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Niki Caro Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Niki Caro Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth September 20, 1966
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Spouse Andrew Lister

Niki Caro is a New Zealander film director and screenwriter who has directed movies such as Memory & Desire (1998), Whale Rider (2002), North Country (2015), A Heavenly Vintage (2009), McFarland, USA (2015), The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017), and Mulan (2020). She had written the script for 3 out of the first 4 of those films and had produced A Heavenly Vintage (2009). She is also well recognized for writing and directing 5 episodes of the medical drama TV series Mercy Peak (2001-2002).

Born Name

Nikola Jean Caro

Nick Name

Niki

Niki Caro as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2018
Niki Caro as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2018 (Niki Caro / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

Residence

She splits her time between Wellington, North Island, New Zealand, and Los Angeles, California, United States.

Nationality

New Zealander

Education

Niki had attended the Kadimah School, a primary school in Auckland, New Zealand, after which she had joined the Diocesan School for Girls, an Anglican private girls’ school in Epsom, Auckland. In the late 1980s, after her high school graduation, she had been enrolled in the Elam School of Fine Arts, a part of the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland, an Auckland-based public university.

She had graduated from there in 1988 with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree, having been trained in metal sculpting. Her interests had later shifted to filmmaking and for her post-graduate studies, she had joined the Swinburne University of Technology, a public research university in Melbourne. She had earned a post-graduate diploma in film from the institution.

Occupation

Film Director, Screenwriter

Niki Caro as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2017
Niki Caro as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2017 (Niki Caro / Instagram)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Niki has dated –

  1. Andrew Lister – Through her marriage with an architect named Andrew Lister, Niki has 2 daughters named Tui and Pearl.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Niki Caro as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2018
Niki Caro as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2018 (Niki Caro / Instagram)

Hair Color

Light Brown

She often tends to dye her hair blonde.

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slender frame
  • Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
  • Radiant face

Niki Caro as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2016
Niki Caro as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2016 (Niki Caro / Instagram)

Niki Caro Facts

  1. Niki had started her career by writing rough drafts for film and TV scripts which would later be typed by her mother. She was eventually hired by a production company to write and direct for a TV series called Another Country.
  2. She had then directed TV commercials for companies such as the New Zealand Land Transport Safety Authority, Nike, and Tower Insurance.
  3. Her feature film directorial debut, Memory & Desire (1998), was selected for the Critics’ Week at the Cannes film festival in 1998. A year later, the film was voted as the ‘Best New Film’ at the New Zealand Film Awards.
  4. The birth of her first daughter had taken place shortly after the success of her 2nd feature-film directorial venture Whale Rider (2002). She was unable to attend any of the film’s premieres due to her pregnancy.
  5. In 2005, she was included by Fade In magazine in its list of ‘100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know’.
  6. When she was selected to direct the fantasy action drama film Mulan, she had become just the 2nd female director to helm a Disney film budgeted at over USD 100 million after Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time, 2018). This had also made her just the 2nd New Zealander director to helm a Disney film budgeted at over USD 100 million after Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, 2017).

Featured Image by Niki Caro / Instagram

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