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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 Night is Taika's first professional film-making ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 57 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Eagle vs Shark
(2007)
Boy
Boy Alamein
(2010)

Filmography

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 2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Minister
 2013/I The Captain (Short)
The Captain
 2010 Radiradirah (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #1.8 (2010) ... Various
- Episode #1.7 (2010) ... Various
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Various
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Various
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Various
 2010/I Boy
Alamein
 2009 The Jaquie Brown Diaries (TV Series)
Friendly Gypsy
- Brownward Spiral (2009) ... Friendly Gypsy
 2007 Flight of the Conchords (TV Series)
Gypsy Kings Fan
- Drive By (2007) ... Gypsy Kings Fan (uncredited)
 2007 Eagle vs Shark
Gordon
 2004 Futile Attraction
Waiter (as Taika Cohen)
 2004 Toy Boy (Short)
Jack Hammer (as Taika Cohen)
 2004 Heinous Crime (Short)
Judge, Defendant, Lawyer, Defendant, Jury member (as Taika Cohen)
 2003 Freaky (TV Series)
Cleaner (Cleaner story)
- Fridge, Cleaner & Sister (2003) ... Cleaner (Cleaner story) (as Taika Cohen)
 2003 Revelations (TV Series)
Ali
- Mended Sole (2003) ... Ali (as Taika Cohen)
 2002 Tongan Ninja
Graham (voice, as Taika Cohen)
 2002 Turangawaewae (Short)
Vietnam Soldier (as Taika Cohen)
 2002 The Strip (TV Series)
Mostin
- What Do You Want? (2002) ... Mostin (as Taika Cohen)
- Trust a Woman to Trust a Man (2002) ... Mostin (as Taika Cohen)
- The Festival of Bu'tang (2002) ... Mostin (as Taika Cohen)
- Sex, Lies and Spacerocks (2002) ... Mostin (as Taika Cohen)
- The Mother of All Shows (2002) ... Mostin (as Taika Cohen)
 2001 A New Way Home (Short)
Max (as Taika Cohen)
 2001 Snakeskin
Nelson (as Taika Cohen)
 1999 Scarfies
Alex (as Taika Cohen)
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Alternate Names:

T. Cohen | Taika Cohen | Count Viago

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've loved comics since I was a kid, collected them, I've always dreamed of being involved in comics. See more »

Trivia:

He wrote 'Eagle vs Shark' with his then girlfriend Loren Horsley/Taylor. Jemaine Clement admits it was difficult to film the kissing scene with Loren's boyfriend directing him. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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