Taika Waititi

I’m an actor, comedian, painter and photographer, my father is a Māori man from New Zealand, and my mother is of Irish, Scottish, English and Russian Jewish ancestry. I am proud of my Jewishness, often performing under the name Taika David Cohen, even though I do not qualify as a Jew under rabbinic tradition or Nuremberg law, and for me it is a conscious choice of destiny.

1975.8.16 – 0