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Overview (3)

Born in Hollywood, Florida, USA
Birth NameNorman Mark Reedus
Height 5' 10¼" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida. He is of Italian English, Scottish and Irish descent. He is an accomplished photographer with several books of his photography published and continues to do art shows in galleries all around the world every year. His first novel was published in 2022 and was on the New York Times best seller list as well as the Los Angeles Times best seller list titled "The Ravaged " Reedus has a production company named Bigbaldhead, Inc. With his producing partner Amanda Verdon as well as a first look deal with AMC studios.

Norman's first movie was Guillermo del Toro's horror thriller Mimic (1997), where he played the character Jeremy. He has also played roles in the movies Floating (1997), Gossip (2000), Six Ways to Sunday (1997), Deuces Wild (2002), and Blade II (2002). He also starred in the movies Red Canyon (2008), Robert Redford's The Conspirator (2010), and John Hillcoat's Triple 9 (2016). Norman played the role of Murphy MacManus in the movie The Boondock Saints (1999) opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Willem Dafoe. He later reprised the role in the sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009).

As of 2010, he stars as Daryl Dixon on 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 by Frank Darabont. 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 great deal 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."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: i

Family (2)

Children Mingus Reedus
Parents Reedus, Marianne
Reedus, Norman

Trade Mark (4)

Sunglasses
Bright blue eyes
Often sports facial hair, usually a goatee
Deep, gruff voice

Trivia (25)

Reedus has modeled for Prada, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Durban, Levi's, Lexus and most recently Morgenthal Frederics.
Resided for a time in London and Japan. Before getting his first acting role, he was earning $7.50 an hour working in a Venice, California motorcycle shop.
Was 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.
In 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.
As a result of his car accident, his nose was reconstructed with the assistance of four screws and his left eye-socket with titanium.
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.
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).
He is also a painter, sculptor, and photographer who currently shows his artwork in galleries in New York, Berlin, and Frankfurt.
Reedus was in a long-term relationship with Danish fashion model Helena Christensen from 1998 until 2003. Together they have a son, Mingus Reedus (born October 13, 1999).
Has several tattoos: his father's name on the left side of his chest, a simple heart on the center of his chest, a devil on his upper right arm, "Mingus" in red on his right forearm, a star on his right hand, a skull on his right hand, two demons on his back, a heart on his right wrist and a snake on his left leg.
He manages a New York-based film production company named Bigbaldhead.
Norman currently resides in New York with his son, Mingus Reedus.
His paternal grandmother was of Italian descent. His other ancestry includes English, Scotch-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish.
In 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.
Is close friends with Paul Banks, the lead singer of the rock band Interpol.
Is a collector of masks and owns over 50 of them.
Favorite movies are Mad Max (1979), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Saturday Night Fever (1977).
Is 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).
Is close friends with co-stars Melissa McBride and Andrew Lincoln.
His son Mingus Reedus was offered an audition for the role Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), which he turned down like to other offerings.
Has been in a two-year relationship with "Sky" co-star Diane Kruger. They welcomed their daughter Nova in November 2018.
In August 2021, Reedus has been announced his engagement to German-American actress Diane Kruger.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 27, 2022.
Was cast as the lead character in a Silent Hill video game sequel called Silent Hills, in a collaboration with Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. The game was canceled when Kojima left Konami.

Personal Quotes (8)

I 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.
You can't not look cool with a crossbow.
When 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.
I've always said it's interesting to watch devils cry when angels want to stab you in the back. I like that mixture.
The dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid.
I'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.
Damaged people tend to gravitate towards damaged people.
[on his son Mingus] I asked him, 'Do you want to audition?' He asked, 'What part?' I said, 'I think you'd be Spider-Man [Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).' He said, 'No, I don't want to ruin my life.' I went, 'What do you mean?' He said, 'I don't want to be famous.' He's got such a good head on his shoulders. I'm learning from him more than he's learning from me. He's my role model!'

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