Owain Yeoman

Owain Yeoman was a Welsh actor who was best known for playing Wayne Rigsby on CBS's "The Mentalist" (2008-2015). Born and raised in Wales, Yeoman grew up in a highly intellectual household. His father was a nuclear ... Read more »
Born: 07/02/1978 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire,

Filmography

Actor (10)

Turn 2008 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supergirl 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extant 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Genesis Awards 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Generation Kill 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nine 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Beerfest 2006 (Movie)

Aussie Sailor #1 (Actor)

Kitchen Confidential 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Troy 2004 (Movie)

Lysander (Actor)

Biography

Owain Yeoman was a Welsh actor who was best known for playing Wayne Rigsby on CBS's "The Mentalist" (2008-2015). Born and raised in Wales, Yeoman grew up in a highly intellectual household. His father was a nuclear physicist, and promoted the importance of higher education to his children. Although Yeoman always had a desire to act, he took his father's advice and attended Brasenose College in Oxford, where he studied English Literature. Yeoman had every intent on continuing his studies and becoming a professional academic, but after failing to receive an educational grant, Yeoman decided to put the academic world aside and pursue acting. He then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and soon began appearing on stage in various plays on London's prestigious West End. Yeoman landed his first film role in 2003 in the Oscar-nominated historical drama, "Troy." Although his part was small, the experience inspired Yeoman to leave the theater world behind and relocate to Los Angeles, where the promise of film and TV work was far more abundant. He quickly landed a role on the short-lived NBC series, "Kitchen Confidential" (2005-06), but the show was cancelled after only 13 episodes. Undeterred, Yeoman continued auditioning for TV roles and in 2008 nabbed the part of Sgt. Eric Kocher on the HBO mini-series, "Generation Kill." That same year, Yeoman appeared as Wayne Rigsby on CBS's "The Mentalist." He played the part of Rigsby on all seven seasons of the Golden Globe-nominated series. When "The Mentalist" ended its run in 2105, Yeoman picked up right where he left off by nabbing the part of Benedict Arnold on the AMC historical series, "TURN: Washington's Spies" (2014- ). He began appearing on the AMC period drama during its second season.

Relationships

Lucy Davis Actor

Ex-Wife
Married Dec. 9, 2006 Davis filed for divorce in October 2011, citing irreconcilable differences

Gigi Yallouz

Wife
Met 2012 at an intersection in Los Angeles, CA Engaged October 2012 Married 2013

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Brasenose College, Oxford University

Milestones

2015

Played Benedict Arnold on "TURN: Washington's Spies"

2008

Cast member on HBO's "Generation Kill"

2008

Landed the part of Wayne Rigsby on "The Mentalist"

2003

First film role in "Troy"

Bonus Trivia

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Yeoman initially intended on becoming an academic, but later changed his mind and decided to pursue acting after being denied an educational grant.

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Yeoman and his wife, Gigi Yallouz, are vegetarians and active members of PETA.

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Yeoman landed his first film role in 2003's "Troy." The success of the film propelled him to move to L.A. the following year and pursue his acting dream in earnest.

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