DANIEL CHRISTOPHER NEWMAN is an American actor, model, and musician, born on this date, with work appearing on the Twilight film soundtrack, and several TV series’ soundtracks, and with acting roles on The Walking DeadThe Vampire DiariesHomelandSex and the City, and Cirque du Freak.

Newman grew up in a small farm town in Georgia, then moved to Brooklyn to pursue music. He studied at Yale University through a special honors program, before moving back to New York City to continue a music career. He struggled as a musician for a short time, before meeting photographer Bruce Weber. He began modeling, appearing worldwide on magazine covers and various other advertising. He modeled for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Tommy Hilfiger. He also appeared on the cover of the fashion photographer Thomas Knights’ Red Hot Exposed 2017 calendar and redheaded art campaign.

In March 2017, Newman came out as bisexual, and has made appearances in support of GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.