If you remember Archie Andrews from Riverdale, Teen Ethan in the movie A Dog’s Purpose, Chris in The Hate You Give, and Jeremy in I Still Believe, then KJ Apa wouldn’t be a stranger to you.
Since he made a Hollywood debut, he has done a good job in carving out a spot for himself as an actor. He has also been nominated for eight awards for Archie's stunning portrayal in the TV series Riverdale.
Through this article, explore everything you need to know about KJ.
KJ Apa At A Glance
KJ Apa was born as Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa on 16th June 1997. His parents Keneti (a matai (chief) of his village in Samoa) and Tessa Apa (née Callander), raised him in Auckland, New Zealand.
KJ has mixed New Zealand and Maori heritage. His father is Samoan & his mother is Kiwi (New Zealander).
Moreover, he has two older sisters named Arieta and Timena.
For his academic pursuit, KJ attended high school at King's College in Auckland.
How He Started Acting Career
As a teenager, KJ landed the role of Kane Jenkins in the most popular prime-time soap opera Shortland Street.
In 2015, his agent brought him to Hollywood, eventually securing a role in Riverdale. He has appeared in several projects in between, including The Cul De Sac, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Your Brain on Jingle Jangle, The Last Summer, and Dead Reckoning.
In addition to his acting career, he also sings, writes songs & plays guitar. At the age of 14, he had also recorded a solo guitar album.
As of late 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth, he has stacked a net worth of $3 million.
Who Is He Dating Now?
In February of 2020, KJ Apa’s relationship with French model Clara Berry caused people to turn their heads. Through their Instagram posts and stories, it can be assumed that the love birds are head over heels for each other.
Kj also gave his fans the biggest jaw-drop after he shared some seriously sizzling snaps of his beau.
As a couple, KJ and Clara first went public in the first week of February, and seeing them as a couple, people became more than excited to learn more about them.
Previously, KJ was also rumored to be dating his I Still Believe co-star Britt Robertson.
His Body Statistics
KJ stands tall at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters) and weighs about 165 lbs. With an outstanding height and weight, he has also well maintained his 8-packs. To keep his body in shape, he follows a strict diet following a strict low-carb, low-calorie diet prescribed by his trainer, Alex Fine.
Other than his packs, his red hair has also averted his fan's attention towards him. However, he is not a natural red hair born but has dark brown hair. He once admitted he spent 10 hours in the salon to get that perfect shade of orange.
Now, after the pandemic, KJ has grown a big bushy beard. Even with so much hair on his face than he previously had, he still looks handsome and dashing than before.
One Twitter user named @clauifernandez wrote, "KJ Apa is still hot though his beard is just a bit wild rn....,"