|Born||Owain Sebastian Yeoman
July 2, 1978
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
|Height||6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)|
Lucy Davis (2006–2011)Gigi Yallouz (2013–present)
Owain Sebastian Yeoman (born July 2, 1978) is a Welsh actor. His credits include The Nine, Kitchen Confidential and the HBO series, Generation Kill. He starred as Agent Wayne Rigsby in The Mentalist and will portray General Benedict Arnold in the second season of Turn: Washington's Spies.
Yeoman was born and raised in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, where his parents still live. He graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, earning a MA in English Literature and was a member of the OUDS and Oxford Revue. He had planned to continue doctoral studies but was not able to secure a grant. Instead he worked at a bank in Canary Wharf, London before enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting.
Yeoman played Sgt. Eric Kocher in the HBO miniseries, "Generation Kill" (2008).
Yeoman played Wayne Rigsby in The Mentalist. He starred in every episode to the end of the fifth season, alongside Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti and Tim Kang. He also starred in ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2. In 2013 it was confirmed that Yeoman and Righetti were leaving The Mentalist after the sixth season. He guest starred in two episodes (10 & 11) of Extant in 2014.
Yeoman also had a small role in the American drama American Sniper, his first major breakthrough on the big screen.
Yeoman was previously married to actress Lucy Davis, from December 2006 to October 2011. His first marriage took place at St Paul's Cathedral, London. Davis and Yeoman were permitted to marry there as her father Robert (better known by his stage name Jasper Carrott) had been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours in 2002. On September 7, 2013, Yeoman married jewellery designer Gigi Yallouz at a private estate in Malibu, California.
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- PETA vegetarian campaign
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