Somerhalder Ian life and biography

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Somerhalder Ian biography

Date of birth : 1978-12-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Covignton, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-05-15
Credited as : Actor and model, Drama TV series The Vampire Diaries, Lost

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Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American fashion model, actor and producer, notable for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries.

Somerhalder was born in Covington, Louisiana, son of Edna and Robert Somerhalder, who worked in building construction. He has a brother, Bob, a former professional cyclist, and a sister, Robin, a broadcast journalist.


In the summer of 2000 Somerhalder starred in the short-lived WB series, Young Americans, a spin-off of Dawson's Creek. He played Hamilton Fleming, the son of the dean of a prestigious boarding school, who falls in love with a fellow student. The series was filmed in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

In 2002, Somerhalder played Paul Denton in Roger Avary's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, The Rules of Attraction, alongside James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, and Jessica Biel.

During Comic Con 2009, Ian Somerhalder announced that he would be returning to Lost for the 6th and final season.

In May 2006, Somerhalder was named one of DNA Models' Top 10 Male Models.

Somerhalder guest starred as Nick in HBO's Tell Me You Love Me, appearing fully nude in a sex scene with actress Michelle Borth.

In September 2009, Somerhalder is scheduled to appear in the movie The Tournament. In the film, he will play the role of an assassin named Miles Slater participating in a lethal competition with other assassins. On 10 October, 2009, it was announced that he will star in the Gothic movie Cradlewood, which is slated to be directed by Harry Weinmann.

Ian Somerhalder also appears in the limited-edition coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo and Pixie Press Worldwide publishers.

Somerhalder currently stars as the vampire Damon Salvatore in the CW TV teen drama series The Vampire Diaries.


1998 Celebrity
2001 Life as a House
2002 Changing Hearts
The Rules of Attraction
2004 In Enemy Hands
The Old Man and the Studio
2006 National Lampoon's TV: The Movie
The Sensation of Sight
2008 The Lost Samaritan
2009 Wake
The Tournament
2010 How to Make Love to a Woman
2011 Cradlewood

1997 The Big Easy
1999 Now and Again
2000 Young Americans
2001 Anatomy of a Hate Crime
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
CSI: Miami
2004 Fearless
2007 Marco Polo
Tell Me You Love Me
2008 Lost City Raiders
2009 Fireball
2004–2010 Lost
2009–present The Vampire Diaries

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