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Norman Reedus

Biography

Actor and movie director who also became known worldwide for his overall performance in The Boondock Saints as well as the Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day time. He obtained further acknowledgement for his part as Daryl Dixon in the horror Television series The Strolling Deceased. He was briefly used at a Harley Davidson store while generating artwork like a painter, professional photographer, sculptor, and video designer. He produced his debut in the 1997 film Mimic. He performed Lewis Payne in Robert Redford’s traditional film The Conspirator, that was about the Lincoln assassination. He is at a romantic relationship with supermodel Helena Christensen from 1998 to 2003. His child Mingus Lucien Reedus was created in 1999. He made an appearance in the Pilot bout of the TV display Hawaii Five-0, which starred Scott Caan.

Quick Facts


Full Name Norman Reedus
Date Of Birth January 6, 1969
Place Of Birth Hollywood, FL
Height 1.78 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Bethany College
Nationality American
Children Mingus Lucien Reedus
Parents Marianne Reedus, Norman Reedus
Siblings Leslie Reedus
Awards Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble
Nominations Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Movies Blade II, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Air, The Boondock Saints, Sky, Six Ways to Sunday, Triple 9, Deuces Wild, Tough Luck, Dark Harbor, Hello Herman, Pandorum, Sunlight Jr., Meskada, Mimic, Until the Night, American Gangster, Bad Seed, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow, A Crime, Moscow Chill, The Beatnicks, Pawnshop Chronicles, 8mm, The Notorious Bettie Page, Hero Wanted, Let the Devil Wear Black, John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns, The Conspirator, Vacation, Cadillac Records, Gossip, Reach the Rock, Night of the Templar, Floating, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, Antibodies, 8:28 am, Nobody Needs to Know, Octane, Deadline, Beat, Ollie Klublershturf vs the Nazis, Luster, Davis Is Dead, Sand, Clown, The Chase, Little Annie Rooney, Stretch, Red Canyon
TV Shows The Walking Dead, Ride with Norman Reedus
Star Sign Capricorn

  • Facts
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#Fact
1Is close friends with co-star Melissa McBride.
2Is good friends with his co-star Emily Kinney. He even went to visit her at a concert she was playing at in Atlanta, where he was filming The Walking Dead (2010).
3Favorite movies are Mad Max (1979), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Saturday Night Fever (1977).
4Is a collector of masks and owns over 50 of them.
5Is close friend with the singer and guitarist of Interpol, Paul Banks.
6Reedus was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work as Daryl Dixon in 2012.
7In 2010, Reedus took on the role of Daryl Dixon in the AMC television series The Walking Dead (2010). 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.
8His paternal grandmother was of Italian descent. His other ancestry includes English, Scotch-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish.
9Is close friends with co-star Andrew Lincoln.
10Norman currently lives in New York with his son, Mingus Lucien Reedus.
11He runs a New York-based film production company named Bigbaldhead.
12He has several tattoos: his father's name on the left side of his chest, a devil on his upper right arm, "Mingus" in red on his right forearm, a star on his right hand, two demons on his back, a heart on his right wrist and a snake on his left leg.
13Reedus was in a long term relationship with Danish fashion model Helena Christensen from 1998 until 2003. Together they have a son, Mingus Lucien Reedus (born October 13, 1999).
14He is also a painter, sculptor, and photographer who currently shows his artwork in galleries in New York, Berlin, and Frankfurt.
15He has appeared in seven music videos: Flat Top by Goo Goo Dolls, Cats In The Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe, 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).
16He 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.
17He got his first taste of acting in the play Maps for Drowners at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard.
18In Los Angeles, he worked at a Harley Davidson shop in Venice and contributed artwork to various shows as a painter, photographer, sculptor, and video artist.
19Has a titanium eye-socket, as a result of his car accident in 2005.
20Was in a car accident in late February 2005 in Berlin, Germany, when after attending a R.E.M. concert, his driver swerved into traffic suddenly at the wrong moment, and a semi-truck struck the car in which he was riding. He was jettisoned through the windshield and landed on the sidewalk, receiving some damage to the left side of his face, for which he had to undergo surgery.
21Had a son named Mingus Lucien Reedus with Helena Christensen, born 13 October 1999 in Helena's native country, Denmark.
22Lived for a time in London and Japan. Prior to getting his first acting role, he was earning $7.50 an hour working in a Venice, California, motorcycle shop.
23Reedus has modeled for Prada, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Durban, Levi's, Lexus and most recently Morgenthal Fredrics.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death StrandingVideo Game pre-productionAdam
The Walking Dead2010-2016TV SeriesDaryl Dixon
Voltron2016TV SeriesRolo
Triple 92016Russell Welch
American Dad!2016TV SeriesTim
The Walking Dead: No Man's Land2015Video GameDaryl Dixon (voice)
Sky2015Diego
Air2015/IBauer
Vacation2015/ITrucker
Saturday Night Live2015TV SeriesDaryl Dixon
Stretch2014Norman Reedus
The Soup2011-2014TV SeriesNorman Reedus / Daryl Dixon
Pawn Shop Chronicles2013Stanley
Sunlight Jr.2013Justin
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore2013VideoFrank Castle The Punisher (English version, voice)
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct2013Video GameDaryl Dixon (voice)
Night of the Templar2013Henry Flesh
Hello Herman2012Lax
Lady Gaga: Judas2011Video shortJudas (uncredited)
Hawaii Five-02010TV SeriesAnton Hesse
8 Uhr 282010Stranger
Ollie Klublershturf vs. the Nazis2010ShortBarry
The Conspirator2010Lewis Payne
Meskada2010Dennis Burrows
The Chase2009/IITV Mini-Series shortDangerous Guy
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day2009Murphy MacManus
Pandorum2009Shepard
Messengers 2: The Scarecrow2009VideoJohn Rollins
Cadillac Records2008Chess Engineer
Clown2008ShortLucien
Dead*Line2008ShortSeth
Red Canyon2008Mac
Hero Wanted2008Swain
Moroz po kozhe2007Ray Perso
American Gangster2007Detective in Morgue
Meet Me in Berlin2007ShortNew York Guy
A Crime2006Vincent Harris
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesDerek Lord
Walls2006ShortHenry Flesh
13 Graves2006TV MovieNorman
Masters of Horror2005TV SeriesKirby
The Notorious Bettie Page2005Billy Neal
Antikörper2005Polizist Schmitz
A Lot Like Love2005Emily's Ex at Airport (uncredited)
Ôsama no kampô2004
Until the Night2004Robert
Octane2003Recovery Man
Tough Luck2003Archie
Charmed2003TV SeriesNate Parks
Nobody Needs to Know2003Kurt
Deuces Wild2002Marco
Blade II2002Scud
Luster2002Sextools Delivery Boy (as Norman Reedis)
The Beatnicks2001Nick Nero
Sand2000Jack
Bad Seed2000Jonathan Casey
Gossip2000/ITravis
Beat2000Lucien Carr
The Boondock Saints1999Murphy MacManus
8MM1999Warren Anderson
Let the Devil Wear Black1999Brautigan
Davis Is Dead1998Larry
Reach the Rock1998Danny
Dark Harbor1998Young Man
I'm Losing You1998Toby
Six Ways to Sunday1997Harry Odum
Mimic1997Jeremy
Floating1997Van

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bots: Blinded2015Video short
I Thought of You2006Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bots: Blinded2015Video short
I Thought of You2006Short

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Until the Night2004camera operator: interviews

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Air2015/Iexecutive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dark Harbor1998performer: "Happy Birthday to you"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far2016TV Movie documentary special thanks
Wizard Mode2016Documentary gratitude and thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King Cake: A Big Easy Story2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Talking Dead2011-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - 'Daryl' / ...
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far2016TV Movie documentaryHimself / Daryl Dixon
Live with Kelly and Michael2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Charades Partner
IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con2016TV SeriesHimself
Ride with Norman Reedus2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Triple 9: An Authentic World2016Video shortHimself
Triple 9: Under the Gun2016Video shortHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
American Music Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Walking Dead
Norman Reedus' Comic-Con Survival Guide2015TV ShortHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - The Walking Dead
Guys Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
The Image Revolution2014DocumentaryHimself
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 20132013TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
Comic-Con All Access 20132013TV MovieHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk Documentary2012DocumentaryHimself
The Soup2012TV SeriesHimself
unCONventional2012TV SeriesHimself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2012TV SeriesHimself
Undead Noise2012TV SeriesHimself
Nightmare Factory2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Vibe2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unprecedented Access: Behind the Scenes2010Video shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself
Overnight2003DocumentaryHimself
1998 MTV Movie Awards1998TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes Manufactured2016DocumentaryHimself
No Small Parts2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Hawaii Five-02013-2014TV SeriesAnton Hesse
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest TV Supporting ActorThe Walking Dead (2010)
2012IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroThe Walking Dead (2010)
2012IGN People's Choice AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV HeroThe Walking Dead (2010)
1999Special Jury AwardNew England Film & Video FestivalBest Acting PerformanceFloating (1997)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor in a Television SeriesThe Walking Dead (2010)
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor on TelevisionThe Walking Dead (2010)
1998Breakthrough AwardGotham AwardsSix Ways to Sunday (1997)


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#Quote
1Damaged people tend to gravitate towards damaged people.
2I'm still insecure, but when I first started acting, I was really insecure. I glared at a lot of people. I assumed everyone hated me. Somehow that scowl has turned into an acting career.
3The dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid.
4I've always said it's interesting to watch devils cry when angels want to stab you in the back. I like that mixture.
5When you do television, you have this opportunity to drop these subtle hints everywhere. The way you say things for example, sometimes those seeds turn into trees.
6You can't not look cool with a crossbow.
7I literally have three boxes of presents. My son's room is nothing but Daryl Dixon paintings, dolls, lighters, tattoos and panties. It's pretty ridiculous. It's fun. The Boondocks fans are pretty ferocious, as well. But, I get more Walking Dead stuff now. It's a bonus for me. The same group of people like both things. It's overwhelming to be honest.

#Trademark
1Deep, gruff voice
2Often sports facial hair, usually a goatee
3Bright blue eyes
4Sunglasses

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