Jan. 6th, 1969
Hollywood, Florida, USA
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Mark Norman Reedus (born January 6, 1969) is an American actor and model. He is 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.
Born in Hollywood, Florida. He's 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.
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 ll, Gossip, 8mm, American Gangster, Wanted Hero 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 Defoe. He also starred opposite Flanery in the 2009 The Boondock Saints ll: All Saints Day.
Reedus guest starred on Charmed as Paige's boyfriend. 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 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.
He starred in the film Hello Herman directed by Michelle Danner, which opened nationwide and On-Demand on June 7, 2013.
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. Together they have a son, Mingus Lucien Reedus, (b. October 13, 1999). The two have remained friends and share joint custody of their son.
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. 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.