Norman Reedus

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Norman Reedus
Norman Reedus by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornMark Norman Reedus
(1969-01-06) January 6, 1969 (age 45)
Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActor, model
Years active1993–present
Partner(s)Helena Christensen
ChildrenMingus Lucien Reedus (October 13, 1999)
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Norman Reedus
Norman Reedus by Gage Skidmore.jpg
BornMark Norman Reedus
(1969-01-06) January 6, 1969 (age 45)
Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActor, model
Years active1993–present
Partner(s)Helena Christensen
ChildrenMingus Lucien Reedus (October 13, 1999)

Mark Norman Reedus[1] (born January 6, 1969)[2] is an American actor and model. He is best known for his roles as Daryl Dixon in the AMC series The Walking Dead and Murphy MacManus in the 1999 film The Boondock Saints and its 2009 sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. He has also directed several videos and modeled for various fashion designers.[3]

Early life[edit]

Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, the son of Marianne (née Yarber) and Norman Reedus. His sister, Leslie, was born two years later.[1] He is of English, Italian, Northern Irish, and Scottish descent.[4] He was raised in Los Angeles, California. He also spent some time living in Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.[5] He worked at a Harley Davidson shop in Venice, California and contributed artwork to various shows as a painter, photographer, sculptor, and video artist. He got his first taste of acting in the play Maps for Drowners at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard.[6] He was first discovered at a party in Los Angeles, where someone asked him if he wanted to be in a play.[7]


Film and television[edit]

Reedus' first film was in the 1997 Guillermo del Toro horror film Mimic, where he played Jeremy.[6] He has also played roles in the films Six Ways to Sunday, Deuces Wild, Blade II, Gossip, 8mm, American Gangster, Hero Wanted, and Moscow Chill. In 2005, he had a small role in the Christian Alvart film Antibodies as a German policeman. In 2008, he starred in the film Red Canyon.[3] Reedus played Murphy MacManus in the 1999 movie The Boondock Saints. He also starred in the sequel 2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. He guest starred on Charmed as Paige's (Rose McGowan) boyfriend, Nate.

In 2010, Reedus took on the role of Daryl Dixon in the AMC series The Walking Dead. The character was not originally in the comic book series of the same name, but was created specifically for Reedus after his audition for the character of Merle Dixon. The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman has stated he feels "absolutely blessed Reedus has honored the show with his presence, and the way he has come in and taken over that role and defined Daryl Dixon. A lot of Norman's portrayal of the character in the first season inspired all the writers to do what we did with him in the second season. We love writing him and end up doing cool stuff with him."[8] Reedus was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work as Daryl Dixon in 2012.

Reedus starred in the film Hello Herman, which opened nationwide and On-Demand on June 7, 2013.[9]

Modeling, music videos, and art[edit]

Reedus has modeled for Prada, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Durban, Levi's, Lexus, and Morgenthal Fredrics. He has appeared in nine music videos: "Flat Top" by Goo Goo Dolls, "Cats in the Cradle" by Ugly Kid Joe, "Mean to Me" by Tonic, "Strange Currencies" by R.E.M., "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead, "Violently Happy" by Björk, "Wicked As It Seems" by Keith Richards, and "Judas" by Lady Gaga (as Judas). He is also a painter, sculptor, and photographer who currently shows his artwork in galleries in New York, Berlin, and Frankfurt.[3] He released a book of photography on October 31, 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Reedus was in a long-term relationship with supermodel Helena Christensen from 1998 until 2003, although the two were never married, despite misreports to the contrary.[10] Together they have a son, Mingus Lucien Reedus (born October 13, 1999).[11][12] The two have remained friends and share joint custody of their son.[13]

In 2005, while in Berlin, Reedus was involved in a car accident. He required surgery for a titanium eye socket and four screws in his nose.[14] He has several tattoos: his father's name on the left side of his chest, a devil on his upper right arm, his son's name on his right forearm, a star on his right hand, a tiny "X" above his left collar bone, two demons on his back, a heart on his right wrist, and a snake on his left leg.[15]



1998I'm Losing YouToby
1998Six Ways to SundayHarold
1998Reach the RockDanny
1998Dark HarborYoung Man
1998David Is DeadLarry
1999Let the Devil Wear BlackBrautigan
19998MMWarren Anderson
1999FloatingVanSpecial Jury Award for Best Acting Performance
1999Boondock Saints, TheThe Boondock SaintsMurphy MacManus
2000BeatLucien Carr
2000Bad SeedJonathan Casey
2001Beat Nicks, TheThe Beat NicksNick Nero
2002LusterSextools Delivery Boy
2002Blade IIScud
2002Deuces WildMarco
2003Nobody Needs to KnowKurt
2003Tough LuckArchie
2003OctaneRecovery Man
2004Until the NightRobert
2004Ôsama no kampô
2005AntibodiesPolizist Schmitz
2005Notorious Bettie Page, TheThe Notorious Bettie PageBilly Neal
2005Comfortably NumbBuddy Flemming
200613 GravesNormanTelevision film
2006WallsHenry FleshShort film
2006Crime, AA CrimeVincent Harris
2006I Thought of YouShort film
Writer, director
2006Killer QueenJack Trust
2007American GangsterDetective Norman Reilly
2007Moscow ChillRay Perso
2008Hero WantedSwainDirect-to-video
2008Meet Me in BerlinUnnamed AmericanShort Film
2008Red CanyonMac
2008Dead*LineSethShort film
2008ClownLucienShort film
2008Cadillac RecordsChess Records Engineer
2008Echos of ExtinctionEric Richards
2008Styrofoam SoulJoe
2009Chase, TheThe ChaseDangerous Guy
2009Messengers 2: The ScarecrowJohn RollinsDirect-to-video
2009Night of the TemplarHenry
2009Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, TheThe Boondock Saints II: All Saints DayMurphy MacManus
2010MeskadaDennis Burrows
2010Conspirator, TheThe ConspiratorLewis Payne
2010Ollie Klublershturf vs. The NaziBarryShort film
20108 Uhr 28Stranger
2011Hello HermanLax Morales
2012Night of the TemplarHenry Flesh
2013Iron Man: Rise of TechnovoreFrank Castle / The PunisherVoice
2013Sunlight Jr.Justin
2013Pawn Shop ChroniclesStanley
2015Triple Nine


2003CharmedNate Parks2 episodes
2005Masters of HorrorKirbyEpisode: "John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns"
2006Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDerek LordEpisode: "Influence"
2010Hawaii Five-0Anton HesseEpisode: "Pilot"
2010–presentWalking Dead, TheThe Walking DeadDaryl DixonMain Cast;
IGN Award for Best TV Hero (2012)
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012)
Nominated – EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Drama (2014)
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in Television (2012)

Video games[edit]

2013The Walking Dead: Survival InstinctDaryl DixonVoice
TBASilent HillsTBAVoice, Facial Capture, Motion Capture


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  2. ^ Anderson, Kyle (November 26, 2012). "‘The Walking Dead’ star Norman Reedus: What’s On My iPod". Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Norman Reedus web page". Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
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  5. ^ "Norman Reedus SOMA Article". 
  6. ^ a b "Biography for Norman Reedus". IMDB. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Interview with Norman Reedus". myFanbase. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  8. ^ "THE WALKING DEAD Says Happy Valentine's Day, Norman Reedus Says 'Daryl Dixon Will Stab You If You Hug Him'". Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Watch Hello Herman The Movie'". Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  10. ^ "Christensen Claims Marriage Was A Sham.". Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Helena Christensen: profile". Hello!. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ Koko Ntuen (May 6, 2011). "Interview with Norman Reedus". Ladygunn Magazine. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ Carpenter, Cassie (May 13, 2012). "He's growing up so fast! Helena Christensen and son Mingus hang out in SoHo for Mother's Day weekend". London: Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Interview Norman Reedus". Fielding on Film. 
  15. ^ "Norman Reedus - Name Tag, Angels and Demons". April 14, 2011. 

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