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KJ Apa Biography

Birth Name:
Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa
Birth Place:
Auckland, New Zealand

Fast Facts

  • Has Scottish, English and Samoan ancestry
  • Both his grandfather and father have been high chiefs of their Samoan village
  • Recorded solo guitar album The Third Room when he was 14
  • Was an avid rugby player until he decided to leave it behind for the sake of his acting career
  • Got a traditional Samoan tattoo on his right shoulder when he was 15 to commemorate his father becoming village chief


  • 2020People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: nominated


  • Keneti Apa -- Father
  • Tessa Apa -- Mother
  • Ari Apa -- Sister
  • Timena Apa -- Sister