Played by: Carrie Preston
Occupation: waitress at Merlotte's
Arlene Fowler's Bio:
Arlene Fowler is the mother of two children, Lisa and Coby and has been married four times. She is a waitress at Merlotte’s as well as a friend of Sookie Stackhouse, who frequently and graciously takes on Arlene’s shifts when she leaves early for dates or to be with her kids. Arlene thinks very highly of herself and believes that all men want her. In the past, she and Sookie have had boyfriends in common, which contributes to the lukewarm nature of their relationship.
At one time, Arlene was engaged to Jason Stackhouse’s friend Rene, though this relationship was quashed when it was discovered that Rene was the Bon Temps serial killer. Later, Arlene takes up with Terry Bellefleur, but when she learns she is pregnant with Rene’s baby, she fears the baby is evil. Arlene urges waitress Holly to help her miscarry to rid herself of the evil.