Stephen Moyer

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Stephen Moyer
Stephen Moyer October 2013 (cropped).jpg
Moyer in October 2013
BornStephen John Emery
(1969-10-11) 11 October 1969 (age 45)
Brentwood, Essex, England, UK
OccupationActor and director
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Anna Paquin (m. 2010)
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Stephen Moyer
Stephen Moyer October 2013 (cropped).jpg
Moyer in October 2013
BornStephen John Emery
(1969-10-11) 11 October 1969 (age 45)
Brentwood, Essex, England, UK
OccupationActor and director
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Anna Paquin (m. 2010)

Stephen Moyer (born Stephen John Emery; 11 October 1969)[1] is an English film and television actor and director who is best known as vampire Bill Compton in the HBO series True Blood since 2008.[2] Moyer's first television role was in 1993 as Philip Masefield in the TV adaptation of the play Conjugal Rites, written by actor/playwright Roger Hall.[3][4] This was followed by the television film Lord of Misrule, filmed in Fowey, Cornwall, which also featured Richard Wilson, Emily Mortimer and Prunella Scales. In 1997 Moyer made his big-screen debut landing the lead role in the film adaptation of the long running comic strip Prince Valiant by Hal Foster, working alongside Ron Perlman and Katherine Heigl.[5][6]

Early life and career[edit]

Moyer was born in Brentwood, Essex. He attended St Martin's School, a comprehensive school in Hutton, Essex, and graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).[7] He became Brentwood Theatre's first patron in October 2007, especially supporting their "Reaching Out, Building On" campaign to help fund the 2008 completion of backstage facilities.[8]

After graduating from LAMDA, Moyer worked in theatre for five years. He worked with the National Theatre Wales, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Oxford Stage Company, work which included going on tour and playing Romeo in productions of Romeo and Juliet. He then made the transition to television and film.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In August 2009, Moyer became engaged to actress Anna Paquin, who played his character's love interest in the HBO series True Blood. They had been dating since filming the series pilot in 2007.[10] The couple married on 21 August 2010 at a private residence in Malibu, California.[11] Moyer and Paquin have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Poppy, who are fraternal twins born in September 2012.[12][13][14] The family resides in Venice, Los Angeles.[15]

Moyer also has a son, Billy, born in 2000 and daughter, Lilac, born in 2002.


Moyer at ComicCon, July 25, 2009


1997Prince ValiantPrince Valiant
1998Comic ActDanny
2000QuillsProuix, the Architect
Princess of ThievesPrince Phillip
2004DeadlinesAlex Randal
2005UndiscoveredMick Benson
200788 MinutesGuy LaForge
Alternate EndingsEditor
2010Open HouseJosh
2011PriestOwen Pace
The CallerJohn Guidi
The DoubleBrutus
2012The Barrens[16]Richard Vineyard
2013EvidenceDetective Reese
Devil's KnotJohn Fogelman


1993–1994Conjugal RitesPhilip Masefield13 episodes
1995CastlesMartin Franks16 episodes
1996Lord of MisruleOllyTV film
CadfaelGodwinEpisode: "A Morbid Taste for Bones"
1997A Touch of FrostD.C. BurtonEpisode: "Penny for the Guy"
The GrandStephen Bannerman8 Episodes
1998UltravioletJack BeresfordEpisode: "Habeas Corpus"
Episode: "Persona Non Grata"
1999Highlander: The RavenJeremy DexterEpisode: "Thick as Thieves"
Midsomer MurdersChristopher WainwrightEpisode: "Death in Disguise"
Life SupportDr. Tom ScottUnknown episodes
Cold FeetNick MarsdenEpisode: No. 2.5
2000The SecretMarcel BirksteadTV film
SunburnTrevor WattsEpisode: No. 2.1
Peak PracticeChris RhodesEpisode: "Hit and Run"
2001Princess of ThievesPrince PhilipTV film
Men OnlyJasonTV film
UprisingSimcha Rotem (nom de guerre: Kazik)TV film
2002MenaceMarkTV film
2003PerfectMarkTV film
EntrustedDavid QuatermainTV film
2004NY-LONMichael Antonioni7 Episodes
The Final QuestYoung Danny DukeTV film
2005Waking the DeadSteven HuntEpisode: "Undertow: Part 1"
2006CasualtyDr. Mark EllisEpisode: "Waste of Space"
2007LiliesMr. Brazendale8 Episodes
The Starter WifeSam6 Episodes
EmpathyJimmy CollinsTV film
2008–2014True BloodBill ComptonRegular
2010IcePeterson4 episodes
Phineas and FerbJared (voice)"The Curse of Candace"
2012JanGery15 Episodes
2013The Sound of Music Live!Georg von Trapp


YearNominated workAwardCategoryResult
2009True BloodSatellite AwardBest TV EnsembleWon
2009True BloodScream AwardBest Actor in a Horror Movie or TV ShowWon[17]
2009True BloodTeen Choice AwardChoice Summer TV Star: MaleNominated[18]
2010True BloodSaturn AwardBest Actor in TelevisionNominated
2010True BloodTeen Choice AwardChoice Summer TV Star: MaleNominated
2010True BloodScream AwardBest Horror ActorNominated
2010True BloodScream AwardHoly Sh*t! Scene of the YearWon
2010True BloodSatellite AwardBest Actor in a TV Drama SeriesNominated
2011True BloodSaturn AwardBest Actor in TelevisionWon
2011True BloodScream AwardBest Horror ActorNominated


  1. ^ "England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916–2005" Retrieved on 2009-03-30.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2007-04-07). "Moyer, HBO make 'Blood' pact". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-03-20. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Conjugal Rites". Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Conjugal Rites". Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  5. ^ "Prince Valiant Review". Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  6. ^ "Prince Valiant (1997) by Liz Braun". Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  7. ^ TV Guide (2008-10-9). "True Blood's Stephen Moyer Is Undead Sexy!" Retrieved on 2008-12-15.
  8. ^ Harris, Matt. Star backing from a homegrown hero. Brentwood Gazette. p. 8. 
  9. ^ "Stephen Moyer Featured in Venice Magazine" Retrieved on 2009-07-20.
  10. ^ "True Blood – A love that never dies" Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  11. ^ "'True Blood' Co-Stars Get Hitched." Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  12. ^ Michaud, Sarah; Jordan, Julie (11 September 2012). "Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Welcome Twins". People. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "It's a Baby Boy and a Girl for Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer!". Life & Style. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Stephen Moyer Reveals Names of Twins with Anna Paquin". People. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Exclusive: Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer Get Married!" Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  16. ^ Sneider, JEFF (Sep 15, 2011). "'True Blood's Stephen Moyer takes on Jersey Devil". VanityFair. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "TV: Scream 2009 Award Winners Announced" Retrieved on 2009-10-18.
  18. ^ "New Teen Choice categories for 'True Blood,' 'Transformers'" Retrieved on 2009-07-09.

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