Taika Waititi

Born in August 16th, 1975

From Wellington, New Zealand

Taika Waititi Biography

Taika David Cohen ONZM (born August 16, 1975), known professionally as Taika Waititi, 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.

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Taika Waititi Movies

Next Goal Wins Poster
November 17, 2023
Frybread Face and Me Poster
November 24, 2023
Lightyear Poster
June 17, 2022
Night Raiders Poster
November 12, 2021
Free Guy Poster
August 13, 2021

Taika Waititi TV Shows

The Mandalorian Poster
November 12, 2019
The Simpsons Poster
December 17, 1989
Rick and Morty Poster
December 2, 2013
What If...? Poster
August 11, 2021
The Daily Show Poster
July 22, 1996

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