List of famous New Zealanders with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Whether you are a nature lover, thrill chaser, energetic adventurer or are a lover of the rich and the famous, New Zealand is the place for you. That is true! Agreed no place on Earth can rival New Zealand when it comes to its physical charms. But then, the country boasts of an incredible number of great men and women who stands as a testament to the country’s versatility and superlative talent. These internationally acclaimed New Zealanders inspired, radicalized, and changed the world with the ground-braking thought, actions, and accomplishments, thereby capturing the world’s imagination. From Edmund Hillary, one of the first men to conquer Mt. Everest to Katherine Mansfield, the short story pioneer and from Bruce McLaren, the legendary racecar driver to Richard Pearse, the trailblazing aviator, these Kiwis have stamped excellence in whatever enterprise they took to. Explore the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on some famous New Zealanders in the biographies below.
Anna PaquinAnna Paquin

24 July 1982

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Leo

Karl UrbanKarl Urban
(Actor)

07 June 1972

Wellington

Gemini

Russell CroweRussell Crowe
(Actor, Producer, Musician)

07 April 1964

Wellington, New Zealand

Aries

Peter JacksonPeter Jackson
(Film Director, Producer & Screenwriter)

31 October 1961

Pukerua Bay, New Zealand

Scorpio

Rose McIverRose McIver
(Actress)

10 October 1988

Auckland, New Zealand

Libra

Kevin SmithKevin Smith

02 August 1970

Red Bank

Leo

Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford
(Physicist, Chemist)

30 August 1871

19 October 1937

Brightwater, New Zealand

Virgo

Edmund HillaryEdmund Hillary
(First person to climb Mt. Everest)

20 July 1919

11 January 2008

Auckland

Cancer

Rob HallRob Hall
(Mountaineer)

14 January 1961

11 May 1996

Christchurch, New Zealand

Capricorn

Rachel Hunter Rachel Hunter
(Model, Actress)

09 September 1969

Glenfield

Virgo

Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
(Rugby Player)

12 May 1975

18 November 2015

Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand

Taurus

Sam WillsSam Wills
(Comedian)

28 August 1978

New Zealand

Virgo

Katherine MansfieldKatherine Mansfield

14 October 1888

09 January 1923

Wellington

Libra

Valerie AdamsValerie Adams
(Shot Putter)

06 October 1984

Rotorua

Libra

John KeyJohn Key
(Prime Minister of New Zealand)

09 August 1961

Auckland

Leo

Kate SheppardKate Sheppard
(Women's Suffrage Leader)

10 March 1847

13 July 1934

Liverpool, England

Pisces

Fred HollowsFred Hollows
(Ophthalmologist)

09 April 1929

10 February 1993

Dunedin

Aries

Jean Gardner Batten Jean Batten
(Aviator Who Made Record Breaking Trans-world Flights)

15 September 1909

22 November 1982

Rotorua, New Zealand

Virgo

Michael KingMichael King
(Historian & Biographer)

15 December 1945

30 March 2004

Wellington

Sagittarius

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
(Poet)

10 February 1934

Auckland

Aquarius

Angelo GeorgalliAngelo Georgalli
(Chef)

Glasglow

Taika WaititiTaika Waititi
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

16 August 1975

Wellington

Leo

LordeLorde
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)

07 November 1996

Takapuna

Scorpio

Sam NeillSam Neill
(Actor, Winegrower)

14 September 1947

Omagh

Virgo

Melanie LynskeyMelanie Lynskey
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor)

16 May 1977

New Plymouth

Taurus

Jemaine ClementJemaine Clement
(Stand-up comedian, Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Voice actor, Comedian, Musician)

10 January 1974

Auckland

Capricorn

Lucy LawlessLucy Lawless
(Actor, Film producer, Singer)

29 March 1968

Mount Albert

Aries

Steven AdamsSteven Adams
(basketball player)

20 July 1993

Rotorua

Cancer

Manu BennettManu Bennett
(Actor)

10 October 1969

Auckland

Libra

Martin HendersonMartin Henderson
(Actor)

08 October 1974

Auckland

Libra

Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
(Actor)

14 March 1976

Winnipeg

Pisces

Mark HuntMark Hunt
(Boxer, Kickboxer)

23 March 1974

South Auckland

Aries

Temuera MorrisonTemuera Morrison
(actor)

26 December 1960

Rotorua

Capricorn

Rhys DarbyRhys Darby
(Actor, Comedian)

21 March 1974

New Zealand

Aries

Sonny Bill WilliamsSonny Bill Williams
(Boxer, Rugby league player, Rugby union player)

03 August 1985

Auckland

Leo

Cliff CurtisCliff Curtis
(Actor)

27 July 1968

Rotorua

Leo

Marton CsokasMarton Csokas
(Actor)

30 June 1966

Invercargill

Cancer

Keisha Castle-HughesKeisha Castle-Hughes
(Actor)

24 March 1990

Donnybrook

Aries

Richard CurtisRichard Curtis
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Television producer, Writer)

08 November 1956

Wellington

Scorpio

Brendon McCullumBrendon McCullum
(Cricketer)

27 September 1981

Dunedin

Libra

Kane WilliamsonKane Williamson
(Cricketer)

08 August 1990

Tauranga

Leo

Lee TamahoriLee Tamahori
(Film director, Actor)

17 June 1950

Wellington

Gemini

Brett LeeBrett Lee
(Cricketer)

08 November 1976

Wollongong

Scorpio

Anna HutchisonAnna Hutchison
(Actor, Film actor)

08 February 1986

Auckland

Aquarius

Bret McKenzieBret McKenzie
(Actor, Singer, Musician, Screenwriter, Music supervisor)

29 June 1976

Wellington

Cancer

Brendan ColeBrendan Cole
(Ballroom Dancer)

23 April 1976

Christchurch

Taurus

Craig ParkerCraig Parker
(Actor)

12 November 1970

Suva

Scorpio

Martin CampbellMartin Campbell
(Film director, Film producer)

24 October 1943

Hastings

Scorpio

Bruce McLarenBruce McLaren
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)

30 August 1937

02 June 1970

Auckland

Virgo

Alan DaleAlan Dale
(Actor)

06 May 1947

Dunedin

Taurus

Brooke FraserBrooke Fraser
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)

15 December 1983

Wellington

Sagittarius

Brendon HartleyBrendon Hartley
(Racecar driver)

10 November 1989

Palmerston North

Scorpio

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
(Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Author, Television presenter, Stage actor, Film actor)

04 December 1949

Takapuna

Sagittarius

Danielle CormackDanielle Cormack
(Actor)

26 December 1970

Auckland

Capricorn

Zane LoweZane Lowe
(Disc jockey, Radio personality, Television presenter)

07 August 1973

Auckland

Leo

Neil FinnNeil Finn
(Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist)

27 May 1958

Te Awamutu

Gemini

Jane CampionJane Campion
(Screenwriter, Film director, Actor)

30 April 1954

Wellington

Taurus

Fran WalshFran Walsh
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist)

10 January 1959

Wellington

Capricorn

Rebecca GibneyRebecca Gibney
(Actor)

14 December 1964

Levin

Sagittarius

Hayley WestenraHayley Westenra
(Singer, Street artist, Opera singer)

10 April 1987

Christchurch

Aries

Dan CarterDan Carter
(Rugby union player, Association football player, Model)

05 March 1982

Christchurch

Pisces

Aaron FinchAaron Finch
(Cricketer)

17 November 1986

Colac

Scorpio

Richie McCawRichie McCaw
(Rugby union player, Helicopter pilot)

31 December 1980

Oamaru

Capricorn

Brad HodgeBrad Hodge
(Cricketer)

29 December 1974

Melbourne

Capricorn

John MoneyJohn Money
(Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher)

08 July 1921

07 July 2006

Morrinsville

Cancer

Beauden BarrettBeauden Barrett
(Rugby union player)

27 May 1991

New Plymouth

Gemini

Kerry FoxKerry Fox
(Actor)

30 July 1966

Wellington

Leo

Martin GuptillMartin Guptill
(Cricketer)

30 September 1986

Auckland

Libra

Antony StarrAntony Starr
(Actor)

25 October 1975

Auckland

Scorpio

Bill EnglishBill English
(politician, farmer)

1961 AD

Lumsden

Winston PetersWinston Peters
(Rugby union player, Politician, Diplomat)

11 April 1945

Whangarei

Aries

Martin CroweMartin Crowe
(Cricketer)

22 September 1962

03 March 2016

Waitakere City

Virgo

Michael HoldingMichael Holding
(Cricketer)

16 February 1954

Kingston

Aquarius

Ross TaylorRoss Taylor
(Cricketer)

08 March 1984

Lower Hutt

Pisces

Burt MunroBurt Munro
(Motorcycle racer, Farmer)

25 March 1899

06 January 1978

Edendale, New Zealand

Aries

Sonja YelichSonja Yelich
(Poet)

26 February 1965

Pisces

Bruce SpenceBruce Spence
(Actor)

17 September 1945

Auckland

Virgo

Lindy Chamberlain-CreightonLindy Chamberlain-Creighton

04 March 1948

Whakatane

Pisces

Kiri Te KanawaKiri Te Kanawa
(Opera singer, Singer, Jazz musician, Actor)

06 March 1944

Gisborne

Pisces

Helen ClarkHelen Clark
(Politician, University teacher)

26 February 1950

Hamilton

Pisces

Graham KerrGraham Kerr
(Chef)

22 January 1934

London

Aquarius

Stephen FlemingStephen Fleming
(Cricketer)

01 April 1973

Christchurch

Aries

Aaron JefferyAaron Jeffery
(actor)

25 August 1970

Howick, New Zealand

Virgo

Daniel VettoriDaniel Vettori
(Cricketer)

27 January 1979

Auckland

Aquarius

Marco RojasMarco Rojas
(Association football player)

05 November 1991

Hamilton

Scorpio

Graeme HartGraeme Hart
(entrepreneur)

1955 AD

New Zealand

Andrew NiccolAndrew Niccol
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director)

10 June 1964

Paraparaumu

Gemini

Brooke WilliamsBrooke Williams
(Actor, Film actor)

03 January 1984

Christchurch

Capricorn

Lisa HarrowLisa Harrow
(Actor)

25 August 1943

Auckland

Virgo

Dylan HartleyDylan Hartley
(Rugby union player)

24 March 1986

Rotorua

Aries

Daniel LoganDaniel Logan
(Actor, Film actor)

06 June 1987

Auckland

Gemini

Trent BoultTrent Boult
(Cricketer)

22 July 1989

Rotorua

Cancer

Alannah CurrieAlannah Currie
(Singer, Songwriter)

20 September 1957

Auckland

Virgo

Shaun TaitShaun Tait
(Cricketer)

22 February 1983

Adelaide

Pisces

Sala BakerSala Baker
(Actor, Film actor)

22 September 1976

Wellington

Virgo

Niki CaroNiki Caro
(screenwriter, film director)

1967 AD

Wellington

Richard HadleeRichard Hadlee
(Cricketer)

03 July 1951

Christchurch

Cancer

Ngaio MarshNgaio Marsh
(Writer, Theatre director, Novelist, Autobiographer, Screenwriter, Stage actor, Film actor)

23 April 1895

18 February 1982

Christchurch

Taurus

Shane BondShane Bond
(Cricketer, Police officer)

07 June 1975

Christchurch

Gemini

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