|Occupation Actor and director|
Height 1.78 m
Years active 1993–present
|Name Stephen Moyer|
Spouse Anna Paquin (m. 2010)
Role Film actor
|Full Name Stephen John Emery|
Born 11 October 1969 (age 46) (1969-10-11) Brentwood, Essex, England, UK
Children Poppy Moyer, Charlie Moyer, Lilac Moyer, Billy Moyer
Movies and TV shows True Blood, The Sound of Music Live!, The Barrens, Prince Valiant, Restraint
Similar People Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Poppy Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell
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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. 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. 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.
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- Early life and career
- Personal life
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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 became engaged to actress Anna Paquin, who played Bill Compton's love interest Sookie Stackhouse 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, William (Billy) from his previous marriage born in 2000 and daughter, Lilac, born in 2002.
Moyer has dealt with alcoholism in the past. He has been sober for 14 years and has said that the addiction stemmed from his roots in British theater, emulating the public images of personal heroes like Peter O’Toole. At a CLARE Foundation dinner he stated, “There’s this rush that happens from doing our job, this whirring buzz, and you want to continue that buzz." He now works with CLARE Foundation (a southern California non-profit facility) to help others with rehabilitation and sobriety.