True Blood Characters

True Blood Characters


True Blood Character Guide

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse in True BloodQuirky “good girl” barmaid Sookie feels like an outcast in her small hometown of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and with good reason: she can read minds. Her telepathic ability has left her feeling alone, a sensation amplified by the fact that her parents died in a flash flood when she was eight. She feels detached from the town’s small-mindedness, particularly when a new vampire in town, Bill, is greeted with suspicious eyes. She finds comfort in the fact that she can’t read Bill’s mind, making their interaction much more intimate.


Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton in True BloodBill is a brooding 173-year-old vampire who at one point fought for the Confederate army in the Civil War. He’s now returning to his family home in Bon Temps in hopes of reconnecting with his humanity, but falling into a relationship with Sookie — whose abilities intrigue him — tests his vampiric impulses.



Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton

Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton in True BloodSassy Tara has a quick temper and tough demeanor built up over years of caring for her alcoholic mother. She’s been Sookie’s best friend since childhood, though, and will be spending a lot more time with her now that she’s been hired to tend bar where Sookie works. She’s had a long-standing crush on Sookie’s brother, Jason, but he barely knows she exists.



Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse in True BloodJason is Sookie’s older brother, but he’s the more irresponsible of the two, a womanizer and substance abuser who tends to find himself on the wrong side of the law. He manages to hold a steady job as a construction worker, although he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.



Lois Smith as Adele “Gran” Stackhouse

Lois Smith as Adele 'Gran' Stackhouse in True BLoodGran is Sookie’s protective grandmother, who took her in after the death of Sookie’s parents. She has guarded Sookie since childhood against those who would do her harm. She’s also a proud member of the Civil War society Decendants of the Glorious Dead.



Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte

Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte in True BloodSam is Sookie’s boss at Merlotte’s Bar. He owns the bar and lives next door to it. He’s a good man who stays out of the drama that spills over in his bar, although his secret affection for Sookie gets him involved more than he’d like.


Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds

Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds in True BloodLafayette is Tara’s cousin. He’s a gay club kid who sticks out like a sore thumb in Bon Temps, but he can handle himself just fine. In fact, he seems to relish being the odd man out, wearing androgynous clothing and caked-on makeup in public. He works nights as a cook at Merlotte’s and days as a construction worker with Jason, but really makes his living selling illegal substances — and occasionally his body — out of his home.


Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman in True BloodEric is a Nordic vampire who controls the area in which Bon Temps lies. He’s the oldest vampire in the area, rumored to have been a Viking at one point in his life, and he runs a vampire bar called Fangtasia. He’s Bill’s superior but can be manipulative when it comes to vampire politics.




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