The actors who make up the "True Blood" cast are all versatile in their craft, and educated. Some are award winners, while others have been nominated for multiple awards. A couple of the "True Blood" cast members were born abroad, and got their start in the country they hail from. All of the “True Blood” series regular cast members have become well known for portraying their specific character on the hit HBO series.
- Anna Paquin. She is a "True Blood" cast member who appears in every episode of the HBO series. On the show she portrays main character Sookie Stackhouse. Paquin is one of the "True Blood" cast members that has an Oscar. She won Best Supporting Actress in 1993 for her performance in "The Piano." Since then, she has been in the "X-Men" films, "A Walk on the Moon," and the 2011 horror "Scream 4." Paquin has also performed on stage in New York and London.
- Stephen Moyer. This "True Blood" cast member was nominated for a Satellite Award in 2010 for his portrayal of Bill Compton on the show. Prior to being on "True Blood" he created a theatre company called "The Reject Society." Born in Brentwood, Essex, Moyer made a name for himself on the British television shows "Men Only," "NY-LON," "Five's Menace," and "The Grand." In 2007 he played Sam on the popular television miniseries "The Started Wife." He is currently married to his "True Blood" cast mate Anna Paquin.
- Alexander Skarsgård. He is the "True Blood" cast member who plays the cold hearted vampire Eric Northman. Hailing from Sweden, Skarsgård enlisted in the military at the age of nineteen before moving to America to attend Marymount Manhattan College in New York. He has been in the movies "Zoolander," and "Straw Dogs." In 2008 he played Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert in the HBO miniseries "Generation Kill."