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Taika Waititi stars in "Green Lantern" as Tom Kalmaku. The action adventure film, based on the long-running DC Comics series, stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

Taika Waititi is a successful writer, director, actor and visual artist. He is originally from New Zealand and has a long history of performance in theater, film and television. Recently, he wrote, directed and starred in "Boy," his second feature, which has become New Zealand's highest grossing local film of all time. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, going on to win the Generation Grand Prix at the 2010 Berlinale, and other awards at the Maui, Sydney, Melbourne, and AFI Film Festivals.

Among Waititi's numerous other film and TV roles is "Eagle vs. Shark," which is the first feature he penned and also helmed. The script was work-shopped at the prestigious Sundance Institute Directors Lab, and the film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

His other writer/director credits include the 2005 short "Two Cars, One Night," which was nominated for an Academy Award and the short "Tama Tu," which made the Oscar shortlist and garnered numerous festival prizes worldwide. He has also written and directed multiple episodes of "Flight of the Conchords" and "Super City," and recently directed the pilot for MTV's new series "The Inbetweeners."

On stage, his comedy duo Humourbeats, with "Flight of the Conchords" star Jermaine Clement, won the 1999 Billy T Comedy Award.

Waititi is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui descent and grew up on New Zealand's East Coast and in Wellington, attending Victoria University as an arts student. With a strong background in painting and photography, Waititi has spent many years presenting his work in various mediums, including mixed media, book and album illustions, and fine arts exhibitions in both New Zealand and Berlin.

In 2006, Waititi was made a New Zealand Arts Foundation New Generation Laureate and, in 2010, he was invited to Doha, Qatar to present a TEDx talk on his approach to creativity in different mediums.

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Age: 41 years old
Birthday: August 16, 1975
Height: 6' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Taika David Waititi
Birthplace: New Zealand

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