Cliff Curtis

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Curtis in 2010, photo by

Birth Name: Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis

Place of Birth: Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 27 July, 1968

Ethnicity: Māori

Cliff Curtis is a Māori actor from New Zealand. He is affiliated with the Ngāti Pikiao and Te Arawa.

He is married and has three children.

13 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    He’s kinda cute.

  2. xoxo says:

    He looks Mexican.

  3. neiltennant says:

    looks so indian but could also be from southern afghanistan

  4. Capricious says:

    He, like many other Maoris, have European blood. He is NOT a full Maori for sure! You can tell from his Caucasian nose and lips.

    Since NZ was settled by the Dutch, Scottish and English, I’m guessing he would be a 1/4 of those.

    • JohnC says:


      Why have you mentioned the Dutch? New Zealand was overwhelmingly settled by the British. The amount of Dutch, German, Slavic, or any other European ancestry is absolutely tiny. I agree that Curtis will have some amount of European ancestry — but it will most certainly be English/Scottish.

  5. scott says:

    He looks Indian

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