Biography of KJ ApaKJ Apa is an actor of New Zealand origin who became popular after his roles in the teenage TV series "Riverdale" and in the sentimental drama A Dog's Purpose". Read our biography to learn how a son of a leader of the Samoan tribe came to be an actor.
Childhood and adolescenceKeneti James Fitzgerald «KJ» Apa (it is the full name of the actor) was born in Oakland, New Zealand, in quite an unusual family. Among the ancestors, there were the English, Scots, and Samoans, representatives of the original population of New Zealand.
Career PathAt the age of thirteen though, he entered an acting school at the insistence of his mother. There, his charisma and sense of humor were highly appreciated. When he was sixteen, he successfully passed his first casting and got a small role in the series "Shortland Street." The next year and a half of his life were dedicated to a shooting that taught the young actor a lot.
After ªA Dog`s Purpose» I began to think: how great it will be if I do this forever! I felt a desire for action, a desire to get away from the boring role of a school jokerDespite the young age and a short filmography, his name is known in all corners of the planet, and the number of his followers on Instagram exceeds four and a half million. This all is due to the role of muscular handsome Archie Andrews in the youth series "Riverdale." His character is quite a shy teenager who tries to find a balance between his contradictory nature, unexpected attention from the girls, passion for music and ambitions of his father.