• Mingus Lucien Reedus is a 19 year old American fashion model and the child of two famous parents.
• He grew up spending much of his childhood with his maternal grandmother, who was Peruvian, and learned Spanish from her.
• His parents are avid jazz fans and named him after their favorite musician, Charles Mingus.
• He is a catwalk model for Calvin Klein and is seen as the next big thing in the fashion industry.
• He has a net worth of over $300,000 and is 6ft tall.
Who is Mingus Lucien Reedus?
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 13 October 1999 under the air sign of Libra, Mingus Lucien Reedus is a 19-year-old American fashion model. Unlike many other celebrities, he became famous even before he was born, as he’s the child of not one, but two famous parents. His dad, Norman Reedus became a worldwide star due to his performances in AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, while his mother is none other than Danish supermodel Helena Christensen. For much of his childhood, there was next to no information about him, as his parents did a good job protecting him from the paparazzi, and anyone else who might disturb the boy.
However, as he grew up, Mingus began generating hype on his own, due to his endeavors as a catwalk model for Calvin Klein.
Early Life and Education: Away From His Parents
Although it sounds impressive, having famous parents can be challenging for a child. Mingus felt that on himself, as he spent most of his childhood with his maternal grandmother, who is Peruvian. Both Helena and Norman were always busy due to their successful careers, but nana didn’t allow young Mingus to despair. Instead, she taught him Spanish and cooked a lot of exotic dishes for him to try. He preferred Moroccan cuisine, and any recipe which contained oysters. Interestingly, his parents were never married. They got together in 1998, but broke up in 2003.
Despite them not being in a relationship, Mingus being devoid of their love was out of the question – in fact, Norman and Helena have always appeared on the red carpet together, with their son by their side. Both fans and reporters marveled at the lengths Mingus’ parents were willing to go, in order to make him happy. There is no information pertaining to his education, but it is widely suspected that he attended an international school in his hometown.
Even though the younger Reedus has two names, most people stay fixated on the Mingus part, since it’s uncommon.
How did he come to bear it, anyway? Both of his parents are avid jazz fans and Charles Mingus is their favorite musician, seen as one of the greatest innovators in jazz music history, with his compositions still being played by orchestras, as well as jazz soloists, around the world. Over the course of his three-decade long career, he collaborated with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and other legends of his era.
Career in Modeling
When he was a child, Mingus was seen as a cute boy who bore a resemblance to his father (who is also a former model, by the way!). However, when he entered puberty, his looks changed rapidly, and in just a few years, he became the spitting image of his mother, who is seen as one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Given the fact that Norman also did some modeling work for Prada and other brands in the 1990s, it’s safe to say that the catwalk is in their genes. Initially, Mingus did some small-scale work involving mainly regional campaigns. As he gradually became more known for his modeling prowess, he earned the distinction of being a catwalk model for Calvin Klein at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in 2017. Industry experts were dazzled by the boy’s unique appearance, and composure well beyond his age. Some believe he is the next big thing, but we’re going to have to wait for his next appearance, as for now he seems focused on completing his studies at an unspecified college.
An Acting Career, Perhaps?
Even as a child, Mingus wasn’t noticed just by modeling agencies; various talent agents and casting directors asked Norman for permission to invite the boy to auditions, to which Reedus responded that Mingus’ career choice is something he has to decide for himself, and that he would never prevent his son from doing what he loves. It was later revealed that these invites for auditions weren’t for regular roles – ‘One day, we got this call and they said they wanted to make a new Spiderman and that he is to be 14 or 15’, explains Norman. ‘They asked if Mingus would be interested, but he said no.’ Apparently, Mingus is not a particular fan of acting, and he doesn’t see it as a potential career choice.
When Norman was asked about the precise reason of his son’s unwillingness to act, he replied saying: ‘He told me that he didn’t want to become famous, and that it would ruin his life.’
More On His Parents
After doing work for Prada, Gucci and other popular brands, Norman assumed a series of supporting roles before being cast as Daryl Dixon, one of the most divisive characters in “The Walking Dead”. As one season followed another, Daryl became the main character. The show is now entering its tenth season, with the rating still being sky high. Norman met Helena before her switch from modeling to acting, while attending a fashion show, and instantly clicked.
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— norman reedus (@wwwbigbaldhead) December 30, 2019
Unbeknownst to most, Helena Christensen isn’t just a model – she also worked as a photographer for the Locus Gallery and the Dactyl Foundation. From all her accomplishments, one rises above all others – her appearance in the music video for Chris Isaac’s megahit “Wicked Game”. If you weren’t impressed by her accomplishments, then maybe you’ll be surprised that she was also the creative director of Nylon Magazine. Since both of his parents are multi-talented individuals, don’t be surprised if Mingus starts showcasing some previously unseen skills.
Net Worth: How Rich is Mingus Lucien Reedus?
Have you ever wondered how affluent this celebrity child really is? According to several reputable sources, Mingus Lucien Reedus has a net worth of over $300,000, as of late 2019, accumulated by becoming a model at a young age, with several high-profile fashion shows on his resume. Keep in mind that Mingus is still very young and that he has a lot of time to pick a career path, so we can’t really predict whether his net worth will increase drastically or not. However, even if he doesn’t pick a lucrative calling, he is probably set for life, as his father has a hefty net worth of $18 million, while his mother isn’t too shabby herself, with a cool $8 million.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Mingus Lucien Reedus?
Mingus Lucien Reedus is 6ft (183cm) tall – his weight and other measurements are unknown. Both his mother and father are approximately 5ft 10in (178cm) tall, so he may grow even more in the future.
Social Media Presence
Interestingly, Mingus is absent from social media altogether. This is a strange, as most models generally prioritize such platforms and see them as tools for promotion and engaging with their fans. It seems that Mingus either likes to do things the old-fashioned way, or he simply values his privacy too much to post any kind of content online. … for the time being.