It’s hard to imagine that Mingus Lucien Reedus has ever had one of those “oh, mum, dad, you’re so embarrassing” cringe moments that we all experience growing up. As the son of Danish supermodel and photographer Helena Christensen and American actor Norman Reedus, his pedigree is pretty much the definition of cool. Named after the legendary jazz bassist and pianist Charles Mingus Reedus was born in Copenhagen and brought up in New York, where he still lives. The 18-year-old just graduated from high school in June this year and has dabbled briefly in modelling – walking for Raf Simons at Calvin Klein and doing editorials for Odda magazine – but is off to college next to study filmmaking.