Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

American actor and model
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Ian Somerhalder

Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American actor, model, activist and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost, Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries and Dr. Luther Swann in Netflix's sci-fi horror series V Wars.

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Ian Somerhalder was born on 8 December 1978 in Covington, Louisiana. His full name at birth was Ian Joseph Somerhalder. He is best known as an actor. He attended high school at St. Paul's School, Covington, Louisiana, USA. His religion is listed as Christian. He is 5' 9¾" (177 cm) tall and weighs 156 lbs (71 kg) with an athletic build. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair (color). His zodiac star sign is Sagittarius.
Full name at birth
Ian Joseph Somerhalder
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Claim to fame
The Vampire Diaries
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Date of birth
8 December 1978
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Place of birth
Covington, Louisiana
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Age
43
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Actor, model, producer
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5' 9¾" (177 cm)
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156 lbs (71 kg)
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Pets
  • 3 Cats
  • Miss Linx (cat)
  • Moke (cat)
  • Thursday (cat)
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High school
St. Paul's School, Covington, Louisiana, USA
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Talent agency
DNA Model Management - New York
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Partner: Nikki Reed (Married) 1 child
Jul 2014-
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
“~may be we can build a cleaner,better,sustainable,compassionate,efficient USA ~ Ian Somerhalder”
  • His father, Robert Somerhalder, was a building contractor of French and English descent, and his mother, Edna, who is of Irish and Choctaw descent, grew up on a pig farm in Mississippi.
  • He has a brother, Robert (Bob), and a sister. Their parents divorced when he was thirteen.
  • Modeled for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabanna,and Gucci. However, he doesn't like to talk about his modeling career because of the impressions people might get of him as being just another pretty face.
  • Grew up with his mother, whom he has described as being "very spiritual".
  • Ironically, the first actor to be cast as one of the survivors in "Lost" (2004).

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