When it comes to acting, there are different factions to the art form; some of which include onscreen acting, voice acting, and stage acting among others. While most actors tend to stick to traditional onscreen acting, Norman Reedus has succeeded both as a voice actor and an onscreen actor. He is, however, not just an actor but a model as well. To know more about the life and work of Norman Reedus, keep reading below.
Norman Reedus’ Bio & Age
Marianne Yarber and Ira Norman Reedus welcomed their son, Norman Mark Reedus, to the world on the 6th of January in 1969. Norman, who was born in Hollywood, Florida, can trace one half of his ancestry to Italy.
His parents, Marianne and Ira, got divorced when Norman was still as a kid and he got to live with his mother. Marianne used to be a Playboy bunny and after her divorce, she took up two jobs, one was the sale of coffins and the other was teaching. She also happened to be someone who moved about a lot and as a result of this, Norman was able to spend some time in the East Asian country of Japan as a child. He lived in Japan until he was done with his high school education. The schools he attended is not known but Reedus’ move to another country affected his growth as a tennis player; he had played competitively at the high school level.
When Reedus was done with high school, he relocated once again; this time he made the move to London, the United Kingdom, with some of his friends. Then he felt the travel bug once more and moved to Spain before relocating to back to his home country of America. He enrolled in the liberal arts educational institution, Bethany College, which is located in Kansas, but he only spent a semester there before leaving the university.
Norman Reedus’ career in acting was one he happened to fall into; he had no definite or preconceived plans of becoming an actor. When he got back to America, he moved once more, this time to Los Angeles. He was at a party when someone pitched the idea of him being in a play and he took the person up on the offer.
His first major work in a film was in the 1997 science fiction horror film, Mimic. In the late 90s, he landed one of his biggest roles, which is that of Murphy MacManus in the action-thriller, The Boondock Saints. He reprised the role in 2009 when the film’s sequel was released.
In all the acting projects Norman Reedus has taken on, his biggest role is that of Daryl Dixon in the apocalyptic horror television show, The Walking Dead. Since the show’s inception in 2010, he has been a part of the show, playing a role that was made specifically for him. Reedus has also had performances in Six Ways to Sunday – a performance which he won an award for, Let the Devil Wear Black, The Notorious Bettie Page, Cadilliac Records, Pawn Shop Chronicles among many others.
Reedus has also worked as a model and happens to be a sculptor and painter as well. He is also a photographer and some of his work are being displayed in major galleries around the world.
Norman Reedus’ Personal Life: Son, Wife & Girlfriend
The first woman that Norman Reedus was publicly linked to romantically was Helena Christensen who is a supermodel. The two were together for five years; their relationship started in 1998, by 1999 they had a son, Mingus Lucien Reedus, together. Sadly, in 2003 they broke up.
The next serious relationship he had in the public sphere was with Diane Kruger, who is his current girlfriend. The two met in 2015 and three years after in November of 2018, they welcomed their child, a daughter, to the world.
Norman Reedus is mostly known for his role as an actor in film and television. But he has also done some work voicing characters in video games as well as making appearances in music videos. All of the work he has done has made him a very wealthy man with a net worth of $18 million.
There are many things that are put into consideration when actors are cast for roles, and one of these things is how tall the actor is. The actor, Norman Reedus stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. His body weight has been listed as 76kg