Moyer at ComicCon, July 25, 2009
|Born||Stephen John Emery
11 October 1969
Brentwood, Essex, England, UK
|Occupation||Actor and director|
|Spouse(s)||Anna Paquin (m. 2010)|
Stephen Moyer (born Stephen John Emery; 11 October 1969) 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. 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. 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.
Early life and career
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). 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.
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.
In August 2009, Moyer announced his engagement to actress Anna Paquin, who plays his character's love interest in the HBO series True Blood. They had been dating since filming the series pilot in 2007. The couple married on 21 August 2010 at a private residence in Malibu, California. Moyer and Paquin have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Poppy, who are fraternal twins born in September 2012. The family resides in Venice, Los Angeles.
Moyer also has a son, Billy, born in 2000. Moyer's daughter, Lilac, born in 2002, was born during of Moyer's seven-year relationship with journalist Lorien Haynes. The couple split when Moyer moved to Los Angeles after winning the role in True Blood.
|1997||Prince Valiant||Prince Valiant|
|2000||Quills||Prouix, the Architect|
|2001||Princess of Thieves||Prince Phillip|
|2007||88 Minutes||Guy LaForge|
|The Caller||John Guidi|
|2012||The Barrens||Richard Vineyard|
|1993–1994||Conjugal Rites||Philip Masefield||13 episodes|
|1995||Castles||Martin Franks||16 episodes|
|1996||Lord of Misrule||Olly||TV film|
|Cadfael||Godwin||Episode: "A Morbid Taste for Bones"|
|1997||A Touch of Frost||D.C. Burton||Episode: "Penny for the Guy"|
|The Grand||Stephen Bannerman||8 Episodes|
|1998||Ultraviolet||Jack Beresford||Episode: "Habeas Corpus"
Episode: "Persona Non Grata"
|1999||Highlander: The Raven||Jeremy Dexter||Episode: "Thick as Thieves"|
|Midsomer Murders||Christopher Wainwright||Episode: "Death in Disguise"|
|Life Support||Dr. Tom Scott||Unknown episodes|
|Cold Feet||Nick Marsden||Episode: No. 2.5|
|2000||The Secret||Marcel Birkstead||TV film|
|Sunburn||Trevor Watts||Episode: No. 2.1|
|Peak Practice||Chris Rhodes||Episode: "Hit and Run"|
|2001||Princess of Thieves||Prince Philip||TV film|
|Men Only||Jason||TV film|
|Uprising||Simcha Rotem (nom de guerre: Kazik)||TV film|
|Entrusted||David Quatermain||TV film|
|2004||NY-LON||Michael Antonioni||7 Episodes|
|The Final Quest||Young Danny Duke||TV film|
|2005||Waking the Dead||Steven Hunt||Episode: "Undertow: Part 1"|
|2006||Casualty||Dr. Mark Ellis||Episode: "Waste of Space"|
|2007||Lilies||Mr. Brazendale||8 Episodes|
|The Starter Wife||Sam||6 Episodes|
|Empathy||Jimmy Collins||TV film|
|2008–present||True Blood||Bill Compton||Regular|
|Phineas and Ferb||Jared (voice)||"The Curse of Candace"|
|2013||The Sound of Music Live!||Georg von Trapp|
|2009||True Blood||Satellite Award||Best TV Ensemble||Won|
|2009||True Blood||Scream Award||Best Actor in a Horror Movie or TV Show||Won|
|2009||True Blood||Teen Choice Award||Choice Summer TV Star: Male||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Saturn Award||Best Actor in Television||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Teen Choice Award||Choice Summer TV Star: Male||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Scream Award||Best Horror Actor||Nominated|
|2010||True Blood||Scream Award||Holy Sh*t! Scene of the Year||Won|
|2010||True Blood||Satellite Award||Best Actor in a TV Drama Series||Nominated|
|2011||True Blood||Saturn Award||Best Actor in Television||Won|
|2011||True Blood||Scream Award||Best Horror Actor||Nominated|
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- "Retrieved 2014-04-12
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