Name: Arlene Fowler
Age: 35 Years
Face Claim: Carrie Preston
Bio: Arlene Fowler is the mother of two children, Lisa and Coby and has been married four times. She is a waitress at Merlotte’s as well as a friend of Sookie Stackhouse, who frequently and graciously takes on Arlene’s shifts when she leaves early for dates or to be with her kids. Arlene thinks very highly of herself and believes that all men want her. In the past, she and Sookie have had boyfriends in common, which contributes to the lukewarm nature of their relationship. Arlene is also not at all fond of the supernatural, especially her ‘racism’ towards the vampires.
At one time, Arlene was married to Jason Stackhouse’s friend Rene, though this relationship was quashed when it was discovered that Rene was the Bon Temps serial killer— but not before Rene died. Later, Arlene takes up with Terry Bellefleur, but when she learns she is pregnant with Rene’s baby, she fears the baby is evil. Terry still accepts the child, wanting to be with Arlene.
Personality: Arlene is a sassy Southern woman who sees herself as young and spunky. She says what she wants, sometimes disregarding others feelings. She holds herself in high regard, thinking that she is attractive and all men want her. Arlene is a fair-weather friend. Sookie finds herself working Arlene’s shifts when she needs to leave early and takes care of her kids while she is at dates. Yet values their one sided friendship. Arlene also proves to be a caring and loving individual. She is fiercely protective of her children, refusing to leave her burning house until she found them. While she has a good heart, she is often apt to resort to bigotry (directed at vampires) and openly disapproves of Sookie’s relationship with Bill. Arlene often makes remarks that have distinctly racist undertones though this often appears to be unintentional.