- In his teens, was a lead singer in a band called The Prophecy.
- Performed with the Royal Shakespeare Theater Company in productions such as Romeo and Juliet.
- Recognizable to American audiences for his roles in USA's The Starter Wife and HBO's vampire series True Blood.
- Has played a vampire twice: in True Blood and Ultraviolet (1998), a British television series.
- Did not need to wear prosthetic fangs for his role in Ultraviolet because his natural canine teeth were considered sharp enough to resemble a vampire's.
- Once lived in a houseboat on a London canal, where he entertained famous guests such as Who guitarist Pete Townsend.
- 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Poppy — Daughter
- Lilac — Daughter
- Lorien Haynes — Ex-significant Other
- Charlie — Son
- Anna Paquin — Wife
- Billy — Son
- London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England
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- Birth Name: Stephen John Emery
- Birth Place: Brentwood, Essex, England
- Birthday: October 11, 1969, Libra
- Profession: Actor
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