Taika Waititi Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Height and Biography

taika waititi
Net Worth $13 Million
Name Taika Waititi
Date of Birth 16 August 1975
Age 48 Years Old
Gender Male

Taika Waititi Net Worth

$13 Million

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika David Waititi is a New Zealand filmmaker, comedian, actor and model. As of 2024, Taika Waititi’s net worth is $13 million. His work has been honored with an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Grammy Award, as well as two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), both of which he directed, were New Zealand’s highest-grossing films. In 2022, he was included in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most important people in the world.

Waititi’s 2003 short film Two Cars, One Night got him an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. What We Do in the Shadows (2014, starring Jemaine Clement) was turned into a television series of the same name with him serving as co-writer, co-director, and co-star.

The show has been nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award. Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), and Jojo Rabbit (2019) are among his most recent directorial works, which he also authored and performed as a fictional version of Adolf Hitler.

A total of six Academy Awards were given to Jojo Rabbit, including Best Adapted Screenplay. For his work on the film’s soundtrack, director Taika Waititi was honored with a Grammy.

Waititi co-created and executive produces Reservation Dogs and Our Flag Means Death on television, as well as directing, producing, and starring in Our Flag Means Death. Aside from his work as director on one episode of The Mandalorian, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance as IG-11’s voice actor.

Taika Waititi Wiki/Biography

Born on 16 August 1975, Taika Waititi’s age is 48 Years Old as of 2024. He was brought up and raised in a well-settled family in Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand. He is a New Zealand by nationality and has his belief in the Polynesian Jewish religion. His zodiac sign is Leo and ethnicity is Russian Jewish descent.

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Taika Waititi Childhood Pic

He completed his early schooling at Onslow College, New Zealand. After that, he enrolled at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. There he graduated with a bachelor of arts. While working in cinema and literature he used his mother’s surname Cohen, while working in the visual arts he used his father’s surname Waititi. He continued to utilize Waititi professionally after the success of his debut short film.

Name Taika Waititi
Full Name Taika David Waititi
Net Worth $13 Million
Date of Birth 16 August 1975
Age 48 Years Old
Birth Place Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand
Currently Live In Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand
Profession Filmmaker, Comedian, Actor and Model
Debut TV Series: Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009))
Short Flim: Two Cars, One Night (2004)
Film: Eagle vs Shark (2007)
Years Active 1999 – Present
Famous Role Korg in the Film Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Nationality New Zealand
Religion Polynesian Jewish
Ethnicity Russian Jewish descent
Hometown Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand
Zodiac Sign Leo
School/High School Onslow College, New Zealand
College/University Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Education Qualification Bachelor of Arts

Family, Wife & Relationships

Taika Waititi’s father’s name is Mr. Waititi, who is a artist and a farmer by profession.

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Taika Waititi with his Father

Taika Waititi’s mother’s name was Mrs. Waititi who is a school teacher by profession. On the East Coast of Wellington and in the Aro Valley, he grew up. His father was a Whanau-a-Apanui artist. He was reared largely by his mother after his parents divorced when he was just five years old.

Taika Waititi’s marital status is married. His wife’s name is Chelsea Winstanley who is a New Zealand film producer by profession and married in year 2011. The couple got separated in September 2018.

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Taika Waititi with his Ex-Wife (Chelsea Winstanley)

He has two children. He has two daughter’s name are Te Hinekāhu, and Matewa Kiritapu. Both her daughters recently played the role of Asgardian kids in the film titled Thor: Love and Thunder.

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Taika Waititi with his Daughters
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Taika Waititi Family

As of now, he is married with Rita Ora, a British singer, and songwriter. The two have been in a relationship since 2021.

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Taika Waititi with his Wife (Rita Ora)

Before Rita, he was in a relationship with Loren Horsley from the year 2000 to the year 2007 who is a New Zealand actress.

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Taika Waititi with his Ex-Girlfriend (Loren Horsley)
Father Name Mr. Waititi
Mother Name Mrs. Waititi
Brother Name
Sister Name
Girlfriend Rita Ora
Chelsea Winstanley (Ex)
Loren Horsley (Ex)
Marital Status Married
Wife Name Rita Ora
Chelsea Winstanley (Ex)
Children Name Te Hinekāhu (Daughter)
Matewa Kiritapu (Daughter)

Physical Appearance

Taika Waititi is a good-looking smart and handsome man with a charming and dashing personality. He owns a strong and attractive physique with impressive body measurements and a normal body type.

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He is about 6 feet 2 inches in height and his body weight is around 68 Kg. He has stylish salt-and-pepper color hair and blistering light brown color beautiful and mesmerizing eyes.

Height (approx) in centimeters: 188 cm
in meters: 1.88 m
in feet inches: 6’ 2”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 68 kg
in pounds: 149 lbs
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Salt-and-Pepper


Taika Waititi started his career as a comedian. He was a student at Victoria University when So You’re a Man toured New Zealand and Australia. The Humourbeasts received New Zealand’s Billy T Award in 1999. Waititi made funny shorts for New Zealand’s 48-hour film challenge. 2003’s Two Cars, One Night earned him an Oscar nomination.

His pretended tiredness during the awards presentation was well-documented. Eagle against Shark was a 2007 limited-release romantic comedy in the US. Loren Horsley and Taika Waititi co-wrote the screenplay. Waititi wrote and directed one Flight of the Conchords episode in 2014.

His 2010 TV3 sketch comedy show Radiradirah starred Rhys Darby and Jemaine Clement. Boy, his second picture, was nominated for the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. He plays an ex-con who returns to his family in the film. In New Zealand, Boy debuted to excellent reviews and set many box office records. He thought “Poi E” would top the New Zealand charts following the film’s success. It debuted at number three but rapidly topped iTunes.

He directed the 2011 New Zealand TV series Super City, starring Madeleine Sami as five distinct characters. He debuted in 2010 as Thomas Kalmaku in Green Lantern.

He co-wrote, co-directed, and acted in Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows. It premiered at Sundance in January 2014. Waititi and Clement played vampires in a gothic Wellington mansion. He directed and executive produced a television version of the film in May. The second season of the FX sitcom was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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