KJ Apa is an actor, singer, and musician from New Zealand. He began his acting career appearing as Kane Jenkins in New Zealand’s longest-running prime-time soap opera, ‘Shortland Street’. He is best known for his role as Archie Andrews in the CW drama series, ‘Riverdale’ for which he has won a Saturn Awards under the category of Breakthrough Performance in 2017. He has also starred in some movies such as ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ (2017), ‘The Hate You Give’ (2018), ‘The Last Summer’ (2019), and ‘I Still Believe’ (2020).
KJ Apa has a sizable fan base on social media sites. On Instagram, @kjapa, he has over 18.4 million followers.
What is KJ Apa’s claim to fame?
Inside Content (Biography)
In the CW drama series ‘Riverdale,’ he played Archie Andrews.
Where did KJ Apa get his start?
KJ Apa was born on June 17, 1997, in Auckland, New Zealand’s North Island. Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa is his given name. Tapuarii Keneti Apa and Tessa Apa were his parents when he was born. His father, known as matai, is the chief of his village in Samoa. Ari Apa and Timena Apa are his two older sisters. He is the nephew of Michael Jones, a former rugby union player and coach.
He is a Polynesia ethnic group member of New Zealander nationality. From his father’s side, he is Samoan, and from his mother’s side, he is European. Gemini is his zodiac sign. He adheres to the Christian faith.
He received his education at King’s College, a high school in Auckland, where he graduated.
Career Highlights of KJ Apa
From 2013 to 2015, KJ Apa starred in New Zealand’s longest-running prime-time soap opera, ‘Shortland Street,’ as a depressed teen Kane Jenkins.
In 2017, he starred in the CW drama series ‘Riverdale’ as Archie Andrews. On January 26, 2017, the series premiered.
In the same year, he appeared in the comedy-drama film ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ as teenage Ethan Montgomery.
He starred as ‘Chris’ in the crime thriller film ‘The Hate You Offer’ in 2018.
He also played Griffin in the Netflix rom-com ‘The Last Season,’ which premiered on May 3, 2019.
He co-starred in the romantic drama film ‘I Still Believe,’ which was released in March 2020, alongside Britt Robertson. Apa portrayed Jeremy Camp, a singer, in the film.
Songbird, Adam Mason’s upcoming thriller, has cast him.
Apa’s debut album, ‘The Third Room,’ was released in 2012 and features nine tracks, including ‘Thinking about You’ and ‘The Third Room.’
Awards and nominations for KJ Apa
In 2017, KJ Apa was nominated for a Saturn Award in the category of Breakthrough Performance for his role in Riverdale. In the same year, he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Riverdale in the category of Choice Breakout TV Star.
At the 2018 People’s Choice Awards, he was nominated for Drama TV Star of the Year for Riverdale.
In 2018, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series for Riverdale.
For Riverdale, he was nominated for Male TV Star of 2019 at the People’s Choice Awards.
He was also nominated for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards as Choice Drama TV Actor for Riverdale.
What is the name of KJ Apa’s girlfriend?
KJ Apa is not married, but he isn’t single either. Clara Berry, a French model, is his girlfriend. It’s uncertain how the pair met or when they began dating, but he first posted a photo of himself with his girlfriend on Instagram in February 2020.
From 2017 to 2018, KJ Apa was in a relationship with Corinne Isherwood. In 2019, he was also rumored to be dating Britt Roberson, his I Still Believe co-star.
How tall is KJ Apa?
KJ Apa is a handsome guy in his early 20s. He has a fair complexion with Dark Brown hair and a pair of Dark Brown eyes. He has an attractive athletic body build. He stands at a tall height of 1.83m (6 feet) and his body weighs around 73kg (161 lbs.). He wears a shoe size of 11(US). His chest, waist, and bicep size is 39 inches, 33 inches, and 14.5 inches respectively. His sexual orientation is Straight.
What is the net worth of KJ Apa?
KJ Apa ha quite good earnings from his professional career as an actor. His major source of earnings comes from his acting career. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be $3 million. However, his salary and other assets are unknown.
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