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KJ Apa 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
New Zealand actor
Born: June 17, 1997 (age 23 years), Auckland, New Zealand
Height: 1.8 m
Full name: Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa
Parents: Keneti Apa, Tessa Apa
Siblings: Timēna Apa, Arieta Apa
NICKNAME: KJ Apa
FULL NAME: Keneti James Fitzgerald “KJ” Apa
PROFESSION: Actor, Singer
NATIONALITY: New Zealand
AGE: 23 years old (in 2021)
DATE OF BIRTH: June 17, 1997
BIRTHPLACE: Auckland, New Zealand
ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
HEIGHT: 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)
WEIGHT: 73 kg (161 lbs)
CHEST: 39 inches
WAIST: 33 inches
BICEPS: 14.5 inches
HAIR COLOR: Dark Brown
EYE COLOR: Dark Brown
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Apa was raised in a Christian family and has stated that he is a Christian himself, expressing on social media that “I need God [every day].”
Apa was involved in a minor car accident in Vancouver in September 2017, but was uninjured when the passenger side of his car hit a light pole.
The event was reportedly the result of Apa falling asleep at the wheel after a long day of shooting the previous night.
Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa was born on 17 June 1997 in Auckland, New Zealand, the son of Tupa’i and Tessa Apa (née Callander).
His father is Samoan and a matai (chief) of his village in Samoa; his mother is a European New Zealander.
He has two older sisters and is the nephew of former rugby union player and coach Michael Jones.
He attended high school at King’s College in Auckland before beginning his acting career.
From 2013 to 2015, Apa starred as Kane Jenkins in the New Zealand prime-time soap opera Shortland Street.
In 2016, Apa was cast as Archie Andrews in the CW drama series Riverdale, after a four-month worldwide talent search.
In 2017, he starred as teenage Ethan Montgomery in the comedy-drama film A Dog’s Purpose, which was released on the same day as Riverdale premiered on television.
Apa’s next film role was replacing Kian Lawley in the 2018 drama film The Hate U Give.
Apa starred as Griffin in the Netflix film The Last Summer, which was released on 3 May 2019.
He also starred as singer Jeremy Camp in the biographical romantic drama film I Still Believe, which was released in March 2020.
In July 2020, it was announced that Apa had joined the cast of Adam Mason’s upcoming thriller film Songbird, produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes.
Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa is the handsome hunk who plays the role of Archie Andrews in the CW series Riverdale.
The red-haired New Zealander is fulfilling a childhood dream by starring in Hollywood.
KJ’s passion for acting started when he was a young boy. He would always find himself having conversations as two different people.
KJ landed the role in Riverdale after the show’s casting crew conducted a four-month search for the cast.
“I was fresh out of New Zealand, no one understood what I was saying, and they were hanging out all the time.
They thought that I didn’t like them. We laugh about it now, but I really was in my own zone.”
The Riverdale cast is now quite close, and KJ has enjoyed watching the cast grow as actors and as people.
He thinks that it’s strange that people see him as a sex symbol while playing the role of Archie
KJ knew that part of his role in Riverdale was to be viewed as a sex object as soon as he got the script.
He was prepared for it once they started filming, but he says that it isn’t something that he’ll ever get used to.
KJ also thinks that there’s more to Archie than abs and getting along with women. He told Vulture;
“He’s a humanized character, and people should see past that, you know what I mean? I think people do, but initially, at first glance, people are going to have that impression of sex object… Someone has to have abs on the show.”
He draws emotional acting inspiration from his dad
KJ Apa was born in Auckland on 17th June 1997 to a Samoan dad and a European New Zealander mom.
Samoan culture had a big influence on him growing up.
He was surrounded by his Samoan family members, and he learned to speak Samoan at a young age.
Apa and his father have always shared a tight bond.
He even got a tattoo on his right shoulder after his dad became chief of the village.
KJ also makes a point of visiting his dad whenever he can.
KJ is also close to his siblings, and he lives with his older sister.
He doesn’t charge her for living with him as long as she makes food for him when he is hungry. KJ also turns to her for advice.
He was involved in a minor accident after allegedly dozing off while driving
In September 2017, KJ was involved in a minor accident after he dozed off while driving his car from the location of a Riverdale shoot outside of Vancouver.
He had allegedly worked for close to 16 hours, and he was driving home at around midnight when the crash happened.
His casting in The Hate U Give wasn’t as bad as you might think
KJ landed his role in The Hate U Give after Kian Lawley controversially lost his role.
Apa is quite successful as a Riverdale actor, but he feels that he needs to appear in diverse roles for him to grow as an actor.
He is currently dating French model Clara Berry
Rumors of a relationship between Apa and Clara started when fans started noticing that they were liking each other’s pictures on Instagram.
KJ confirmed the relationship when he shared an intimate Instagram photo of the couple on 3rd February 2020.
He attached a French caption which translated to, ‘love at first sight.’