Dale Dickey, born September 29, 1961 in Knoxville, Tennessee, is an American actress who plays the role of Martha Bozeman on the HBO original series True Blood. Making her debut on the episode "Turn! Turn! Turn!", at the beginning of the series' fifth season, Dale plays the role of a werewolf. The mother of Marcus Bozeman, packmaster of the pack of werewolves from Shreveport,Louisiana, Dale was powerful and respected within the pack due to her late son's position, and that of her late husband. She was in a relationship with fellow Shreveport werewolf JD Carson, but their relationship soured over JD's poor choice of allies. The grandmother to Emma Garza, Marcus Bozeman and Luna Garza's daughter, Dale is a special guest starring actress who plays a recurring role through the series' fifth and sixth seasons, and was last seen in the Season 6 episode "Don't You Feel Me".