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Taika Waititi

Name in Native Language: "Taika David Cohen" (English/EN)
Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Executive Producer / Film Producer / Comedian | * 08/16/1975 (46) | Wellington (New Zealand)
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Taika David Cohen (born 16 August 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi ( (listen) TY-kə WY-tee-tee), is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He is a recipient of an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Grammy Award, and has received two nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual list in 2022. Waititi's 2003 short film Two Cars, One Night earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. He co-wrote, co-directed and starred in the horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Jemaine Clement, which was adapted into a television series of the same name (2019–present). The series has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. His most recent directing credits incl... ()
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Taika David Cohen ONZM (born 16 August 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi /ˈtaɪkə waɪˈtiːti/ (About this soundlisten),[1] is a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He is the recipient of an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award, and has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film.Waititi's 2004 short film Two Cars, One Night earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. He co-directed and starred in the horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Jemaine Clement, which was adapted into a television series of the same name (2019–present). The series has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. His most recent directing credits include the superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the black comedy film Jojo Rabbit (2019), the latter of which he also wrote and starred in as an "imaginary Hitler". Jojo Rabbit received six Academy Award nominations and won for Best Adapted Screenplay. Furthermore, Waititi earned a Grammy Award for producing the film's soundtrack. In addition to directing an episode of the television series The Mandalorian (2019–present), he also voices the character IG-11, for which he garnered a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Taika Waititi

New Zealander of the Year Awards Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

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Movies with Taika Waititi as Actor(28)

as Ralph (voice)2021 Save Ralph
as Antwan2021 Free Guy
as Ratcatcher 12021 The Suicide Squad
as Ratcatcher2021 The Suicide Squad
as Self / (archive footage)2019 Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee
as Korg (voice)2019 Avengers: Endgame
as Adolf Hitler2019 Jojo Rabbit
as Bartender2018 Shrimp
as Korg / Surtur / Hulk (mo-cap)2017 Thor: Ragnarok
as The Captain2013 The Captain
as Tom Kalmaku2011 Green Lantern
as Alamein2010 Boy
as Gordon2007 Eagle vs Shark
as Waiter2005 Futile Attraction
as Himself/Frodo Baggins2004 Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!!
as Graham (voice)2002 Tongan Ninja
as Nelson2001 Snakeskin
as Max2001 A New Way Home
as Alex1999 Scarfies

TV Shows/Series with Taika Waititi as Actor(15)

as Blackbeard2022 Our Flag Means Death
as Korg (voice)2021 What If...?
as Self - Special Guest2021 RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under
as Self - Director & Voice of IG-112020 Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian
as IG-11 (voice)2019 The Mandalorian
as Viago Von Dorna Schmarten Scheden Heimburg2019 What We Do in the Shadows
as Musician2019 Year of the Rabbit
as Glootie (voice)2013 Rick and Morty
as Gypsy Kings Fan (uncredited)2007 Flight of the Conchords

Movies with Taika Waititi as Crew(52)

Directing/Director2022 Next Goal Wins
Production/Producer2022 Next Goal Wins
Writing/Screenplay2022 Next Goal Wins
Directing/Director2022 Akira
Writing/Writer2022 Akira
Directing/Director2022 The Incal
Crew/Script2022 The Incal
Directing/Director2022 Tower of Terror
Production/Executive Producer2022 Frybread Face and Me
Directing/Director2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
Writing/Writer2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
Writing/Screenplay2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
Writing/Story2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
Production/Producer2021 Night Raiders
Production/Executive Producer2021 Night Raiders
Writing/Writer2021 Flash Gordon
Writing/Writer2021 We're Wolves
Production/Executive Producer2020 Baby Done
Directing/Director2019 Jojo Rabbit
Production/Producer2019 Jojo Rabbit
Writing/Screenplay2019 Jojo Rabbit
Directing/Director2018 Team Darryl
Writing/Writer2018 Team Darryl
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Breaker Upperers
Production/Executive Producer2018 Your Name Isn't English
Directing/Director2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Directing/Director2017 Team Thor: Part 2
Writing/Writer2017 Team Thor: Part 2
Directing/Director2016 Team Thor: Part 1
Production/Producer2016 Team Thor: Part 1
Writing/Writer2016 Team Thor: Part 1
Crew/Thanks2016 Moana
Directing/Director2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Production/Producer2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Writing/Screenplay2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Directing/Director2014 What We Do in the Shadows
Production/Producer2014 What We Do in the Shadows
Writing/Writer2014 What We Do in the Shadows
Writing/Writer2013 The Captain
Directing/Director2010 Boy
Writing/Writer2010 Boy
Directing/Director2010 42 One Dream Rush
Directing/Director2007 Eagle vs Shark
Production/Casting2007 Eagle vs Shark
Writing/Screenplay2007 Eagle vs Shark
Directing/Director2004 Two Cars, One Night
Writing/Writer2004 Two Cars, One Night

TV Shows/Series with Taika Waititi as Crew(13)

Directing/Director2022 Our Flag Means Death
Production/Executive Producer2022 Our Flag Means Death
Production/Executive Producer2021 Reservation Dogs
Writing/Writer2021 Reservation Dogs
Creator/Creator2021 Reservation Dogs
Directing/Director2019 The Mandalorian
Directing/Director2019 What We Do in the Shadows
Production/Executive Producer2019 What We Do in the Shadows
Writing/Original Film Writer2019 What We Do in the Shadows
Production/Executive Producer2018 Wellington Paranormal
Creator/Creator2018 Wellington Paranormal
Directing/Director2011 Super City
Directing/Director2007 Flight of the Conchords

Additional Information

Full Name: Taika Maau
Citizenship: New Zealand
Born: Saturday, 08/16 1975 (August) in Wellington (New Zealand) (current age: 46 years + 324 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN), Maori (MI)
Educated at: Victoria University of Wellington
Member of: Te Whānau-ā-Apanui
Spouses (current/former): Chelsea Winstanley
Other names for Taika Waititi (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Taika David Cohen"
"타이카 와이티티"
"Maau"
Taika Waititi frequently works together with these people:
Jemaine Clement (30x, Actor)
Maurice LaMarche (18x, Actor)
Kari Wahlgren (17x, Actress)
Tom Kenny (16x, Actor)
Justin Roiland (15x, Actor)
Stan Lee (11x, Crew)
Jon Favreau (10x, Actor)
Rachel House (9x, Actress)
Dan Harmon (9x, Actor)
Chris Hemsworth (8x, Actor)
Kevin Feige (7x, Crew)
Spencer Susser (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1771, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/02/2022