KJ Apa Biography
KJ Apa Bio
KJ Apa Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa professionally known as KJ Apa is a New Zealand actor born on 17th June 1997 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is popularly known as Archie Andrews; his role in the drama series ‘Riverdale’. He won Breakthrough Performance in 2017 at the Saturn Awards.
|KJ Apa Age||21 years as at 2018 – He was born on 17th June 1997.|
|KJ Apa Nationality||New Zealand|
|KJ Apa Networth||$3 million|
|KJ Apa Salary||$200,000 per episode in ‘Riverdale’|
|KJ Apa Religion||Christian|
|KJ Apa Height||1.8m/ 5’10ft|
|KJ Apa Mother/ Mom||Tessa Apa KJ Apa|
|KJ Apa Father||
Keneti James Senior Apa who is a chief in Samoa (Tupa’i)
|KJ Apa Sister||
Timera and Ari
|KJ Apa Movies||Livin It: Unusual Suspects|
|KJ Apa||Ireland Baldwin is her paternal first cousin and the most famous of her cousins.|
He attended King’s College for his high school before he began his career in acting. He was cast as teenage Ethan Montgomery in the comedy-drama film ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ which was released in 2017.
Archie Andrews/ KJ Riverdale
KJ plays Archie Andrews, in Riverdale, a student at Riverdale High School, a budding musician and a football player for the Riverdal Bulldogs. He used to be the captain of the football team but he gave up his captainship to Reggie Mantle and leaned more to music.
KJ Apa samoan
KJ Apa is half Samoan as his father is Samoan. During an interview he revealed that Samoan culture had played a massive part in his life and at one point he used to speak fluent Samoan but he lost it.
“I have a massive Samoan family. And the Samoan culture has always played a massive part of my life, I’ve got hundreds of family on my dad’s side that live in Samoa and in New Zealand. I’ve just been surrounded by the culture ever since I was a kid. We go to Samoa once a year to see family. And my dad recently just got a traditional Samoan tattoo. He’s a chief in Samoa (Tupa’i) so he got the tattoo to commemorate it. I got a small tattoo when I was 15 when my dad became chief.”
KJ Apa Tattoo
At the age of 17 after his grandfather died he traveled to Samoa and he got a tattoo on his shoulder that honors his Samoan heritage. “My dad’s father was a high chief… and the family agreed my dad would take over his chief title: Tupa’i. Later, we decided to get a tattoo to commemorate that.” He told The New Zealand Herald.
KJ Apa Movies
|2017||A Dog’s Purpose||Teenage Ethan Montgomery|
|2018||The Hate U Give||Chris||Post-production|
|2019||The Last Summer||Griffin||Post-production|
KJ Apa TV Shows
|2013–2015||Shortland Street||Kane Jenkins||Series Regular|
|2016||The Cul De Sac||Jack||6 episodes|
|2017–present||Riverdale||Archie Andrews||Main role|
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