Norman Mark Reedus (born January 6, 1969), is an American model, writer, director and actor. He is most recognized for his role as Daryl Dixon in the The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series (2010–present). Reedus is also well known for his Prada clothing modeling in the 1990s. In addition, he has appeared in numerous films, created several videos, and modeled for various other fashion designers. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. Reedus also lived in Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom. He worked at a Harley Davidson shop in Venice, California and 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. He was first discovered at a party in Los Angeles, where someone asked him if he wanted to be in a play.