Who is KJ Apa?
KJ Apa is a New Zealand actor and musician who is widely known for his appearance as Archie Andrews in the Netflix series Riverdale. He is famous for starring in the blockbuster New Zealand primetime film Shortland Street. He originally sang Jeremy Camp’s songs in the biopic I Still Believe.
Born on 17th June 1997, Apa was raised in his hometown Auckland, New Zealand.
With English and Samoan background, the King’s College graduate went from suffering to have gigs to becoming a budding superstar with his breakthrough in the TVNZ soap opera Shortland Street. He hit the rock bottom of his career when he appeared in novel-based bio-based I Still Believe.
The part-time musician currently stars as Archie Andrews in the popular Netflix series Riverdale.
Childhood – Family
KJ Apa was born as the youngest son of Samoan father Tupa’i Apa and European New Zealander mother Tessa Apa. He is survived by his two older sisters Timēna Apa and Arieta Apa.
The high school he attended is not revealed to the public yet. However, he enrolled in King’s College in Auckland and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. Next, he made the kickoff to his acting career.
As a child, Apa would go to play his guitar on street corners in Auckland.
He also recorded his first guitar album at the age of 14.
|Real Name/Full Name||Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa|
|Age||23 years old (2021)|
|Date of Birth||17th June 1997|
|College||King's College i|
|Hometown||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Debut Film||A Dog's Purpose (2017)|
|Debut TV Show||Shortland Street (2013)|
|Parents | Siblings|
|Sisters||Timēna Apa, Arieta Apa|
|Birthday | Zodiac Sign|
|Birth Place||Auckland, New Zealand|
Career – Works
KJ made his official acting debut in the New Zealand prime-time soap opera Shortland Street in 2013. In the following year, he was cast for the role of Jack in the television series The Cul De Sac.
Next, Apa played the role of Ethan Montgomery in the comedy-drama film A Dog’s Purpose.
His career took a big turning point when he portrayed the lead character of Archie Andrews in the CW drama series Riverdale. He then received much recognition for his play in The Hate U Give. He is also credited for starring as Griffin Hourigan in the Netflix comedy film The Last Summer.
Apa went on to portray Jeremy Camp in the biographical romantic drama film I Still Believe.
As of 2021, He will be starring in the upcoming thriller films Dead Reckoning and Songbird.
According to his date of birth, KJ Apa is 23 years old in 2021. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
With a quite muscular body, KJ currently weighs 75 kilograms or 166 pounds, and he stands at the height of approximately 5 feet and 11 inches or 180 centimeters. Having dark brown hair and brown eyes make KJ more attractive and handsome for modeling and brand endorsement.
Based on his workout routines and acting roles, Apa enjoys a very strong vegan diet.
|Weight | Height | Body Measurements|
|Weight||75 kg in Kilograms
166 lbs in Pounds
|Height||5' 11" in feet and inches
180 cm in centimeters
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Biceps Size||14.5 inches (37 cm)|
|Chest Size||39 inches (99 cm)|
|Waist Size||33 inches (84 cm)|
|Hips Size||31 inches (79 cm)|
|Shoe Size||11 (US)|
Since he entered the entertainment industry, KJ has probably made millions of dollars. In fact, he earned a total of $40,000 per episode from the CW show Riverdale. It is surprising to know that he has already made big-screen appearances on blockbuster screens at such a young age.
With consistent income from films and shows, KJ Apa has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
|Net Worth: 2019 – 2021|
|Income||Film, TV Show|
|Net Worth in 2019||$2 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$3 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||To Be Estimated|
Dating Life – Girlfriend
Apa has been dating French model Clara Berry since December 2019. Berry, who has worked with brands like Bimba Y Lola and Louis Vuitton, and Apa prefer to stay away from the spotlight. However, KJ posted a picture of himself kissing a woman in Paris with the caption, “Love at first sight…”
He also went on to share nude snaps of Clara in France, captioned: “There is nowhere else…”
Who is KJ Apa Dating in 2021?
KJ Apa is currently dating his model girlfriend Clara Berry in 2021. The couple appears to enjoy a stronger relationship than ever. In January 2021, Clara shared a photo of herself with the caption, “This year with you baby was unreal. I love you unconditionally, without control and with all my heart…”
Apa also celebrated Berry’s birthday in his Instagram story: “Happy birthday my love”.
|Girlfriend||Clara Berry (2019 – Present)|
10 Facts Only KJ Apa Fans Know
- His full name is Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa
- He is the nephew of former rugby union coach Michael Jones
- He has a family background in Samoan, Scottish, and English descent
- Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, KJ lives in Los Angeles, California
- He was initially put by his mother to an acting agency at age 13
- He auditioned for Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War but dropped out
- It took the hairdresser 10 hours to dye his for Riverdale season 1
- He is a huge fan of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why
- He has a big scar between his eyebrows
- In September 2017, Apa had a small car incident after falling asleep due to an all-day film shooting