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  • Anna Paquin

    Born on December 31, 1969 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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True Blood (2008)

Anna Paquin as "Sookie Stackhouse"

Small-town Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse already is viewed as an oddball by her friends and neighbors, since she can read the minds of those around her. She doesn't exactly help her reputation, though, when she falls for Bill Compton, a 173-year-old vampire who has "come out of the coffin" along with many of his undead comrades now that a new synthetic blood has made it possible for vampires to survive without preying on humans. Still, the conservative locals aren't wild about mortal-vampire liaisons, especially Sookie's boss, Sam Merlotte, who carries a torch for her. "Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball is behind this series adaptation of best-selling novels by Charlaine Harris.

Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2009) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

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Best of Late Night TV: Cameron Diaz's Epic Kayak Race, Joe Manganiello's Stripper Lessons, and Anna Paquin's Bleeped Boob Talk (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jul 16th 2014, 2:50AM

Jul 16th 2014, 2:50AM

The Saddest 'True Blood' Moments Ever (VIDEO)

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 20th 2014, 6:00AM

Jun 20th 2014, 6:00AM

TV #TBT: Little Anna Paquin Wins An Oscar Back In 1994 (VIDEO)

Posted by
Alana Altmann on Jun 19th 2014, 7:00AM

Jun 19th 2014, 7:00AM

Quench Your 'True Blood' Thirst With This Season 7 Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 18th 2014, 10:00AM

Jun 18th 2014, 10:00AM

The New 'True Blood' Season 7 Trailer Promises an Epic Conclusion (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 19th 2014, 11:30AM

May 19th 2014, 11:30AM

The 'True Blood' Final Season Teaser Is Eerily Apocalyptic (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Apr 21st 2014, 11:00AM

Apr 21st 2014, 11:00AM

The 'Twilight' / 'True Blood' Mashup You've Been Waiting For!

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 12th 2011, 2:00PM

Oct 12th 2011, 2:00PM

First Trailer for Anna Paquin's Long-Delayed 'Margaret'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 1st 2011, 2:30PM

Sep 1st 2011, 2:30PM

Early Edition: 'Straight A's for Phillippe, Paquin, Wilson; Melissa McCarthy Steals Comedy Role

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Aug 17th 2011, 4:00AM

Aug 17th 2011, 4:00AM

O, Canada: Celebrating Our Favo(u)rite Canadians

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Jun 15th 2011, 11:00AM

Jun 15th 2011, 11:00AM

Will Anna Paquin or Kristen Bell Be the Drew Barrymore of 'Scream 4'?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 25th 2010, 9:32AM

Aug 25th 2010, 9:32AM

The Most Dangerous Celebrities to Google

Posted by
David Ehrlich on Aug 20th 2010, 11:02AM

Aug 20th 2010, 11:02AM

This Week's Discs: Piranha, Humanoids, After.Life and More!

Posted by
Luke Mullen on Aug 5th 2010, 11:35AM

Aug 5th 2010, 11:35AM

Trailer Park: Beatles, Stones and Rush

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on May 14th 2010, 3:32PM

May 14th 2010, 3:32PM

Cinematical Late Night: Hurt Locker Lawsuits, Monsterpocalypse, Fangoria Frightfest

Posted by
Peter Hall on May 11th 2010, 9:25PM

May 11th 2010, 9:25PM

Tribeca Review: Open House

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Apr 26th 2010, 11:45AM

Apr 26th 2010, 11:45AM

Where Do Oscar Winners Keep Their Oscars?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Feb 17th 2010, 12:18PM

Feb 17th 2010, 12:18PM

Young, Gifted and Golden: The Youngest Nominees in Oscars History

Posted by
Sandie Angulo Chen on Feb 16th 2010, 1:27PM

Feb 16th 2010, 1:27PM

Sci Fi Golden Globe Nominations

Posted by
Jennifer A. Brown on Dec 16th 2009, 7:02AM

Dec 16th 2009, 7:02AM

Katie Holmes Replaces Liv Tyler in 'The Romantics'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Nov 2nd 2009, 8:33AM

Nov 2nd 2009, 8:33AM

Katie Holmes Replaces Liv Tyler in 'Romantics'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Nov 2nd 2009, 8:10AM

Nov 2nd 2009, 8:10AM

Real-Life Romances On The Big Screen

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Oct 15th 2009, 1:32PM

Oct 15th 2009, 1:32PM

Scenes We Love: 25th Hour

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Sep 28th 2009, 2:40PM

Sep 28th 2009, 2:40PM

Our 20 Favorite Canadians

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 10th 2009, 7:55PM

Sep 10th 2009, 7:55PM

'Trick 'r Treat' Won't Wait 'Til Halloween

Posted by
William Goss on Jun 8th 2009, 10:45AM

Jun 8th 2009, 10:45AM

This Decade's Oscar Winner Batting Averages

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Feb 23rd 2009, 3:32PM

Feb 23rd 2009, 3:32PM

'X-Men: First Class' Actually Happening

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Nov 19th 2008, 3:32AM

Nov 19th 2008, 3:32AM

Moviefone Ranks the Top 25 Child Stars of All Time

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 9th 2008, 11:02AM

Apr 9th 2008, 11:02AM

Haneke Will Direct Some White Tape & Daniel Bruhl Undergoes a Metamorphosis

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jul 28th 2007, 8:03AM

Jul 28th 2007, 8:03AM

Bryan Singer Reunites with X-Men Cast for Trick 'r Treat

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Nov 11th 2006, 8:00AM

Nov 11th 2006, 8:00AM

Quickhits: The Devil Loves Baseball, Williams to Paris, Paquin to Canada, Eckhart to Bill

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Apr 5th 2006, 6:06PM

Apr 5th 2006, 6:06PM

New On DVD - Chicken Little, Dreamer, The Squid And The Whale

Posted by
Robert Newton on Mar 22nd 2006, 3:06PM

Mar 22nd 2006, 3:06PM

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