Alejandro González Iñárritu
Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico
Date of Birth: August 15, 1963
Ethnicity: Mexican [Basque, Spanish (including Andalusian, Asturian, Castilian, and Extremaduran), small amount of Indigenous], remote French and Portuguese
Alejandro González Iñárritu, also credited as Alejandro G. Iñárritu, is a Mexican director, screenwriter, composer, and producer. He has twice won the Academy Award for Best Director, for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and The Revenant (2015).
He is the son of Héctor González Gama and Luz María Iñárritu Cervantes.
He may be of part Basque ancestry.
Alejandro is married to editor and graphic designer Maria Eladia Hagerman, with whom he has two children.
Alejandro’s paternal grandfather was named Gales González Oring.
Alejandro’s maternal grandfather was Alfredo Iñárritu Ramírez de Aguilar (the son of José Sixto Silverio del Corazón de Jesús Iñárritu Flores and María de la Luz Amelia Ramírez de Aguilar Gallardo). Alfredo was born in Oaxaca, Oaxaca. Silverio was the son of Basque parents, Silverio Iñárritu Gardeazábal, of Gordexola, Biscay, and Elena Flores Mendizábal. Alejandro’s great-grandmother Luz was the daughter of Ramón Agustín María de la Soledad Ramírez de Aguilar Sandoval and Rosenda Soledad de Jesús “Rosa” Arenas (later Gallardo Arenas).
Alejandro’s maternal grandmother was María Luisa Cervantes Celada (the daughter of José María Miguel Luis Francisco Nicolás Hipólito Higinio Manuel Cervantes y Noreña and María Celada y Aguirre). Luisa was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. Miguel was the son of Manuel María José de Jesús Rafael Brígido Úrsulo Pedro Pascual Francisco Javier y de Asís Juan Nepomuceno Cervantes Imaz and María de la Luz Noreña Garduño. Alejandro’s great-grandmother María was the daughter of José Epifanio Celada Tapia and Luz Aguirre Romero.
Alejandro’s matrilineal line can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, María de Jesús Romero (c. 1810, Tlalnepantla de Baz, State of Mexico – between 1873 and 1889).