Tony nominee Sam Trammell is most widely recognized for his starring role as 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. This March, Trammell will co-star in the Warner Brothers feature film NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE alongside Sophia Lillis. In April, he will star opposite Chrissy Metz in Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH, which is executive produced by Stephen Curry. Later this year, Trammell will appear in Netflix’s dramatic series THE ORDER and lead the cast of Sony Television’s series RECKONING. He is currently in production on the eighth and final season of HOMELAND, also set to premiere later this year. He will portray the fictional character Benjamin Hayes, Vice President of the United States, opposite Claire Danes. 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. His additional film credits include I AM WRATH with John Travolta, IMPERIUM opposite Toni Collette, 3 GENERATIONS with Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning. Trammell also completed production on the indie films HOSPITALITY opposite Emmanuelle Chriqui and LA GRAN PROMESA by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Ramirez Suarez. On television, Trammell has appeared on numerous series, including THIS IS US, BERLIN STATON, 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 and Theater World Awards 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.