If you’re a fan of vampires, blood, darkness, and True Blood, check out these facts about Stephen Moyer, who plays the character, Bill Compton.
His full name is Stephen John Emery.
He was born on October 11, 1969.
He hails from Brentwood in Essex, in the United Kingdom.
He is 5’10”.
He is a former pupil of St. Martins School in Hutton.
Moyer trained at the LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art).
He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played the role of Romeo in the touring production of ‘Romeo & Juliet’.
He created his own theatre company, ‘The Reject Company’.
He became Brentwood Theatre’s first patron in October of 2007.
Moyer’s first television role was as Philip Masefield in Conjugal Rites in 1993.
Moyer’s first film role was as Prince Valiant in the 1997 film, Prince Valiant.
In 2008, he became known for the role of Bill Compton in the HBO show True Blood.
Moyer has played in vampire films before; in Ultraviolet (1998), he was attacked and turned into a vampire before being killed by humans. In Priest (2011) he was attacked and killed by vampires.
He previously stated his religion as an atheist.
He began dating his co-star Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) since the filming for True Blood began.
Moyer and Paquin married on August 21, 2010, in Malibu.
There were numerous celebrity guests at their wedding, including Elijah Wood.
The couple are expecting twins.
He has two children (Billy and Lilac) from a previous relationship.
His son has expressed an interest in acting.
He has two homes; London and LA.
His first award was the Satellite Award for ‘Best TV Ensemble’ for True Blood in 2009.
He has won two Scream Awards; ‘Best Actor in a Horror Movie or TV Show’ (2009, True Blood), and ‘Holy Sh*t Scene of the Year’ (2010, True Blood).
Moyer also won the Saturn Award for ‘Best Actor in Television’ in 2010 for True Blood.
He enjoys boxing to keep in shape.