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Stephen Moyer Biography
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 last winter 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 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.
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 last summer, 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 he has now embraced recognition, and although it’s a new gig for him, 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? So I scoured the internet and looked through magazines searching for information about his life to gather here to share with the AllStephenMoyer fans.
LIFE AND FAMILY
Stephen John Emery was born on October 11, 1969 in Billericay, Essex. He attended Ingrave Johnstone Primary School, followed by St. Martin’s School, a comprehensive school in Hutton, Essex.
He has one sister, named Amanda. His parents divorced, both remarried, and continue to live in Essex where his mother is associated with the Brentwood Theatre (Stephen became its first patron in 2007).
Brought up in the villages of Ingrave and Herongate, Stephen’s early years mainly revolved around sport; playing football (soccer), rugby, cricket, tennis, table tennis for both school and local club teams, as well as singing in the local church choir (earning pocket money for singing at weddings and playing Top Trumps in the pews), and performing in school plays and local dramatic societies.
Stephen said in an interview on DaemonTV: “I used to sing in a church choir when I was seven or eight. I used to really love singing. I still love getting together with a bunch of people. I’ve always been somebody who loved rehearsal. I always loved rehearsal kind of more than the week of the performance, in terms of plays and theatre. I loved getting together with a group of people and creating something. And that’s kind of extended really. When I go on set I’m fascinated by everybody else. I love watching the crew, I love watching the camera department, and I love watching other actors come up with stuff in their own way. I think it’s fascinating and I love it all. That’s actually grown and hasn’t diminished at all. If anything it’s gotten bigger and bigger. I’m sort of quite child-like in that way. I look forward to going to work, I’m excited by it, and I love what it is that we do. I consider myself very lucky to be able to be doing it. It still amazes me sometimes that I’m doing what I love.” [It’s a good thing Stephen’s has always had passion and zest for his endeavors.]
He also stated in a recent Venice Magazine article: “I was a choir boy in a tiny little village in Essex called Herongate (a village in south Essex, situated on the A128 between Brentwood and West Horndon). I started out singing at the local (Church of England) church. I was there for six years, starting at around six or seven years old. I became head chorister of the church. I had to carry the cross. Then I started singing in school plays.”
At age 13, he was cast as Tom Sawyer in what became the first of many school productions, and from that point on he knew that acting was what he wanted to do. At the same time, Stephen started performing with several local amateur companies in Brentwood, Chelmsford & Colchester, Essex where he continued to make a name for himself in musical theatre.
Smike according to his sister, Amanda
By his late teens, he and some school friends had formed a rock band called Prophecy – Stephen was the lead singer, and describes them as a sort of poppy-rocky-jive-jazzy fusion sub-genre band! They were a talented group of young musicians who wrote most of their own music (but did a great cover version of Elvis’s Trouble) and gigged locally for a couple of years.
However by now he had also established his own theatre company – The Reject Society – where he started producing, directing and appearing in plays such as Private Wars and Twelve Angry Men as well as the contemporary comedy, Bouncers, and ultimately this was the path that he actively pursued.
The process of becoming an actor in England is different than it is in America though. Stephen says that “It’s not the same as going, ‘I’m gonna go to Hollywood and say that I’m an actor.’ It just isn’t the same. You can’t do that; it doesn’t exist like that where I’m from. The only way in is to go to drama school, but nobody knew how to do that either. I don’t even know how I found out; I think in the back of a ‘Stage and Television Today’, there was an advert for one of the drama schools. So I sent out for my forms, and then I got a load of auditions, and next thing you know, I was at drama school.”
Drama school was the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Of all the places that Stephen applied to this was the one he really wanted, and the broad range of disciplines and skills learned over the following three years were hugely influential to his professional career. It was also the start of many new and enduring friendships; Robert Portal, Liam McKenna, Alastair Petrie, Iddo Goldberg, Toby Stephens, Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Alexander Siddig, Julie Hesmondhalgh and his LAMDA fight partner Benito Martinez – to name a few!
HIS PROFESSIONAL LIFE
After graduating from LAMDA, somewhat ironically, the first professional work he was offered was a musical! It was this job that made him eligible to join the actor’s union Equity – a prerequisite for any professional actor, but where a rule applies that each actor’s registered name must be unique. As another actor was already registered as Stephen Emery it meant that Stephen had to change his . . . introducing Stephen Moyer . . . !
Anyway, with the name change resolved and this job completed it was immediately followed by three years in repertory with possibly the most famous classical theatre company; the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), both at the National Theatre, London and the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon. See the original programme from Romeo & Juliet, here.
Thereafter, Stephen was cast in the lead role in a touring production of Romeo & Juliet with the Oxford Stage Company throughout the UK and Japan, followed by the world premiere of The Who’s Pete Townsend’s rock opera ‘The Iron Man’ at the Young Vic, London. See the original program from the Iron man here. There is still a review of Romeo & Juliet online, you can read it here.
Stephen at the time he played Romeo with The Oxford Stage Company
with Tara Woodward as Juliet
He did a lot of theatre and he says he loved it, but it really was not where he saw his career going so he transitioned to film and TV where his first work included a role in a sitcom about a family with a talking dog that he now laughingly describes as a “crime against television.” He’s been doing leading roles in TV and film ever since.
His British television credits include leading roles in Channel 4 dramas ‘Men Only’, ‘NY-LON’, Five’s ‘Menace‘ and the BBC’s ‘The Grand’, ‘Lilies‘ and ‘Empathy‘, as well as a number of guest roles in popular shows such as ‘Cold Feet’, ‘Midsomer Murders‘ and ‘Waking the Dead.’ In the meantime, he made his screen debut starring in the eponymous role in ‘Prince Valiant‘ with Katherine Heigl, followed by ‘Quills‘ with Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix & Michael Caine, as well in subsequent movies Including ‘Entrusted‘ and ‘Restraint.’ US television credits include leading roles in ‘Princess of Thieves‘ with Keira Knightley, NBC’s mini-series ‘Uprising‘ with ‘David Schwimmer’, Hank Azaria, and Donald Sutherland, USA Network’s Golden Globe and Emmy nominated ‘The Starter Wife’ starring Debra Messing. He was supposed to appear in the FOX drama pilot ‘NSA Innocent’ (retitled ‘Company Man’), but got the role in “True Blood” instead. His earlier role was taken over by Jason Behr.
Learn more about Stephen’s work on the stage by going here: http://www.allstephenmoyer.com/stage/
Below are a sampling of photos from Stephen’s earlier TV and film work:
You can also learn more about all of Stephen’s movie and TV projects by going to the Movie & TV Projects section of this site.
ON GETTING THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME
When Stephen was approached to play the part of Bill Compton in True Blood, he’d recently wrapped up the USA miniseries ‘The Starter Wife’ – and had just returned to England.
After several months working away, there had been two possible new series that hadn’t come to fruition, a lost tax rebate from a project in Australia (worth what he described as “a nice chuck of change”), and within days of getting home to London had had his home burgled; losing irreplaceable photographs, writing and recordings, so when it was initially mentioned he wasn’t interested.
At the time, he was unfamiliar with Charlaine Harris’s books, The Southern Vampire Mysteries.
“I wanted to be back in London.” he says, “I wanted to be with my kids, and so I turned down a few scripts. I didn’t want to come to America straight away, but then they sent this and I found out it was by Alan [Ball], I read it, and put myself on tape the next day. Alan saw it that afternoon and I flew [to the States] the next morning. As soon as I got the job, I started doing the research and reading the books. My character’s from the American Civil War, so I started reading about that. I could totally understand what Alan saw in [the books]. Sookie’s amazing, Bill’s a fantastic character and the world that Charlaine sets up is just unbelievable.”
Krizia Bajos, wrote about this in her report of Stephen’s appearance at the Screen Actors Guild True Blood Screening in June 2009 and is quoted as responding in her report, “young grasshopper, whenever you think ‘it can’t get any worse’, you may have just hit the jackpot. Stay the course.” I’m sure Stephen would agree with those words because he has learned how to cope with the unknown and it’s paid off. He has been quoted, when answering a question in an interview “what makes you fearless?” by answering, “Someone close to me said to “embrace the fear” and I try to do that. I think sometimes people hide behind fear and use it as a reason not to move forward.”
Stephen says about deciding on the part: “When you read something you know it has the ability to run as a series. You read it and you have to make a decision. Is this something that could become a series? Is this something that is going to be intriguing to the public? When I read that first episode I thought ‘Oh my fucking God. Where on earth? This could go anywhere. Alan could do anything with this.’ I just thought ‘This is something that I would love to be a part of.’ That’s what I thought. It was something intriguing and fascinating. This could be a huge hit.”
And about Bill Compton he says: “He is obviously dark, but he’s also always trying to be a good man, so the tussle of decency is what appeals.” Stephen is similar, but also very different from Bill Compton. Stephen shares Bill’s good manners and his taste in women, but not much else. Bill’s eyes don’t twinkle with constant merriment. Bill did not grow up in Essex, trying to tread the line between choirboy and footballer. Bill is not cheeky, and not nearly as much fun.
Stephen’s thoughts on True Blood’s storylines:
“It’s like one of those diagrams that you do in mathematics when you’re a kid. Those circular diagrams where somebody is a right-wing and somebody is a left-wing, but they all like porridge. The thing that they all like is the thing that connects them. The thing that I thought about this show is that it had the opportunity to be lots of different things to lots of different people. People who like vampires will like it. People who like Alan Ball will like it. People who like really great drama will like it. People who subscribe to HBO will hopefully like it. There are also other aspects, the Sci-Fi element. It’s a love story. I think that a lot of people think or try to find the romance in it and that aspect of it. I think that a lot of people were very taken by the love story by Bill and Sookie. And then you have these crazed Eric fans. What I’m saying is that there are an awful lot of people that are affected by it. I just think it’s going to grow and grow. I’m really pleased that it has become successful. But ultimately I was kind of not surprised that people were watching it. If I weren’t in it I would be watching it. That’s a dream. The interesting thing about ‘True Blood’ is that its appeal is not contained to teenage girls. I get stopped in the street and questioned by 70-year-old men whose wives and daughters are making Bloody Marys and throwing True Blood parties.”
STEPHEN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ANNA PAQUIN:
On 5 August 2009, it was confirmed that Stephen had become engaged to Anna Paquin. Although, kept a secret at the time, they have been dating since filming the series’ pilot in 2007 (Stephen and Anna have both acknowledged that their relationship started at the time the pilot for the show was produced). Now, they are very much together, living in the Los Angeles area, committed to a mutual relationship with Stephen’s children and a future that’s filled with more True Blood, other interesting projects and hopefully lots of love and happiness.
On August 21, 2010, Stephen and Anna said their vows at a private home in Malibu, CA amongst their friends and family under a tent near the ocean finally becoming husband and wife.
Anna and Stephen asked long-time friend and jeweler, Cathy Waterman, to custom-design the platinum bands, using Paquin’s rough-cut antique diamond engagement ring by the designer as inspiration. “I have been friends with Stephen forever. Watching him fall in love with Anna was magical. He lights up around her…and she glows when he is around,” Waterman told InStyle exclusively. “He put such thought and care into the ring that he proposed with…hours looking into stones, looking for the reflection that said ‘Anna.’ And he nailed it. I handmade their wedding bands, and seeing them as they walked down the aisle—I knew they were just right.”
Stephen had seen Anna on the London stage in “This Is Our Youth”, and been impressed but, prior to True Blood the pair had never met. He talks about his relationship with Anna, as follows:
“Anna and I met on this show. We met doing the job. And so the crew has seen us grow together. They have seen our relationship grow by watching us on set … we kept it from them to begin with …we wanted to keep it private. We didn’t want people to think we were f–king with their lives with something fickle. But honestly, there’s no one I’d rather work with. I really mean it. I love working with her, and that’s how it all started, by falling in love on camera … So, last year, Sam had his stuff coming up with Anna and at that point nobody knew we were a couple. So Sam’s a close friend, and I had to go to Sam and say, ‘Look. I need to tell you something. I need you to know. I don’t want you to find out later and feel like a heel.’ So I told him that was the first time I told him about me and Anna. And he couldn’t believe it! It’s about trust, you know. And that trust is a very important part of a relationship.”
He says that he and Anna Paquin virtually had to trade appearances when they started True Blood. “When we had those initial meetings with Alan, I was tan and blonde, and she was white with black hair, and we’ve kind of reversed roles completely.” Stephen has had his hair dyed black, while Paquin’s hair color is now Sookie’s gold. Likewise, Stephen enjoys the California sun, but vampires aren’t supposed to tan, whereas Sookie has to be even rosier than usual to contrast with her new nocturnal friends.
Here are some interesting facts about Stephen:
- He appears to be a very likeable and a down to earth individual. He is known to be the “life of the party” and seems most considerate of others.
- He also has a great sense of humour and is a hilarious mimic.
- He is well read, an articulate and captivating writer, and loves Radio 4, making dens with the children and his dog Splash [Splash passed away spring 2013] on Hampstead Heath and taking them to ‘the best sausage roll shop in the world’.
- His favorite color is purple;
- He likes Scotch eggs and sushi,
- Known for his extensive collection of t-shirts.
- In earlier days he lived in a purple houseboat in London’s Little Venice section.
- He is an amateur photographer and likes to keep photo diaries of all the places he visits
- He plays the ukulele and the piano, and skateboards.
- His favorite TV show, other than True Blood is “Breaking Bad.”
- He enjoys the outdoors and loves dogs [he and Anna have two dogs, Splash (who has recently passed away) and Banjo] and is seen often on the streets of the west side of Los Angeles, CA either riding his bike with his daughter, swimming in the pacific, or out shopping and/or dining with Anna.
- Like Bill Compton, he believes in recycling
- He doesn’t want his life to become too different than it now is.
- He has commented recently that he and Anna still do their own shopping, etc.
- He loves boxing since his grandfather was a boxer and a coach and is currently training with boxer Freddie Roach.
- He used to be an atheist and in his interview with Venice Magazine in 2009 he talked about it. “After my church years, from seven to fifteen I never really went to a church unless I had to. I completely turned my back on it. Atheism gets a bad rap [laughs]. What I loved about it was that it’s about living now. It’s about embracing now. It doesn’t mean hedonism, it doesn’t mean nihilism. It’s about embracing life, and love, and living for today, and the most for today and the generosity of the human spirit. But some things happened that changed my way of thinking. And actually, all I did was just let go of not believing. I’m not born again, I just let go.”
- On getting a DUI as a teenager: “When I was 13 and my mum and dad would be out for the evening, I’d take out their car, pick up my best friend and go racing around. For my 15th birthday I was given the opportunity to drive at a racetrack, and before I could drive legally, I bought a Mini and put racing stuff all over it. Then three weeks after passing my driving test I got a DUI and lost my license for a year.”
- On losing his virginity: “I was quite young when I started doing all right, below legal age and with somebody I knew very well. It happened outdoors and was very naughty and unexpected. In my little village some girls reached maturity at a young age, and there was a lot of ‘you show me yours and I’ll show you mine’ stuff happening, lots of looking and a little bit of touching too, from a very young age.”
STEPHEN’S PASSION FOR AUTO RACING
We all learned in Spring 2011 that Stephen Moyer has a real passion for car racing. You can read all about his interest in the sport by going to the special section we have here devoted to that effort.
As a man of forty-four, he also has children. He has a son, Billy, born in 2000 and a daughter, Lilac, born in 2002, from previous relationships. In mid-April, 2012 a statement was released saying that Stephen and wife, Anna Paquin were expecting their first child. On September 1, 2012, the couple were blessed with twins, Charlie and Poppy. The twins were born premature, and stayed in the hospital for over a month, which was a difficult time, but they are now healthy and happy toddlers who have just celebrated their first birthday.
It’s quite evident that his children mean everything to Stephen. While filming Season 2 he said about his relationship with them: “I see them every day on Skype and as soon as this season finishes filming, I’m going back to London to take them both on holiday.” His daughter now lives in Los Angeles with her mother while Billy remains in England with his mother. Stephen does fly back as much as possible to London to see his family there. In fact, while in the midst of filming Season 3, he took an overnight trip just for Billy’s birthday and flew back to Los Angeles the very next day.
Because of the content of True Blood his children haven’t been able to see him in the series, but, as Stephen says, “Billy is very aware that his dad is playing a vampire and because he’s called Bill, he thinks the character is named after him (so he finds it very upsetting that he doesn’t get to see it.) Lilac, who hasn’t seen it either, does a very good impression of Kirsten Dunst in ‘Interview with The Vampire.’ She pretends to cry, you say ‘what’s wrong?’ And then she comes at you with her fangs out.”
Stephen currently divides his time between homes in London and LA, and continues on his many projects. “There is this idea that home has to be one place, and I’ve only just realized that home really can be as many places as you want it to be, but England, he adds is where his heart is.” Now that True Blood has been shown in the UK, his parents are finally getting to see it. “My dad is like, yeah, I saw it, mate,” he says, but while his mum is amazed by the way that the show has taken off she always professed that he was very talented; Stephen slips into a pitch-perfect imitation of a maternal Englishwoman, with a touch of Ricky Gervais when he says: “I always knew he had such a good eye for the ball. He could have been anything, he could have been a footballer – lovely shoulders – could have been a swimmer. Could have been anything.“
THE PRESENT AND FUTURE
Anna and Stephen have now been married for over three years, and are reportedly as happy and as busy as ever.
In addition to his continued starring role in True Blood, Stephen is now embarking on other projects. He and Anna have produced their first film, “Free Ride” which premiered at The Hampton’s International Film Festival in October, 2013. Anna stars in the film and Stephen served as Executive Producer. The final season of “True Blood,” Season 7 premieres in June, 2014 and will start production sometime late December 2013, or early January 2014 and both Anna and Stephen have been quoted as saying they are very devoted to their jobs. With the end of the show, we expect that their production company, CASM, will take up a lot of their time and that they will both be looking for future projects while also living “the family life.”
In Summer 2013, Stephen appeared in the musical, “Chicago” at the Hollywood Bowl. Stephen played the male lead of Billy Flynn and knocked it out of the park with his performance. Having only 10 days to learn and rehearse the part, he proved that he can surmount any obstacle and provide amazing results. Stephen’s roots are in musical theater, and he told me that it was an 18 year hiatus when he left the theater and it was fun to return.
His next role is to star in NBC’s live production of the stage version of the musical, “The Sound of Music.” He will be living in New York City while the full cast are in rehearsal for this production which will air on December 5, 2013.
Written by: Lynnpd
Read Lynnpd’s article on The Versatility of Stephen Moyer by clicking on the image below:
Photos courtesy of Stephen Moyer
Special thanks to Amanda Emery for her factual contributions and help which made this bio even more special.
- 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
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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.
@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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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A delight to read Stephen's bio. Excellent updates, Lynn. Thanks to you and to Stephen's sister Amanda for her input.
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...!
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!
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.
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???!!!
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.
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!
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! :-)
Me 7! Also, interesting fact... Brett Favre celebrated his 40th October 10, 2009. Who has aged better? I think we all know...
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.
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.
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.
OMG ladies, you have done yourselves, Stephen, and all of us, his devoted fans, proud!!! I was already enamoured with him and now I am just overwhelmed by all this. Stephen is the best and the brightest talent to come our way in so very long. Reading about his past and his determination to become a great actor only reaffirms what I always believed about him. So much talent!!! Such a professional. And all wrapped up in the perfect package! My admiration for him grows and grows in leaps in bounds. My thanks to you ladies, Stephen, Anna, and Amanda for giving us this glimpse into his amazing life. I only wish the best for him in all he desires. Life, love and happiness. My hats off to you Stephen, you have a fan for life in me and so many others!
Love the text and the photos - always fascinating to see what came before, in the life of a wonderful actor. Thanks for the great job Lynn, and many thanks to Amanda and Stephen for sharing all of this with us.
What a great adition to this already fantastic site! Thanks to all involved for the time line of Stephens life & for the pictures to accompany it. Seems Stephen has always lived the life on his own terms & that dedication to his craft has certainly proved beneficial. So happy to know a bit more about you Mr. Moyer & looking forward to following you as your career expands!
Fantastic job on the bio, Girls! It's nice to read Stephen's biography from an approved source, at last:) A big 'thank you' to Amanda and Stephen for sharing the pictures and information! kisses
I do not know how I should begin. Which article! Billsbabes, Shad, Lynn and LISMVR you are best! I love your enthusiasm. Thank you ! To read these tidbits in the morning, may my day start better? I enjoy Stephen's language. His wording, descriptions, comparison and transparency ... makes me excited, am ......... I hope its not because my English is so bad. But Stephan is very inteligent and musical and charming and talented - very nice combination! He gives so much to us all -we all can tell how he affects us in the positive -he did, when I read his interview for months back and was in a difficult situation - and I think he gets much in return. On the positive side. It's called karma. We humans are connected in some way no matter whether we like it , or not .Excuse my English, but I think you know what I mean ...
Lynn, you did a wonderful job. It's wonderful to get to know more about Stephen. The pics are priceless. He is as handsome then as he is now. The thing I enjoy most about him is that he's an amazing father. Stephen, thank you for sharing you life with all the Billsbabes and the rest of the world.
Fabulous job ladies! Love the biog, and the photos. The part that excited me the most was finding out that Stephen is friends with Julie Hesmondhalgh! So Vampire Bill is buddies with Hayley from Coronation Street?!! That made my day!
Marvelous. Hats off to an outstanding actor. Cheers to his sister, Amanda, and to our fellow Billsbabe, Lynn, you go girlfriend. Thank you all, including, but not limited to, Shad.
A big thank you to all in getting this wonderful bio of Stephen to us fans. Lynn your fantastic, Shad can't thank you enough for all you do and Amanda and Stephen thanks for sharing.
I really enjoyed reading this. I am amazed at what he accomplished even before graduating. The photos of young Stephen are so precious and I am really intrigued with the programme. Great logo for the Rejects. I'll have to watch 12 Angry Men again and imagine Stephen's young face and short 50's-style haircut as juror 5. I wonder if they all did New York accents? Nice pics from the movies (esp. Jason and Marcel) and you picked a couple of my favourite recent photos too. Thanks for all the effort to give us something new to pour over. It was lovely of Stephen & his sister to help you out.
Bravo! What a nice gift, to know more about Stephen. (I love that his given name Emery is associated with my family and my cousins share his name, one being Steven!) Also bypassing the personal aspects of it regarding Billy and Lilac. Good for you!
I echo what everyone else has said: Great job ! Very informative and interesting bio. The pictures are the cutest. Thank you Lynn. And thanks to Amanda for the pictures and added information. It's good to know Stephen approved it also. I am so happy that Stephen is so involved in his children's lives. It indicates to me that he certainly has his priorities straight, which is an excellent omen for his upcoming marriage. I only wish we could purchase some of his UK TV work, such as "Men Only", and "Empathy", as well as "NY-LON". They would certainly bolster my Stephen Moyer DVD collection. Here's hoping they will be available some day soon. I am really proud to be a fan of this wonderful man!
The biography is fabulous! Thank you Lynn, Amanda, and Stephen! I always love learning more about Stephen. :) I wish Stephen continued success in the future, and I'd love to see him direct an episode of True Blood!
What a wonderful addition to the site! Thank you Lynn, Amanda and Stephen for putting this all together. It was a real treat reading it, and the pics are a nice personal touch. Wishing Stephen continued success and happiness. He deserves it!
Wonderful bio, Lynn!! I now feel fully educated on Mr. Emery/Moyer, and that's all thanks to you (and Amanda). The pics are gorgeous, too.
Great to read a little more about Stephen's life. Thanks to Stephen and his sister Amanda for sharing. Lynn, great job! ♥