Noah Bean is an American actor best known for his role as David Connor, the murdered boyfriend of Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), in the legal drama television series Damages, from 2007-2012.
He also starred as Ryan Fletcher, the ex-CIA agent who has now taken over Division, in the action drama television series Nikita, from 2010-2013.
Bean's other television credits include recurring roles on the series Dark Blue, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer; and Lipstick Jungle, starring Brooke Shields.
He also appeared in guest-starring roles on such series as Once Upon a Time, Cold Case, Private Practice, Fringe, Medium, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Numb3rs, Crumbs, Joan of Arcadia and Law & Order: SVU.
Bean was also seen as the male lead in the romantic comedy feature film The Pill, opposite Rachel Boston. For his work in The Pill, Bean received the New York Emerging Talent Award at the Big Apple Film Festival; the film received a number of other awards on the festival circuit and was released theatrically in December, 2011.
Other film credits include Little Murder, opposite Josh Lucas; Morning Glory, with Rachel McAdams; and the horror satire Hysterical Psycho, which premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in April, 2009.
In 2005, he appeared in the Marc Forster film Stay, with Ewan MacGregor, Ryan Gosling and Naomi Watts, from Fox/New Regency. He also played the male lead in the independent feature Black Marigolds.
On the New York stage, Bean starred in an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' One Arm, from acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, at the New Group, in the Summer of 2011.
He also starred in The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall, a play by Sam Forman, directed by Sam Gold, which was produced by Bean's theatre company, Stage 13, that was co-founded with Dan Fogler and several other New York-based actors.
Previously, he starred in David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face, a wild satire about cultural identity, at the Public Theater. Other New York theatre credits include starring roles in Kid Simple, Amerika, Crazy Jane on God, Moon Children, Mary Rose, Voyage of the Carcass and The Mapmaker's Sorrow.
Bean's regional theatre credits include Lanford Wilson's classic Fifth of July, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; Bus Stop, at the Huntington Theater (for which he was nominated for both an Elliot Norton Award and an IRNE Award); Romance; Our Town; A Christmas Carol; The Winter's Tale; Philadelphia, Here I Come!; and Love's Labour's Lost.
Daily Variety's 2006 review of Love's Labour's Lost comments that "Bean is captivating, delivering the play's best speeches with clarity, thought and assured grace".
A native of Mystic, Connecticut, Bean is a graduate of Boston University's School of Fine Arts. His training also includes the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).