• Alex Tarrant is a New Zealand actor known for his roles in series such as NCIS: Hawaii, Shortland Street, and 800 Words.
• He was born in Raglan, New Zealand and is of Niuenan, Samoan and Maori descent.
• He graduated from Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa with a BA degree in 2012.
• He is married to fellow actor Luci Hare and the couple has a son named Beaumont.
• He has an estimated net worth of over $500,000.
Alex Tarrant Bio
When the series “NCIS: Hawai’i” was released in September 2021, the character of NCIS Field Agent Kai Holman immediately caught the eye of the audience, especially because of his exotic look, so fans of the series wanted to know more about the actor who portrayed this character. If you are one of them, you are in the right place, so let us introduce you to Alexander Tarrant-Keepa, better known by his professional name, Alex Tarrant.
He is an actor with over 15 credits to his name, and besides the mentioned role, he’s perhaps known best for his role as Lincoln Kimiora in the series “Shortland Street”, and was seen starring as Leo in the movie “Night Raiders”, which in 2021 brought him a nomination for Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC) Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film.
Early life and education
Alex Tarrant was born under the zodiac sign of Tauru, on 1 May 1990, in Raglan, New Zealand – his nationality is New Zealander, and he comes from a family of Niuenan, Samoan and Maori descent.
He was raised in Raglan by his parents, about whom little is known since he respects their privacy, and he also hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, thus it’s assumed that he was raised an only child. Alex had an interest in performing from an early age, and dreamed of becoming a famous actor. He attended Fraser High School, and upon matriculating in 2008, enrolled at Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa, a national drama school, from which he graduated with a BA degree in 2012, and for his final year, he won the Museum Art Hotel Scholarship.
Roles in series
Alex made his acting debut portraying Jake in an episode of the series “Nothing Trivial” in 2014, followed by his role as Maui Vaipiti in the TV mini-series “Tatau” in 2015, and was next seen starring as Ike in the series “800 Words”, which was broadcast until 2018. After playing Ike, Alex was cast to play Lincoln Kimiora in “Shortland Street”, and then in the following year, he portrayed Zac Bell in the Australian series “Sea Change”, followed by his guest role as Joe in “Head High” in 2020, before in the same year being cast to play the recurring role of Constable Chris in the NZ series “Mean Mums”.
In 2021, Alex portrayed Arsenio ‘Joe’ Tierney in the series “Vegas”, before he was cast to play his most notable role to date, as Kai Holman in the series “NCIS: Hawaii”, also starring Noah Mills and Vanessa Lachey; this was Alex’s first role in a series the country of origin being the US. Fans of this actor will be happy to hear that he will be seen in the new Prime Video series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”, which is currently in post-production, and should be released on 2 September 2022. An interesting fact about this series is that it’s expected to be the most expensive TV show in history, according to sources estimated to cost around $1 billion.
Roles in movies
Alex made his movie debut in 2019, portraying Joel in the short film “The Hunt”, and the same year, he was cast to play Toutai Paletu’a in “The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith”, a biographic drama, which follows the story of missionary John H. Groberg, written and directed by Mitch Davis. In 2021, Alex was seen as Leo in “Night Raiders”, also starring Brooklyn Letexier-Hart and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers – this science-fiction action thriller had 15 award nominations and eight wins. This was Alex’s most recent movie role, but film critics predict a successful acting career for him, and his fans hope to see him again soon on the big screen.
Love life and marriage
Alex hasn’t been the subject of any rumors or controversies concerning his love life and his sexual orientation; it’s widely known that he’s a married man. His wife is Lucinda ‘Luci’ Hare, a famous New Zealand actress, who is perhaps known best for her role as Vicky in the series “Auckward Love”; she is also a writer and make-up artist. Since they are both secretive when it comes to their private lives, the two haven’t shared many details about their relationship, however, it is known that they met back in 2010, at Toi Whakaari drama school, which they both attended.
Alex proposed to Luci on New Years’ Eve in 2017, and then on 7 February 2018, they welcomed their son named Beaumont, which means ‘beautiful mountain’ in French – Luci said to Woman’s Day magazine that the name for their son came to her in a dream. In the same interview, Luci shared that Alex and she were planning to adopt or foster a child who needs a stable, loving family, adding that she truly believes that one of Alex’s callings is to be a dad. Alex spoke about Luci in his interview for ZM Online, saying: ‘Luci has been amazing. Not only is she an amazing mother to our son, an actor and all-round human, she keeps me on track, helps me with lines and even brings Beau out to set sometimes to visit when I have a long day — I couldn’t do it without her.’
According to Luci’s Instagram, they are celebrating their wedding anniversary on 14 February, however, they haven’t shared the year of their wedding, As of May 2022, it’s known that they are still together, the family of three lives in Auckland, New Zealand, and the fourth member of their family is their dog Winston, since both Luci and Alex are animal lovers, with dogs being their favorite.
Age, height, and net worth
Alex’s age is 32, he has black, curly hair and brown eyes; he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall. The young and talented actor has earned a decent amount of money starring in popular series, and according to sources, as of May 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.