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Playing everyone's favorite crossbow-wielding zombie killer Daryl Dixon, actor Norman Reedus can currently be seen in the eleventh season of AMC's hit series The Walking Dead.
Reedus can also be seen on AMC's unscripted series Ride with Norman Reedus. Each hour-long episode follows Reedus and a friend touring a different city via motorcycle, checking out bike shops, tattoo parlors, bars, and local restaurants frequented by the chopper enthusiasts. Reedus's companions range from actors to local bikers. Season four aired early 2020.
Reedus is best known for playing the role of Murphy MacManus in the cult movie The Boondock Saints, written and directed by Troy Duffy. Reedus stars opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Willem Dafoe; he starred opposite Flanery again in the sequel, Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day.
Reedus also previously starred in John Hillcoat's ensemble cop drama Triple Nine with Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, and Aaron Paul; he played a corrupt cop that is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. Reedus also starred opposite Diane Kruger, Lena Dunham, and Joshua Jackson in the French indie film Sky.
Additional film credits include Robert Kirkman's sci-fi thriller Air from Sony Pictures; the indie drama Sunlight Jr., which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and also starred Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon; the Robert Redford directed feature The Conspirator, which chronicles the trial after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; the sci-fi feature thriller Pandorum with Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster; the Sony feature Cadillac Records opposite Adrien Brody; Six Ways to Sunday, 8mm, Beat, Deuces Wild, Blade 2, Gossip, The Notorious Bettie Page, and American Gangster.
Reedus is also an accomplished photographer as well as a burgeoning director having directed three short films. In October 2013, he released The Sun's Coming Up ... Like a Big Bald Head: Photographs by Norman Reedus, a book of his photography.
Reedus lives in New York.
Frank Bill is the author of the short-story collection Crimes in Southern Indiana and the novels Donnybrook, The Savage, and Back to the Dirt (2023). He lives and writes in southern Indiana.