by killing*Terrace , a terrace, also called a "lynch"...

    " (2011) as Emilio Triana
  • 2010: Alguien Te Mira (2010)
    Alguien Te Mira (2010)
    Alguien Te Mira is a Spanish-language telenovela to be produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo...

    as Rodrigo Quintana
  • 2008: Doña Bárbara (Telemundo series)
    Doña Bárbara (Telemundo series)
    Doña Bárbara is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States-based television network Telemundo, Sony Pictures Television International and RTI Colombia. Edith González and Christian Meier star in this adaptation of the 1929 novel by Venezuelan author Rómulo Gallegos...

    (2008/2009) as Santos Luzardo
  • 2007: Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa
    Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa
    Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa is a Spanish-language telenovela based on Johnston McCulley's characters. Telemundo aired it from February 12 to July 23, 2007. This limited-run serial shows the masked crusader as a hero torn between his fight for justice and his love for a beautiful woman...

    as Diego de la Vega/ El Zorro
  • 2005: La Tormenta
    La Tormenta
    La Tormenta is a Colombian 2005 - 2006 telenovela originally produced by RTI Colombia and broadcast by Telemundo and Caracol TV, starring Natalia Streignard and Christian Meier...

    (2005/6) asSantos Torrealba/Santiago Guanipa
  • 2004: Luna, la heredera as Mauricio García
  • 2003: Luciana y Nicolás as Nicolás Echevarría
  • 2001: Amores querer con alevosía as Pablo Herreros
  • 2001: Lo que es el amor as Efrén Villarreal
  • 1999: Isabella, mujer enamorada as Fernando de Alvear
  • 1999: Me muero por ti asAlfonso Hidalgo
  • 1998: Luz María como Gustavo Gonzálvez
  • 1997: Escándalo as Álvaro Dupont
  • 1996: La Noche as Daniel Brenner
  • 1996: Obsesión as Jimmy Martel/Jano
  • 1995: Malicia as Francisco
  • 1994: Gorrión asGabriel Maidana

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