Born and raised in New England, Noah Bean received his BFA at Boston University and further studied at the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His first on screen experience was a supporting role in the experimental film "Williamstowne" (1998) directed by Richard Horian. The film was set to the music of British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and contained almost no dialogue. In 2000, Bean gained his first major exposure in 2000 when he played a multi-episode arc on the comedy-drama "Ed" (NBC, 2000-04). He next had supporting guest performances the series "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS, 2003-2005) and "Numb3ers" (CBS, 2005-2010) and played a small role in the film "Stay" (2005) starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. Bean's next major role came as David Connor, the short-lived fiancée of Rose Byrne's Ellen Parsons on the FX drama "Damages" (FX, 2007-2010). Although the character was killed off early in the first season, he continued to play a strong role through the first season and was called back throughout the series run. Bean appeared in "Once Upon A Time" (ABC, 2011-), then, in 2010 played in another recurring role, this one on "Nikita" (The CW, 2010-2013). Bean's first true series regular role came in "12 Monkeys" (Syfy, 2015-) as Aaron Marker, trying to help a time traveler from the future and virologist from the present stop a virus that will ultimately decimate the human race.