KJ Apa - Bio, Net Worth, Dating, Girlfriend, Real Name, Family, Age, Nationality, Parents, Ethnicity, Birthday, Career, Awards, Height, Facts, Wiki
KJ Apa is an actor, singer, and musician from New Zealand. He began his acting career appearing as Kane Jenkins in New Zealand's longest-running prime-time soap opera, 'Shortland Street'. He is best known for his role as Archie Andrews in the CW drama series, 'Riverdale' for which he has won a Saturn Awards under the category of Breakthrough Performance in 2017. He has also starred in some movies such as 'A Dog's Purpose' (2017), 'The Hate You Give' (2018), 'The Last Summer' (2019), and 'I Still Believe' (2020).
KJ Apa has a huge fan following on social media platforms. He has over 18.4m followers on Instagram @kjapa.
What is KJ Apa famous for?
- His role as Archie Andrews in the CW drama series, 'Riverdale'.
Where was KJ Apa born?
KJ Apa was born on 17 June 1997 in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. His birth name is Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa. He was born to father, Tapuarii Keneti Apa, and mother, Tessa Apa. His father is a chief of his village in Samoa and known as matai. He has two older sisters, Ari Apa, Timena Apa. He is the nephew of former rugby union player and coach Michael Jones.
He holds a New Zealander nationality and belongs to the Polynesians ethnic group. He is of Samoan descent from his father's side and of European descent from his mother's side. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He believes in Christianity religion.
Regarding his education, he attended King's College, a high school in Auckland, and graduated from there.
KJ Apa's Career Highlights
- KJ Apa starred as a suicidal teen Kane Jenkins in New Zealand's longest-running prime-time soap opera, 'Shortland Street' from 2013 to 2015.
- In 2017, he appeared as Archie Andrews in the CW drama series, 'Riverdale'. The series debuted on January 26, 2017.
- The same year, he starred as teenage Ethan Montgomery in the comedy-drama film, 'A Dog's Purpose'.
- In 2018, he portrayed a character, 'Chris' in the crime drama film, 'The Hate You Give'.
- He also starred as Griffin in the Netflix rom-com film, 'The Last Summer' which was released on 3 May 2019.
- He co-starred along with Britt Robertson in the romantic drama film, 'I Still Believe' which was released in March 2020. In the film, Apa played the role of a singer Jeremy Camp.
- He has cast in Adam Mason's upcoming thriller film, Songbird.
- Besides acting, Apa has released his debut album, 'The Third Room' in 2012, which contains nine songs including 'Thinking of You', and 'The Third Room'.
KJ Apa's Awards and Nominations
- KJ Apa won a Saturn Awards under the category of Breakthrough Performance for Riverdale in 2017. The same year, he also nominated for Teen Choice Awards under the category of Choice Breakout TV Star for Riverdale.
- He was nominated as Drama TV Star of 2018 at the People's Choice Awards for Riverdale.
- In 2018, he was also nominated as Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series at Saturn Awards for Riverdale.
- He achieved a nomination as Male TV Star of 2019 at the People's Choice Awards for Riverdale.
- He also nominated as Choice Drama TV Actor at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards for Riverdale.
Who is KJ Apa's girlfriend?
KJ Apa is an unmarried man but not single. He is dating a French model Clara Berry. However, It's unclear how the couple met and when they started dating, but he first posts a picture with his girlfriend on Instagram in February 2020.
Previously, KJ Apa was in a relationship with Corinne Isherwood from 2017 to 2018. He was also rumored to be in a relationship with his I Still Believe co-star Britt Roberson in 2019.
How tall is KJ Apa?
KJ Apa is a handsome guy in his early 20s. He has a fair complexion with Dark Brown hair and a pair of Dark Brown eyes. He has an attractive athletic body build. He stands at a tall height of 1.83m (6 feet) and his body weighs around 73kg (161 lbs.). He wears a shoe size of 11(US). His chest, waist, and bicep size is 39 inches, 33 inches, and 14.5 inches respectively. His sexual orientation is Straight.
What is the net worth of KJ Apa?
KJ Apa ha quite good earnings from his professional career as an actor. His major source of earnings comes from his acting career. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $3 million. However, his salary and other assets are unknown.