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Sebastian Roché Is Now Married to Actress Alicia Hannah — Get to Know Vera Farmiga's Ex-spouse

Lois Oladejo
Jul 12, 2021
06:20 A.M.
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Hollywood star Sebastian Roché has been married to fellow star Alicia Hannah since 2014; however, his first marriage was to movie star Vera Farminga. Here's a look through Roché spotlight life.


"The Originals" actor Sebastian Roche had TV lovers giving their thumbs up to his character in the show, and the star actor has carried off the same level of expertise to many other TV shows he starred in.

Outside his impressive Hollywood resume, Sebastian is husband to "Alone Together Vivian" actress Alicia Hannah and they have been man and wife since 2014. Check out some facts about the TV star.

Sebastian Roche and Alicia Hannah arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 8, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images



Sebastian Roche, a Paris-born actor, is the son of a French man, Philip Roché, and a Scottish mother, Gail Stewart. Sebastian had a spectacular childhood that saw him spend six years of his teenage years on a sailboat.

Sebastian and his family sailed through South America, the Mediterranean, Africa, and the Caribbean. The acting bug bit him at a young age, and his parents' recognized his exceptional skills.


The 56-year-old graduated from the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts. He also studied at the Cours Florent and the École nationale supérieure des arts et techniques du théâter.

After he graduated, Sebastian started working in the French theater, films, and television industry. He moved to the United States in 1992 and has since been forging ahead with his acting career in Hollywood.



Sebastian has starred in several TV projects and movies, some of his most popular appearances being Mikael Papa Original in "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries."

Sebastian has once played alternating roles almost simultaneously in two shows, "The Young Pope" and "The Man in the High Castle." The star showed his acting prowess appearing at opposites.


In "The Man in the High Castle," Sebastian was Reichminister Martin Heusmann, a Nazi military man who served under Hiller's regime. The TV series's plot centered on an alternate universe where the Nazis won the second world war.

Almost simultaneously, Sebastian appeared in HBO's "The Young Pope," which follows the life of the eponymous plot about the main character, Cardinal Michel Marivaux. Marivaux was the head of the congregation of saints, and Sebastian played the role.


Despite the disparity in the two roles, Sebastian was able to portray both in an exclusive manner. This was so because the shows had something in common – both shows did not depict what was happening in the world, although it could be obtainable.


Once sharing his take on "The Man in the High Castle," Sebastian shared that it has been the highlight of his TV roles. According to him, this is because he found the role exciting and the work environment was quite suitable.


Sebastian has pointed out the significance of his sailing years in his acting career. He once shared that being on the sea with his family helped him get acquainted with different cultures and languages.

To this effect, the knowledge from his adventures gave him more confidence and helped him have the ability to adapt to different settings. For Sebastian, life experience is one of the essential things in an actor's career.



The "Odyssey 5" actor's 2014 wedding to Alicia Hannah was held in the southern part of France at the Chateau Les Bouysses in May. The ceremony was attended by 50 guests, all familiar with the couple.

The wedding was officiated by "The Mummy" star Oded Fehr, and he once shared that it was a French fantasy. The outdoor ceremony overlooked a picturesque setting of nature and delicacies.


Speaking to People about when he met his wife, Sebastian noted he knew she was the one, and he had given her his number. The duo remained friends, and it gravitated to something more in two years.

Hannah, an Australian actress, started her acting career as a national youtube theatre company member. She made her television debut on "White Collar Blue."


She moved to Hollywood and as an actress on shows like "Crash," "Grey's Anatomy," "Supah Ninjas," "Hot in Cleveland," Chasing Life," and "General Hospital."

Sebastian was also once married to Vera Farmiga, a Ukrainian-American actress, in 1997, which was also the year they met. Their marriage ended seven years later.

Farmiga, who started acting in her teenage years, mostly bases her career on television roles. She has also starred in movies like "The Conjuring," "Bates Motel," and "The Nun."