Taika Waititi – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Taika Waititi New Zealand Actor, producer, Photographer, Screenwriter, Painter, Director, Comedian
Taika Waititi

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Not Known
Height 6 Feet 2 Inches (1.84 m)
Weight 68 kg ()
Waist Not Known
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Nickname Taika
Gender Male
Age 47 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth August 16, 1975
Full Name Taika David Waititi
Profession Actor, producer, Photographer, Screenwriter, Painter, Director, Comedian
Nationality New Zealand
Birthplace Wellington, New Zealand
Religion Judaism
Zodiac Sign Leo

Taika David Cohen is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He is professionally known as Taika Waititi. He is the winner of many awards and also earned nominations including Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Grammy Award, and many others are on the list.

He is notable for appearing in ‘Boy’ (2010) and ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand films.


Taika Waititi has made appearances in feature films, short movies, web series, and telefilms as well. The short film he made in 2003, Two Cars, One Night, earned him an Academy Award nomination.

During the awards ceremony, he famously pretended to fall asleep while the nominations were read.  He released his first feature film, a romantic comedy called Eagle vs Shark, in U.S. theatres for limited distribution in 2007.

It stars Waititi’s then-spouse, Loren Horsley. In the same year, Waititi wrote and directed an episode of the TV show Flight of the Conchords.

In November 2021, the actor made an announcement that Taika Waititi will adapt The Incal into a feature film.


Among various prestigious achievements, Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Grammy Award, and has received two nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards are prominent on the list of achievements.


Taika Waititi has worked in Thor: Love and Thunder, Free Guy, Lightyear, Thor Ragnarok, and The Mandalorian .

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Taika Waititi Education

Qualification: Degree of Theatre and Flim

College: Onslow College

Taika Waititi Career

Profession: Actor, producer, Photographer, Screenwriter, Painter, Director, Comedian

Net Worth: $3 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Not known

Mother: Not known

Marital Status: Married

Wife: ‎Chelsea Winstanley‎ (m. 2011)

No. of Children: 2

Daughter: Te Hinekāhu

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