Noah Bean

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Noah Bean
Noah Bean 2013 (cropped).jpg
Bean at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Noah Whipple Bean[1]
(1978-08-20) August 20, 1978 (age 39)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Film, stage, television actor
Years active 1998 – present
Spouse(s) Lyndsy Fonseca (m. 2016)
Children 1

Noah Whipple Bean (born August 20, 1978) is an American actor best known for his roles as Ryan Fletcher on The CW action-thriller series Nikita, as David Connor on the FX legal drama Damages and his leading performance in the independent film The Pill.


Prior to his role on Damages, Bean had a number of minor and less notable roles on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ed, Joan of Arcadia, Numb3rs, and Crumbs, the films Williamstowne and Stay, and a number of commercials.[2]

He labels his signing on the role of David Connor on Damages, the fiancé of the protagonist, as being "lucky", praising the script of the show and also the fact that it is shot in New York City, where he is currently living.[3] He also says he was aware that his character dies in the first season and was disappointed but "thrilled" for the opportunity to have a full season.[citation needed] He also summarizes working with Glenn Close, Željko Ivanek and Ted Danson as "a dream come true".[4] Bean returned for guest appearances in one episode each of the show's second, third, and fifth seasons.

Bean has also been involved in theatre, Broadway and off-Broadway. His first role was in Philadelphia Here I Come!, a role which he was offered when the originally cast actor left the show four days before the opening.[5] He co-runs a theatre company, Stage 13, with several other actors, directors and playwrights, including Dan Fogler, in New York,[citation needed] and although he prefers screen acting, he says, "I love the theater and would always go back to do a play if it was an exciting project."[6] He appeared as a guest star in the episode "Ability" of the TV series Fringe.[7] In 2015, he starred as Aaron Marker in Syfy's Science-Fiction series 12 Monkeys.[8]

He was also a series regular on The CW television series Nikita, as CIA Agent Ryan Fletcher.

Personal life[edit]

Bean was born in Boston, Massachusetts.[9] As a child, Bean attended Pine Point School and The Williams School in Connecticut.[2] An only child, he describes himself as being so quiet and shy that his school would phone his parents asking whether anything was wrong at home: "I was deathly shy and basically scared of people in general."[10] In high school his mother encouraged him to become involved in drama, which he says helped him open up, "I found when I had a script in my hand I could speak."[6] He later attended Boston University's College of Fine Arts before he was offered his first theatre role by director Michael Ritchie.[10]

The son of Ruth Crocker, an author, and Richard Robert Bean, a housebuilder, Bean hails from Mystic, Connecticut,[6][11] although he has lived and worked in Los Angeles[citation needed] and is currently[when?] living in New York City.[12] He is friends with actor Seth Gabel and director Jack Bender[citation needed] and also says he has come to be good friends with Damages co-actor and on-screen fiancée Rose Byrne.[4]

Bean has been in a relationship with Nikita co-star Lyndsy Fonseca since 2013. In February 2016 Fonseca announced their engagement,[13] and they were married on October 2, 2016.[14] On September 23, 2017 it was announced that Bean and Fonseca were expecting their first baby, a girl,[15] who was born in February 2018.[16]


Year Title Role Director
1998 Williamstowne Tom Richard Horian
2005 Stay Clerk/Student Guide Marc Forster
2009 Peter and Vandy Andrew Jay DiPietro
Hysterical Psycho Chuck Dan Fogler
2010 Morning Glory First Date Roger Michell
2011 Little Murder Paul Marais Predrag Antonijević
The Pill Fred J. C. Khoury


Year Title Episodes Role Director
2000 Ed[A] "Your Life Is Now" Tim Cooper Marc Buckland
2001 "The Music Box"
"Mixed Signals" Alan Myerson
"Prom Night" Marc Buckland
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit[A] "Pixies" Shoe Store Clerk Jean de Segonzac
2003 Joan of Arcadia[A] "Pilot" Officer Osbourne Jack Bender
James Hayman
2005 Numb3rs[A] "Identity Crisis" Desk Clerk Martha Mitchell
2006 Crumbs[A] "Maybe I'm Tony Randall" (not aired) Paul Ted Wass
2007 Damages[A] "Get Me a Lawyer" David Connor Allen Coulter
"Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker" Greg Yaitanes
"And My Paralyzing Fear of Death" John David Coles
"Tastes Like a Ho-Ho" Lawrence Trilling
"A Regular Earl Anthony" Jean de Segonzac
"She Spat at Me" Mario Van Peebles
"We Are Not Animals" Dan Attias
"Blame the Victim" Guy Ferland
"Do You Regret What We Did?" Thomas Carter
"Sort of Like a Family" Timothy Busfield
"I Hate These People" Ed Bianchi
"There's No 'We' Anymore" Mario Van Peebles
"Because I Know Patty" Todd A. Kessler
2008 Medium[A] "Drowned World" Charles Winters Aaron Lipstadt
The Verdict[B] Nick Mark Piznarski
Lipstick Jungle[A] "Help!" Noah Mason Don Scardino
"Let It Be" Tricia Brock
Private Practice[A] "Crime and Punishment" Sean Mark Tinker
2009 Fringe[A] "Ability" FBI Agent Norberto Barba
Damages[A] "They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney" David Connor Michael Pressman
The Cleaner[A] "Does Everybody Have a Drink?" Michael Zellman Janice Cooke
Dark Blue[A] "Purity" Scott Muller Jeffrey Hunt
"K-Town" Nathan Hope
"Betsy" Dermott Downs
"A Shot in the Dark" Nick Gomez
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia[A] "The Gang Reignites the Rivalry" Art Sloan Randall Einhorn
2010 Cold Case[A] "Two Weddings" Dan Palmer Nathan Hope
Damages[A] "All That Crap About Your Family" David Connor Matthew Penn
Nikita[A] "Dark Matter" Ryan Fletcher Danny Cannon
2011–13 "Free" Jonathan Glassner
"The Next Seduction" David Solomon
"Betrayals" Eagle Egilsson
"Pandora" Ken Fink
"Clawback" Eagle Egilsson
"Pale Fire" Deran Sarafian
2012 Once Upon a Time[A] "The Stable Boy" Daniel Coulter Dean White
"The Doctor"
2015 12 Monkeys[A] Aaron Marker
2016 Vinyl[A] "Cyclone" David Bowie Nicole Kassell


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  2. ^ a b "Noah Bean '96 - actor". The Williams School. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  3. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (21 August 2007). "Damages' Dead Guy Previews What's Ahead!". TV Guide. 
  4. ^ a b Jacki Garfinkel (7 August 2007). "Damages' Noah Bean Speaks About the Death of His Character David Connor". Media Village. Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  5. ^ Elyse Sommer (16 August 2001). "Philadelphia Here I Come, review". Curtain Up. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  6. ^ a b c Amrie Cunningham (25 July 2007). "Interview: DAMAGES' Noah Bean". The TV Addict. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  7. ^ "Fringe: Ability". Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Watch the Opening Scene From "12 Monkeys"". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  9. ^ "About Noah Bean". UGO Networks. IGN. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  10. ^ a b Joe Tropia (13 December 2007). "Interview: Noah Bean". Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
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  12. ^ April MacIntyre (8 August 2007). "Noah Bean: A Connecticut Yankee in "Damages" court". Monsters and Critics. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
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  14. ^ "Instagram photo by Lyndsy Fonseca • Oct 5, 2016 at 3:07pmUTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
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