January 6, 1969
Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida and months later moved to Los Angeles, California. Leaving home at the age of twelve, he has lived in many countries including England, Spain and Japan. He was first discovered at a party in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, he worked at a Harley Davidson shop in Venice and at the same time 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 has modeled for Prada, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, and Durban. Reedus is best known for playing the role of Murphy MacManus in the cult movie The Boondock Saints, written and directed by Troy Duffy and starring opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Willem Dafoe. He starred opposite Flanery in the sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, which started filming in the summer of 2008 and was released on All Saints Day (Nov. 1st) of 2009. He has had roles in Floating, Six Ways to Sunday, Deuces Wild, Blade II, Gossip, Mimic, 8mm, American Gangster, Hero Wanted and Moscow Chill. In 2008 he starred in the film Red Canyon as the character of Mac.
On July 25, 2009, Reedus appeared at Comicon 2009 with other members of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day cast and crew to promote the film. In 2010 he joined the cast of The Walking Dead as Daryl Dixon, probably his best known role.
He currently shows his art work in galleries in New York, Berlin and Frankfurt.
Reedus lives in New York with his son Mingus Lucien Reedus, named after the legendary jazz musician Charles Mingus. Mingus' mother is Reedus' ex-girlfriend, model Helena Christensen.
|The Norman Reedus article has a Photo Gallery.|
- Norman appeared opposite Sean Patrick Flanery in the "The Boondock Saints". Sean also starred on Charmed in "Happily Ever After" as Adam Prinze.
- Norman played Judas in Lady Gaga's video clip for the song of the same name.