Famous New Zealander - New Zealander Celebrities
Whether you are a nature lover, thrill chaser, energetic adventurer or are a lover of the rich and the famous, New Zealand is the place for you. That is true! Agreed no place on Earth can rival New Zealand when it comes to its physical charms. But then, the country boasts of an incredible number of great men and women who stands as a testament to the country’s versatility and superlative talent. These internationally acclaimed New Zealanders inspired, radicalized, and changed the world with the ground-braking thought, actions, and accomplishments, thereby capturing the world’s imagination. From Edmund Hillary, one of the first men to conquer Mt. Everest to Katherine Mansfield, the short story pioneer and from Bruce McLaren, the legendary racecar driver to Richard Pearse, the trailblazing aviator, these Kiwis have stamped excellence in whatever enterprise they took to. Explore the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on some famous New Zealanders in the biographies below.
Find out more about the greatest New Zealanders including Russell Crowe, Karl Urban, Keith Urban, Anna Paquin and Peter Jackson.
The Most Famous New Zealander
|Karl Urban||June 7, 1972||New Zealander||Karl Urban is a New Zealand actor, best known for his performance in ‘Star Trek’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series|
|Kalyn Ponga||March 30, 1998||Australian, New Zealander||Kalyn Ponga is an Australian professional rugby player|
|Dianna Fuemana||New Zealander||Dianna Fuemana is a New Zealander-Niuean playwright, screenplay writer, stage actress and director|
|Anna Paquin||July 24, 1982||Canadian, New Zealander||Anna Paquin is a Kiwi film, theatre and television actress known for her roles in movies like ‘The Piano’, ‘Fly Away Home’, and ‘X-Men|
|Jonah Lomu||May 12, 1975||New Zealander||Jonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player|
|Rob Hall||January 14, 1961||New Zealander||Rob Hall was a legendary New Zealand mountaineer, who scaled Mt|
|Nancy Wake||August 30, 1912||French, British, New Zealander||Nancy Grace Augusta Wake was a ‘Special Operations Executive’ agent of the British at the time of the ‘Second World War’|
|Sam Wills||August 28, 1978||New Zealander||Sam Wills is a prop comic, mime and busker from New Zealand|
|Keith Urban||October 26, 1967||Australian, American, New Zealander||Keith Urban is a Grammy Award winning country music singer and guitarist|
|Peter Thiel||October 11, 1967||German, American, New Zealander||Peter Andreas Thiel is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, philanthropist, and the co-founder of PayPal|