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Jemaine Clement was born and raised in Masterton, New Zealand, the oldest of three brothers. His mother is Maori. Clement was educated at Makoura College in Masterton, NZ. He went on to study drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington. Whilst there he met Taika Waititi, and they formed comedy troupes So You’re a Man and The Humourbeasts. The Humourbeasts proved popular in New Zealand, touring extensively.
Interesting Facts about Jemaine Clement
- One half of New Zealand “folk comedy” duo Flight of the Conchords, with Bret McKenzie.
- When with The Flight of the Conchords, he variously plays guitar, bass and keyboards.
- In 2000 he was given a Special Radio Awards Commendation for The Sunglass Store.
- It was at Victoria University that Clement met Bret McKenzie and, together, they formed Flight of the Conchords.
- Describes his heritage as “part Maori, part European.”.
- He met Taika Cohen (a.k.a. Taika Waititi) at Victoria University and they went on to form the Humourbeasts.
- Born on the same date as Hrithik Roshan.
- He moved to Wellington where he studied drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington.
- He was also a writer and cast member of the television shows Skitz (1993) (aka “Skitz”) and Telly Laughs (1996) in New Zealand.
- He was raised by his mother and grandmother, his father was never involved in his life.
- In 1999, he was a Radio Awards Winner as writer for Trashed, for Channel Z, Wellington.
Personal Quotes by Jemaine Clement
What do I think of L.A.? It’s boring, with some amazing nuggets. Like there are some parts of it that are great, but by and large I think it’s quite boring.- Jemaine Clement
I can only think of one wacky best friend who I thought was awesome: Rhys Ifans in ‘Notting Hill.’ He really nailed the wacky best friend.- Jemaine Clement
In real life I’m very low-key. A wallflower. One of the reasons I went into comedy and acting was that I was sick of being shy.- Jemaine Clement
I’m part Maori. My mum’s Maori, and she raised me. And my grandma, she’s Maori.- Jemaine Clement
Well, I grew up in the ’80s, which was a really massive time for sci-fi.- Jemaine Clement