Ian Somerhalder is an American actor and model. He is famous for playing the role of Boone Carlyle in the TV programme Lost, Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries on The CW, and Dr. Luther Swann in Netflix’s sci-fi horror thriller V Wars.
Ian was born on 8 December, 1978 in Covington, Louisiana. His father Robert Somerhalder is an independent building contractor and mother Edna a massage therapist. He faced difficult childhood because his parents always fought with each other. When he was 13, his parents divorced which reflects negative impact on him. After parent’s divorce he started living with his mother who always encourage him for to start career in modelling. He has two siblings- an older brother Robert and younger sister Robyn. He went to Saint Paul’s Institution in Covington, which is a private school. From the age of ten to thirteen, he pursued a modelling career, and by the age of seventeen, he had decided to pursue a career in acting.
Somerhalder starred in the short-lived WB sitcom Young Americans, a spin-off of Dawson’s Creek, in the summer of 2000. Hamilton Fleming, the son of the dean of a prominent boarding school, was played by him. Somerhalder co-starred opposite James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, and Jessica Biel in Roger Avary’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel The Rules of Attraction in 2002.Somerhalder’s breakout role came in 2004 when he played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV drama Lost. Despite the fact that his character died in the twentieth episode of the first season, Somerhalder reprised his role as Boone for seven additional episodes between 2005 and 2010, including the series finale. Somerhalder starred as an assassin in the 2009 film The Tournament, in which he competed against other assassins in a murderous competition. He is featured in celebrity photographer John Russo’s coffee table book About Face.
Somerhalder was cast as Vampire Damon Salvatore in The CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries as a series regular in June 2009. Since the network’s inception in 2006, the series premiere has received The CW’s highest debut ratings of any season premiere. In the third season of The Vampire Diaries, Somerhalder began directing the show, and in the eighth season, he became the show’s producer. For his role in the series, Somerhalder has won multiple Teen Choice Awards as well as a People’s Choice Award. omerhalder was cast in the film Time Framed, which had begun filming in Los Angeles, in October 2012. Somerhalder was cast as Dr. Luther Swann, a season regular in the Netflix science fiction horror series V Wars, in April 2018. The Netflix original series began on December 5, 2019, and was cancelled in March 2020.
Ian was in a relationship with his The Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev (2010-2013). After that he begun dating actress Nikki Reed. On 26 April 2015 they married in Malibu, California. Couple has one daughter named Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder was born on 25 July,2017.
Ian’s eye color is blue and hair color is dark brown. The height of Ian is 5 ft 9 inches and weight around 70 kg.
Ian Somerhalder’s estimated net worth around $10 million.