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Jemaine Clement (Full Name: Jemaine Atea Mahana Clement) is a popular New Zealand actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has released many albums with Bret McKenzie as the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords and formed a comedy series of the same name for both the BBC and HBO, for which he won six Primetime Emmy nominations.
Besides, Jemaine has featured parts in films like Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Men in Black 3 (2012), People Places Things (2015), Humor Me (2017), and The Festival (2018). Jemaine has also done voice work for Despicable Me (2010), Rio (2011), Rio 2 (2014), Moana (2016), and The Lego Batman Movie (2017). In 2014, Jemaine made his directorial debut with What We Do in the Shadows, which he also co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in with Taika Waititi, and afterward adapted into a show for FX Television series of the same name.
Jemaine Clement Age
Jemaine was born on January 10, 1974, in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand. He is 48 years old. Jemaine celebrates his birthday on January 10, every year.
Jemaine Clement Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Jemaine stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in (Approx 1.85 m).
Jemaine Clement Family
He was born in Masterton in the Wairarapa and was raised there in a working-class family by his mom and grandmother Maikara with his two brothers. Jemaine is Ngāti Kahungunu through his mother, and a direct descendant of the rangatira Iraia Te Ama-o-te-rangi Te Whaiti, who is his tīpuna as his great-great-great grandfather. Jemaine’s Pākehā father, Robert, was employed at the freezing works and struggled with alcoholism, leaving home when Jemaine was a child. Robert would afterward become a stained glass artist in Midhurst, Taranaki; Jemaine would then reconnect with his father as an adult and now enjoys a “strong and loving” relationship with him.
His mother and grandmother were strong influences on him as a child, inspiring his sense of humour. Besides having a strong connection to his Māori ethnicity through visiting relatives regularly on trips to various marae, bans on the Māori language being spoken in schools meant Jemaine grew up in an almost entirely English-speaking environment. In addition, Jemaine has talked of his regrets about this and has emotionally spoken of the physical abuse his grandmother suffered at school for speaking te reo Māori.
Jemaine Clement Wife
Jemaine is married to his wife Miranda Manasiadis a theatre actress and playwright. The pair married in August 2021. They have a son named Sophocles Iraia, who was born in October 2008 in New York City and is named after Manasiadis’s Greek great-grandfather Sophocles, and Jemaine’s tipuna Iraia Te Ama-o-te-rangi Te Whaiti. The family resides in Wellington.
Jemaine Clement Education
He went to Makoura College in Masterton. Following finishing school, Jemaine moved to Wellington, where he studied drama and film at the Victoria University of Wellington. There Jemiane met Taika Waititi, with whom he went on to form So You’re a Man and The Humourbeasts. In 2004, the Humourbeasts toured New Zealand in a stage show titled The Untold Tales of Maui, a reworking of the traditional Maori legends of Māui. The pair won New Zealand’s highest comedy honour, the Billy T Award. Over his time in university, Jemaine also met Bret McKenzie, with whom he performed in Edinburgh, thus forming Flight of the Conchords.
Jemaine Clement Movies And Tv Shows
– Tongan Ninja (2002) as Action Fighter (Marvin)
– Futile Attraction (2004) as Editor
– Eagle vs Shark (2007) as Jarrod
– Despicable Me (2010) as Jerry the Minion
– Rio (2011) as Nigel
– Men in Black 3 (2012) as Boris the Animal
– Don Verdean (2015) as Boaz
– Humor Me (2017) as Nate Kroll
– The Breaker Upperers (2018) as Tinder Date
– I Used to Go Here (2020) as David Kirkpatrick
– The Enid Blyton Adventure Series (1996) as MIS Guard
– Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009) as himself
– Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2009) as Eric’s Tennis Double
– Inside Amy Schumer (2016) as Dj
– Milo Murphy’s Law (2016-2019) as Orton Mahlson
– American Dad! (2017) as Magunga (voice)
– What We Do in the Shadows (2019-present) as Vladislav
– Big Mouth (2021) as Simon Sex
Jemaine Clement What We Do In The Shadows
In 2012, he co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in a vampire mockumentary titled What We Do in the Shadows with Taika Waititi. It premiered on 19 January 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival. What We Do in the Shadows also stars Clement and Waititi, along with Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, and Jackie van Beek. It received $6.9 million on a $1.6 million budget.
Jemaine Clement Dinner For Schmucks
He appeared in the film Dinner for Schmucks a 2010 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and based on Francis Veber’s 1998 French film Le Dîner de Cons. Dinner for Schmucks tells the story of a rising executive who finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests.
Jemaine Clement Taika Waititi
In 2014, Jemaine made his directorial debut with What We Do in the Shadows, which he also co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in with Taika Waititi, and afterward adapted into a show for FX Television series of the same name.
Jemaine Clement Net Worth
Jemaine gets his wealth from his work as an actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has released many albums with Bret McKenzie as the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. Therefore, Jemaine has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Jemaine’s estimated net worth is $6 million.
How Old Is Jemaine Clement
Jemaine is a 48-year-old who was born on January 10, 1974, in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand.
Who Is Jemaine Clement
Jemaine is an actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has released many albums with Bret McKenzie as the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords and formed a comedy series of the same name for both the BBC and HBO, for which he won six Primetime Emmy nominations.