Birth Place Matching "Wellington, 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. 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 ...

4. 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).

5. 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), Lucy Lewis Can't Lose (2017) and Shortland Street (1992).

6. 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).

7. 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.

8. Andrew Dominik

Director | Chopper

Andrew Dominik was born on October 7, 1967 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a director and writer, known for Chopper (2000), Killing Them Softly (2012) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007).

9. Sala Baker

Stunts | Deadpool 2

Sala Baker was born on September 22, 1976 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Deadpool 2 (2018), Braven (2018) and Sleepless (2017). He has been married to Stefany June Baclaan since 2010.

10. Antonia Prebble

Actress | The Tribe

Antonia last appeared for Cloud 9 as Jem in A Crack in Time in the series William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale. Prior to this Antonia played the lead role in the television drama series Mirror Mirror. She has theatre experience having appeared in Starchild in 1994 and The Magical Kingdom of ...

11. Jane Campion

Writer | The Piano

Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early...

12. Fran Walsh

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

Fran Walsh was born on January 10, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is known for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). She has been married to Peter Jackson ...

13. Michala Banas

Actress | Mirror, Mirror

Michala Banas is a multi award winning film, television and theatre actor. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Michala splits her time working between Melbourne and Los Angeles. Michala's career began very early with her first film credit at the age of 5. Since then, she has forged a ...

14. Clive Revill

Actor | The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

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 ...

15. Lee Tamahori

Director | Once Were Warriors

Beginning as a commercial artist and photographer, he joined the New Zealand film industry in the late 1970s as a boom operator. He became an assistant director a decade later. Making international award-winning commercials for 10 years, he has also directed several TV series. His first feature ...

16. Niki Caro

Director | Whale Rider

Niki Caro was born in 1967 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is a director and writer, known for Whale Rider (2002), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) and McFarland, USA (2015).

17. Zoë Robins

Actress | Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Zoë Robins was born on February 19, 1993 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Power Rangers Ninja Steel (2017), The New Tomorrow (2005) and The Shannara Chronicles (2016).

18. Emmett Skilton

Actor | American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story

Emmett Skilton is a New Zealand-born actor, director and screen-writer who has worked in over 40 productions in film, television and theatre.

A passionate improviser, Emmett's professional acting career began during his high-school years with a role on New Zealand comedy series Seven Periods with Mr...

19. Jessica Napier

Actress | Ghost Rider

Jessica Napier was born on April 4, 1979 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for Ghost Rider (2007), McLeod's Daughters (2001) and Cut (2000). She has been married to David Adler since November 28, 2009.

20. Chelsie Preston Crayford

Actress | Underbelly

Chelsie Preston Crayford graduated from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2008. Her feature film work includes Home By Christmas, directed by Gaylene Preston, Killing Time, Eagle Vs Shark, which was Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival and Anthony McCarten's Show Of Hands.

Her ...

21. Michael Seresin

Cinematographer | War for the Planet of the Apes

Michael Seresin is a New Zealand cinematographer, best known for several collaborations with the British director Alan Parker.

His work as a cinematographer also include films like Angel Heart (1987), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and War for...

22. Sally Martin

Actress | Power Rangers Operation Overdrive

Sally Martin was born on May 14, 1985 in Wellington, New Zealand as Sally Erana Martin. She is an actress, known for Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007), Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004) and Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003).

23. Stephen Lovatt

Actor | Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

Stephen Lovatt was born on May 27, 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is an actor and producer, known for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Being Eve (2001) and Harry (2013).

24. James Napier Robertson

Actor | The Dark Horse

James Napier Robertson was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 24 March, 1982. He started his career as a theatre actor in Shakespeare productions, before being cast in a number of local TV roles in the early 2000's. He began writing and directing short films in his early twenties, using the money ...

25. Jonathan Hardy

Actor | Mad Max

Bushy-browed, New Zealand-born actor and writer Jonathan Hardy became most familiar to television audiences as the commanding voice of the Jim Henson Creature Shop muppet, Dominar Rygel XVI, the pint-sized , egocentric ruler-in-exile of a galactic empire, in TV's cult series Farscape (1999). His ...

26. Camille Keenan

Actress | 30 Days of Night

Camille Keenan was born in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress and writer, known for 30 Days of Night (2007), Sunday (2014) and Satisfaction (2007).

27. Anouska Hempel

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Anouska Hempel was born on December 13, 1941 in Wellington, New Zealand as Ann Geissler. She is an actress, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Tiffany Jones (1973) and Space: 1999 (1975). She has been married to Mark Aubrey Weinberg since March 24, 1980. They have one child. She was ...

28. Michael Wesley-Smith

Actor | The Tribe

Michael Wesley-Smith was born on December 2, 1983 in Wellington, New Zealand as Michael Thomas Wesley-Smith. He is an actor, known for The Tribe (1999), Atlantis High (2001) and 3 News (1989).

29. Billy Jackson

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Billy Jackson was born in 1995 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lovely Bones (2009).

30. Shane Cortese

Actor | Nothing Trivial

Shane Cortese was born on August 13, 1968 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Nothing Trivial (2011), Outrageous Fortune (2005) and The Almighty Johnsons (2011). He is married to Nerida Lister.

31. Simon Duggan

Cinematographer | The Great Gatsby

Simon Duggan was born on May 13, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is a cinematographer, known for The Great Gatsby (2013), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and I, Robot (2004).

33. Brian Sergent

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

Brian Sergent was born on December 29, 1959 in Naenae, Wellington, New Zealand as Brian Clifford Sergent-Shadbolt. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Braindead (1992) and Meet the Feebles (1989).

34. Bruce Phillips

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Bruce Phillips was born on September 13, 1951 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Without a Paddle (2004) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).

35. Grant Roa

Visual Effects | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Grant Roa was born on June 2, 1974 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Godzilla (2014) and Avatar (2009).

36. Andy Anderson

Actor | House of Wax

Andy Anderson was born on July 18, 1947 in Naenae, Wellington, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for House of Wax (2005), Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) and The Sullivans (1976).

37. Bec Asha

Actress | Conan

Australian actress, author, and screenwriter, best known for her work on Conan and That's Not My Dog! Ethnicity is English, Norwegian, and Fijian. Asha is passionate about animal welfare and environmental protection, donating regularly and volunteering hundreds of hours since the age of 17 to ...

38. Todd Rippon

Actor | King Kong

Todd Rippon was born on May 30, 1964 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Frighteners (1996).

39. Charlotte Larsen

Producer | Bella

Charlotte Larsen was born on August 28, 1982 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is a producer and actress, known for Bella, Born to Dance (2015) and Great Expectations (2012).

40. John Karlsen

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

John Karlsen was born on October 20, 1919 in Wellington, New Zealand. He was an actor, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), E.T.A. Hoffmanns Der Sandmann (1993) and Requiem for a Secret Agent (1966). He died on July 5, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.

41. Nancy Wake

Producer | Nancy Wake Codename: The White Mouse

Nancy Wake was born in New Zealand but her family moved to Australia when she was 2. She spent her childhood in Sydney and after her studies she traveled to Europe where she worked as a journalist. In 1939 Nancy married French industrialist Henri Fiocca who was killed during the War. Nancy Wake ...

42. Liddy Holloway

Actress | Without a Paddle

Liddy Holloway was born on March 27, 1945 in Wellington, New Zealand as Elizabeth Brenda Holloway. She was an actress and writer, known for Without a Paddle (2004), Fracture (2004) and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995). She died on December 29, 2004 in Auckland, New Zealand.

43. Maisy McLeod-Riera

Actress | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Maisy McLeod-Riera was born on May 25, 1999 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is known for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Bridge to Terabithia (2007) and Legend of the Seeker (2008).

44. Gordon Gostelow

Actor | Esther Waters

Gordon Gostelow was born on May 14, 1925 in Wellington, New Zealand as Gordon Massey Gostelow. He was an actor, known for Esther Waters (1964), An Age of Kings (1960) and Nicholas Nickleby (1968). He was married to Vivian Pickles. He died on June 3, 2007 in London, England.

45. Sarah Louise Harris

Self | Playboy Plus

Buxom and shapely 5'7" blonde bombshell Sarah Louise Harris was born on December 4, 1992 in Wellington, New Zealand. Harris grew up as a tomboy on a beef farm near Wellington and studied applied science in college. Sarah decided to pursue a modeling career in 2014 and did her first modeling gig for...

46. Sam Hammington

Self | Real Men

Sam Hammington was born (Samuel Mayer Russ Hammington) on July 31st 1977 in Wellington, New Zealand to a New Zealand Father and Australian Mother. He was raised in Melbourne, Australia.

Growing up the son of a Casting Director, Hammington started working in the Australian Television industry from an...

47. Dean Wareham

Soundtrack | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Dean Wareham was born on August 1, 1963 in Wellington, New Zealand. He has been married to Britta Phillips since 2007. He was previously married to Claudia Silver.

48. Abigail Turner

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Abigail Turner was born on January 23, 1969 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is known for her work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

49. Janelle Hope

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50. Leon Reedijk

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Leon Reedijk was born on July 30, 1964 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) and Mortal Engines (2018). He died on June 2, 2017 in Wellington.


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