The American actor and model Norman Reedus has been working in the entertainment industry since the early 90s. He celebrated his first big success in 1999 with the film The Boondock Saints. After that Reedus acted in movies like Deuces Wild (2002), Blade II (2002), American Gangster (2007), and others.
He received high reviews for his portrayal of the character Daryl Dixon in the AMC horror series The Walking Dead, which premiered in 2010. The role has earned him a number of nominations and awards, including the IGN Award for Best TV Hero.
Norman Reedus Bio
January 6, 1969, was the day that Norman Reedus came to earth in the family of Ira Norman Reedus and his wife Marianne Reedus (née Yarber), who lived in Hollywood, Florida. Reedus is of Italian, English, Irish and Scottish descent.
After graduating from high school, Norman Reedus spent a semester at Bethany College before dropping out to pursue other interests. As a young man looking for his place in society, Reedus was involved in a variety of things. He worked in a Harley Davidson store in Venice, California, where he earned $7.50 an hour. Reedus also worked as a painter, photographer, sculptor, and video artist.
The guy was a frequent partygoer while living in Los Angeles. At one of these parties, someone noticed his personality and asked about his interest in acting, and that was the beginning of Reedus’ acting career. Norman Reedus got his first acting job in the play Maps for Drowners at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard. In the early 1990s, he appeared in the music videos of artists such as Keith Richards, Björk, R.E.M., and Radiohead. He made his debut film role in 1997 in the science fiction horror movie Mimic and later in Floating.
Norman Reedus was critically acclaimed for his portrayal of Harold in the 1998 crime thriller Six Ways to Sunday, for which he received a nomination for the Gotham Breakthrough Award. The following year, in 1999, he wowed audiences with his performance in The Boondock Saints.
While building his filmography in the 1990s, Reedus also worked as a fashion model, representing brands such as Prada. Although Reedus appeared in numerous films, it was his role in The Walking Dead that brought him the biggest breakthrough in his career. In 2016 he began his show Ride with Norman Reedus.
Norman Reedus has come a long way from the days when he earned only $7 for an hour’s work. Today he earns over $650,000 for each episode of The Walking Dead. In addition to occasional modeling and other television and film appearances, Norman smiles at the bank more than ever. His net worth is estimated at over $18 million.
Son, Wife or Girlfriend, Is He Gay or Married?
Although Norman Reedus has never walked down the aisle with one of his mistresses, one thing is certain – the actor is not gay. However, gay rumors about Norman Reedus began to circulate after speculation that his character in The Walking Dead had gay tendencies.
The series’ creator, Robert Kirkman, revealed in 2014 that although he had originally planned to make the character gay, he changed his mind. Kirkman refuted the rumors once and for all by confirming that Reedus’ character is heterosexual.
But although Kirkman continued his plans to make Daryl Dixon gay, this should not have confirmed the actor, Norman Reedus’ real sexual orientation, in any way. Reedus is just an actor doing his job. In real life, this actor has slept with a handful of women and is especially attracted to models. Although Reedus has largely kept his love life a secret, details of some of his relationships have become known in the media.
The actor was dating Danish supermodel Helena Christensen from 1998 to 2003. Reedus had met Christensen through their mutual friend, photographer Yelena Yemchuk. On October 13, 1999, the couple welcomed their son Mingus Lucien Reedus, who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Reedus’ son began following in his mother’s footsteps in 2017 and became a fashion designer.
In 2003 Norman and Christensen separated for reasons that never made it into the media. The separation was amicable, however, as the couple remained very friendly over the years and raised their son together.
His next long-term relationship began in 2016 with the German actress Diane Kruger. They met on the set of their 2015 film Sky when Diane was still dating Joshua Jackson. In July 2016, however, after their separation from Jackson, Reedus and Diane made their relationship official. In May 2018 it was announced that Reedus and Diane were expecting their first baby together.
Reedus had a brief relationship with Jarah Mariano in 2009, Glenn Lovrich in 2011, and Cecilia Singley in 2013.