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Taika Waititi

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Birthday
16, 1975
Birthplace
Wellington, New Zealand
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1975 (age 43)
Birthplace
Wellington, New Zealand

About

Actor and director known for his movies What We Do in the Shadows and Boy, the latter of which became New Zealand's highest-grossing film. He was chosen to direct 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, the third movie in the franchise.

Before Fame

He attended Victoria University of Wellington and won the Billy T Award as part of a comedy duo in 1999. His first major TV role came in the early 2000s show The Strip.

Trivia

His 2004 short film, Two Cars, One Night, was nominated for an Academy Award. He played Tom Kalmaku in 2011's Green Lantern.

Family Life

He's of Russian and Maori descent and is sometimes billed as Taika Cohen. He had a daughter named Te Hinekahu with wife Chelsea Winstanley in 2012.

Associated With

He and James Rolleston both starred in Boy.