Stephen Moyer Biography

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 STEPHEN MOYER BIOGRAPHY INTRODUCTIONupdated December 2013

Since True Blood began in 2008, the fans have wanted to know about Stephen Moyer’s life. At first, there was little to be found about him, but as his popularity increased more has become available. I spent a good deal of the winter of 2009 searching through the internet and listening to his interviews to put together this biography. Then, his sister Amanda, was kind enough to read it and share even more information (Part 1) making it more complete and accurate. This biography has also been read and sanctioned by Stephen himself, so what you read below is the most up to date and correct account of his life to date. As more information becomes available this biography will be updated accordingly.

Stephen Moyer is a true UK Essex boy, but he’s also now become a man of the world. With his new found success playing True Blood’s compassionate and mainstreaming vampire Bill Compton, he is now a well known celebrity. Also since his engagement was announced to his co-star Anna Paquin and their subsequent marriage, we see him more and more on red carpets, at all sorts of events doing interviews, and in paparazzi photographs.

Many didn’t know Stephen Moyer prior to his role in True Blood, even though he has been acting and making a living at it for over 16 years. He is quoted as proudly saying, “I haven’t had to take a bar job since I left drama school.” However, he has admitted that he never wanted to do publicity for any of the films or TV shows he’d done prior to True Blood so, for all those years he was able to stay in the background and never had the notoriety that he is now experiencing. Stephen explained in an interview at the “Screen Actors Guild” screening of an episode of True Blood on 6/14/09 how he hadn’t done any publicity in all the years he’d been acting, and that now, contractually, he must. He explained how that wasn’t why he got into acting. He liked the anonymity and being able to enjoy the outdoors with his children, without worrying about what clothes he had on, or as he said, “If his knobby knees were going to end up on US Weekly” (he referred to a photo of him and Anna that was published by US Weekly). But in spite of the publicity and newly found fame associated with his role in True Blood he did say that… “There’s no other gig I’d rather be doing… I’m profoundly happy.” “For the first time in my life, I’m not chasing after anything, nothing out there I want. I’m not running away from anything because I’m not scared of anything.” For us fans, it is truly a benefit that Stephen has now embraced recognition, and we think he does a great job of representing himself and True Blood to the media. However, because he rarely spoke to the media prior to True Blood, not much has been written about him. Therefore, I’ve been asking myself, how did the acting bug get to Stephen and where did he come from? This lead to the creation of this biography which was compiled from scouring the internet and looked through magazines searching for information about his life to put here to share with the AllStephenMoyer fans. Having the help of Stephen’s sister Amanda has been vital to insure that we had the facts straight. We hope you enjoy reading more about our favorite actor and person, Stephen Moyer. The biography has become so extensive that we’ve broken it into separate sections hoping to make it easier to navigate. 

Read the other sections of the biography by clicking on the links below:

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

  • Photos courtesy of Stephen Moyer
  • Special thanks to Amanda Emery for her factual contributions to Part 1 and help which made this bio even more special.
  • Sources – Imdb.com Venice Magazine, July/August 2009 Red Magazine, February 2010 issue VMan Magazine, Winter 2009 Cosmopolitan Magazine, February 2010 BBC interviews Phoenix FM, Essex, UK Screen Actors Guild True Blood Screening on 6/14/09 and special report written by actress Krizia Bajos InStyle Magazine
  • Proofreading by Dorothea, LISMlvr

Copyright © 2010-2015 AllStephenMoyer.com All Rights Reserved – no copy of this biography may be used without proper credit to this web site as the source. This biography was written by Lynnpd.

111 comments
Paula Santos
Paula Santos

You are so beautiful \U0001f33a\U0001f339\U0001f33a\U0001f339

Chenia Riggs
Chenia Riggs

Little did he know he would grow up to be a vampire lol!! He is so cute then and now

SAH8230
SAH8230

hi my name is Stephanie head and I am a huge fan of you

jim_morrison_mania2007
jim_morrison_mania2007

Hi, something I didn't understand is this Stephen Emery name..His real name is Stephen Moyer correct?  Was Stephen Emery a stage name he used at one time?  One other thing, I hate to be critical, but your site seems to scroll on its own.  This is very annoying to visitors trying to read the text.  If this is an accident or if this feature was purposely added to the code I strongly recommend you fix or disable it.It will give your patrons less headaches.

lynnpd
lynnpd

@jim_morrison_mania2007 No, his real name is Stephen John Emery, his stage name is Stephen Moyer. He had to take the Stephen Moyer because when he applied in England to be an actor, his real name was already in use.

Our site doesn't scroll, I don't really know what you are referring to.  It only scolls when you tell it to in your browser.

jim_morrison_mania2007
jim_morrison_mania2007

Thank you for clarifying that for me.  I thought Moyer was his birth name.  You have a very nice site and it must have been awesome to talk with Stephens sister.  The site still scrolls for me (and it is the only one that does so).  I had a hell of a time getting this reply typed in.  Nice site I will visit again!

c0llector
c0llector

its my favorite serial for ever. true blood . iam ali from iran!!

angiemr79
angiemr79

I love this bio of Stephen , I believe him and anna are the cutest couple of Hollywood. I am fan from True Blood is my favorite serie. Best witches for all the love of this family

kirsti78
kirsti78

love the bio on stephen

his and anna's characters are my absolute fav from the start of true blood.

 

big fan from the uk.

Maw5669
Maw5669

Thank you for the very detailed bio on Stephen! The care you took to research and compile all the info shows and is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Rocio
Rocio

Grear Web! I`m Argentinian and i have not seen True Blood until a month ago. I became a big fan of the show and of course, Stephen. Great job, administrator!

Jessica
Jessica

I'm a Chinese girl!I love Stephen Moyer and True Blood so much!His performance is so amazing!

Constantina
Constantina

Hi everyone! I'm 18 years old from Greece and I love very much Stephen Moyer! He's amazing actor, he is my favorite, he and Tom Cruise. I'm a fanatic of the television series in which he plays in the True Blood, he is very realistic in the role which he is playing, if he was coming really to the door of my house and he was hitting the bell and I hadn't seen him again, I'll thought that he was a true vampire, he is such a good actor. I watched 38 episodes in three days, because I hadn't seen them of old, and I was very in agony, I were waiting to see the scene which Bill played. Bill is 41, but has the passion of an 20 years old man. I am glad that there are still such good actors like him today. Bill Compton please, do you want to drink of my blood??? I hope you really, be so gentleman, as in series! I adore you Stephen!

Eric Cantor
Eric Cantor

You see, blogs can only go so far as to help you express your business or rather personal dealings from a day to day basis

Stéphanie
Stéphanie

Thanks for putting this excellent biography together. You did such a great job!

Rowena
Rowena

A delight to read Stephen's bio. Excellent updates, Lynn. Thanks to you and to Stephen's sister Amanda for her input.

luvinbill
luvinbill

Loved the updates Lynn. Well done!

LucyMoran
LucyMoran

I loved this bio! Thank you so much, Lynn! It's great to read about Steve's personal life with Anna, the kids, hobbies and that sort of things. Steve seems like such a wonderful guy. And how cute is the picture with him and Anna??? He's amazing...!

iamtrue2bill
iamtrue2bill

I just re-read this bio., and it is so well written and organized. It is nice to look at it now and then. I love reading Stephen's quotes. He is just one of the most honest, intelligent, down-to-earth performers I have ever heard or read. There is just no hint of over-blown ego. It is so refreshing and lovable. Thanks so much for doing this!

Elena
Elena

Super actor, of course....we share a birthday together! Love this site, thanks!

mbb
mbb

thanking all involved for this. it is so clear that he has always been special; right from the ground up!! love the photos. love the reject society. stephen, it will be a treat to see your career develop here in the states. you clearly have so much to offer. still, i was hoping for the picture of the 4 year old in the bunny suit. ever since mark reed mentioned it, i've been dying to see it.

Marie
Marie

Thank you Lynn, I really needed this after the news today that a cherished co-worker passed away over the weekend. Terrific bio for a terrific actor. Would love to see him in his own starring role in a major motion picture either on hiatus or after True Blood. Especially loved what he had to say about loving the whole process of film making, the crew, watching other actors etc.,confirming what "Lorena" has also said about his generous nature. It would be a great birthday gift for me which by the way is July 24th, anyone else we know on that date???!!!

Annemarie
Annemarie

He is a wonderful and very talented man, I am pleased that I can know him with True Blood. Thank you for the story and the pictures.

skimom2
skimom2

Kudos to you Lynn on a job well done! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the bio about Stephen. As anyone could see, you really put your heart and soul into this project. I'm sure Stephen and his sister Amanda will be happy with the results as much as us fans are. Stephen's philosphy on life is quite inspiring and I enjoyed reading his interview again with Venice magazine. I wish Stephen all the best with his future endeavors. I'm sure we'll be seeing this gifted actor for many more years to come!

glew301
glew301

This is positively wonderful... all in one place now. It's great to learn more about Stephen. Thanks!! Wishing Anna, Stephen and family all the happiness in the world! :-)

Billsgirl
Billsgirl

Me 7! Also, interesting fact... Brett Favre celebrated his 40th October 10, 2009. Who has aged better? I think we all know...

skootabunk
skootabunk

love it! I wonder why Stephen chose Moyer for his last name.

CrazyforBill
CrazyforBill

What more can I say that hasn't already been said? A wonderful portrait of a talented actor and a great human being. I love Steve and Anna so much, they are my favourite couple, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness and professional success. I love the photos and all the other goodies featured in this bio, it certainly fills in some blanks. Thank you to everyone who contributed to it.

AdeleH
AdeleH

Thank you to everyone involved in putting this together. Like everything on this website, it reflects an enormous amount of love and respect for Stephen and he deserves it all. Though True Blood has finally brought him recognition and legions of fans, it's what I learn about him as a man that really raises my love and admiration to a higher level. Once again, thanks to all.

krystal_skyi
krystal_skyi

Fangtasic Bio. Such a great actor. I look foward in seeing Stephen in all sorts of new movies this year! Thanks for putting this together.