Ian Somerhalder Biography
Ian Somerhalder is an American actor. He is best known for playing Dr. Luther Swann in Netflix’s sci-fi horror series V Wars, Damon Salvatore in The CW’s supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, and Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost.
Ian Somerhalder Age
Somerhalder is 44 years old as of 2022. He was born (Ian Joseph Somerhalder) on December 8, 1978, in Covington, Louisiana, United States. Somerhalder celebrates his birthday on the 8th of December every year.
Ian Somerhalder Height
Somerhalder stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Ian Somerhalder Family/Parents
Somerhalder was born in Covington, Louisiana, United States. He is the second of three children of his mother Edna and his father Robert Somerhalder Sr. His mother is a massage therapist from Mississippi, and his father is an independent building contractor. Somerhalder was brought up along with his older brother, Robert, and a younger sister, Robyn.
His paternal grandfather’s biological father, a landowner in England, whose mistress became pregnant, paid off one of his immigrant workers, whose surname was Somerhalder, to marry her and take the newborn baby far away. Somerhalder’s paternal grandmother was French giving his mother Irish ancestry; her maternal grandfather was a Choctaw. He lived with his mother after his parents divorced when he was 14.
Ian Somerhalder Brother
Somerhalder has an older brother named Robert Somerhalder. Robert began a woodcutting company alongside his brother Ian and son. The company is called Built of Barnwood.
Ian Somerhalder Wife/ Kids
Somerhalder married his better half Nikki Reed and they are happy together. Nikki is an actress. The two tied the knot in 2015. In February 2015, they confirmed their engagement and married on April 26, 2015, in Malibu, California. Previously, he had a relationship with his The Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev from 2010 to 2013.
Ian Somerhalder Kids/Daughter
Somerhalder and Nikki are proud parents of their daughter, Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder. Bodhi was born on July 25, 2017. On January 9, 2023, the couple announced that they are expecting their second child.
Ian Somerhalder’s Net Worth
Somerhalder has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an actor.
Ian Somerhalder Education
Somerhalder attended Saint Paul’s School, a private school in Covington. He embarked on a modeling career from age 10 to 13, and by the age of 17 he decided to go into acting.
Ian Somerhalder Career
Somerhalder is an actor. He starred in the short-lived WB series Young Americans, a spin-off of Dawson’s Creek in 2000. He played Hamilton Fleming, the son of the dean of a prestigious boarding school. In addition to that, he played the bisexual character Paul Denton alongside Jessica Biel, Shannyn Sossamon, and Van Der Beek in Roger Avary’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel, The Rules of Attraction.
He gained fame after playing Boone Carlyle in Lost. Somerhalder was the first major character to die. Despite his character’s death in the twentieth episode of the first season, he returned to the role of Boone for seven more episodes between 2005 and 2010, including the series finale. He also played the role of an assassin participating in a lethal competition with other assassins in the movie, The Tournament. Furthermore, Somerhalder appears in the coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo.
His career led him to the role of Vampire Damon Salvatore as a series regular in The CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries. The series has continued to be the highest-rated series on its channel with both his performance and the show receiving a positive response from critics. At the start of season 8 of The Vampire Diaries, he began producing and directing its third season. Somerhalder was cast in the film Time Framed in October 2012. The film began filming in Los Angeles. In addition, he played Dr. Luther Swann as a series regular in the Netflix science fiction horror series V Wars in April 2018. The series was canceled in March 2020 after being premiered on Netflix on December 5, 2019.
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Dobrev and Somerhalder both played roles in the CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries. They spent six seasons together playing Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert. In addition, they also dated off-screen from 2010 until 2013, dating for three years. After their split, they kept things totally professional.
Ian Somerhalder Vampire Diaries
Somerhalder was cast in the CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries. He played the role of Damon Salvatore along with Stefan Salvatore(Paul Wesley) his brother in the film. The film premiered on September 10, 2009, on The CW
Ian Somerhalder Bourbon/foundation
Somerhalder and his former The Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley remained close friends. In 2020, the two announced the launch of a straight bourbon whiskey named Brother’s Bond Bourbon.
Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley
Somerhalder and Wesley are both co-stars in the CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries. They played roles as brothers, Damon Salvatore(Somerhalder) and Stefan Salvatore(Wesley). Somerhalder is the elder brother. The two are portrayed as charming but cruel.
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Ian Somerhalder Awards
Somerhalder has received several awards and honors throughout his career. These awards include;
- Teen Choice Award
- Screen Actors Guild Award
- Young Hollywood Award
- People’s Choice Award
- Environmental Media Award
- International Green Award
- Fright Night Award among others
Ian Somerhalder Movies and TV Shows
Somerhalder has appeared in many cultural programs including;
- Life as a House as Josh
- The Rules of Attraction as Paul Denton
- The Old Man and the Studio as Matt
- The Sensation of Sight as Drifter
- The Lost Samaritan as William Archer
- How to Make Love to a Woman as Daniel Meltzer
- Time Framed as Agent Black
- The Anomaly as Harkin Langham
- The Big Easy as I.Q.
- Now and Again as Brian
- Anatomy of a Hate Crime as Russell Henderson
- CSI: Miami as Ricky Murdoch
- Smallville as Adam Knight
- The Vampire Diaries as Damon Salvatore
- V Wars as Dr. Luther Swann
- Kiss the Ground as Himself
- Years of Living Dangerously as Himself