Martin Henderson

Martin Henderson

Highest Rated: 90% Little Fish (2006)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Moment (2014)

Birthday: Oct 8, 1974

Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

In the early 2000s, New Zealand helped Hollywood find some of the film industry's new and exciting talent. In addition to offering high-profile efforts by such visionary directors as Peter Jackson and Lee Tamahori, the South Pacific island country was also the birthplace of talented actor Martin Henderson. A native of Auckland who stumbled into acting when a popular local TV show held a casting call at his school, the 13-year-old soon realized his true calling. He landed the part on Strangers and soon thereafter was cast in the popular hospital drama Shortland Street -- a role which earned the up-and-coming star a Best Male Dramatic Performance award at the 1993 New Zealand Film and Television Awards. Henderson moved to Sydney, Australia, where he stepped into the lead as an athlete with Olympic aspirations in Sweat. By this point, he was beginning to court international recognition, and made his feature debut with a supporting role in 1999's Kick. Henderson opted to hone his craft further at the New York Playhouse, where he appeared in a number of stage productions. Though he was lost in the shuffle with a small supporting role in John Woo's ill-fated World War II drama Windtalkers (2002), things soon began to look up for Henderson in Hollywood. With the release of The Ring later that year, the actor had both more screen time and a character that afforded him a better opportunity to exhibit his talent. Indie romance followed when Henderson was cast opposite Piper Perabo in the 2002 drama A Piece of My Heart (adapted for the screen by playwright Matt Cooper). Then, in an unpredictable move, the rising star received positive notice for his role in the Swedish romantic drama Skagerrak (aka Sweet Dreams). In 2004, Henderson rode fast and furious in the motorcycle action thriller Torque, which offered him his first lead in a large-scale Hollywood production. He also appeared later that year in the U.K. musical comedy Bride and Prejudice, a Bollywood-style adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. AFI nominated for a "Best Supporting Actor" trophy as a result of his affecting role as a disabled man drawn into a dangerous crime sceme in the 2005 Australian crime drama Little Fish, Henderson could next be seen taking to the sides as an American pilot helping his French allies fight the good fight in the World War I adventure Flyboys. He had a small part in Smokin' Aces, and had a major role in the political drama Battle in Seattle. He also had a major part in the 2010 WWII film Home By Christmas.


Highest Rated Movies



40% The Strangers: Prey At Night Mike 2018
45% Miracles from Heaven Kevin Beam 2016
73% Everest Andy 'Harold' Harris $46.6M 2015
No Score Yet Juveniles Oliver 2015
11% The Moment John 2014
24% Devil's Knot Brent Davis $0.2M 2014
No Score Yet Home by Christmas Young Ed 2010
No Score Yet Cedar Boys Actor 2009
56% Battle in Seattle Jay 2008
30% Smokin' Aces Hollis Elmore $35.7M 2007
33% Flyboys Reed Cassidy $13.1M 2006
90% Little Fish Ray Heart 2006
64% Bride and Prejudice William Darcy $6.5M 2005
No Score Yet Perfect Opposites Drew 2004
23% Torque Cary Ford $21.1M 2004
No Score Yet From Bollywood to Hollywood: The Making of 'Bride and Prejudice Actor 2004
No Score Yet Skagerrak Actor 2003
39% Agent Cody Banks Actor $47.3M 2003
71% The Ring Noah $128.6M 2002
33% Windtalkers Nellie $40.6M 2002
No Score Yet Kick, (James ) Tom Bradshaw 1999


No Score Yet Virgin River
Jack Sheridan 2019
83% Grey's Anatomy
Nathan Riggs 2017
67% The Red Road
Harold Jensen 2015
100% Rake (AU)
Joshua Floyd 2012
18% Off the Map
Dr. Ben Keeton 2011
90% House
Jeff 2009


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