Mark Norman Reedus was born on 6 January 1969, in Hollywood, Florida USA, of Italian (mother) and British and Irish (father) descent. He is an actor who is inevitably associated with the character of Daryl Dixon from the horror drama television series entitled ‘The Walking Dead’, which began airing in 2010, however, he has been associated with more than 10 other TV productions, and over 50 films on the big screen.
So just how rich is Norman Reedu? Authoritative sources estimate that Norman has a net worth of over $18 million, as of early-2017, mostly accumulated from his career as an actor now spanning almost 20 years. In addition to this, Reedus has increased his net worth as a videos director and as a model.
Norman Reedus Net Worth $18 Million
Norman Reedus was raised in Los Angeles, but also lived in Spain, Ireland and Japan. He began his working life working in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle shop, but also tried his hand being a painter, photographer, sculptor, and video artist. His acting career really opened his net worth account in 1997, when he appeared in a supporting role in the film ‘Mimic’ directed by Guillermo del Toro, despite which Norman attracted the attention of film makers and critics. In the following film directed by William Roth, ‘Floating’ Reedus landed the leading role and won a Special Jury Award in the New England Film and Video Festival in 1999. With such a great beginning Norman continued with another leading role in the comedy film ‘Six Ways to Sunday’ co-written and directed by Adam Bernstein, and then appeared in a number of films which were released in 1999, but ‘‘8mm’’ directed by Joel Schumacher increased his net worth more than others, as he appeared on the screen with such actors as Nicolas Cage, James Gandolfini and Joaquin Phoenix. Afterwards, Reedus played his most loved role on the big screen in the crime film ‘The Boondock Saints’, written and directed by Troy Duffy. Another significant role which helped to keep audiences eyes on Norman Reedus was in the film ‘Gossip’ directed by Davis Guggenheim. ‘Blade II’ directed by Guillermo del Toro and the role of Scud in the action film increased Reedus’ net worth considerably as the box office of the film grossed $155 million worldwide.
Moreover, Norman Reedus successfully appeared in the film ‘Deuces Wild’ directed by Scott Kalvert, and was nominated at the American Choreography Awards for the Outstanding Achievement in Fight Choreography. Afterwards, Norman appeared in a number of films, including ‘The Notorious Bettie Page’ directed by Mary Harron, ‘A Crime’ directed by Manuel Pradal, ‘American Gangster’ produced and directed by Ridley Scott, ‘Cadillac Records’ written and directed by Darnell Martin, ‘The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day’ written and directed by Troy Duffy, ‘The Conspirator’ directed by Robert Redford and many other films which boosted his net worth.
In 2003, Norman Reedus debuted on television, appearing in episodes of series such as ‘Charmed’, ‘Masters of Horror’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, and ‘Hawaii Five-0’. Since 2010, Norman Reedus has been playing the role which has increased his net worth the most, that of Daryl Dixon in the television series ‘The Walking Dead’ developed by Frank Darabont. For this role Reedus won a Satellite Award, IGN Award and was nominated for a Saturn Award. Due to its high popularity, the series is still being broadcast up to date.
In his personal life, Norman Reedus dating supermodel Helena Christensen from 1997-2003, and the couple have a son. The media believe that currently the actor is single.
Is close friend with the singer and guitarist of Interpol, Paul Banks.
Reedus was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work as Daryl Dixon in 2012.
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.
His paternal grandmother was of Italian descent. His other ancestry includes English, Scotch-Irish (Northern Irish), and Scottish.
Norman currently lives in New York with his son, Mingus Lucien Reedus.
He runs a New York-based film production company named Bigbaldhead.
He has several tattoos: his father's name on the left side of his chest, a devil on his upper right arm, "Mingus" in red on his right forearm, a star on his right hand, two demons on his back, a heart on his right wrist and a snake on his left leg.
Reedus was in a long term relationship with Danish fashion model Helena Christensen from 1998 until 2003. Together they have a son, Mingus Lucien Reedus (born October 13, 1999).
He is also a painter, sculptor, and photographer who currently shows his artwork in galleries in New York, Berlin, and Frankfurt.
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.
He got his first taste of acting in the play Maps for Drowners at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard.
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.
Has a titanium eye-socket, as a result of his car accident in 2005.
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.
Had a son named Mingus Lucien Reedus with Helena Christensen, born 13 October 1999 in Helena's native country, Denmark.
Lived for a time in London and Japan. Prior to getting his first acting role, he was earning $7.50 an hour working in a Venice, California, motorcycle shop.
Reedus has modeled for Prada, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Durban, Levi's, Lexus and most recently Morgenthal Fredrics.
Deep, gruff voice
Often sports facial hair, usually a goatee
Bright blue eyes
Damaged people tend to gravitate towards damaged people.
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.
The dogs with the loudest bark are the ones that are most afraid.
I've always said it's interesting to watch devils cry when angels want to stab you in the back. I like that mixture.
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.
You can't not look cool with a crossbow.
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.