Taika Waititi Biography

(Director, Actor)

Taika Waititi is a director, producer, writer, actor, and comedian.

More about the relationship

Taika Waititi’s relationship status is married but separated. He exchanged vows with Chelsea Winstanley in the year 2011.

His wife is a filmmaker but this marriage did not work out and they parted away in 2018.

From this wedding, he has two children. His daughters are Te Hinekāhu (b. 2012) and Matewa Kiritapu (b. 2015).

But Taika is dating a singer and songwriter, Rita Ora. They recently were seen hanging in Bondi Beach, Sydney. The paparazzi clicked their pictures when they were out for breakfast.

In early May 2021 after an IG post, this couple was rumored of having an affair.

Trivia/Facts

  • As of 2021, he is 45 years old.
  • His zodiac sign is Leo.
  • His present address is Los Angeles.
  • He joined Twitter in Dec 2009.
  • In Maori, Taika means Tiger.

Relationship Facts of Taika Waititi

  • Taika Waititi is married to Chelsea Winstanley.
  • He is father of Two (Te Hinekāhu, Matewa Kiritapu).
  • Taika Waititi is having an affair.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Taika Waititi?

Taika Waititi is a New Zealander director, producer, writer, actor, and comedian. He is famed for hit and acknowledged movies like Eagle vs Shark, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jojo Rabbit, etc.

His upcoming movies are Thor: Love and Thunder, The Suicide Squad, Akira, and Free Guy.

Taika Waititi- Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Education

He was born as Taika David Waititi on 16 August 1975 in Wellington, New Zealand. The name of his father was Taika Waititi and his mother’s name was Robin Cohen.

His dad was an artist/farmer while his mom was a school teacher.

Taika’s ancestry is a mix of Māori, British Isles, French-Canadian, Irish, English, Scottish, and Ashkenazi Jewish.

Talking about his academics, he passed out from Onslow College and Victoria University of Wellington. From the latter, he graduated with a BA degree in theatre studies.

Taika Waititi- Professional Life, Career

Taika Waititi is involved in several professions. As an actor, he has acted in movies such as Scarfies (1999), Futile Attraction (2004), Boy (2010), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), Jojo Rabbit (2019), and more.

His TV credits are The Strip (2002), Radiradirah (2010), The Mandalorian (2019), What If…? (2021), etc. Besides this, he is a writer, producer, and amazing director.

His notable projects are Eagle vs Shark (2007), What We Do in the Shadows (2014), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Baby Done (2021), Flight of the Conchords, Wellington Paranormal, and more.

Taika’s upcoming directed and wrote movie Thor: Love and Thunder is filming. He also contributed to commercials and has teamed up with Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Oscar Kightley, and more.

Awards and Nominations

YearAwardCategoryResult
2020British Academy Film AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayWon
2020Grammy AwardsBest Compilation Soundtrack for Visual MediaWon
2020Writers Guild of America AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayWon
2020Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceNominated
2020Critics’ Choice Movie AwardsBest Picture, Best ComedyNominated
2005, 2020Academy AwardsBest Live Action Short Film, Best pictureNominated

Taika Waititi- Net Worth, Salary

Currently, his estimated net worth of around $13 million. However, his salary and other earnings are unknown.

He and his separated wife has bought a 2,323 square foot home in LA for $2.4 million. It was listed for sale at $2.75 million in 2021.

Rumors, Controversy

This star filmmaker is keeping himself away from rumors and is also not surrounded by any desperate scandals.

Body Features- Height, Weight, Diet

Regarding Taika Waititi’s body features, his height is 6 ft and his body weight is 75 kg.

Moreover, his eyes are light brown but his hair color is grey.

Social Media

Taika is available on social sites. His Twitter and Facebook accounts have over 1.3m and 875k followers respectively.

His Instagram account is followed by over 2.4 million people.

 

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