Here's some exciting news to sink your teeth into. 'True Blood' has decided to promote one of its longest-running original players, Adina Porter, to a series regular. And let's just say, it's about time!
That's right, folks! After appearing on the show starting way back in Season 1, the actress — who plays Tara's mother, Lettie Mae Thornton — will finally become a regular member of the vampire-centric family during its seventh and final season. Before this move, HBO had always billed her as a special guest star on the series.
What lies in store for the religious Mama Thornton has yet to be known, but now that she's finally made amends with her vampire daughter, perhaps we'll get to see some more one-on-one time between this dynamic duo. (Please, let there be a scene where she gets introduced to Tara's maker, Pam!)
But 'TB' isn't the only show Porter's made her mark in. She's also appeared as Kendra James for two seasons of HBO's Aaron Sorkin drama 'The Newsroom.' Other credits include roles in 'Prison Break,' 'NYPD Blue,' 'Law & Order,' 'Saving Grace,' and 'American Dreams.' Most recently, she guest-starred on 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Glee,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' and 'House,' among others. Impressive resume? We think so! And apparently, so does 'True Blood.'
Porter joins previously announced new series regulars Bailey Noble (Adilyn Bellefleur), Amelia Rose Blaire (Willa Burrell), Luke Grimes (James) and Karolina Wydra (Violet). Be sure to tune in to the series' final 10-episode run in 2014 and watch Porter & Co. in action.
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