True Blood

Tara Thornton

Played by: Rutina Wesley
Occupation: Fangtasia Bartender
Species: Vampire

Who is Tara Thornton?

You can always count on Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) 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 (Anna Pacquin) and her grandmother Adele Stackhouse.


Tara strong-armed her way into Merlotte’s by convincing Sam (Sam Trammell) that he needed a new bartender. She ended up having a spontaneous fling with Sam, and then later fell in love with “Eggs,” a fellow adoptee of the maenad Maryann Forrester.

Tara never trusted vampires, and her hatred of them grew even stronger after she was taken hostage and tortured by Franklin Mott. After a brief escape to New Orleans where she fell in love with martial arts beauty Naomi, Tara returned to Bon Temps and joined a coven of witches led by Marnie Stonebrook to defeat the vampires once and for all, which unfortunately backfired.

Sadly, Tara was killed while saving Sookie from being shot by Alcide’s girlfriend Debbie Pelt. Sookie and Tara’s cousin LaFayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis) then begged Pam (Kristin Bauer) to turn Tara into the one thing she hates most. She may never be able to forgive them, even if being a vampire means she’s finally able to stand up to her emotionally-abusive mother and lock lips passionately with Pam!

What’s in store for Tara Thornton in True Blood Season 6? Join us all season long right here at Wetpaint for all the latest True Blood spoilers, news, gossip and more!

- Wetpaint Entertainment Staff, Amie Simon



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