Nathan RiggsPlayed by Martin Henderson
Traveling, relief work, field medicine, whiskey
Being questioned in the OR, getting punched in the face, following the rules
He might be confident and friendly but Nathan only has one ally in Seattle: April Kepner. The two met during their time in Jordan and quickly developed a close relationship. And while Nathan seems to regard Owen Hunt as family, going so far as to call Owen's mother "Ma", Owen doesn't share the sentiment. Out of solidarity, neither does Meredith Grey. Though Nathan's connection to Owen remains a mystery, one thing is clear: their shared past is an ugly one.
Martin Henderson, who has built an impressive list of credits across film, television and theatre, was most recently seen on the big screen in Baltasar Kormakur's Everest opposite Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. He has recently completed production on Miracles From Heaven, alongside Jennifer Garner, as well as filming Tjardus Greidanus's Hellbent and the independent feature Juveniles.
Martin also recently starred in the Sundance Channel's critically acclaimed series Red Road and the Network Ten Australia's six part drama series Secrets & Lies, for which he was nominated for a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor.
Martin's performance in the Australian crime thriller Little Fish, in which he starred opposite Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, earned him nominations for both an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor. His other feature credits include Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, Gurinder Chadha's Bride & Prejudice, Smokin' Aces, Cedar Boys, Home by Christmas, Skagerrak, Torque, Flyboys, Kick, John Woo's Windtalkers and Gore Verbinki's The Ring, with Naomi Watts. He also starred opposite Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson in the critically acclaimed feature film Battle In Seattle.
Martin began his career when he was cast in the New Zealand television series Strangers and went on to star in the New Zealand drama Shortland Street where he won the Best Male Dramatic Performance in a Television Show Award at the New Zealand Television and Film Awards. Martin then moved to Australia where he played an Olympian in training on the series Sweat, opposite Heath Ledger.
Martin is also an accomplished theatre performer. During his course at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, he was seen in the off-Broadway play Ophelia Thinks Harder at the Samuel Beckett Theatre. He has since returned to stage in 2006 when he starred opposite Juliette Lewis in Sam Shepherd's Fool for Love at the Apollo Theatre in London and in 2008 he starred in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Melbourne Theatre Company.