Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin - Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood


True Blood is an American dramatic-fantasy series created by Alan Ball, freely adapted from the novel saga "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" by Charlaine Harris. Each season corresponds to a volume. The story takes place in Bon Temps, a small fictional town in Louisiana, and tells of the coexistence between humans and vampires, the latter having recently been revealed to the world. Sookie Stackhouse, a young telepathic waitress, falls in love with Bill Compton, a mysterious vampire. Through him, she enters a world of supernatural creatures and conflicts she never imagined.

Sookie Stackhouse is a halfling, a rare species that appears when a fairy fraternizes with a human. Descended from the king of the original Fae tribe, she has the gift of reading other people's minds. She is thus able to hear people's darkest secrets, even without meaning to, and may therefore sometimes be a little awkward with them. Her telepathy also prevents her from forming relationships. Ruthlessly loyal and kind, she's always ready to help someone in need. However, she never hesitates to stand up for herself and her beliefs. Many in her life see her as an innocent, immature and vulnerable woman in need of protection, but she believes she's perfectly capable of taking care of herself. Naïve and gullible, partly due to her quiet, sheltered life and confident temperament, she can nevertheless be quite direct and sarcastic. Because of her telepathy, she is often considered the local oddity. For this reason, she has a progressive attitude towards other social outcasts, such as vampires, for whom she has a natural (and deadly) appreciation and curiosity, mainly due to the fact that she can't hear their thoughts. However, this affinity with them often puts her and her loved ones in danger.


Anna Paquin is a Canadian-New Zealand actress and producer. She made her acting debut in 1993, playing Flora McGrath in the film "The Piano", for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at just 11 years of age, making her the second-youngest winner in Oscar history. She also received several Young Artist Award nominations for her roles in "Fly Away Home" (1996), "The Member of the Wedding" (1997) and "A Walk on the Moon" (1999), as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her appearance in the comedy-drama "Almost Famous" (2000).

In the early 2000s, she enjoyed major success playing the character of Malicia in the founding trilogy of the X-Men saga, a role for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award. Her work in the TV movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (2007) earned her nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the television film "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" (2009).

Her success grew when she landed the lead role of Sookie Stackhouse in the series "True Blood" (2008-2014), a performance that earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2009, as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe Award, three Saturn Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in 2010. After the series ended, she reprised her role as Malicia in the acclaimed blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past".

In television, she produced and took the lead role in the dramatic mini-series "Bellevue" in 2017, one of the main roles in the historical mini-series "Alias Grace" in 2018, and in the fifth and final season of the hit series "The Affair" in 2019. That same year, she tried her hand at comedy with the series "Flack". In 2023, she appears in the Netflix film "True Spirit", the Australian biographical film directed by Sarah Spillane.

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