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


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1. 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 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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),...

4. 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), Jojo Rabbit (2019) and The King (2019).

5. Niki Caro

Director | Whale Rider

Niki Caro is a New Zealand film director and screenwriter, born in 1967. Caro was born in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. She was educated first at the Kadimah College in Auckland, and then the Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. The School is a private girls' school, and ranks ...

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. 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.

8. 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).

9. 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 Black Christmas (2019).

10. 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 ...

11. 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.

12. 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).

13. 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...

14. Michala Banas

Actress | Upper Middle Bogan

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 ...

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. 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), Space: 1999 (1975) and Tiffany Jones (1973). She has been married to Mark Aubrey Weinberg since March 24, 1980. They have one child. She was ...

17. 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 ...

18. Jessica Napier

Actress | McLeod's Daughters

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

19. 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 ...

20. 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 ...

21. Chelsie Preston Crayford

Actress | The Code

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 ...

22. 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).

23. 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...

24. Michael Seresin

Cinematographer | Dawn of 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...

25. Sally Martin

Actress | Power Rangers DinoThunder

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

26. 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), Hillary (2016) and Being Eve (2001).

27. Geoff Murphy

Director | The Quiet Earth

Geoff Murphy was born on October 12, 1938 in Wellington, New Zealand as Geoffrey Peter Murphy. He was a director and writer, known for The Quiet Earth (1985), Dante's Peak (1997) and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). He was married to Merata Mita. He died on December 3, 2018 in Wellington.

28. 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 ...

29. 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.

30. 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).

31. 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.

32. Sam Hammington

Self | Jinjja Sana-i

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...

33. 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 Robbery Under Arms (1985).

34. Dean Wareham

Soundtrack | Marriage Story

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

35. Billy Jackson

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

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

36. John Karlsen

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

John Karlsen was born on October 20, 1919 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is known for his work on 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.

37. 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).

39. 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), Dead Alive (1992) and Meet the Feebles (1989).

40. 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).

41. 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), Mortal Engines (2018) and Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

42. Bec Asha

Actress | Conan

Australian actress, author, and screenwriter, best known for her work on Conan and That's Not My Dog!

Her mother is Fijian, and her background also includes French and Norwegian. Asha is passionate about animal welfare and environmental protection, donating regularly and volunteering hundreds of ...

43. Willy Moon

Soundtrack | Edge of Tomorrow

Willy Moon was born on June 2, 1989 in Wellington, New Zealand as William George Sinclair. He has been married to Teddy Sinclair since May 23, 2014.

44. Mara Bryan

Visual Effects | Dark City

Born Wellington N.Z. Moved to London in 1983 and now lives in Barnes. Began career in Visual Effects producing videographics at CAL. Moved on to digital film at the pioneering Computer Film Company and line produced 40 shots for Bertolucci's Little Buddha. Subsequently Head of Production at ...

45. 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).

46. Brian Wickens

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Semi-retired New Zealander professional wrestler known for his work as a member of the tag team the Sheepherders in Mid-South Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida and other promotions and as the Bushwhackers in WWE. Debuted in his native New Zealand in 1964 and formed the team with Butch ...

47. Cameron Wakefield

Actor | Bridge to Terabithia

Cameron Wakefield was born on June 7, 1993 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Killian Curse (2006) and The New Tomorrow (2005).

48. Charlotte Larsen

Producer | Auckward Love

Charlotte Larsen was born on August 28, 1982 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is a producer and actress, known for Auckward Love (2015), Gloria (2014) and Great Expectations (2012).

49. 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).

50. 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 ...


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