Handsome Polynesian Actors

This is just a list of some beeautiful Polynesian (a.k.a Pacific Islander) actors/stuntmen in film. Polynesians are tapping into film more and more, which is something to celebrate. These men are naturally handsome and talented. And yes, there are older gentlemen on this list. As the cliche goes..like fine wine they get better with age. Not all of them have profile pictures, so just google them to see their pics. There are much more to add to the list, which is growing. - Nita Mauigoa
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Cliff Curtis
Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was cast in The Piano...
“ Gorgeous and talented, best actor ” - nitamaui
 
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Dwayne Johnson
Actor, WWE Raw
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson. His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia...
“ A god ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Talavou ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Stunning, talavou ” - nitamaui
 
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Jason Momoa
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on August 1, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother, who is from Iowa, is of mostly German ancestry. Jason was raised in Norwalk, Iowa by his mother. After high school...
“ Handsome Kane ” - nitamaui
 
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Temuera Morrison
Morrison was born in the town of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand, the son of Hana (née Stafford) and Laurie Morrison, a musician. He is of Maori, Scottish, and Irish descent. His sister was performer Taini Morrison and his uncle was musician Sir Howard Morrison. His secondary education took place at Wesley College...
“ Beautiful ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Very handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Stunning ” - nitamaui
 
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“ His quote in Deadliest Warrior is priceless and you see his handsome face behind the beard in it too ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Gorgeous eyes makes a gorgeous man ” - nitamaui
 
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Antonio Te Maioha
Born in Auckland and grew up in Hastings, New Zealand. With Maori heritage from his father's side of the family, with both Ngapuhi and Waikato tribal affiliations. Graduate of Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School (1992-1993). Having worked on stage between 1994-2001, his theatre credits include roles in 'Te Rakau Hau O Te Wao Tapu'(Dir...
“ Fine ” - nitamaui
 
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Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast, and is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and directing. Two Cars, One...
“ Gorgeous ” - nitamaui
 
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Manu Bennett
Gracing international covers such as Muscle and Fitness and Men's Health Manu Bennett is capturing the attention of filmmakers and fans with his extraordinary presence and talent. Of Maori, Irish and Scottish descent and born in Rotorua, New Zealand to singer Ted Bennett and bikini model Jean Bennett...
“ Handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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Aaron Fa'aoso
Aaron Fa'Aoso first came to prominence in 2004 with his performance as Eddie in the critically-acclaimed SBS mini-series, R.A.N., for which he received a nomination for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama and a LOGIE Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent. Following on from that success...
 
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Keanu Reeves
Actor, The Matrix
Keanu Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964, the son of English-born Patricia Taylor, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian...
“ He may not look it, but he is part Hawaiian, which is Polynesian. ” - nitamaui
 
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Jemaine Clement
Jemaine Clement was born and raised in New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is a Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed comedy troupes So You're a Man and The Humourbeasts...
 
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Jason Scott Lee
Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent, Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Hawaii from the age of two. His interest in acting began while studying in high school. It blossomed further when he enrolled in Fullerton College, where he studied under acting coach Sal Romeo...
“ Just like Keanu Reeves, may not look it but- is part Hawaiian which is Polynesian ” - nitamaui
 
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Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ His maternal great great grandmother was Maori. ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Fine ” - nitamaui
 
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Kevin Smith
He was born in Auckland, New Zealand and spent his early childhood there. His family moved to the small rural town of Timaru in New Zealand's South Island when he was 11. During high school, he began playing in rock-and-roll bands, but never aspired to a career as an actor. He had a passion for rugby and his dream was to play for the All Blacks...
“ Very Gorgeous ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Sione's Wedding ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Simply Handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Sione's Wedding ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Prominent features ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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David Strathairn
David Russell Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and one sixteenth Chinese (the latter three from his paternal grandmother)...
 
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“ Gorgeous ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Fine ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Simply beautiful ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Love our beautiful Polynesian men and this is why....thank you Maureen Daly for adding to the list ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Absolutely gorgeous, talented, great comedian ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Classic handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ a commanding presence in whale rider even though he had a small role - just handsome all around ” - nitamaui
 
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“ young and talented ” - nitamaui
 
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“ beautiful ” - nitamaui
 
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“ example that larger fellas are still handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Classic handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Beautiful ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Strangely attractive ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Vevela ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Gorgeous ” - nitamaui
 
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Ben Mitchell
Ben Mitchell (born 7 July 1980) is a New Zealand actor who played the orc, Narzug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He is best known for his role as Dr. TK Samuels in the soap opera Shortland Street. He attended secondary school at St Johns College, Hamilton, New Zealand. He also won Mr New Zealand in 1999. He moved to Auckland in 2000 to pursue an acting career...
“ Gorgeous ” - nitamaui
 
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Nathaniel Lees
An accomplished actor of Samoan descent, Nathaniel Lees who was born in New Zealand has succeeded impressively as both an actor and theater director. As a native of New Zealand, it comes as no surprise his name and face appeared on notable New Zealand projects including Hercules: The Legendary Journey...
 
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Ngamaru Raerino
Miscellaneous Crew, Whale Rider
 
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“ Handsome older gentleman ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Naturally handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ Stunning ” - nitamaui
 
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“ a director ” - nitamaui
 
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“ classic Polynesian handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ so handsome ” - nitamaui
 
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“ stunning ” - nitamaui