Natalie Wihongi Biography
|Birth Nation:||New Zealand|
|Birth Place/City||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Married to||Karl Urban|
|Education||Epsom Girls’ Grammar School|
Natalie Wihongi is a popular make-up artist from New Zealand. She is most famous for her work in the movie "The Privateers" where she met her future husband as well. She came to the limelight for being an ex-wife of actor Karl Urban. The former couple got married in 2004 but separated after a decade of the relationship in 2014.
When & Where Was Natalie Wihongi Born?
Natalie Wihongi was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. As Wihongi prefers living a low-key life, she has kept all her private detail under the radar.
No reports about her date of birth, information about her parents, early childhood, age, and height are missing a the moment. According to the source, she attended Epsom Girls’ Grammar School back in Auckland.
Career As A Make-Up Artist
According to the source, she started her journey as a makeup artist in 2000. Natalie was Karl Urban's makeup artist in the movie "The Privateers" starring David Jean Thomas, Zylan Brooks, Parry Shen, and Walter Koenig which was released in 2000. In that movie, Karl played the role of Captain Aran Dravyk.
The make-up guru has also been actively involved in a model management field and she has worked in many films as a makeup artist. She did makeup work for the TV film "Rain" in 2001 and 2002. Natalie got her fame after her marriage to actor Karl Urban.
How Much Is Natalie Wihongi?
Natalie earns a good amount of money from her movies and TV shows. She has worked as a makeup artist in several movies and TV series which helped her earn a decent amount of money. According to the source, her net worth is estimated to be around $800,000 as of September 2021.
As per reports, New Zealand makeup artist generally gains around $50 per hour. On the other hand, the average pay range is between $70 to $130 per hour while the senior artist who also styles hair earns $150 hourly.
Natalie and Karl shared a home in Herne Bay, Auckland which was worth $3.58 million. They even shared a $956,000 five-bedroom villa which is located at Herne Bay, New Zealand. After the separation, they sold the house for $4.41 million in 2014.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Urban, as of 2021, is worth $20 million. He has acted in some successful films like Ghost Ship ( budget $20 million, earning $$68.3 million), The Lord of the Rings ($281 million budget of 3 films, total box office $2.991 billion), and The Chronicles of Riddick (franchise budget $$166-$181 million, box office $261 million).
What Is Natalie Wihongi Relationship Status After Divorce With First Husband?
As of 2021, Natalie Wihongi is not married and also there are no reports on her dating life and possible boyfriend. But, she was married to her longtime boyfriend Karl Urban previously.
In September 2004, she married her long-time boyfriend, Karl Urban, a famous Kiwi actor. He became famous for playing the role of Julius Caesar and Cupid in Xena: Warrior Princess. He also played a lot of prominent roles in famous movies including Lord of The Rings and Thor".
They have two sons; Hunter Urban, born in November 2000, and Indiana Urban("Indy"), born in January 2005. They spend more than 15 years together before they got divorced in June 2014 in the mutual decision.
It is with great regret that we, Karl Urban and Natalie Wihongi, have made the mutual decision to separate.
We are committed to maintaining our family relationship, working together to ensure that our children are affected as little as possible.
Even after the divorce, the former couple shares mutual respect and co-parents their kids.
After separation, Natalie has not been rumored to be involved in any kind of relationship and is stays away from the limelight and media. Currently, she resides in Auckland, New Zealand. As per the report, one's monthly costs in the town are generally $1,043 (1,497NZ$) without rent.
Talking about Wihongi's ex-husband Karl, he dated actress Katee Sackhoff from 2014 to 2018.