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Martin Henderson Biography

Birth Place:
Auckland, New Zealand

Fast Facts

  • Has been acting since he was 13, when he won a part on the TV series Strangers in his native New Zealand after a casting call at his elementary school
  • Played rugby in high school
  • Received the 1993 Best Male Dramatic Performance in a Television Show award at the New Zealand Television and Film Awards for his work on the New Zealand series Shortland Street
  • Studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York for two years
  • Played Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend in her "Toxic" video
  • Became friends with Heath Ledger when they both worked on the Australian series Sweat; Ledger later helped him when he was struggling to make it in Hollywood


  • 2009Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actor: nominated
  • 2005Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2000Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated


  • Ian Henderson -- Father
  • Veronica Henderson -- Mother