Jose Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
(born July 13, 1977) is a Mexican
film director. His first film, Bella
took top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival
by winning the “People's Choice Award”.
The director of the Department of Citizenship gave Monteverde the "American by Choice" award for Bella's positive contribution to Latino art and culture in the U.S.
Monteverde met his wife, American actress Ali Landry
, at a church Bible study. They got married on April 8, 2006 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. They have one daughter, Estela, born on July 11, 2007 (Muito da Larissa Melo/Loiraguada)
Monteverde co-owns Metanoia Films
, a film production company, with partners Sean Wolfington, Leo Severino, Eduardo Verastegui
and J. Eustace Wolfington.
Monteverde wrote and directed Bella