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Rise to Fame: KJ Apa

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KJ Apa is known to us all as Archie Andrews from the popular drama series “Riverdale,” but have you ever wondered how he rose to such prominence?

KJ Apa (born Keneti James Fitzgerald Apa) started his acting career with the role of Kane Jenkins in the soap opera “Shortland Street,” in which he starred from 2013 to 2016. He also portrayed Jack in six episodes in the drama series “The Cul de Sac.”

The actor was cast in the CW television series in 2016 after a four-month worldwide talent search. KJ has been portraying Archie Andrews since 2017, which brought him international recognition.

KJ also appeared in such productions as “A Dog’s Purpose,” “The Hate U Give” and “The Last Summer.” His acting career is currently gaining momentum; the actor is becoming more and more popular, and has two projects in the works – “I Still Believe” and “Altar Rock.”