Tom Payne is an English actor who was born on 21st December 1982 in Chelmsford, Essex. Raised in Bath, Somerset, Tom attended King Edward's school where he made a significant contribution to the drama department.
The actor who graduated from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in June 2005, is best known for his appearance on the small screen as Paul 'Jesus' Rovia in AMC's The Walking Dead from 2016 to 2018.
Tom Payne is engaged to fiancee Jennifer Akerman
Tom Payne is engaged to his fiancee Jennifer Akerman.
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Tom Payne is in a relationship with model/singer Jennifer Akerman since late 2013.
Although their dating endeavors are well known, it was only during the episode of Talking Dead where he confirmed they got engaged.
During the aftershow of The Walking Dead, Chris Hardwick asked the actor about the demise of his character to which Payne replied,
I got the call like, an episode before and I was texting my girlfriend, now fiancée…
Hardwick then interrupted Tom and congratulated him.
Payne is dating Akerman since 2013.
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Akerman, who is the sister of actress Malin Akerman, was previously linked to Tom Cruise in 2012. The rumors soon died down after the Mission Impossible actor publically denied the affair.
Meanwhile, Payne is six years older than Jennifer, and the duo is enjoying a blissful life together. However, it remains to be seen when the pair takes their relationship forward and decides to get married.
Jennifer often challenges Tom and calls him out on his s***
Jennifer accepts no bull**** from Tom.
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During an interview with Women's Health Magazine in 2017, Payne spilled the beans on the secrets to their excellent relationship. The actor said,
She was the first person who wasn't afraid to challenge me and call me on my s***.
The Walking Dead star continued, "A few weeks in, we had an argument on the street, and I said to her, 'I don't do this!' I was in a relationship for ten years before this one, and we never argued, mainly because I always had the power. But with this relationship, it's a fifty-fifty split. We're totally invested."
Meanwhile, back in 2013, Akerman featured as a celebrity dancer on Let's Dance.
Tom Payne is best known for his portrayal of Jesus in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
Tom Payne played the role of Jesus in the AMC series 'The Walking Dead'.
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Payne was critically acclaimed for his performance as Paul Rovia, more commonly known by his companions as Jesus in the post-apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead.
Jesus is a survivor and one of the main characters in the AMC series. He makes his debut appearance in season 6 episode 10 titled 'The Next World'.
Watch: The Walking Dead 6x10 Daryl and Rick meet Jesus
The character served as an ambassador for the Hilltop Colony who spent the majority of his time seeking recruits. Jesus makes his mark in the show when he eventually gains the trust of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and subsequently gets introduced to the much larger world beyond Hilltop.
The actor features as Malcolm Bright in 'Prodigal Son'
Prodigal Son is an American crime drama series that premiered on 23rd September 2019 on Fox. The official trailer for the show dropped on 13th May 2019.
Created by Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver, the story revolves around Tom’s character Malcolm Bright, who happens to be one of the best criminal psychologists in the world. He helps the New York Police Department (NYPD) solve crimes in the city with the use of his twisted genius.