Norman Reedus is best known for his work on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Since starting his career in front of the camera in the early 90s, Reedus has appeared in more than 80 movies and television series.
However, his success doesn’t just come from his acting career. Norman Reedus’ net worth is also impacted by his work as a model, his production company, the book he authored, and his real estate investments.
So, it poses the question: What is the Walking Dead star’s net worth today? Read on to find out.
Early Life & Career
Norman Mark Reedus was born on January 6, 1969, in Hollywood, Florida. Reedus is of Italian, English, Irish, and Scottish descent. He attended Bethany College in Kansas for one semester. Reedus has also worked at a Harley-Davidson shop in Venice, California. During his time in California, Reedus also participated in various shows contributing various art forms from painting, photography, sculptures, and videos.
Reedus landed his first acting role in the play Maps for Drowners at the Tiffany Theater on Sunset Boulevard. He got the role while at a party in Los Angeles. Reedus was approached and asked if he wanted to be part of a play.
Norman Reedus made his film debut as Jeremy in the 1997 film Mimic. He was also part of the 1999 movie The Boondock Saints as Murphy MacManus. Reedus would later reprise the role in the 2009 sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. He also appeared in the 2000 movie Gossip.
Other films Reedus appeared in include Blade II, Floating, Six Ways to Sunday, Deuces Wild, Red Canyon, Hello Herman, and Pandorum. Reedus also had roles in The Conspirator, Iron Man: Rise of Technovre, Sunlight Jr., Pawn Shop Chronicles, Air, Sky, and Triple 9. The actor also had a role in the fantasy supernatural drama Charmed as Nate, the boyfriend of Paige Halliwell, played by Rose McGowan.
Reedus has also appeared in the shows Law & Order: SVU and Hawaii Five-O.
The Walking Dead
In 2010, Norman Reedus was cast as Daryl Dixon in the AMC zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead. Reedus would continue to play the character through Season 10. Despite being an original character, Daryl Dixon became a major fan favorite throughout the show’s run. The showrunners created the role after they were impressed by Reedus’ audition for the character Merle Dixon.
Daryl Dixon was originally a recurring character during Season 1 but later became a series regular in its following seasons. The character became such a favorite that some episodes in Season 9 focused on him when Andrew Lincoln left the show.
The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series of the same name, following a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse. The show focuses on the group’s struggles to survive and fight back against the zombies and internal drama.
Reedus’s performance in The Walking Dead earned him a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2015, Reedus won a Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best TV Supporting Actor.
In 2015, Norman Reedus launched his own travel series that was also picked up by AMC, Ride With Norman Reedus. The show follows Reedus and various guests as they travel across the US on motorcycles. They also explore various cities and locations including the local biker culture. Ride With Norman Reedus has had several seasons so far.
Currently, Reedus is on another Walking Dead spinoff based on his character. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon recently premiered, with its first episode seeing Daryl is found on the shores of France, where the zombie apocalypse began.
In 2019, Reedus also lent his voice to the lead character of the video game by Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding.
Norman Reedus also has a successful modeling career, having modeled for brands like Prada, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Durban, Levi’s, Lexus, and Morgenthal Fredrics. Reedus has also appeared in several music videos in the mid-1990s including Keith Richards’ “Wicked As It Seems,” Bjork’s “Violently Happy,” Goo Goo Dolls’ “Flat Top,” R.E.M.’s “Strange Currencies,” and Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees.”
Even during his successful acting career, Reedus continues to appear in music videos. This includes Lady Gaga’s “Judas,” Hilary Duff’s “Gypsy Woman,” and Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities to Love.” In 2013, Reedus released a photography book titled, “The Sun’s Coming Up…Like a Big Bald Head.” The actor has since published several photobooks.
Reedus also runs the New York-based production house Bigbaldhead. In 2005, the actor made his directorial debut in the short film I Thought of You which focuses on Miles Davis.
In 2022, Reedus published his first novel, “The Ravaged,” which landed on both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. The Ravaged” is described as a “fast-paced, up-in-your-face novel of gritty realism, exploring three different personal quests with eerily parallel outcomes.” The book centers on the stories of three characters: Jack, Hunter, and Anne. “
Reedus is also actively involved in philanthropic works. The Walking Dead actor supports various causes, from animal welfare to children’s health.
Norman Reedus dated model Helena Christensen from 1998 to 2003. The pair share a son, Mingus Lucien Reedus who was born in October 1999. In 2015, Reedus met actress Diane Kruger on the set of the film Sky. Reedus and Kruger were confirmed as a couple in July 2016 and in November 2018, they welcomed their daughter.
Back in 2005, the Walking Dead actor was involved in a serious traffic incident in Berlin, Germany after leaving an R.E.M. concert. A semi-truck hit the car that Reedus was riding in, sending him crashing through the windshield and landed on a sidewalk. Reedus sustained severe injuries to his nose and his face and underwent reconstructive surgery with four screws and a titanium left eye socket in his face.
Norman Reedus’s Net Worth in 2023
As of 2023, Norman Reedus’ net worth is estimated at $25 million. This is mainly due to being part of The Walking Dead from 2010 to 2022. Reedus appeared in 148 out of 177 episodes throughout his time in the show.
Initially, Reedus earned $650,000 per episode of The Walking Dead. When the show peaked in its later seasons, Reedus was making $1 million per episode for a total of $22-$24 million per season.
Adding to Reedus’ net worth is his real estate portfolio. In 2013, Reedus bought a New York City penthouse for $3.8 million. Reedus also bought another home in upstate New York in 2015 for under $3 million.
In 2018, Reedus and Kruger purchased a townhouse in New York’s West Village for $11.75 million. By March 2020, Reedus and Kruger bought a home in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles for $8.5 million.