Taika Waititi Height, Age, Movies, Net Worth

Last updated: May 28, 2020
Taika Waititi
  • 16 Aug 1975Age: 44
  • New Zealand
  • Actor, Comedian, Director
6.2 ft 149 lb

Body Measurements

  • Height: 6.2 ft
  • Weight: 149 lb
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown

Who Is Taika Waititi?

Taika Waititi was born on August 16, 1975 in Wellington, New Zealand in New Zealand. He is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor and comedian who directed the MCU superhero film Thor: Ragnarok, in which he played the character, Korg, a role he went on to reprise in Avengers: Endgame.
He is also known for his movies including What We Do in the Shadows, Boy and Jojo Rabbit for which he won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Personal Life

  • Birth Name: Taika David Waititi
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Nickname: Taika
  • Religion: He describes himself as a "Polynesian Jewish"
  • Ethnicity: Maori and European-Jewish descent

Family Details

  • Father: His Dad was a painter
  • Mother: Mother is a teacher
  • Siblings: N/A

Distinctive Features

  • Often plays a role in his movies.
  • Often focuses on fathers or father figures.
  • Brown eyes
  • Good looking

Taika Waititi Movies

Jojo Rabbit 2019
Jojo Rabbit (screenplay) (2019)
Thor Ragnarok (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok (written by) (2017)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (screenplay) (2016)
What We Do in the Shadows 2014
What We Do in the Shadows (written by) (2014)
Boy 2010
Boy (written by) (2010)

Taika Waititi Wife / Girlfriend

Marital Status: Married.
Children: He has two daughters Te Kainga o Te Hinekāhu (b. 2012) and Matewa Kiritapu (b. 2015) with wife Chelsea Winstanley.

  • Chelsea Winstanley Chelsea Winstanley (-) Married, they have 2 children, Te Kainga o Te Hinekāhu and Matewa Kiritapu.

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Taika Waititi Quotes

  • "Anyone who has a parent can relate to this idea of not quite understanding who your parents are or making up stories about them." - Taika Waititi
  • "I've been on a lot of film sets, and I've always promised myself I wouldn't create a set where people dread coming to work." - Taika Waititi
  • "I love heroes that really go through ordeals, and they come out the other end completely changed." - Taika Waititi
  • "The stuff I'm passionate about is what I write; it isn't multi-million-dollar franchise movies." - Taika Waititi
  • "I don't mind going from sadness to comedy in a split-second or mixing the two up." - Taika Waititi
  • "In my films, a lot of the situations come from real life." - Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi Houses

Taika Waititi house

The Oscar winner, writer, actor and director and his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, have bought the home for $2.39 million US dollars in Studio City - the hilly region north of LA's famed Runyon Canyon and Hollywood, which features four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Location: Studio City, Los Angeles

Price: $2.39 million

Taika Waititi Hobbies and Interests

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Reading
  • Writing

Taika Waititi Tattoos

Does Taika Waititi Have Any Tattoos?

He has at least two known tattoos.

Taika Waititi Facts & Trivia

  • Taika in Maori means ‘Tiger‘ and ‘Magic‘ in Finnish.

  • One of his inventions was a tie with a hole to button it to the shirt.

  • He appears as Adolf Hitler in Jojo Rabbit.

  • Taika Waititi height is 6 feet 2 inches tall (184 cm). Accordingly, he weighs around 68 Kg (149 lbs).

  • He appeared in a Moro Bar commercial as a surfer.

  • Taika Waititi had used his mother’s surname “Cohen” in some of his work in film and writing.

Taika Waititi Major Awards

Academy Awards (Winner) - 2020
Best Adapted Screenplay in Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Academy Awards (Nominee) - 2020
Best Motion Picture of the Year in Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Academy Awards (Nominee) - 2005
Best Short Film, Live Action in Two Cars, One Night (2004)
BAFTA Awards (Winner) - 2020
Best Screenplay (Adapted) in Jojo Rabbit (2019)
AACTA International Awards (Winner) - 2020
Best Screenplay in Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Screen Actors Guild Awards (Nominee) - 2020
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Net Worth & Social Media

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