Owain Yeoman

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Owain Yeoman
Born Owain Sebastian Yeoman
(1978-07-02) 2 July 1978 (age 39)
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Actor
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Spouse(s) Lucy Davis
(m. 2006; div. 2011)

Gigi Yallouz
2013 (m. 2017)

Owain Sebastian Yeoman (born 2 July 1978) is a Welsh actor. His credits include The Nine, Kitchen Confidential, AMC's Turn (as Benedict Arnold) and the HBO series Generation Kill. Additionally, he portrayed State Police Agent Wayne Rigsby in The Mentalist.

Early life[edit]

He was born and raised in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, where his parents still live.[1] He graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, earning an 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.[2] Instead he worked at a bank in Canary Wharf, London before enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting.[3][4]


Yeoman made his film debut as Lysander in the Oscar nominated film Troy. He also had a small part in Broken Lizard's film, Beerfest, and made a guest appearance on an episode of Midsomer Murders.acted in famous British series coupling.

Yeoman played Sgt. Eric Kocher in the HBO miniseries, "Generation Kill" (2008).

He played the major villain, a T-888 model cyborg Terminator, in the pilot episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The role was taken by Garret Dillahunt in the series of the same name.

Yeoman played Wayne Rigsby in The Mentalist.[5] He starred in every episode to the sixth season, alongside Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti and Tim Kang. He also starred in ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2.[6] In 2013 it was confirmed that Yeoman and Righetti were leaving The Mentalist after the sixth season.[7] 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.

In 2015 Yeoman portrayed General Benedict Arnold in season 2 of the TV series Turn: Washington's Spies.

Yeoman portrayed Vartox on the DC Comics TV series Supergirl.

Personal life[edit]

Yeoman was married to actress Lucy Davis from December 2006 to October 2011.[8] 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.[9][10] On 7 September 2013, Yeoman married jewellery designer Gigi Yallouz at a private estate in Malibu, California.[11][12] They have one daughter together, Ever Belle, born April 2015.

Yeoman is a vegetarian and was photographed[13] for PETA's vegetarianism campaign.[14]


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