|Tom Payne Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6¼ in|
|Date of Birth||December 21, 1982|
|Girlfriend||Jennifer Johanna Åkerman|
Tom Payne is a British actor best known for playing the character of Paul Rovia / Jesus in The Walking Dead (2016–2019). In 2019, he got cast to play the series lead in the Fox Crime drama, Prodigal Son.
Chelmsford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, California, United States
Tom studied at King Edward’s School in Bath, Somerset, England.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in June 2005 from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England, United Kingdom.
- Father – Jeremy John Ames Payne (Retired Marketing and PR TV Executive, Farm owner, Maintains cottage for rent)
- Mother – Susan R. Payne née Bide aka Sue (Hair and Make-up Artist)
- Siblings – William J. Payne aka Will (Younger Brother) (Actor)
Tom is represented by –
- Paradigm Talent Agency
- Oriana Elia, Curtis Brown Group
- Untitled Entertainment
- Felker, Toczek, Gelman, Suddleson LLP
5 ft 6¼ in or 168 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tom Payne has dated –
- Jennifer Johanna Åkerman (2013–Present) – Tom started dating Swedish model and singer Jennifer Johanna Åkerman in 2013. He announced his engagement to her in November 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English descent.
- Thick hair
- Lean, ectomorph body type
He was cast in a TV commercial for Ron Kraken black spiced rum in 2018.
Tom Payne Favorite Things
- Date Night Spot (Los Angeles) – Maré, Melrose Avenue
- LA Place For Sunday Brunch – Fratelli Café, Melrose Avenue
- Venue For A Business Meeting – Soho House, West Hollywood
- LA Hotel For Guests – The Sunset Tower
- LA Shopping Venue – Melrose Trading Post
- Local Cultural Event – Artwalk
- LA Cultural Institution – Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s
- Pizza – Tomato Pie
- Lunch Venue (LA) – Stir Market
- LA Gym/Athletic Facility – Prevail Boxing club on 3rd Street
- Massage Place – The Now Massage Boutique, Beverly Boulevard
- Limousine/Driving Service – Uber Select
- LA Museum/Exhibit – LACMA
- Features About Living In Los Angeles – Cars, Mountains, Sunsets
- Historic/Legendary Place In LA – Venice Beach
- All-Around Hangout Spot – Mulholland Drive
Source – HauteLiving.com
Tom Payne Facts
- The actor trained in gymnastics during adolescence.
- He moved to Los Angeles because it was cheaper to live there than in London in between jobs.
- He became very skinny and brought his body weight down to 130 lbs (59 kg) to play a jockey in an American series called Luck (2011–2012)
- Tom auditioned for the role of Hannibal Lecter in the horror film Hannibal Rising (2007) that was eventually bagged by French actor, Gaspard Ulliel.
- Tom had auditioned for the role of Simon Basset (Duke of Hastings) in the Netflix series Bridgerton which was finally played by Regé-Jean Page. He revealed to People magazine in 2021 that he might not have got the role due to his short height.
Featured Image by Tom Payne / Instagram