Taika Waititi


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Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and English descent. Taika has been involved in the film ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 59 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(2017)
Boy Writer
(2010)

Filmography

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  Time Bandits (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
- Pilot
 2019-2020 What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series) (based on the film written by - 11 episodes)
- Episode #2.1 (2020) ... (based on the film written by)
- Ancestry (2019) ... (based on the film written by)
- The Orgy (2019) ... (based on the film written by)
- Citizenship (2019) ... (based on the film written by)
- The Trial (2019) ... (based on the film written by)
 2018-2019 Wellington Paranormal (TV Series) (created by - 19 episodes)
- Episode #2.13 (2019) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.12 (2019) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.11 (2019) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.10 (2019) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.9 (2019) ... (creator)
 2019 Jojo Rabbit (screenplay)
 2018 Team Darryl (Short)
 2016 Team Thor (Video short)
 2016 Hunt for the Wilderpeople (screenplay)
 2015 Brown Eye (TV Series)
 2014 What We Do in the Shadows (written by)
 2013/I The Captain (Short)
 2010/I Boy (written by)
 2007-2009 Flight of the Conchords (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- New Zealand Town (2009) ... (written by)
- Drive By (2007) ... (written by)
 2007 Eagle vs Shark (story) / (written by)
 2005 Tama tu (Short)
 2004 Heinous Crime (Short) (as Taika Cohen)
 2004 Two Cars, One Night (Short)
 2002 John & Pogo (Short) (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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There are lots of parts of filmmaking that I don't like. At the end of the day, especially on features, the film turns into a commodity. You have to play this entirely new game I'm very uncomfortable with. See more »

Trivia:

Michael Jackson's nephew, Taj Jackson saw 'BOY' and "really enjoyed it", he "loved the MJ homages and references". See more »

Trademark:

Often plays a role in his movies. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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