KJ Apa Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Apr, 2018
Facts of KJ Apa
Date of Birth: 1997 , June-17
Age: 21 years old
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name KJ Apa
Birth Name Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa
Nick Name KJ
Father Keneti Apa
Mother Tessa Apa
Nationality New Zealander
Birth Place/City Auckland, New Zealand
Ethnicity Mixed ethnicity (Scottihs, English and Samoan ancestry)
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 million
Salary $600k
Eye Color Hezel
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for Riverdale
Education King’s College
Awards Saturn Awards
Movies A Dog's Purpose, Altar Rock, The Hate U Give
TV Show Riverdale, The Cul De Sac, Shortland Street
Sisters Arrieta and Timena Apa
Siblings Arrieta and Timena Apa
Albums The Third Room
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New Zealand based actor, KJ Apa is popularly known for his role Archie Andrews in the CW’s drama TV series, Riverdale. His performance in the series helped him earn few award nominations including Three Saturn Awards and a Teen Choice Awards. He made his TV debut in 2013 from Shortland Street as Kane Jenkins. In 2017, he made his movie debut from A Dog’s Purpose. The movie made an impressive collection at the box office.                

Early Life And Education Of KJ Apa

KJ Apa was born Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa on 17th June 1997 in Auckland, New Zealand under the birth sign Gemini. He is a New Zealander by nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity (Scottish, English and Samoan ancestry).

CAPTION: KJ Apa at his early age. SOURCE: Instagram

Apa is the son of Keneti (a chief) and Tessa Apa. His parents raised him with his older sisters, Arrieta and Timena Apa. He graduated from King’s College.

At the age of 14, he released his first solo guitar album, The Third Room.

KJ Apa’s Career

Movies

KJ Apa made his movie debut in 2017 from comedy-drama film, A Dog’s Purpose directed by Lasse Hallstrom. As of 2018, he is working in an upcoming movies, Altra Rock and The Hate U Give starring Amandla Stenberg, Sabrina Carpenter, Regina Hall and Algee Smith.

TV Series

In 2013, Apa started his TV debut as Kane Jenkins on TVNZ’s soap opera, Shortland Street. He shared the screen with Michael Galvin, Angela Bloomfield, Sally Martin and Benjamin Mitchell. Three years later, he worked in 6 episodes of the TV series, The Cul De Sac.

Riverdale

Since 2017, Apa is working at the teen drama TV series, Riverdale. He rose to stardom after appearing on the show. He shared the screen with Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Luke Perry.

His performance in the series helped him to win Saturn Awards in 2017. Moreover, he has been nominated for several awards like Saturn Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.

KJ Apa’s Net Worth     

As per celebrity net worth, KJ Apa has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His 2017’s movie, A Dog’s Purpose collected $196.4 million at the box office which was made under the budget of $22million. The movie was rated 6.9 stars out of 10. He starred in the movie with Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Britt Robertson, and Peggy Lipton.

CAPTION: KJ with his dog. SOURCE: Instagram

Similarly, Apa earns the salary of $600k per episode from the TV series, Riverdale

KJ Apa’s Personal Life

Riverdale actor, KJ Apa is unmarried. Apa is more concerned about his career and is working hard on being one of the successful actors. As of 2018, he is busy with a hand full of projects with no spare time to get involved in any serious relationship. So, we can assume that he might be single. 

In September 2017, he faced a minor car accident in Vancouver but was not injured. As per the report, the accident was the result of him falling asleep after a long shot the previous night.

CAPTION: KJ Apa playing guitar. SOURCE: Instagram

His hobbies are singing, playing guitar and traveling. He also loves to spend his spare time in the gym.

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