University of Cantebury
The New Zealand Drama School
Played a vampire in the genre mash-up "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith
Acted opposite Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz in "Dream House"
Cast in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" opposite Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mia Wasikowska
Played the young Stephan Gold (Tom Wilkinson) in the drama thriller "The Debt"; also starred Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain
Co-starred in "Romulus, My Father," the directing debut of Richard Roxburgh
Co-starred in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" about the 12th-Century Crusades
Cast in "Asylum" as a mental patient romantically involved with the wife (Natasha Richardson) of his sanitarium's chief psychiatrist
Co-starred opposite Charlize Theron in the sci-fi adventure "Aeon Flux"
Cast opposite Matt Damon in "The Bourne Supremacy"
Cast in the WWII drama "The Great Raid" about the resuce of over 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp
Cast in the Michael Crighton adaptation "Timeline"
Played Mr. Smith in the comedy "Kangaroo Jack"
Apppeared in the action spy thriller "XXX" starring Vin Diesel
Co-starred in the award-winning coming-of-age drama "Rain"
Cast as Celeborn, Lord of the Elves in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy: "The Fellowship of the Ring" (2000), "The Twin Towers" (2002), and "Return of the King" (2003)
Appeared in television movie "The Three Stooges"
Cast in recurring role on "Xena: Warrior Princess"
Had a supporting role in the acclaimed New Zealand film "Broken English"
Played "Tarlus" in an episode of popular Pacific Rennaissance series "Hercules"
Starred in the popular New Zealand soap opera "Shortland Street"
Landed first feature role in "Jack Brown Genius" which was co-written by Peter Jackson
Co-founded the theatre company The Stronghold Theater; worked as a presenter, produced and acted in dozens of plays
Graduated from the New Zealand Drama School
The actor's last name was pronounced "CHO-Kash."
"Growing up in New Zealand, my mother would send my brother and me to work on various farms to sheer sheep, make hay, milk cows, ride motorbikes and tractors...a typical rural upbringing." – Csokas quoted in Movieline's Hollywood Life, May/June 2005