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Taika Waititi

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Executive Producer / Film Producer / Comedian | * 08/16/1975 (44) | Wellington, New Zealand
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Taika David Waititi ( (listen); born 16 August 1975), also known as Taika Cohen, is a New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2004 short film Two Cars, One Night. He is married to Chelsea Winstanley, who produced several of his films. His feature films Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) have each been the top-grossing New Zealand film, with the latter still holding that title as of January 2020. He co-directed and starred in the horror comedy film What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Jemaine Clement. Waititi's most recent directing credits include the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the satirical black comedy Jojo Rabbit (2019), the latter of which he also wrote and starred in. ()
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Taika David Waititi also known as Taika Cohen, is a New Zealand-born film director, writer, painter, comedian and actor named as one of "ten new directors to watch" in influential United States entertainment magazine Variety. His 2010 film Boy has done very well in New Zealand, eclipsing several records, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2003 short film Two Cars, One Night.

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

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Awards & Nominations for Taika Waititi

New Zealander of The Year Awards Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

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Movies with Taika Waititi as Actor(23)

as Korg2019 Avengers: Endgame
as Adolf Hitler2019 Jojo Rabbit
2018 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(4)

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

Movies with Taika Waititi as Crew(38)

Directing/Director2021 Thor: Love and Thunder
Writing/Writer2021 Thor: Love and Thunder
Directing/Director2019 Next Goal Wins
Writing/Screenplay2019 Next Goal Wins
Production/Producer2019 Next Goal Wins
Writing/Writer2019 Flash Gordon
Writing/Writer2019 We're Wolves
Production/Producer2019 We're Wolves
Directing/Director2019 Jojo Rabbit
Writing/Screenplay2019 Jojo Rabbit
Production/Producer2019 Jojo Rabbit
Directing/Director2018 Team Darryl
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Breaker Upperers
Directing/Director2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Writing/Writer2017 Team Thor: Part 2
Directing/Director2017 Team Thor: Part 2
Directing/Director2016 Team Thor
Writing/Writer2016 Team Thor
Crew/Thanks2016 Moana
Directing/Director2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Writing/Screenplay2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Production/Producer2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Directing/Director2014 What We Do in the Shadows
Writing/Writer2014 What We Do in the Shadows
Production/Producer2014 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
Writing/Screenplay2007 Eagle vs Shark
Production/Casting2007 Eagle vs Shark
Directing/Director2003 Two Cars, One Night
Writing/Writer2003 Two Cars, One Night
Directing/Director1988 Akira

TV Shows/Series with Taika Waititi as Crew(8)

Writing/Writer2022 Time Bandits
Directing/Director2022 Time Bandits
Directing/Director2019 The Mandalorian
Production/Executive Producer2019 What We Do in the Shadows
Directing/Director2019 What We Do in the Shadows
Production/Executive Producer2018 Wellington Paranormal
Directing/Director2011 Super City
Directing/Director2007 Flight of the Conchords

Additional Information

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Citizenship: New Zealand
Born: Saturday, 08/16 1975 (August) in Wellington (current age: 44 years + 154 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 Cohen"
"Τάικα Γουαϊτίτι"
"Taika David Waititi"
Taika Waititi frequently works together with these people:
Jemaine Clement (27x, Actor)
Stan Lee (9x, Crew)
Cohen Holloway (7x, Actor)
Jackie van Beek (7x, Crew)
Rachel House (6x, Actress)
Madeleine Sami (6x, Actress)
Chris Hemsworth (5x, Actor)
Ainsley Gardiner (5x, Crew)
Stuart Rutherford (5x, Actor)
Jon Favreau (4x, Actor)
Matt Berry (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1771, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/14/2020