Alfonso Cuarón Orozco better known as Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor. He was born on November 28, 1961 in Mexico City, Mexico. He studied Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and filmmaking at Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC). He began working in television in Mexico, first as a technician and then as a director. In 1986 he made his debut as assistant director in the film Les Pyramides Bleues. In 1995 he made his directorial debut in the film A Little Princess. In 2004 he made his directorial debut in the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. In 2006 he made his debut as director, writer and editor in the film Children of Men. In 2013 he made his debut as director, writer, producer and editor in the film Gravity.
In 1980 he married to Mariana Elizondo and they divorced in 1993. In 2001 he married to Annalisa Bugliani and they divorced in 2008. He is currently in relationship with Sheherazade Goldsmith.