Date of Birth:
December 8, 1978
Covington, Louisiana, United States Best Quotes:
“I have a million acquaintances, but just two or three true friends. I can't hide anything from them.”
“Models-turned-actors are a bit of a cliché... It is a huge cliché but you have to look at the positive aspects. I learned a lot about the world and took a lot of knowledge away from it.”
“I've got a lot of letters from prison. Lost was a big prison show. But it's really crazy when you get the letter that says, 'So, I'm getting out in three months, I've only been in for 17 years and I'd really like to meet you.'”
Ian Somerhalder (born on December 8, 1978 in Covington, Louisiana) is an American actor. He began modeling when he was just 10 years old, eventually deciding to go into acting when he turned 17. His first major TV role was in the first season of ABC’s hit series Lost in 2004, which was followed by a lead role on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries in 2009. Aside from acting, Ian is actively involved in natural preservation work. In December 2008, he launched the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, an organization designed to raise funds for environmental efforts and to educate people on the importance of protecting the planet.
Best Known For:
Playing Boone Carlyle on ABC’s Lost and Damon Salvatore on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries.
Ian has never been married, though he dated his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev from Sept. 2011 to May 2013.