'One Day at a Time' Star Marcel Ruiz Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

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Marcel Ruiz

He recently starred opposite Chrissy Metz in Fox's faith-based film 'Breakthrough.'

One Day at a Time's Marcel Ruiz has signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The actor starred as Alex, the younger child of the Alvarez family, on the Netflix comedy, which was cancelled in March. Co-creators Norman Lear, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce have openly expressed hopes that another distributor will pick up the Sony Pictures TV-produced revival of the classic Lear family sitcom.

In April, Ruiz made his big-screen debut in Fox 2000's Breakthrough, starring as a 14-year-old boy who miraculously survives a near-fatal drowning in a performance that critic Stephen Farber called "well played" in THR's review. The faith-based drama was executive produced by NBA superstar Stephen Curry, produced by DeVon Franklin and directed by Roxann Dawson, and featured Chrissy Metz and Josh Lucas as Ruiz's parents and Topher Grace as a pastor.

Ruiz continues to be repped by DePaz Management and attorney Karl Austen at Jackoway Austen.