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Taika Waititi

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Executive Producer / Film Producer / Comedian | * 08/16/1975 (45) | Wellington, New Zealand
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Taika David Cohen (born 16 August 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi (listen), is a New Zealand film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and comedian. He is the recipient of an Academy Award as well as two further nominations. He has also received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film. Waititi 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 starr... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Action | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Taika Waititi

New Zealander of The Year Awards Academy Award for Best Writing, 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(23)

as Antoine2020 Free Guy
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(8)

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 Gypsy Kings Fan (uncredited)2007 Flight of the Conchords

Movies with Taika Waititi as Crew(38)

Directing/Director2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
Writing/Writer2022 Thor: Love and Thunder
Directing/Director2020 Next Goal Wins
Production/Producer2020 Next Goal Wins
Writing/Screenplay2020 Next Goal Wins
Writing/Writer2020 Flash Gordon
Production/Producer2020 Baby Done
Directing/Director2019 Jojo Rabbit
Production/Producer2019 Jojo Rabbit
Writing/Screenplay2019 Jojo Rabbit
Directing/Director2018 Team Darryl
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Breaker Upperers
Directing/Director2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Directing/Director2017 Team Thor: Part 2
Writing/Writer2017 Team Thor: Part 2
Directing/Director2016 Team Thor
Writing/Writer2016 Team Thor
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(6)

Directing/Director2019 The Mandalorian
Directing/Director2019 What We Do in the Shadows
Production/Executive Producer2019 What We Do in the Shadows
Production/Executive Producer2018 Wellington Paranormal
Directing/Director2011 Super City
Directing/Director2007 Flight of the Conchords

Additional Information

Citizenship: New Zealand
Born: Saturday, 08/16 1975 (August) in Raukokore (current age: 45 years + 38 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN), Maori (MI)
Educated at: Victoria University of Wellington
Spouses (current/former): Chelsea Winstanley
Other names for Taika Waititi (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Taika David Cohen"
"Taika David Waititi"
Taika Waititi frequently works together with these people:
Jemaine Clement (26x, Actor)
Stan Lee (10x, Crew)
Rachel House (7x, Actress)
Madeleine Sami (6x, Actress)
Cohen Holloway (6x, Actor)
Mark Ruffalo (5x, Actor)
Chris Hemsworth (5x, Actor)
Jon Favreau (5x, Actor)
Ainsley Gardiner (5x, Crew)
Tearepa Kahi (5x, Crew)
Jackie van Beek (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1771, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/21/2020