Reedus at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International
|Born||Mark Norman Reedus
January 6, 1969
Hollywood, Florida, United States
|Partner(s)||Helena Christensen (1998–2003)|
Secondary official website
Mark Norman Reedus (born January 6, 1969) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of Murphy McManus in the 1999 film The Boondock Saints and its sequel, released 10 years later. Norman also portrays Daryl Dixon in the television series The Walking Dead and has also directed several videos and modeled for various fashion designers.
Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, the son of Marianne (née Yarber) and Ira Norman Reedus. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. He also spent some time living in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Spain. He worked at a Harley Davidson shop in Venice 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. He was first discovered at a party in Los Angeles where he started screaming with giant sunglasses on until someone asked if he wanted to be in a play.
Film and television
His first film was in 1997 the Guillermo del Toro horror thriller film Mimic, where he played the character Jeremy. He has also played roles in the films Floating, Six Ways to Sunday, Deuces Wild, Blade II, Gossip, 8mm, American Gangster, Hero Wanted and Moscow Chill. In 2005 he had a bit-part in the Christian Alvart German film Antibodies as a German Polizist (policeman). In 2008 he starred in the film Red Canyon.
Reedus played the role of Murphy MacManus in the 1999 movie The Boondock Saints opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Willem Dafoe. He also starred opposite Flanery in the sequel 2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.
In 2010, Reedus took on the role of Daryl Dixon in the AMC television 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." Reedus was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work as Daryl Dixon in 2012.
Modeling, music videos, and art
Reedus has modeled for Prada, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Durban, Levi's, Lexus and most recently 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. He is also releasing a book for photography that is available for pre-sale and is going to be released on October 31, 2013.[dated info]
Reedus was in a long term relationship with supermodel Helena Christensen from 1998 until 2003, although the two were never married, despite rumors and misreporting to the contrary. Together they have a son, Mingus Lucien Reedus, born on October 13, 1999. Reedus and Christensen have remained friends and share joint custody of their son. In 2005, while in Berlin, Germany, Reedus was in a car accident. He had to have surgery and his left eye has a titanium eye socket with 4 screws in his nose.
He has several tattoos: his father's name on the left side of his chest (also "Norman", in memoriam), a devil on his upper right arm, "Mingus" in red 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.
|1997||Floating||Van||Special Jury Award Best Acting Performance|
|1997||Six Ways to Sunday||Harry Odum|
|1998||Davis Is Dead||Larry|
|1998||I'm Losing You||Toby|
|1998||Reach The Rock||Danny|
|1998||Dark Harbor||Young man|
|1999||Let the Devil Wear Black||Brautigan|
|1999||Boondock Saints, TheThe Boondock Saints||Murphy MacManus|
|2000||Bad Seed||Jonathan Casey|
|2001||Beat Nicks, TheThe Beat Nicks||Nick Nero|
|2002||Luster||Sextools delivery boy|
|2003||Nobody Needs to Know||Kurt|
|2004||Until the Night||Robert|
|2004||Ôsama no kampô|
|2005||Notorious Bettie Page, TheThe Notorious Bettie Page||Billy Neal|
|2005||Comfortably Numb||Buddy Flemming|
|2005||Masters of Horror - John Carpenters - Cigarette Burns||Kirby Sweetman|
|2006||Walls||Henry Flesh||Short film|
|2006||Crime, AA Crime||Vincent Harris|
|2006||I Thought of You||Short
Writer and Director
|2006||Killer Queen||Jack Trust|
|2007||American Gangster||Detective Norman Reilly|
|2007||Moscow Chill||Ray Perso|
|2008||Meet Me in Berlin||Unnamed American||Short Film|
|2008||Cadillac Records||Chess Records engineer|
|2008||Echos of Extinction||Eric Richards|
|2009||Chase, TheThe Chase||Dangerous guy|
|2009||Messengers 2: The Scarecrow||John Rollins||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Night of the Templar||Henry|
|2009||Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, TheThe Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day||Murphy MacManus|
|2010||Conspirator, TheThe Conspirator||Lewis Payne|
|2010||Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazi||Barry||Short film|
|2010||8 Uhr 28||Stranger|
|2011||Hello Herman||Lax Morales|
|2012||Night of the Templar||Henry Flesh|
|2013||Iron Man: Rise of Technovore||Frank Castle / The Punisher||Voice
|2013||Pawn Shop Chronicles||Stanley|
|2003||Charmed||Nate Parks||2 episodes:
"Sense and Sense Ability" (season 5: episode 20)
"Necromancing the Stone" (season 5: episode 21)
|2005||Masters of Horror||Kirby||Episode: "John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns"|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Derek Lord||Episode: "Influence"|
|2010||Hawaii Five-0||Anton Hesse||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2010–present||Walking Dead, TheThe Walking Dead||Daryl Dixon||Season 1 (recurring; 4 episodes)
Season 2–present (series regular)
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012)
IGN Award Best TV Hero (2012)
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in Television (2012)
|2011||Soup, TheThe Soup||Daryl Dixon||Episode #8.39|
|2013||Hawaii Five-0||Anton Hesse||Episode: "Olelo Pa'a"|
|2013||The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct||Daryl Dixon||Voice|
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- "Watch Hello Herman The Movie'". Retrieved 2013-06-12.
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- "He's growing up so fast! Helena Christensen and son Mingus hang out in SoHo for Mother's Day weekend". www.dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
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- "Norman Reedus - Name Tag, Angels and Demons". CelebrityTattooDesign.com. April 14, 2011.
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