Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Anna Paquin — Wife
  • Poppy — Daughter
  • Lilac — Daughter
  • Lorien Haynes — Ex-significant Other
  • Charlie — Son
  • Billy — Son


  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England


  • Birth Name: Stephen John Emery
  • Birth Place: Brentwood, Essex, England
  • Profession: Actor

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