Marcel Ruiz is a Puerto Rican actor, known for his roles as Alex Alvarez in the Netflix series One Day at a Time. In 2019, he starred in Breakthrough, a drama film and true story portraying the role of John Smith. Marcel was named as one of the “10 Latinxs to Watch in 2019” by Variety Magazine.

Birth Name

Marcel Ruiz






Puerto Rican

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Marcel Ruiz was born on the 9th of July 2003, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.


He’s currently 19 years old.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign




He is of Puerto Rican descent.




Ruiz was attending high school in early 2019.


Family Details

  • Father – Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz (Filmmaker)
  • Mother – Mariem Pérez Riera (Producer, Director)
  • Siblings – None
  • Relatives – Silverio Pérez (Maternal Grandfather) (TV Host, Singer), Roxana Riera (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Marcel Ruiz has dated –

Marcel is still young and looks like, he is not ready for a relationship, who is currently focused on his career.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m


  • In Kilograms – 60 kg
  • In Pounds – 132 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Marcel became known for his roles as Alex Alvarez in the Netflix series One Day at a Time (2017–Present) and John Smith in the film Breakthrough (2019).

Film Debut

In 2019, Marcel made his acting debut as John Smith in the biographical drama film, Breakthrough starring alongside Chrissy Metz and Topher Grace.

Television Debut

In 2017, Marcel landed the role of Alex Alvarez in the Netflix reboot of One Day at a Time.

Brand Endorsements

As a child actor and teen model, he has appeared in several commercials and ad campaigns.

Marcel Ruiz Favorites

  • Favorite ActorJohnny Depp, Ansel Elgort
  • Favorite Rappers – Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage
  • Favorite Sports – Soccer, Basketball
  • Favorite Soccer Club – Real Madrid
  • Favorite TV Show – Game of Thrones
  • Favorite Color – Purple, Red, Grey, Green
  • Favorite Food – Sushi

Marcel Ruiz Net worth

Marcel Ruiz has an estimated net worth of $0.4 million dollars as of 2022.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Marcel Ruiz

  • Marcel first language is Spanish, but he learned to speak English fluently when he attended high school in the United States.
  • Ruiz is very passionate about sports and plays soccer and basketball primarily, but also loves swimming, tennis and track and field.
  • Marcel described his style as a mix of designer and streetwear. He also said that he is passionate about fashion and hopes to design his own clothing line.
  • Ruiz has a dog named, Broky.
  • Marcel can play the piano and cello and can also juggle and dance salsa.
  • Besides acting, he is also a YouTuber. He uploads a lot of crazy stuff to his channel called Its Marcel Ruiz.
  • In 2019, Marcel starred in Breakthrough, a drama film and true story, portraying the role of John Smith.


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