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Overview (2)

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tony nominee Sam Trammell is most widely recognized for his starring role as Sam Merlotte in HBO's AFI award-winning series TRUE BLOOD. The Alan Ball created fantasy drama set ratings records for the network over its seven year run. This March, Trammell will co-star in the Warner Brothers feature film NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE alongside Sophia Lillis. In April, he will star opposite Chrissy Metz in Fox's BREAKTHROUGH, which is executive produced by Stephen Curry. Later this year, Trammell will appear in Netflix's dramatic series THE ORDER and lead the cast of Sony Television's series RECKONING. He is currently in production on the eighth and final season of HOMELAND, also set to premiere later this year. He will portray the fictional character Benjamin Hayes, Vice President of the United States, opposite Claire Danes.

In 2014, Trammell co-starred in the hit drama THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based on the best-selling novel, with Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern. He also co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the indie film ALL MISTAKES BURIED. His additional film credits include I AM WRATH with John Travolta, IMPERIUM opposite Toni Collette, 3 GENERATIONS with Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning. Trammell also completed production on the indie films HOSPITALITY opposite Emmanuelle Chriqui and LA GRAN PROMESA by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Ramirez Suarez.

On television, Trammell has appeared on numerous series, including THIS IS US, BERLIN STATON, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, DEXTER, as well as being a series regular on Barry Sonnenfeld's MAXIMUM BOB, TRINITY and Scott Rosenberg's short lived but cult hit GOING TO CALIFORNIA.

A theater veteran, Trammell earned a Tony nomination and the Clarence Derwent Award and Theater World Awards for his role in AH WILDERNESS! at Lincoln Center. His extensive on and off Broadway, as well as regional credits, include KIT MARLOWE at The Public Theater, DEALER'S CHOICE at the Manhattan Theater Club, ANCESTRAL VOICES at Lincoln Center, MY NIGHT WITH REG with The New Group, ROPE with The Drama Dept, IF MEMORY SERVES at the Promenade Theater, OUR TOWN at Williamstown and RED MEMORIES at NY STAGE and FILM, among others.

A native of Louisiana and West Virginia, Trammell graduated from Brown University and the Sorbonne with a Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family. He is an advocate for clean oceans and beaches and works with the non-profit organization Oceana.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JFPR

Trivia (5)

Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"
Sam and his girlfriend, Missy Yager, are expecting twins later this year. They met eight years ago while working together on Broadway [March 7, 2011].
Twin boys were born on August 9, 2011.
Sam is the only cast member on True Blood (2008) who is actually from Louisiana.
Has two siblings: brother Paul and sister Elizabeth.

Personal Quotes (1)

When you get into Louisiana, it really is like a different country in a lot of ways. The plants you see are a little different, like the weeping willows and the cypress trees that come up out of the bayou. And it's steamy hot. There's something about a humid, dusky evening that's kind of sexy. In the country, it feels like you don't have control over nature anymore - nature is in control of you. It's like the naturalists at the turn of the century, that idea that nature is so much bigger than you and man is a small thing. You walk out to the bayou and you're overshadowed by these strange plants and the heat and the mists, and I think that lends itself to supernatural creatures because there are things that can hide in the shadows. There's also the tradition of voodoo, the Haitian magic arts, in New Orleans. And because New Orleans is below sea level, when they bury people in New Orleans, it's mostly above ground. So you have this idea that the spirits are more accessible and can access you more easily because they're not even buried.

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