Sep. 07, 2008
60 min.
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True Blood

Telepaths, vampires, shape shifters, oh my! Supernatural creatures abound in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana where telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse finds herself tangled up in dangerous vampire business when she falls in love with Bill Compton, a 200-year-old vampire.

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Rutina Wesley is known for the character Tara Thorton, on the gritty Southern vampire drama, True Blood ...

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Tara Thornton is Sookie's best friend and very protective of her. She works at Merlotte's and hooked up with owner Sam for awhile.

In season two, Tara got involved in Mary Ann's cult, getting with a hot guy named Eggs in the process. She was lucky to make it out alive.

Age: 26

Occupation: Can't manage to hold a position for long. Currently a bartender at Merlotte's.

Hometown: Bon Temps, LA

Species: Human

Personality type: Confrontational, head strong. Survivor, but still witty and sharp-tongued.

Signature look: Long braids, sporty

Endearing trait(s): Fiercely loyal, puppy dog/baby eye look.

Strength(s): Quick with a retort, although this sometimes causes her to lose her temper with "stupid people." Tara constantly "pulls back the curtain", exposes underlying truths, tells everybody what's up.

Vulnerabilities: Jason Stackhouse. Complicated relationship with her mother. "Love-hate" relationship with self,family. Tara wants the best life has to offer, but (due to circumstance) sees herself as undeserving.

Character backstory:

Though she won't win any congeniality awards, Tara has been Sookie's loyal best friend since childhood. She's built up a tough exterior by taking care of her alcoholic mother at home, but the stress can make her quick to anger. She may have found her perfect job at Merlottes Bar, where she can turn her temper to keep unruly customers in line. Still, she has a soft spot in her heart for Sookie and her brother, Jason.

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06x05 - F**k The Pain Away
Season 6, Episode 05
04x03 - If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?
Season 4, Episode 03
02x01 - Nothing But The Blood
Season 2, Episode 01
01x08 - The Fourth Man in the Fire
Season 1, Episode 08
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