|Born||Owain Sebastian Yeoman
July 2, 1978
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
|Height||6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Lucy Davis (2006-2011)|
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 currently appears as Agent Wayne Rigsby in The Mentalist.
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.
On 9 December 2006 Yeoman married actress Lucy Davis 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. They divorced in October 2011. In October 2012, Yeoman became engaged to jewelry designer Gigi Yallouz.
Yeoman is a vegetarian and was photographed for PETA's vegetarianism campaign. He is affectionately known as "Buzz" by his friends due to his resemblance to the Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear.
- "Owain Yeoman's American tale". Western Mail. 16 May 2009.
- "The Mentalist star Owain Yeoman: I once got locked in a fridge naked". Metro. 20 June 2011.
- RADA Profile
- "Fame is all in the name for Owain". BBC. 18 June 2009.
- "Owain Yeoman". BBC Radio Wales. 17 June 2009.
- Yeoman and Davis marry at St Paul's
- Owain Yeoman interview
- "Lucy Davis and Owain Yeoman divorce". Daily Mail. 29 October 2011.
- Rizzo, Monica. "Mentalist Star Owain Yeoman Is Engaged". People Magazine. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
- PETA vegetarian campaign
- Owain Yeoman's role in PETA vegetarian campaign