Superman Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve will always be Superman whether he is giving a helping hand to spinal cord injury victims or acting in front of the camera.
Christopher Reeve was born on September 25, 1952 in New York City, New York. He began acting at a very early age. He attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies then went to Julliard to study drama. After he finished his master’s degree, he came to the United States.
After arriving in New York, Mr. Reeve was in a television series, which landed him his next role on Broadway, starring opposite Kathryn Hepburn in the play "A Matter of Gravity." Two years later, he filmed the movie Superman. This movie, however, launched his career and made him extremely visible to film producers. He was in twenty-seven movies (both for television and screen) prior to his horseback riding accident in 1995 at the Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association in Virginia horse trials. This accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. Since his rehabilitation, Mr. Reeve has starred in three movies and is working as a producer as well as a director.
Since the accident he has become an activist for people with spinal cord injuries and has opened up the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. You can find his web site at http://www.apacure.com/. He mentioned on a television interview that he was quite arrogant before the accident. If there had been any other way for him to acquire his humility, he would have elected for that to happen. He is also an activist for movies to hire more actors and actresses who live with disabilities and portray them as normal human beings instead of weak individuals.
Mr. Reeve married actress Dana Morosini in 1992 and they have a son. Christopher Reeve has two children from a previous relationship with Gae Exton.