Alex Meillier is a French-born American film director, producer, and actor best known for his work in the horror and science fiction genres. He is the creator of several popular horror franchises, including The Grudge, The Eye, and Quarantine.
Meillier was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He grew up in a creative family, with his father being a photographer and his mother a costume designer. He attended the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing.
Meillier began his career as an assistant director on the set of the 2001 horror film The Others. From there, his career grew rapidly, with him directing the 2003 horror-thriller The Eye, the 2004 zombie film Dawn of the Dead, and the 2008 remake of The Grudge. He also directed the 2009 horror-thriller Quarantine, which was a box-office success and spawned two sequels.
Meillier has also dabbled in television, directing episodes of the television series Fear Itself, Masters of Horror, and American Horror Story. In addition to his directorial work, Meillier has acted in some of his films, including the 2010 thriller The Crazies.
Meillier has won several awards for his work, including the Saturn Award for Best Horror Film for The Grudge, the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Horror Film for Quarantine, and the People's Choice Award for Favorite Horror Movie for The Eye.
Meillier's films have been praised by fans and critics alike for their unique style and atmosphere. His films often feature strong female protagonists and incorporate elements of both horror and science fiction. His works have earned him a reputation as one of the most daring and innovative filmmakers in the horror genre.
Meillier is currently working on several upcoming projects. He is developing a television adaptation of his 2009 film Quarantine, as well as a feature film adaptation of the comic book series The Sandman. He is also set to direct a new horror-thriller film titled The Darkness.