Taika Waititi Bio, Height & Age

  • Taika Waititi
    Quick Bio / Wiki
  • Net Worth: $ 3,000,000
  • Birthday: 16 Aug 1975
  • Age: 48
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Director
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Body Measurements
  • Height: 6.2 ft
  • Weight: 149 lb
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • 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

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.

Movies and TV Show

    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)

Quotes and Sayings

  • "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 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

Hobbies and Interests

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Reading
  • Writing


Does Taika Waititi Have Any Tattoos?

He has at least two known tattoos.

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.

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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Net Worth $ 3,000,000