Things You Didn't Know About "The Walking Dead" Cast

Things You Didn't Know About "The Walking Dead" Cast

What happened to Norman Reedus in 2005?

The Walking Dead is cable's number one television series. Before you say anything... the show isn't your typical "zombie story."

It chronicles the struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse and focuses on the effects that weigh on the characters. It doesn't revolve around the zombies, but the people. If you like thriller, horror or dramas, I highly suggest checking it out, if you haven't already.

For those who have watched: Did you know that the actors' lives are just as interesting as their characters'? Keep reading to learn more about the cast!

1. Norman Reedus

Norman has appeared in 11 music videos total, including Lady Gaga's "Judas," Goo Goo Dolls' "Flat Top" and Tonic's "Mean to Me."

During his trip to Berlin in 2005, Reedus was involved in an extreme car accident. He now has a titanium eye socket and four screws in his nose.

Norman is also a model (Prada, Levi's, etc.), is a photographer with galleries in New York, Berlin, and Frankfurt, and is going to be the host of his own reality series titled "Ride With Norman Reedus," set to release later this year.

Also, he can be very silly.

2. Andrew Lincoln

I couldn't leave out "Officer Friendly" himself!

Sheriff's Deputy turned bad ass zombie killer, Rick Grimes, is played by British actor, Andrew Lincoln. If that is his real name! Actually, it's not. Andrew Lincoln is just a stage name. His birth name is Andrew James Clutterbuck.

Don't worry, Andy. Norman still loves you.

3. Lauren Cohan

Maggie Greene is just a sweet southern lady. She didn't ask for the zombie apocalypse! But man, she knows how to kill a walker.

Lauren Cohan is also another talented British actress and has dual citizenship in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She's been in a number of many other TV shows, including the CW's "Supernatural" as Bela Talbot.

What a beauty.

4. Emily Kinney

Nebraska native, Emily Kinney, plays Beth Greene - a sweet, doe-eyed teenager viciously thrown into the world of zombies.

Kinney sang a couple times on the show and is a wonderful singer and songwriter. She has two EP's, "Blue Toothbrush and Expired Love" and one studio album, "This Is War."

I actually attended one of her shows near my home in New Jersey.

I saw her again in NYC during her "This Is War" tour at The Gramercy, and she was fantastic!

5. Danai Gurira

The wonderfully gifted playwright, model and actress, Danai Gurira, plays Michonne, the katana-wielding queen.

Under her tough exterior, Michonne is actually an endearing person who cares deeply for her group.

It's no different with Danai. She is an avid activist and even co-founded "Almasi," an organization dedicated to enhancing arts education in the African country of Zimbabwe.

Fun fact: Ask her how many languages she speaks. I dare you.

Just kidding. She does fluently speak four: French, Shona, basic Xhosa and English (obviously).

6. Steven Yeun

Steven, Glenn Rhee, was born in Seoul, South Korea.

The cast is much larger, but these are just a few interesting facts for a few of the actors!

The Walking Dead premieres Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on AMC. Check it out!

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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