Born In: Covington, Louisiana, United States
Ian Somerholder is an American actor who gained a massive fan following due to his role of a hunky vampire, Damon Salvatore, in the hit American series ‘Vampire Diaries’. The blue eyed heartthrob has appeared in many movies and TV shows and is one of the most popular American actors across the world. He started out as a model and has worked with renowned brands like Gucci and Versace as a supermodel prior to his film and TV career. He appeared as Boon Carlyle in ‘Dawson’s Creek’, and it proved to be the much needed breakthrough for his acting career. He hasn’t looked back ever since. He appeared in the long running survival drama ‘Lost’, which gained him a cult following. His godly looks made him popular among women of all ages. Ian kick-started his film career with the 2009 film ‘The Tournament’ and has appeared in quite a dozen films ever since. Also a philanthropist, Ian actively participates in social campaigns. Ian is an environmentalist and has expressed a deep concern about the constantly changing environment and the loss of natural habitat of wildlife. The Ian Somerhalder foundation works towards spreading awareness about the environment.
Also Known As: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Spouse/Ex-: Nikki Reed (m. 2015)
father: Robert Somerhalder
mother: Edna Somerhalder
siblings: Robert and Robyn Somerhalder
children: Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Louisiana
Ian started modelling when he was ten years old and continued that until he was seventeen. He earned name and fame as a supermodel and walked the ramp for some of the best designers working at that time.
In 2009, Ian appeared in the role of an assassin in the American film ‘The Tournament’. He became a household name when he was finally cast for the show ‘the Vampire Diaries’ and that changed his life forever. He played a lovable anti-heroic vampire named Damon Salvatore as one of the two main characters in the show. The show garnered CW network the highest ever rating for a TV show and continues to be be the most popular show for the network. Somerhalder’s performance was praised and he won numerous awards for it such as Teen’s Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards.
Ian Somerhalder was born on December 8, 1978, in Louisiana, USA. His mother, Edna, used to be a massage therapist and father, Robert Somerhalder, was a building contractor. Ian is the second of three children. His father was of French descent and his mother Irish.
Not much is known about his childhood but Ian has mentioned that he had quite a troublesome childhood as his parents constantly fought with each other. They divorced while Ian was thirteen years old, and this had a deep impact on him. He was then taken into custody by his mother, who was an avid follower of eastern medicine and pushed him from the early childhood to lead a healthy life. Ian heeded her advice and was stuck to a healthy clean diet and regular workout, which eventually prepared him for the modelling career.
He has stated in many of his interviews that he was always fascinated with the world of show business. The modelling offers started pouring in as soon as he turned ten. Eventually, he got tired of modelling and expressed his desire to be seen as more than just a perfect face.
Apart from acting and modelling, Ian is actively engaged in philanthropist work. He has expressed his concern quite a lot of times about global warming and the depletion of natural resources. He initiated the Ian Somerhalder foundation in 2008, for the purpose of environment preservation and spreading social awareness about protecting the planet.
His dating life was quite public. He dated his Vampire Diaries co-star, Nina Dobrev, from 2011 to 2013. They separated citing some mundane problems. In mid 2014, Ian started appearing with the actress, Nikki Reed, and expressed his desire to marry her, which eventually came to life when he married her on April 26, 2015. On May 2, 2017, the couple shared the good news with the world that they were expecting a child. Same year the couple welcomed their daughter named Bodhi.
Ian Somerhalder Movies
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|2015||Favorite TV Duo||The Vampire Diaries (2009)|
|2014||Favorite On-Screen Chemistry||The Vampire Diaries (2009)|
|2014||Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor||Winner|
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