Birth Place Matching "New Zealand" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

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),...

2. Taika Waititi

Actor | What We Do in the Shadows

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...

3. K.J. Apa

Actor | Riverdale

K.J. Apa was born on June 16, 1997 in Auckland, New Zealand as Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa. He is an actor, known for Riverdale (2016), The Hate U Give (2018) and The Cul De Sac (2016).

4. Rena Owen

Actress | Siren

Rena is an international award-winning actor and is one of only 6 actors in the world to have worked with both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg during her illustrious career that spans 3 decades.

One of 9 children, she was born and bred in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to a Maori/Welsh father and...

5. Temuera Morrison

Actor | Once Were Warriors

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 ...

6. Lucy Lawless

Actress | Xena: Warrior Princess

New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless is most known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a ...

7. Jemaine Clement

Actor | Flight of the Conchords

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 ...

8. Karl Urban

Actor | Star Trek

Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Karl Urban now lives in Auckland. Born on June 7, 1972, he is the son of a leather-goods manufacturer (who had hoped that Karl would follow in his footsteps). His first acting role was when he was 8 -- he had a line on a television series. However, he did ...

9. Melanie Lynskey

Actress | Togetherness

At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her astonishing debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994). Her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (played by Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control was described as "perfect" by ...

10. Marton Csokas

Actor | Æon Flux

Marton was born in Invercargill, Aotearoa (New Zealand), to Margaret Christine (Rayner), a nurse, and Márton Csókás, a mechanical engineer. His father is Hungarian and his mother is Australian (of English, Irish, and Danish origin). He inherited some of his talents from his father, who was also a ...

11. Peter Jackson

Producer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...

12. Rose McIver

Actress | The Lovely Bones

Rose McIver is an actress from New Zealand. She is the daughter of John George Whitfield "Mac" McIver and Ann "Annie" Coney. Her father is a professional photographer, while her mother is an artist. Rose has an older brother, musician Paul McIver.

When only 2-years-old, McIver started appearing in ...

13. Emma Lahana

Actress | Afterparty

Emma Kate Lahana was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 27 June 1984. She became involved in the arts at a very young age doing ballet and broadened her dancing to jazz, tap and modern styles. She also learnt to play the violin but once in high school became involved in drama as well as singing. It ...

14. Cliff Curtis

Actor | Sunshine

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 ...

15. Manu Bennett

Actor | 30 Days of Night

"Shall We Begin!", the battlecry of The undefeated Gaul CRIXUS first bought Manu Bennett's voice & acting career to international attention. The series Spartacus spoke a universal language that slowly but surely captured a massive audience. The the show lost lead actor Andy Whitfield to cancer, ...

16. Jay Ryan

Actor | Neighbours

Born in Auckland-New Zealand, Jay made the move across to Australia at the age of 19 to take on the role of Jack Scully in Network Ten's long running series, "Neighbours" and as Seaman Billy 'Spider' Webb in the Nine Network's "Sea Patrol". He has also appeared in "Young Hercules", "Xena: Warrior ...

17. Rhys Darby

Actor | Flight of the Conchords

Rhys Darby was born on March 21, 1974 in New Zealand as Rhys Montague Darby. He is an actor and writer, known for Flight of the Conchords (2007), Yes Man (2008) and What We Do in the Shadows (2014). He has been married to Rosie Carnahan-Darby since January 25, 2004. They have two children.

18. Julian Dennison

Actor | Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Julian Dennison was born in 2002 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), Deadpool 2 (2018) and Shopping (2013).

19. Danielle Cormack

Actress | Wentworth

Danielle Cormack is an award-winning actress who has an extensive career in film, theatre and television. After a vast career in New Zealand, she quickly came to prominence in Australia with her powerhouse performances in television series: Wentworth (2013), Rake (2010) and Underbelly (2008): Razor...

20. Zoë Bell

Stunts | Grindhouse

As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus.

Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial...

21. Pamela Stephenson

Actress | Superman III

Pamela Stephenson was born on December 4, 1949 in Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand as Pamela Helen Stephenson. She is an actress, known for Superman III (1983), History of the World: Part I (1981) and Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979). She has been married to Billy Connolly since December 20, 1989. ...

22. Anna Hutchison

Actress | The Cabin in the Woods

Anna Hutchison was born on February 8, 1986 in New Zealand. She is an actress, known for The Cabin in the Woods (2011). She has been married to Mike Gillespie since December 2018.

23. Thomasin McKenzie

Actress | Leave No Trace

Thomasin McKenzie was born in July 2000 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Leave No Trace (2018), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) and Lost Girls (2019).

24. Antony Starr

Actor | Outrageous Fortune

Antony Starr was born on October 25, 1975 in New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Outrageous Fortune (2005), Wish You Were Here (2012) and Without a Paddle (2004).

25. Martin Henderson

Actor | Smokin' Aces

Martin Henderson was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He began acting when he was thirteen, appearing in Strangers (1989), a local television production. He attended Westlake Boys High School and Birkenhead Primary. He first became a star in his home country, when he starred in the series, Shortland ...

26. Rachel House

Actress | Moana

Rachel was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1971 and raised by her adoptive Scottish immigrant parents John and Sheila House. She grew up in Kamo, Whangarei in the area known as Northland or Tai Tokerau at the top of the North Island. She is of Maori (Ngati Mutunga and Ngai Tahu) and European/...

27. Callan Mulvey

Actor | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Callan Mulvey (born 23 February 1975) is one of Australia's leading actors. Callan is best known for his leading roles in the television series Rush, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms and Underbelly, as well as Darren Ashton's feature film Thunderstruck. Callan first graced Australian screens in the ...

28. Dean O'Gorman

Actor | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dean O'Gorman was born on December 1, 1976 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Trumbo (2015). He has been married to Sarah Wilson since January 8, 2016.

29. Brooke Williams

Actress | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Brooke Williams was born on January 3, 1984 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Spartacus (2010), 12 Monkeys (2015) and Slow West (2015).

30. Kerry Fox

Actress | Shallow Grave

Kerry Fox was born on July 30, 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress and writer, known for Shallow Grave (1994), Bright Star (2009) and An Angel at My Table (1990). She is married to Alexander Linklater. They have two children.

31. Michael Dorman

Actor | Daybreakers

Michael Dorman was born on April 26, 1981 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Daybreakers (2009), Triangle (2009) and Patriot (2015).

32. Gina Bellman

Actress | Leverage

Gina Bellman was born on July 10, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Leverage (2008), Coupling (2000) and Jekyll (2007). She has been married to Zaab Sethna since September 2013. They have one child. She was previously married to Lucho Brieva.

33. Anna-Louise Plowman

Actress | Black Sails

Anna-Louise Plowman is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Lecoq School in Paris. Originally from New Zealand, she has worked in theatre, film & television in London, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Dublin, Sydney & Paris.

34. Keith Urban

Soundtrack | Act of Valor

Keith Urban was born on October 26, 1967 in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand as Keith Lionel Urban. He has been married to Nicole Kidman since June 25, 2006. They have two children.

35. Alan Dale

Actor | Priest

Alan Dale was born on May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. He is best known for his eight year role as Jim Robinson in the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours (1985), played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C. (2003), featured on Lost (2004) and has a long list of recurring...

36. Lisa Chappell

Actress | McLeod's Daughters

Grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. After playing the spoilt brat, "Chelsea", on the New Zealand TV series, Gloss (1987), she moved to Sydney to complete the Journey. She then won the role of "Claire McLeod" on McLeod's Daughters (2001). After three years, she decided it was time for a change and was...

37. Bruce Spence

Actor | Mad Max 2

Bruce Spence was born on September 17, 1945 in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He has been married to Jenny since September 16, 1973. They have two ...

38. Richard Curtis

Writer | Love Actually

Richard Curtis was born on November 8, 1956 in Wellington, New Zealand as Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis. He is a writer and producer, known for Love Actually (2003), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and About Time (2013).

39. Jared Turner

Actor | 6 Days

Jared Turner was born in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand on April 12, 1978. His family moved to Sydney, Australia, in 1980. Jared grew up living in the western suburbs of Sydney.

Jared graduated from Theatre Nepean, University of Western Sydney in 2000 at the age of 22.

He went on to act in ...

40. Stephen Kay

Director | Get Carter

Stephen Kay was born in 1963 in New Zealand. He is a director and actor, known for Get Carter (2000), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and Friday Night Lights (2006). He has been married to Piper Perabo since July 26, 2014.

41. Andrew Niccol

Writer | Gattaca

New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show (1998) script, but Rudin was not...

42. Kimberley Crossman

Actress | Deathgasm

Kimberley Crossman was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Crossman started dancing at the age of 3 and started auditioning while she was in high school. She quickly landed a series regular role on a New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street. Kimberley Crossman now lives and works in Los Angeles focusing...

43. Rebecca Gibney

Actress | Wanted

Rebecca Gibney was born in New Zealand on December 14, 1964. At 19 she crossed the Tasman-sea and she is now one of Australia's most appreciated actresses. Before she decided to go into acting she worked as a model and had small jobs in New Zealand. Her break-through came in Australia with her role...

44. Bret McKenzie

Soundtrack | Flight of the Conchords

Bret McKenzie was born on June 29, 1976 in New Zealand as Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie. He has been married to Hannah Clarke since March 18, 2009.

45. Robyn Malcolm

Actress | Outrageous Fortune

Robyn Malcolm is a New Zealand actress known for her work in New Zealand, Australia, US and the UK. She works across all disciplines in Film, Television and Theatre. She became widely known and loved as the tough matriarch Cheryl West In New Zealand's highly acclaimed Television Drama "Outrageous ...

46. Tania Nolan

Actress | Home and Away

Tania Nolan is a 2005 graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. Born in the small town Rakaia in the south island of New Zealand, Tania now lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Tania's portrayal of Isobel Jones in her debut television series 'The Hothouse' earned her a Best Actress nomination in the ...

47. Martin Campbell

Director | Casino Royale

Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed ...

48. Grant Bowler

Actor | Atlas Shrugged: Part I

Grant Bowler can be seen as the male lead, 'Nolan', in Syfy's Defiance, which returned for its second season, June 2014. Bowler in his recent hiatus shot four movies back-to-back including the psychological action film, "Swelter", alongside Jean Claude Van Damme & Alfred Molina, Sci-Fi thriller "...

49. Clive Revill

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

A grand, well-respected actor of stage, film and television, most people think New Zealander Clive Revill is British. Although most people think of the curly, red-haired gent as a comic eccentric best known for his sterling work on the musical stage, he has been highly regarded for his formidable ...

50. Nico Evers-Swindell

Actor | Edge of Darkness

Nico Evers-Swindell was born in 1979 in New Zealand as Nico Thomas Evers-Swindell. He is an actor, known for Edge of Darkness (2010), Parkland (2013) and Manhattan Love Story (2014). He has been married to Megan Ferguson since October 29, 2011.


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