|Place of birth:||:||New Zealand|
|Also Known as||:||Taika Cohen|
Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, (born August 16, 1975) is a New Zealand-born film director, writer, painter, comedian and actor named as one of "ten new directors to watch" in influential United States entertainment magazine Variety. His 2010 film Boy has done very well in New Zealand, eclipsing several records, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2003 short film Two Cars, One Night. Description above from the Wikipedia article Taika Waititi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.