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Cliff Curtis


Facts of Cliff Curtis

Full NameCliff Curtis
First NameCliff
Last NameCurtis
NationalityNew Zealand
Birth CityRotorua
Birth CountryNew Zealand
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
No Of Children3
FilmographyFear the Walking Dead,Doctor Sleep,Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Date of BirthJuly 27,1968
Age55 years

Cliff Curtis is born in Rotorua, New Zealand. He is a New Zealand Actor

He is known best for his roles in movies such as Three Kings, Once Were Warriors, Sunshine, and many others.


Cliff Curtis has six siblings. His dad was an amateur dancer

He is of Maori Descent; his tribal affiliations are Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa. His childhood was full of struggle

He had to face the loss of his mother in a fatal car accident when he was only three years old. 

His father was an alcohol addict. His father couldn’t handle the grief of his beloved wife died and left heartbroken. 

His dad left cliff Curtis to his siblings to take care of him because he has to earn money to give them food. 

Since all responsibility of eight children had shifted to him because his wife died, it was very tough for him to cope with the situation also to give them a good normal life. 

His father used to hit them to overcome his frustration.

Cliff Curtis, once in an interview, mentioned that his home life as a ‘Once were warriors scene every night.’ 

That was the normal kind of family he grew up with.  

They accepted that part of family life, and it wants a big deal or problem for them. 

Since his dad was unable to take care of all of them, single-handedly, the family split up between extended family. 

Curtis was moved to one of his aunt’s home in the Bay of plenty. He grew up there. 

However, he never said anything wrong to his dad because he understands that his father tried his best to give them a good life, but it was tough on his part.

Marriage And Wife

The actor Cliff Curtis is a very private person; he guards his private life against the media very well. 

He got married in 2009 in a very private ceremony at home where only his closest family was present. 

But as per his uncle Toby Curtis, the guest was about 200 and mostly the main family, the bride traveled from Asia to Rotoiti. 

There is no information out there in the media about his wife and all. 

He is the father of children other than that the names of the children are not out in the media.

His wife looks gorgeous in blue dress along with husband. 

Cliff Curtis with his wife.
Cliff Curtis with his wife. Image Source: Zimbio

In the picture below, we can see Cliff Curtis with his wife and kid.

Cliff Curtis with his wife and kid.
Cliff Curtis with his wife and kid. Image Source:


Before getting his first feature film, he worked for several New Zealand theatre companies like Bats Theatre, Downstage Theatre, mercury theatre, and Centre Point

His first feature film titled ‘The Piano,’ in which his role was small, but the movie got Oscar Nomination, and it was a huge hit among the viewers. 

But the movie that got him popularity among the audiences is ‘Once were warriors’ and became one of the most victorious films released in New Zealand.

In the year 2004, he tried his hand on production, Curtis founded a production company named Whenua Films single-handedly. 

The main objective of the company was to support the growth of New Zealand film making and also to support local Filmmakers as well. 

Some of the shorts the company has produced are One Night and Two cars

One night received an Academy Award nomination in 2005.

Some of the Hollywood movies that he was part of are as given below

Year Movie
Three Kings1999
The Insider1999
Bringing out the Dead1999
Whale Rider2002
Runaway Jury2003

Net Worth

Year Net worthAnnual Salary
2020$1 Million-$5 MillionNot known

Cliff Curtis is estimated to have a net worth of between 1 Million-$5 Million approximately, which is vast itself. 

The annual salary of the actor is not known in the media yet.

How Did He Earn Money?

He mostly earns his money through acting and production. He is one of the most successful actors in New Zealand.


1. He was born on July 27, 1968. His current age is 52 years old.

2. He was a champion of Rock and roll dancer in the 1980s.

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Updated On Sun May 31 2020 Published On Sun May 31 2020 By shaumya

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