Ian Somerhalder
American actor and model
Ian Somerhalder
Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor and model, best known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries.
Biography
Ian Somerhalder's personal information overview.
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News
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Nikki Reed And Nina Dobrev Finally Put Those 'Frenemy' Rumors To Rest
Huffington Post - 12 days
If you took one look at the headlines that emerged about Nikki Reed and Nina Dobrev in recent years, you’d think the two were mortal enemies. In reality, they’re great friends. The perceived drama between Reed and Dobrev began in 2014, when Reed started dating Dobrev’s ex-boyfriend and “Vampire Diaries” co-star, Ian Somerhalder. Magazines and entertainment sites seized on the love triangle, even while all parties insisted that they had nothing but respect for each other. Well, Reed and Dobrev refuse to stay silent any longer. Reed, who married Somerhalder in April 2015, shared a powerful Instagram post Tuesday, taking aim at the “low-brow websites” and magazines that have perpetuated rumors about her supposed feud with Dobrev. A photo posted by Nikki Reed (@iamnikkireed) on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:51am PST ”For the last few years we thought addressing any baseless rumors with silence was the best way,” Reed captioned a photo of Dobrev, Somerhalder and he ...
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Nina Dobrev Addresses Her Rumored Return To 'Vampire Diaries'
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The question on every single Nina Dobrev fan’s mind is whether or not she’s returning for the series finale of “The Vampire Diaries” on March 10. Well, sadly, she’s never going to tell you, you’re just going to have to watch and see.  During an interview with The Huffington Post on Build Series Tuesday, Dobrev said that she’s, unfortunately, not spilling any secrets about the rumored resurrection of her character, Elena Gilbert.  “I haven’t ever told secrets in the past and I’m definitely not going to start now,” she said, smiling coyly. “Sorry guys, I’m not allowed to talk about that.” Speculation has been swirling about Dobrev’s possible return to the CW series since she left production at the end of Season 6. Elena can technically still be brought back to life on the show, and with the finale looming, many wonder if Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) will be reunited with his one true love. (That would mean something horrible might have to happen to Bonnie Bennett (Kat Gra ...
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Friday TV Highlights: 'Grimm' on NBC
LATimes - 9 months
SERIES The Amazing Race The three final teams race from Shenzhen, China, to Santa Barbara, for the final leg in the season finale. 8 p.m. CBS The Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham have announced they’ll leave the the show, and both characters’ fates hang in the balance in the season...
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Friday TV Highlights: 'Grimm' on NBC
LATimes - 9 months
SERIES The Amazing Race The three final teams race from Shenzhen, China, to Santa Barbara, for the final leg in the season finale. 8 p.m. CBS The Vampire Diaries Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham have announced they’ll leave the the show, and both characters’ fates hang in the balance in the season...
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Friday's TV Highlights: 'Wynonna Earp' on Syfy
LATimes - 11 months
SERIES The Amazing Race The teams travel to Yerevan, Armenia, as the unscripted competition returns with new episodes. 8 p.m. CBS The Vampire Diaries Series regular Ian Somerhalder directs this new episode in which his character, Damon, decides to have Stefan's (Paul Wesley) scar transferred to...
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Ian Somerhalder joins herd to save elephants
CNN - 11 months
Actor Ian Somerhalder, best known for playing bad boy vampire Damon Salvatore on the hit show "Vampire Diaries," has a softer side when it comes to animals and the environment.
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Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES The Amazing Race The racers travel to Colombia, where they go mud-diving for emeralds in a volcano in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Vampire Diaries Enzo (Michael Malarkey) blackmails Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to help him find a ruthless vampire hunter (guest star Leslie-Anne Huff) in this...
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Thursday's TV Highlights: 'CMA Country Christmas' on ABC
LATimes - about 1 year
  SERIES The Vampire Diaries An anniversary party provides a new opportunity for Stefan and Damon (Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) to try to defeat Julian (Todd Lasance) in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA Project Runway: Junior The designers create garments out of materials found at a car wash in the...
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Thursday's TV Highlights: 'CMA Country Christmas' on ABC
LATimes - about 1 year
  SERIES The Vampire Diaries An anniversary party provides a new opportunity for Stefan and Damon (Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder) to try to defeat Julian (Todd Lasance) in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA Project Runway: Junior The designers create garments out of materials found at a car wash in the...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ian Somerhalder
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 35
    In mid-2014, Somerhalder began dating actress Nikki Reed. They confirmed their engagement in February 2015, and married on April 26, 2015, in Malibu, California.
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  • 2011
    Age 32
    In 2011 Somerhalder visited Savory in Africa and announced he was making a documentary about him with the goal of winning him a Nobel Prize.
    More Details Hide Details Somerhalder is also a celebrity campaigner for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company known for RYOT.org, its cause-based, take action online news source.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    On November 13, 2010, he hosted a Bash on the Bayou charity fundraiser for the Society.
    More Details Hide Details During the event, Somerhalder was presented with a donation of $11,100 by The Vampire Diaries fandom for his birthday project. Together with his The Vampire Diaries co-stars Candice Accola and Michael Trevino, Somerhalder supports the It Gets Better Project, which makes it a goal to prevent suicide among LGBT youth associated with The Trevor Project. For his second campaign, Somerhalder teamed up with The Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley to release a limited edition shirt designed by a fan, with the words "Blood Brothers Since 1864." This campaign sold almost 10,000 shirts. Somerhalder announced, via Twitter and in various interviews that he was setting up "Ian Somerhalder Foundation" (launched on December 8, 2010, Somerhalder's 32nd birthday), which he hopes will educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals: "Instead of gifts this year, my birthday wish is that we come together and raise funds to support projects that protect our habitat and nurture our furry friends. He opposes GMO foods and factory farming, and supports visionary ecologist Allan Savory in his crusade to let cows graze in sync with nature to enrich soil, enhance biodiversity, and reverse climate change.
    Somerhalder was involved in the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details His efforts included cleaning of oiled wildlife and taping public service announcements to let the public know how they could help. Somerhalder also supports the St. Tammany Humane Society, an organization for animal shelter and welfare.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    In June 2009, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Vampire Damon Salvatore as a series regular in The CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries.
    More Details Hide Details The series premiere attracted The CW's highest premiere ratings of any season premiere since the network began in 2006. The series has continued to be the highest rated series on its channel with both Somerhalder's performance and the show receiving a positive response from critics. Somerhalder has received several Teen Choice Award's and a People's Choice Award for his participation on the series. In October 2012 it was reported that Somerhalder had been cast in the film Time Framed, which had begun filming in Los Angeles.
    In 2009, Somerhalder appeared in the movie The Tournament where he played the role of an assassin participating in a lethal competition with other assassins.
    More Details Hide Details He appears in the coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 26
    Despite his character's death in the twentieth episode of the first season, Somerhalder returned to the role of Boone for seven more episodes between 2005 and 2010, including the series finale.
    More Details Hide Details Somerhalder was one of the first actors to be cast in a role for the series and the first major character to die.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    In 2004, Somerhalder scored his breakthrough role when he played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost.
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  • 2002
    Age 23
    In 2002, Somerhalder played bisexual character 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.
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  • 2000
    Age 21
    In the summer of 2000, Somerhalder starred in the short-lived WB series Young Americans, a spin-off of Dawson's Creek.
    More Details Hide Details He played Hamilton Fleming, the son of the dean of a prestigious boarding school.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on December 8, 1978.
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