• Martin Henderson is an actor from New Zealand and the US, known for his roles in “Gray’s Anatomy” and “The Ring”
• He was born in 1974, attended Birkenhead Primary School and Westlake Boys’ High School in Auckland
• He got his first breakthrough role in 1992 and moved to Australia in the late 90s, befriending Heath Ledger
• Martin is currently in a relationship with movie producer, director and writer Helen Randag
• He has an estimated net worth of $4 million and has won an award for Best Male Dramatic Performance in a Television Show in New Zealand in 1993
Who is Martin Henderson?
Martin was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 8 October, 1974 under the zodiac sign of Libra and he holds both American and New Zealand’s nationality. He is best known for his acting career and his roles in “Gray’s Anatomy” and “The Ring”. His father is Ian Henderson while his mother’s name is Veronica Henderson – they divorced when Martin was five. He also has one brother.
Early life and education
He first went to Birkenhead Primary School and then attended Westlake Boys’ High School in Forrest Hill, Auckland. During this time, he was interested in rugby and used to play for his High School team. He was never interested in knowledge or graduating from college so he never attended one.
He fell in love with acting at a very young age – he was 13 when he first appeared in “Strangers” TV series. By the time he was 21, he was already a local star thanks to his role in “Shortland Street” TV series shot between 1992 and 1995.
When he moved to Australia, Martin befriended one of the most famous actors known to world – Heath Ledger – who you probably saw in “The Dark Knight” shot in 2008. They both moved to Sydney and started living together as roommates. Unfortunately, Ledger died when he was just 28 due to a cardiac arrest.
Martin’s first roles when he moved to Australia were in “Sweat” and “Echo Point” and he got nominated for the first time for his role in “Kick” shot in 1999. He got a role of Noah Clay in the horror movie “The Ring” shot in 2002 – it was a major success as it earned a lot in the box office and opened a lot of doors for Martin in the upcoming years.
Because Martin wanted to make his career even bigger, he moved to New York but once he got there, he didn’t get any roles for an entire year. He ended up studying acting at the “Neighborhood Playhouse” for two years. His first noticeable roles after later moving from NY to LA were in 2005 romantic movie called “Bride and Prejudice” and “Little Fish” both of which won a couple of awards. He also appeared in a true story war drama movie called “Flyboys” in 2006 alongside James Franco and Jean Reno. His last appearance on TV screens was from 2015 to 2017 when he played in 45 episodes of “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Nathan Riggs.
Martin about Heath Ledger
‘Heath, I believed in him when I first met him, and helped and supported him. He went on to obvious success in the States and then I had him support me. It can be a lonely, horrible, hard place. It’s great just to have someone to call to say ‘I know, man, I was there’. He also explains how Heath was forced to leave Australia – he had paparazzi sit in his yard and just wait to get a picture of him while Heath had a wife and a child back then. It wasn’t healthy for his family so he decided to go to America.
According to rumors and his interviews, Martin dated several girls in the past who were mostly actresses. The first one we know about is Marnette Patterson who is now married to James Verzino. It is said that he also dated Nicky Watson in 1994. He was in a relationship with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Radha Mitchell and Demi Moore as well.
Martin is currently dating Helen Randag. They first began dating in 2017 and are still together in 2019 but haven’t married yet. When asked why, he explained that Helen was married once and is divorced so they don’t want to rush those kind of things. Helen is a movie producer, director and a writer. In 2010, she won the Prince Wales medal for Arts Philanthropy – she was the youngest person ever to receive that award. Martin never married and doesn’t have any kids but he has a dog called Sammy.
Martin helped raise more than $1.4 million for child cancer research by running the Nautica Malibu Triathlon in California.
Appearance and net worth
He is currently 44 years old. He has a medium long brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 156lbs (71kg). According to authoritative sources, Martin’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million which he accumulated over the past 20 years.
In 1993, he won an award for Best Male Dramatic Performance in a Television Show in New Zealand for his role in “Shortland Street”. He also won an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his appearance in “Kick”. He was nominated for three more awards in 2000, 2005 and 2009 but didn’t win any.
— Martin Henderson (@martinhenderson) February 19, 2016
Social media presence
Martin is quite active on the internet – he first started his Twitter account in October, 2013 and has so far tweeted 280 times and gathered around 24,000 followers. You can also say that he is popular on his Instagram account – he has 347 posts and more than 420,000 followers.
Martin appeared in Britney Spears music video “Toxic” in 2005 as her boyfriend. There is another Martin Henderson – a dwarf who became famous after being tossed by a drunken fan during a rugby game. He sustained serious injuries and died four months later.