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Owain Yeoman

Owain Yeoman
Born Owain Sebastian Yeoman
(1978-07-02) July 2, 1978
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
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.[1]


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Yeoman was born and raised in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, where his parents still live.[2] 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.[3] Instead he worked at a bank in Canary Wharf, London before enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting.[4][5]


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.

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

He played the major villain, a T-888 model 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.[6] 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.[7] In 2013 it was confirmed that Yeoman and Righetti were leaving The Mentalist after the sixth season.[8] He guest starred in two episodes (10 & 11) of Extant in 2014.

Personal life

Yeoman was previously married to actress Lucy Davis, from December 2006 to October 2011.[9] 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.[10][11] On September 7, 2013, Yeoman married jewellery designer Gigi Yallouz at a private estate in Malibu, California.[12][13]

Yeoman is a vegetarian and was photographed[14] for PETA's vegetarianism campaign.[15]


  1. ^ Lesley Goldberg. The Mentalist' Star to Play Benedict Arnold on 'Turn' (Exclusive)"'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ "Owain Yeoman's American tale".  
  3. ^ "The Mentalist star Owain Yeoman: I once got locked in a fridge naked".  
  4. ^ RADA Profile
  5. ^ "Fame is all in the name for Owain".  
  6. ^ "Owain Yeoman".  
  7. ^ "Owain Yeoman Signs Up for ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 - Dread Central". Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "'The Mentalist' Season 6: Amanda Righetti and Owain Yeoman set to leave - Zap2it | News & Features". Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lucy Davis and Owain Yeoman divorce".  
  10. ^ "BBC NEWS - Entertainment - Office star marries at St Paul's". 
  11. ^ "WalesOnline: News, sport, weather and events from across Wales". walesonline. 
  12. ^ "Owain Yeoman Gets Married". 
  13. ^ Rizzo, Monica. "Owain yeoman Marries Gigi Yallouz". People Magazine. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  14. ^ PETA vegetarian campaign
  15. ^ walesonline Administrator (31 May 2009). "Actor Owain Yeoman in vegetarian campaign". walesonline. 

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