You probably know him as half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords — he’s the tall one with the glasses.
Speaking from Brooklyn the other day, Clement says he still lives in New Zealand, “but New York is my spiritual home.
My spirit has a little studio here.” And yes, he says, he and Mc Kenzie are still a team: “We just started writing a movie together.” Here are four graphic novels Clement recommends: Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 3 by Ed Piskor This is an amazing-lookinging book about the history of hip-hop, for music nerds. Some of the acts I know, and some I haven’t heard of.
Birth Name: Jemaine Atea Mahana Clement Place of Birth: Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand Date of Birth: January 10, 1974 Ethnicity: *French, Irish, German, English (father) *Maori (mother) Jemaine Clement is a New Zealand comedian, actor, singer, songwriter, musician, writer, and director.
He is one half of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, alongside Bret Mc Kenzie. His father became an alcoholic while working in the freezing works, and left the family in fear of causing anyone harm.
Jemaine is married to theatre actress and playwright Miranda Manasiadis, with whom he has a son. Jemaine’s father, Robert Clement, is Australian (which Jemaine mentioned in an interview), and a self-taught stained-glass artist.