Norman Reedus is an American actor best known for his role as Murphy MacManus in the 1999 film The Boondock Saints and for his role as Daryl Dixon in the television horror series The Walking Dead.
Reedus was born in Florida, where he lived only a few months before moving to Los Angeles, California. He also lived in several cities in several different countries including Japan, Britain, and Spain.
When he first came to 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. Days later, he was cast in Mimic (1997), then in Six Ways to Sunday (1997), and Floating (1999).
He then on to do many other films including The Boondock Saints (1999), Deuces Wild (2002), Blade II (2002), Let the Devil Wear Black (1999), Gossip (2000/I), Moscow Chill (2007), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), and many others.
Norman currently lives in New York with his son, Mingus Lucien Reedus. Mingus' mother is Reedus' ex-girlfriend, model Helena Christensen.