Cliff Curtis is a famous New Zealand born Maori actor who is recently breaking out in Hollywood to widen his fan base. Even though it’s 2018, the future looks bright because the actor has a lot more work in the near future. So what is Cliff Curtis net worth in 2018? What are Cliff Curtis’s salary/earnings? Read on…Image Credit: Gage Skidmore
Cliff Curtis is one of eight children and was born in Rotorua, New Zealand on July 27th, 1968. He is of Maori descent and has tribal ties with Te Arawa and Ngāti Hauiti. When he was younger, Cliff Curtis studied mau rākau which is a form of Maori fighting. Before he became an actor, Cliff Curtis was good at breakdancing and competed in several competitions when he was younger. He eventually graduated from Western Heights High School.
Before becoming a household name in TV shows and movies, Cliff Curtis previously started to get famous in the New Zealand acting community by starring in many theater productions. It was not until he got cast in the critically acclaimed ‘The Piano‘ did he started to turn some heads in the film industry.
It was not until the iconic ‘Once Were Warriors‘ came out in 1995 did he and a lot of other Maori actors such as Temuera Morrison start to take notice from Hollywood casting agents. The first big Hollywood movie Cliff Curtis was cast in was Six Days, Seven Nights opposite Harrison Ford.
Cliff Curtis’ role in Six Days, Seven Nights was not a glamorous one though because he did not have a big part and he was just a pirate. Despite this small part, he still got more Hollywood roles in the future.
Even though Cliff Curtis is a Maori, his brown complexion made Hollywood casting agents cast him in roles such as Latin American and/or Arabian characters. This allowed him to star in other bigger Hollywood movies such as Training Day, Three Kings and Collateral Damage opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In the TV industry, Cliff Curtis also found success in America having the main roles in Trauma and more recently Fear the Walking Dead. However as of 2018, Curtis is back to starring in Hollywood movies as he was last seen in The Meg with Jason Statham.
Cliff Curtis has had a lot of success in Hollywood and his native country of New Zealand and has amassed a lot of wealth for himself. His continued exposure overseas has made him one of the most successful New Zealand actors of all time. Only Temuera Morrison and Karl Urban rival him in terms of international recognition. That said, the most famous NZ celebrity around the world is still singer Lorde. Anyway, Cliff Curtis is still getting a lot of work and will next be seen starring in Avatar 2 and its many sequels directed by James Cameron.
In all, we estimate Cliff Curtis net worth in 2018 at $3 million.