Sam Trammell was born in New Orleans, so he fits right in as his most famous role as True Blood's Sam Merlotte, who owns a bar in Bon Temps, Louisiana.
The actor was nominated for a 2009 Scream Award for "Breakout Performance - Male" after True Blood's first season aired.
Trammell attended Brown University and the University of Paris. He has worked in theater, on-Broadway, off-Broadway, as well on the big screen and the small screen.
Sam has also appeared in numerous TV shows such as Trinity, Going to California, Judging Amy, Bones, CSI: NY, Numb3rs, Dexter, Medium, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.