Jemaine Clement, center, is seen with his "Flight of the Conchords" co-stars Rhys Darby, left, and Bret McKenzie, right. The HBO comedy series revolves around Clement and McKenzie's two-man band, which bears the same name as the show's title, trying to hit it big in New York. In 2009, "Conchords" was nominated for six Emmy awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jemaine Clement.
Jemaine Clement, left, and Bret McKenzie, arrive at a viewing party for the second season of "Flight of the Conchords" in New York, Jan. 26, 2009. Clement was born in 1974 in New Zealand, and studied drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington, where he met McKenzie. "Flight of the Conchords" released albums, toured, and, after a successful appearance on HBO's "One Night Stand," were offered their own TV series.
"Flight of the Conchords" star Bret McKenzie, right, holds up a sign as co-star Jemaine Clement, left, looks on during the Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 8, 2008. Clement's 2009 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nomination is his first acting nod, but he has also been nominated twice for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the show (both with McKenzie and James Bobin).
Jemaine Clement as Jarrod and Loren Horsley as Lily in a scene from the movie "Eagle vs. Shark." In addition to "Flight of the Conchords," Clement also has roles in upcoming feature films, lending his voice to the animated family film "Despicable Me" and a role in the comedy "Gentleman Broncos."
Jemaine Clement arrives at HBO's 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards after party in West Hollywood, Calif. Clement is nominated for a 2009 Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role, a fictionalized version of himself, on the HBO series "Flight of the Conchords."