Tony nominee Sam Trammell is most widely recognized for his starring role of Sam Merlotte in HBO’s AFI award-winning series TRUE BLOOD. The Alan Ball created fantasy drama set ratings records for the network over its seven year run. Trammell currently guest stars on NBC’s Golden Globe nominated dramedy, THIS IS US. This March, he can be seen in KONG: SKULL ISLAND. Trammell has also completed production on several indie films, including SAY YOU WILL opposite Michelle Forbes, ABOUT RAY with Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning and LA GRAN PROMESA by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Ramirez Suarez. In 2014, Trammell co-starred in the hit drama THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based on the best-selling novel, with Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern. He also co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the indie film ALL MISTAKES BURIED. In 2015, he co-starred with John Travolta in I AM WRATH. In 2016, he co-starred in IMPERIUM opposite Toni Collette, Daniel Radcliffe and Tracy Letts. On television, Trammell has appeared on numerous series, including CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, DEXTER, as well as being a series regular on Barry Sonnenfeld’s MAXIMUM BOB, TRINITY and Scott Rosenberg’s short lived but cult hit GOING TO CALIFORNIA. A theater veteran, Trammell earned a Tony nomination and the Clarence Derwent Award for his role in AH WILDERNESS! at Lincoln Center. His extensive on and off Broadway, as well as regional credits, include KIT MARLOWE at The Public Theater, DEALER’S CHOICE at the Manhattan Theater Club, ANCESTRAL VOICES at Lincoln Center, MY NIGHT WITH REG with The New Group, ROPE with The Drama Dept, IF MEMORY SERVES at the Promenade Theater, OUR TOWN at Williamstown and RED MEMORIES at NY STAGE and FILM, among others. A native of Louisiana and West Virginia, Trammell graduated from Brown University and the Sorbonne with a Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family. He is an advocate for clean oceans and beaches and works with the non-profit organization Oceana.