Owain Yeoman

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Owain Yeoman
BornOwain Sebastian Yeoman
(1978-07-02) July 2, 1978 (age 34)
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Height6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
Spouse(s)Lucy Davis (2006-2011)
 
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Owain Yeoman
BornOwain Sebastian Yeoman
(1978-07-02) July 2, 1978 (age 34)
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Height6 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.

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Early life

Yeoman was born and raised in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, where his parents still live.[1] He graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford with a degree 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]

Career

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.

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 currently plays Wayne Rigsby in The Mentalist.[5] He has starred in every episode, alongside Simon Baker and Robin Tunney. He also starred in ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2.[6]

Personal life

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.[7][8] They divorced in October 2011.[9] In October 2012, Yeoman became engaged to jewelry designer Gigi Yallouz.[10]

Yeoman is a vegetarian and was photographed[11] for PETA's vegetarianism campaign.[12] He is affectionately known as "Buzz" by his friends due to his resemblance to the Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear.

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