Everything About The Wife of The Jojo Rabbit Screenwriter, Chelsea Winstanley

“Behind the success of every man, there is always a woman.” You may have heard the phrase so many times but have you ever actually felt that way. If not, then you must read about the wife of the Oscar screenwriter, Chelsea Winstanley who always stood by his side and both of them made so many things possible that a couple could hardly do. Chelsea Winstanley herself is a successful New Zealand Academy-award nominated film producer who is currently spending a happy married life with her long-time husband, Taika Waititi.

Her spouse, Taika is also a Newzealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian who has also featured in films like Boy (2010) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016). So, does the couple share any children together? How is their married life going on? As they are together active in their respective professions, both of them collect a hefty amount and live a lavish life. What is their combined net worth? How much Chelsea earns as her salary?

Let’s find out in detail about the Jojo rabbit producer including her age, kids, height, net worth, birthday, interview, family and social media presence. Until then, stay tuned.

Married Life: Husband, Taika Waititi (m. 2011-present)

Chelsea Winstanley is spending a happy married life with her long-time partner turned husband, Taika Waititi. The couple first met while Chelsea was still in her twenties. Their same profession also enabled them to establish contact between them. They were first met while Chelsea interviewed him for a TV documentary series profiling Maori artists.

Chelsea Winstanley with her husband, Taika Waititi during an event
Chelsea Winstanley with her husband, Taika Waititi during an event
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Following, the couple again came together on the set of the 2010 Newzealand comedy-film, Boy, directed by Chelsea. Matter of fact, both of them also appeared together on-screen. After that, the couple began dating.

The husband and wife shares a very close bond with each other
The husband and wife share a very close bond with each other
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The couple dated nearly two years and following, they exchanged their wedding vows in an intimate marriage ceremony in 2011. Their marriage was held privately and was only attended by their family members and near ones. The couple themselves are very supportive of each other.

Family: Shares Three Children

The Waititi family has five members which include three children. Prior to Chelsea’s marriage with Taika, she had already a son whom she raised as a single mother. As a matter of fact, Chelsea became the mother of her child, Maia at the age of 20 when she had also first met Taika.

Taika not only accepted the marriage and her child but also supported Chelsea to come out of the pain of sexual abuse, losing her ability to walk before she graduated. As per the reports, Chelsea was sexually abused by the father of her first kid for which she had left him.

Chelsea Winstanley with her daughter, Matewa Kiritapu
Chelsea Winstanley with her daughter, Matewa Kiritapu
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Taika and Chelsea welcomed their second child and first daughter, Te Kainga o Te Hinekahu Waititi in May 2012. After three years, the couple gave birth to their second daughter, Matewa Kiritapu in 2015.

Chelsea and Taika often make appearances with their beautiful kids on several events and film programs. The proud parents are happily fulfilling their needs with total love and care.

Husband Won Screenwriting Oscar 2020

Taika Waititi is a 44 years old Newzealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian who recently won an Oscar Award 2020 for the screenwriting of his film, Jojo Rabbit. The famous star who is recognized as the first person of indigenous descent to win an Academy Award for writing has now grabbed an Oscar in his hand.


Taika Waititi grabbed an Oscar for his screenwriting on Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi grabbed an Oscar for his screenwriting on Jojo Rabbit
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The 92nd Academy Awards was taken place on Sunday where Taika was honored with an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in the 2019 American comedy-drama film, Jojo Rabbit. The film is based on the book of Christine Leunens which Taika himself wrote and directed. His wife, Chelsea is one of the producers for his movie.

On the same side, Taika is a cast member alongside Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Sam Rockwell, and many others. The Jojo Rabbit film is about a young boy living in Nazi Germany whose mother has given space to a young Jewish girl. For the film, Taika once wrote for Vanity Fair,

The idea of how war affects children is what led me to connect on a deeper level with the story and themes in Caging Skies. The idea of trying to understand this little boy who we should despise, and seeing Nazi Germany falling apart through his eyes, that felt like a challenge. 

Taika moreover added that the scary feeling about the movie inspired him to make the movie. And now the film has received a huge mass appreciation and also praised by the critics.

Short Bio of Chelsea Winstanley

Chelsea Winstanley currently holds a New Zealand nationality, however, belongs to Ngati Ranginui and Ngai Te Rangi ancestry on her mother’s side. While making it more simple, Chelsea comes from Maori descent, the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. She made her professional career in the New Zealand entertainment industry and is active as a film producer at present.

In the year 2014, she produced What We Do in the Shadows with her husband, Taika, and friend, Jermaine Clement. She won the 2014 SPADA Screen Industry Awards Independent Producer of the Year with her spouse. Currently, she enjoys a $3 Million net worth of her spouse with her capital of around $1.5 Million as of 2020. Without any doubt, she is leading a lavish life with her partner and kids.

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