December 8, 1978
42 years old
5 ft 9½ in | 177 cm
71 kg | 156.5 pounds
38 in | 96.5 cm
9 US | 42 EU
30 in | 76 cm
Ian Joseph Somerhalder was born in Covington, Louisiana, United States, on December 8, 1978, is an American actor.
Young Ian Somerhalder first started performing in school drama club and with local theater group.
He began his modeling career at the age of 10.
He began studying acting at the age of 17, in New York.
He got his television debut in crime drama series The Big Easy (1997) in episode "The Black Bag", in role as I.Q.
He made his big screen debut in comedy drama film Celebrity (1998) in uncredited role, directed by Woody Allen.
Ian's breakthrough performance came as Boone Carlyle in ABC drama television series Lost (2004–2007; 2010).
Time Framed (2021) drama in role as Agent Truman Black, opposite Seymour Cassel and Robert Sisko
Life as a House (2001) drama opposite Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone and Kevin Kline
The Tournament (2009) action thriller with Kelly Hu, Ving Rhames and Scott Adkins
Pulse (2006) horror opposite Kristen Bell and Christina Milian
How to Make Love to a Woman (2010) comedy with Josh Meyers, Krysten Ritter and Eugene Byrd
Wake (2009) comedy drama romance opposite Bijou Phillips, Jane Seymour and Danny Masterson
Lost City Raiders (2008) science fiction with James Brolin, Jamie King and Bettina Zimmermann
Fireball (2009) martial arts action opposite Lexa Doig, Aleks Paunovic and Aaron Pearl
The Anomaly (2014) science fiction action thriller with Luke Hemsworth, Noel Clarke and Alexis Knapp
He was nominated for several Teen Choice Award's and a People's Choice Award for his performance as Damon Salvatore in supernatural teen drama television series The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017).
Young Americans (2012) drama series in role as Hamilton Fleming
Smallville (2004) superhero television series in role as Adam Knight
He played Marco Polo in made-for-television historical adventure drama film Marco Polo (2007).
He had recurring role as Nick in HBO drama series Tell Me You Love Me (2007).
V Wars (2019) Netflix science fiction horror web television series in role as Dr. Luther Swann
Attended St. Paul's, a private Catholic school in Covington.
Has Cajun (French), English and Scots-Irish ancestry.
Has an older brother, Robert and younger sister, Robyn.
He created "Ian Somerhalder Foundation" in 2010.
Likes reading, music, yoga and traveling.
He has 3 cats.
He married actress Nikki Reed in 2015, they have one daughter, Bodhi Soleil.
He dated Nina Dobrev (2010-2013), Megan Auld (2007-2010), Maggie Grace (2006-2007), Nicky Rothschild (2004) and Kate Bosworth (2002).