Photo of Jemaine Clement Jemaine Clement

An actor, musician, director, producer, comedian and screenwriter with multifaceted interests when it comes to creating comedy art, Jemaine Clement was born in New Zealand on Jan. 10, 1974.

Clement spent his early years in the country's Wairarapa region, later studying drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. His choice of college proved fortuitous, for it was there that he met two future collaborators who would change the course of his career: Taika Cohen and Bret McKenzie.

Joining Cohen as one-half of the sketch-comedy duo Humourbeasts, Clement went on to star with his partner in the quirky 2007 comedy Eagle vs. Shark (which Cohen also wrote and directed). With McKenzie, Clement formed the musical-comedy act Flight of the Conchords, an award-winning duo that ultimately won a Grammy, spawned an HBO series of the same name and earned Clement his first Emmy nomination.

Jemaine Clement in The BFG


2016 PG

Roald Dahl's spooky children's book is transformed into a family-friendly fantasy centering on young orphan Sophie, who meets a colossus called the Big Friendly Giant -- who's exiled from his peers for refusing to eat boys and girls.

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