August 16, 1975
47 years old
Salt and Pepper
6 ft 0½ in | 184 cm
75 kg | 165.5 lbs
9 US | 42 EU
Taika Waititi was born in Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand, on August 16, 1975, is a New Zealand actor and filmmaker.
Young Taika Waititi first started performing during his years at Victoria University, as a part of five-member comedy ensemble "So You're a Man".
He made his big screen debut in black comedy film Scarfies (1999) in role as Alex.
He got his television debut in comedy series The Strip (2002) in role as Mostin.
Taika's breakthrough performance came as Viago in mockumentary horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014).
He landed his directorial debut with romantic comedy film Eagle vs Shark (2007) also starred in role as Gordon.
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Taika Waititi is 47 years old.
Taika Waititi net worth is around 13 million dollars.
He directed and wrote short film Two Cars, One Night (2004), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
He co-wrote, co-directed and starred in role as Viago in horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014).
He directed and starred in role as Korg in superhero films:
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
He played Korg in superhero film Avengers: Endgame (2019).
He directed, wrote and starred in role as Adolf Hitler in black comedy film Jojo Rabbit (2019), for which he won the Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture also was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
He directed and starred in role as Alamein in comedy-drama film Boy (2010).
He portrayed Thomas Kalmaku in superhero film Green Lantern (2011).
He directed and starred in role as Minister in adventure comedy drama movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016).
Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss (2018) black comedy opposite Sam Huntington and Kate Micucci
He played Ratcatcher 1 in superhero movie The Suicide Squad (2021).
Free Guy (2021) action comedy opposite Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021) biographical comedy drama with Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy
He voiced Mo Morrison in animated science fiction action adventure film Lightyear (2022).
He co-wrote FX mockumentary comedy horror television series What We Do in the Shadows (2019- ), for which was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for his voice role as IG-11 in Disney+ space western television series The Mandalorian (2019).
He co-created FX on Hulu teen comedy drama series Reservation Dogs (2021-2022), for which was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series and a Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series.
He produced and starred in role as Blackbeard in HBO Max period romantic comedy television series Our Flag Means Death (2022).
Attended the Onslow College in Johnsonville, Wellington.
Graduated from Victoria University of Wellington (1997), with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Has Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish and English ancestry.
He is also an experienced painter and photographer.
He won the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Jojo Rabbit (2019) soundtrack.
He directed Coca-Cola’s Christmas advert "The Letter" (2020), for which he was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Commercials.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He dated Polly Stoker (2018).
He was married to New Zealand film producer Chelsea Winstanley (2012-2018) they have two daughters, Te Hinekāhu and Matewa Kiritapu.
He started dating singer Rita Ora in 2021, the couple got engaged in 2022.