Who is New Zealand Actor/Director Taika Waititi?
Taika Waititi is a film and television producer, director, screenwriter, actor, and comedian from New Zealand. He has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Grammy Award and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) were both the top-grossing movies in New Zealand.
|Full Name||Taika Waititi|
|Occupation||director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian|
|Series Played||Eagle vs Shark (2007), Boy (2010), What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and many more|
Birthday and Zodiac
|Age||46 years old (as in 2021)|
|Date of Birth||16 August 1975|
|Birth Place||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Height||6 Feet 2 Inches (1.84 m)|
|Estimated net worth||$3 million approx|
|Children’s||Daughter(s): Te Hinekahu|
Family and Relatives
Taika Waititi Early Life
Taika was born in Raukokore, in the Bay of Plenty area of New Zealand’s North Island, and grew up on the East Coast and Wellington’s Aro Valley. His father was a Te Whanau-a-Apanui artist, and his mother, Robin Cohen, is a schoolteacher.
Waititi’s mother’s family were Russian Jews “mixed with a little of Irish” and other European ancestors, while his father’s family were “Mori with a little bit of French Canadian.” Waititi defines himself as a “Polynesian Jew,” even though he was never raised in an “actively practising Jewish family.”
Waititi’s parents divorced when he was just five years old, and he was reared mainly by his mother. He attended Onslow College before studying theatre at Victoria University of Wellington, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1997.
Initially, he used his mother’s surname, Cohen, for his work in cinema and literature and his father’s, Waititi, for his work in visual arts. He continued to employ Waititi professionally after the success of his debut short film.
Taika Waititi Personal Life
Waititi has two kids with Chelsea Winstanley, a fellow New Zealand director whom he married in 2011. They divorced in 2018. Waititi infuses his Mori background into his productions by incorporating “indigenous attachments” and holding a Welcome to the Country ceremony before filming begins.
Taika served as an executive producer on the New Zealand films The Breaker Upperers (2018), Baby Done (2020), and Night Raiders (2021), all of which were directed by Mori or indigenous directors.
Taika Waititi Movies
In 2007, his first movie, the quirky romantic comedy ‘Eagle versus Shark,’ was released in limited release in the United States. Boy, his second movie, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. He appeared in the movie ‘What We Did in the Shadows’ in 2013.
Similarly, he appeared in several movies, including Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Jojo Rabbit (2019), Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), and others.
Taika Waititi Relationship with Rita Ora
After months of teases, Rita Ora and Taika Waititi made their relationship official on the red carpet at the premiere of The Suicide Squad in August 2021. Shortly after, the two appeared to be more in love and cuter than ever at the Met Gala, and Ora recently told Australian Vogue that she is “in a wonderful place” with her new boyfriend.
If you’re as involved in this A-list couple as I am, stay reading to learn about their relationship chronology, their most loved-up moments, and why they’ve chosen to keep much of their romance private.
Taika Waititi Star Wars
Lucasfilm Ltd. is presently working on a Star Wars film. It will be directed by Taika Waititi, who previously helmed “Chapter 8: Redemption” from The Mandalorian, and co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns, a newbie to the Star Wars universe. The feature film will be released in theatres on an unspecified date.
Taika Waititi Korg
Korg is a fictional character that appears in Marvel Comics’ American comic books. The character was created by writer Greg Pak and artist Carlo Pagulayan and debuted in Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #93 during the “Planet Hulk” storyline. Taika Waititi plays Korg in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films using motion capture.
Taika Waititi Height, Weight and Measurement
Taika Waititi is 6 Feet 2 Inches (1.84 m) tall and weighs 68 kg.
Taika Waititi Net Worth
Taika Waititi net worth is believed to be in the $3 million range.
Did you know?
- Taika was born in Raukokore, New Zealand’s North Island’s Bay of Plenty region, and grew up on the East Coast and in Wellington’s Aro Valley.
- Taika’s father was a painter, while his mother was a teacher.
- His hair and eyes are both browns.
- Taika Waititi is 6 Feet 2 Inches (1.84 m) tall and weighs 68 kg.
- Taika Waititi net worth is believed to be in the $3 million range.
Frequently asked Questions
Where is Taika Waititi based?
Taika is from New Zealand and is based there.
What languages does Taika Waititi speak?
Taika can speak German apart from English.
How tall is Taika Waititi?
Waititi stands 6 feet tall.