The successful TV Show ‘TRUE BLOOD’ by HBO was an opportunity to discover and/or confirm some male actors who are now part of the Hollywood stars system or at least in the top list of rising stars.
The show was broad casted from 2008 till 2014 into 7 seasons.
Beside the female lead character Sookie Stackhouse starred by Anna Paquin and Jessica Hamby and Rustina Wesley both supporting actresses , the male actors were:
Stephen Moyer (as Bill Compton)
Alexander Skarsgard (as Eric Northman)
Ryan Kwanten (as Jason Stackhouse)
Sam Trammel (as Sam Merlotte)
Joe Manganiello (as Alcide Herveaux)
Jim Parrack (as Hoyt Fortenberry)
Nathan Parsons (as James Kent)
Nelsan Ellis (as Lafayette Reynolds)
Rob Kazinsky (as Ben Flynn)
Giles Matthey (as Claude)
Kevin Alejandro (as Jesus Velasquez)
Allan Hyde (as Godric)
Benedict Talley (as Eggs)
The casting director was particularly well done by Junie Lowry, Johnson and Libby Goldstein who had a great taste by carefully choosing very hot actors, without missing to detect their acting skill as some of them were also nominated or granted awards. (W= Won, N=Nominated)
Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in TV Drama: Anna Paquin (W)
Satellite Awards: Best Supporting Actor Series, Miniseries & TV film: Nelsan Ellis (W)
Satellite Awards : Best Actress in Series Drama: Anna Paquin (W)
In 2009 :
Bravo A-List Awards: Sexiest TV Moment for Bill and Sookie’s Love Scene.
Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in TV Drama: Anna Paquin (N)
Ewwy Awards: Best Supporting Actor in Drama Series : Nelsan Ellis (W)
NewNowNext Awards: Brink of Fame: Actor, Nelsan Ellis (W)
Saturn Awards: Best Actress on TV : Anna Paquin
Ewwy Awards: Best Supporting Actor in Drama Series : Ryan Kwanten (N)
NewNowNext Awards: Brink of Fame: Actor, Alexander Skarsgard (N)
Satellite Awards : Best Actress in Series Drama: Anna Paquin (N)
Satellite Awards : Best Actor in Series Drama: Stephen Moyer (N)
Saturn Awards: Best Actor on TV: Stephen Moyer
NAACP Image Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama Series: Nelsan Ellis (N)
And now let’s check the main male characters….
Stephen oyer (born Stephen John Emery) is an English actor who works in cinema and television films. He was born in Brentwood (Essex, UK) on October 11, 1969. As per today he is 45.
His first TV role was in 1993 when he was 24 and his first big debut in 1997 when he got a lead role in a British-Irish production movie: Prince Valiant. In 1999, he played in BBC TV series Midsomer Murders and Death in Disguise.
Sometime actor’s private life links with the professional one, and that’s the case for Stephan Moyer. As soon as 2007, during the filming of the pilots of True Blood, Stephan met with the female lead character actress, Anna Paquin, and this was the start of a love story between the two of them. The fact that Sookie Stackouse (aka Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (aka Stephen Moyer) have to be lovers since episode one till episode 80, was decisive in their relationship.
Anna and Stephen married in August 2010 and Anna gave birth to fraternal twins Charlie and Poppy in September 2012.