Combining good looks and an innate acting ability, MARTIN
HENDERSON (REED CASSIDY) is an exciting new member of the 'next
wave' of actors making their way to Hollywood from Australia and New
Zealand. He was last seen in the hit Bollywood musical Bride and
Prejudice, an Indian adaptation of the Jane Austen classic Pride and
Prejudice, from director Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham). He
recently finished shooting the independent crime thriller Little Fish
starring opposite Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, in Australia. Henderson
has also been seen in the Warner Brothers action feature Torque, set in
the world of motorcycle racing, opposite Ice Cube, as well as in John
Woo's Windtalkers, and Gore Verbinski's horror hit The Ring, opposite
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Henderson was
introduced to acting when Strangers, a local television program, held an
open casting call at his elementary school. He was thirteen years old
when he was cast in this series and he has been acting professionally
ever since. In 1993 Henderson won the 'Best Male Dramatic Performance
in a Television Show' award at the New Zealand Television and Film
Awards (equivalent to the Emmy Awards here in the US) for his role as
'Stuart' on Shortland Street.
In 1995 Henderson moved to Sydney, Australia where he played an
Olympian in training on the series Sweat and was later cast opposite
Radha Mitchell in the feature Kick, a film set in the world of the Sydney
ballet. In order to prepare himself for acting in the United States,
Henderson moved to New York in 1997 and began a two-year program of
study at the Neighborhood Playhouse, and appeared in the off-Broadway
play Ophelia Thinks Harder at the Samuel Beckett Theatre.
Henderson currently lives in Los Angeles.
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