Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Martin Henderson (born 8 October 1974) is a New Zealander actor, known to American audiences for his starring role in the ABC medical drama Off the Map, for starring in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Nathan Riggs, and for his performance as Noah Clay in the critically lauded 2002 horror film The Ring, while remaining known in his home country for his teenage role as Stuart Neilson in the soap opera Shortland Street.
Henderson was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and began acting at the age of thirteen, appearing in Strangers, a local television production. He attended Birkenhead Primary and Westlake Boys High schools.
Henderson starred in the prime-time soap opera Shortland Street, where he played the character of Stuart Neilson from 1992 to 1995. He subsequently appeared in a number of Australian films and television productions including Echo Point and Home and Away before moving to the United States in 1997, to pursue a career in Hollywood films and to train in a two-year program at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
Henderson spent more than a year unsuccessfully auditioning for film roles in Los Angeles. In 2001, he was finally cast in a supporting role in the John Woo-directed war film Windtalkers. In 1999, he appeared in Kick, for which he was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
In 2002, he starred opposite actress Naomi Watts in the horror film The Ring. Following the box office success of the film, Henderson received a role playing the character of Drew in Perfect Opposites, and subsequently was cast as the lead character in the biker film Torque, released in early 2004 to mixed reviews. In 2004, he starred opposite Indian actress Aishwarya Rai in the romantic film Bride and Prejudice, and appeared in Britney Spears' "Toxic" music video. In 2005 he appeared in the award-winning Little Fish starring Cate Blanchett. In 2006, Henderson received rave reviews in London's West End in a theatre production of Fool for Love with Juliette Lewis.
He was set to star alongside Jordana Brewster in the television series adapted from the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. However, the series was not picked up by any network. 2006 movie FlyboysHenderson appeared in a commercial for the 2008 Cadillac CTS, and the House episode "Painless". In 2010, Henderson was cast in Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes' short-lived television series Off the Map. In 2014, Henderson starred in the multi-platform Australian drama television series Secrets & Lies, and began starring in the SundanceTV drama series The Red Road. In June 2015, Henderson was promoted as a series regular of the high ranking television drama Grey's Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes. Also that year, he appeared in Everest, with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Henderson is both a New Zealand and American citizen.
|1990||Raider of the South Seas||Jack Taylor||Television film|
|1999||Kick||Tom Bradshaw||Nominated—AFI Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|2000||Summer of My Deflowering, TheThe Summer of My Deflowering||Luke||Short film|
|2002||Windtalkers||Private Thomas Nellie|
|2002||Ring, TheThe Ring||Noah Clay|
|2004||Perfect Opposites||Drew Curtis|
|2004||Bride and Prejudice||William Darcy|
|2005||Little Fish||Ray Robert Heart||Nominated—AFI Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—FCCA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
|2006||Smokin' Aces||Hollis Elmore|
|2007||Battle in Seattle||Jay|
|2010||Home by Christmas||Young Ed|
|2013||Moment, TheThe Moment||John/Peter|
|2013||Devil's Knot||Brent Davis|
|2016||Miracles from Heaven||Kevin Beam||Completed|
|1990||Betty's Bunch||N/A||Unknown episodes|
|1992-95||Shortland Street||Stuart Neilson||Role held: 25 May 1992 - 27 February 1995|
|1995||Echo Point||Zac Brennan||Unknown episodes|
|1996||Sweat||Tom Nash||Main cast; 26 episodes|
|1996||Home and Away||Geoff Thomas||7 episodes|
|1997-99||Big Sky||Scotty Gibbs||Main cast; 53 episodes|
Nominated—AFI International Award for Best Actor
|2011||Off the Map||Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Keeton||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2012||Rake||Joshua Floyd||2 episodes|
|2014-2015||Red Road, TheThe Red Road||Harold Jensen||Main cast|
|2014||Secrets & Lies||Ben Gundelach||Main cast; 6 episodes|
|2015-present||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Nathan Riggs||Main cast|
|2013-14||Auckland Daze||Martin Henderson||3 episodes|