Birth Place Matching "Wellington, New Zealand" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Writer | 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 ...
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),...
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).
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. Clive Revill
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 ...
13. 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 ...
14. 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 ...
15. 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 ...
16. 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 ...
17. Fran Walsh
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 ...
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.
20. 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 ...
21. 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 ...
22. 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...
23. Emmett Skilton
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...
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 ...
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 Utu (1983). He was married to Merata Mita. He died on December 3, 2018 in Wellington.
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...
35. Billy Jackson
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 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
36. 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.
37. Brian Sergent
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).
38. Bruce Phillips
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), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and Without a Paddle (2004).
40. 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 ...
42. 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 ...
45. 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.
46. Alun Bollinger
Cinematographer | Heavenly Creatures
Alun Bollinger, also known as AlBol, is one of New Zealand's most respected and talented cinematographers, having worked with filmmakers Peter Jackson, Gaylene Preston, Vincent Ward and Geoff Murphy. He is the subject of the biographical film Barefoot Cinema: The Art and Life of Cinematographer ...
48. 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.