Played by: Anna Paquin
Occupation: Waitress at Merlotte's Bar and Grill
Species: Half Fairy/half Human telepath
Sookie Stackhouse's Bio:
Sookie Stackhouse’s talent for reading minds first manifested itself when she was a young child. Confused by this talent, Sookie’s parents initially thought this was some sort of mental illness, until one day when Sookie’s father asked her to “listen” in on a...
Played by: Stephen Moyer
Occupation: ex-servant of the Vampire queen of Louisiana
Bill Compton's Bio:
The human Bill Compton was born in 1835. A farmer with three children, Bill was a first lieutenant for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. His life changed dramatically upon his return from the Civil War when he was transformed into a vampire by Lorena, a vampire with whom...
Played by: Sam Trammell
Occupation: Owner of Merlotte’s Bar and Grill
Sam Merlotte's Bio:
Sam Merlotte was adopted as a child by parents who abandoned him after discovering his knack for taking on other animal forms. Shapeshifter Sam is a well-respected member of Bon Temps and the owner of Merlotte’s Bar, a cornerstone of the small town. Sam has long been in love with...
Played by: Ryan Kwanten
Occupation: Bon Temps police deputy
Jason Stackhouse's Bio:
The handsome older brother of Sookie Stackhouse, Jason is the ladies man of Bon Temps. Orphaned at an early age, Jason and Sookie were raised by their grandmother who was later murdered by Jason’s friend Rene.
Adele Stackhouse was just one in a series of murder victims that were initially blamed on...
Played by: Rutina Wesley
Occupation: bartender at Merlotte’s
Tara Thornton's Bio:
She’s brash and feisty but you can always count on Tara Thornton to say exactly what’s on her mind. Tara has been Sookie Stackhouse’s best friend since childhood. The daughter of an alcoholic mother, Tara spent much of her time growing up with Sookie and her grandmother Adele Stackhouse.
Played by: Nelsan Ellis
Occupation: cook at Merlotte’s/ V pusher
Lafayette Reynolds' Bio:
Lafayette is the flamboyant gay cousin of Tara Thornton and works as a fry cook at Merlotte’s. Busy as he is, Lafayette also finds time to dabble in construction work, web porn and illegal sales of V. Of course it’s these endeavors that result in troubles for Lafayette. He was kidnapped by Eric...
Played by: Chris Bauer
Occupation: Renard Parish Acting Sheriff
Andy Bellefleur's Bio:
Bumbling police detective Andy Bellefleur is a recovering alcoholic who was initially assigned to investigate a series of murders in Bon Temps. Though the evidence didn’t necessarily point to Jason, Andy believed that Jason Stackhouse was the prime suspect.
Andy continued to engage in drinking...
Played by: Jim Parrack
Occupation: road crew worker
Hoyt Fortenberry's Bio:
Good-hearted and kind, Hoyt Fortenberry is Jason Stackhouse’s best friend and co-worker on the road crew. He’s the only person whose thoughts are always good-natured, as Sookie learned when she listened in on his thoughts. He is also the first human other than Sookie to be kind to Bill when he arrives.
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...
Played by: Todd Lowe
Occupation: cook at Merlotte's
Terry Bellefleur's Bio:
Terry is a member of the once prestigious Bellefleur family and cousin to Detective Andy Bellefleur. He is an Iraq war veteran who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, previously having spent some time in a VA hospital. He currently works as a cook at Merlotte’s with waitress girlfriend Arlene. He is...
Played by: Alexander Skarsgard
Occupation: Sheriff of Area 5, owner of Fangtasia
Eric Northman's Bio:
Not only is Eric Northman the strongest and oldest vampire in Louisiana, he is also the Sheriff of the vampire district Area 5. He is well over 1,000 years old, having been a Swedish Viking warrior in his human life. He runs the Shreveport vampire bar, Fangtasia and he has a keen...
Played by: Deborah Ann Woll
Occupation: waitress at Merlotte's
Jessica Hamby's Bio:
Transformed into a vampire by Bill Compton as part of Bill’s punishment for murdering a vampire, Jessica Hamby is a young vampire who must constantly deal with self control due to her petulant nature. She is currently dating Hoyt Fortenberry.
Played by: Joe Manganiello
Occupation: construction contractor
Alcide Herveaux's Bio:
Alcide Herveaux is a good-natured werewolf who, in order to repay a family debt owed to Eric Northman, helped Sookie search for Bill who was held captive by the King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington. Alcide is attracted to Sookie, though he still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend and werewolf...
Patrick Devins isTerry Bellefleur's commanding officer from a military tour in Iraq. He recently came to visit, with unknown intentions.
Played by: Christopher Meloni
Occupation:The Guardian of the Authority