Martin Henderson

Martin Henderson

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Updated On December 29, 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand

Martin Henderson is a famous New Zealand actor. Martin Henderson is also popular for his roles as teenager Stuart Neilson in the soap opera Shortland Street and the short-lived American medical drama Off the Map.

Early Life and Education

Martin Henderson was born on October 8, 1974, in Auckland, New Zealand. His father’s name is Ian Henderson and his mother is Veronica Henderson and he also has a pet dog. He attended Birkenhead Primary and Westlake Boys High schools. Also, when he was 17, he turned down going to study at University in favor of acting. He began acting at the age of 13, appearing in Strangers, a local television production. He is 46 years old.

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Caption: Martin Henderson taking a selfie with his pet dog. (Source: Instagram)


From 1992 to 1995, Martin starred as Stuart Neilson in the prime-time soap opera Shortland Street. Then, he appeared in a number of Australian films and television productions including Echo Point and Home and Away. It was 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. In 1999, he appeared in Kick. And after more than a year unsuccessfully auditioning for film roles in Los Angeles, in 2001 he was cast in a supporting role in the John Woo-directed war film Windtalkers. Similarly, in 2002, Henderson starred opposite Naomi Watts in the horror film The Ring.

After the box office success of the film, he cast as Drew in Perfect Opposites, and subsequently as the lead character in the biker film Torque, released in early 2004. In the same year, he starred opposite Aishwarya Rai in the romantic film Bride and Prejudice and appeared in Britney Spears’ “Toxic” music video. Likewise, in 2005, he appeared in the award-winning Little Fish starring Cate Blanchett. In 2006, Martin received rave reviews in London’s West End in a theatre production of Fool for Love with Juliette Lewis.

Moreover, he was set to star alongside Jordana Brewster in the television series adapted from the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. But, none of the networks picked the series. In 2006, he appeared in the movie Flyboys. He also appeared in a commercial for the 2008 Cadillac CTS, and the House episode “Painless”. In 2010, Martin cast in Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes’ short-lived television series Off the Map. He starred in the multi-platform Australian drama television series Secrets & Lies and in the SundanceTV drama series The Red Road, in 2014.

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Caption: Martin Henderson as Dr. Nathan Riggs in Grey’s Anatomy. (Source: Instagram)


Furthermore, in 2015, Matin appeared in Everest, with Jake Gyllenhaal. In June that year Deadline reported that he would join Grey’s Anatomy starting in November, as a potential love interest for series lead Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey. Then he exited two years later, his final appearance in October 2017. Martin told Deadline that his departure was a storytelling-based decision, adding, “This [was] my final year so I was expecting Nathan’s storyline to be wrapped up.” His movies are “

Kick (1999) (Tom Bradshaw),” “Windtalkers (2002) (Private Thomas Nellie),” “The Ring (2002) (Noah Clay),” “Skagerrak (2003) (Ian / Ken),” “Torque (2004) (Cary Ford),” and “Perfect Opposites (2004) (Drew Curtis).”  Similarly, “Bride & Prejudice (2004) (William Darcy),” “Flyboys (2006) (Reed Cassidy),” “Battle in Seattle (2007) (Jay),” “Cedar Boys (2009) (Mathew),” and “Home by Christmas (2010) (Young Ed).”

Some other is, “The Moment (2013) (John / Peter),” “Devil’s Knot (2013) (Brent Davis),” “Everest (2015) (Andy Harris),” “Prey at Night (2018) (Mike),” “Juveniles (2018) (Oliver),” and “Hellbent (2018) (Jeb Dupre).” His Television Shows/Serials are “Strangers (1989) (Zane),” “Raider of the South Seas (1990) (Jack Taylor),” “Echo Point (1995) (Zac Brennan),” “House (2009) (Jeff),” and “The Red Road (2014-15) (Harold Jensen).” Likewise, “Secrets & Lies (2014) (Ben Gundelach),” “Grey’s Anatomy (2015-17) (Dr. Nathan Riggs),” and “Virgin River (2019) (Jack Sheridan).”

Awards and Net worth

“AFI Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role” nominated Martin for his role Tom Bradshaw in Kick in 2000. Similarly, “AFI Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role,” and “FCCA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role” nominated him for his role as Ray Robert Heart in Little Fish (2005). Martin’s primary source of income is from his acting career. His estimated net worth is $6 million but his actual salary is unknown.


Currently, Martin is dating his girlfriend, Aisha Mendez. Previosuly, he dated Helen Randag. However, he has had at least 5 relationships previously. He has been in relationships with Demi Moore (2012), Radha Mitchell (2006), Nicky Watson (1994), and Marnette Patterson. He is rumored to have hooked up with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (2004).

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Caption: Martin Henderson taking a picture with his ex-girlfriend, Helen Randag. (Source: Celebs Fortune)

Body Measurements and Social Media

Martin has light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10in and he weighs about 75 kg. His body measurements (chest-waist-biceps) are 43-31-14 inches. Martin is active in his social media accounts and keeps his fans updated. His Instagram account is @martinhenderson… which has 519k followers and his Twitter account (@martinhenderson) has 25.4k followers. But he does not have a Facebook account.