Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder is an American actor. model, activist, and director. He is well renowned for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost, Damon Salvatore in The CW’s supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries.

The fan-favorite actor has played has appeared in many movies and TV shows and is one of the most popular American actors across the world.

When and where was Ian Somerhalder born?

Ian Somerhalder was born on 8th December 1978. He was born and spent his childhood in Covington, Louisiana. As of 2020, his age is 41. His father, Robert Somerhalder, was an autonomous structure contractor and his mother Edna, was a back rub massage advisor.

He is the second child to his parents, with an older brother, Robert, and younger sister, Robyn. He went to Mandeville High School, a public school in Mandeville, Louisiana. Ian initiated a modeling career from age 10 to 13, and it was the age of 17 when he decided to get into acting. During his childhood, he grew up boating, swimming, fishing, and training horses.

How did Ian Somerhalder pursue his career?

Ian Somerhalder had initially started his modeling career at the age of 10 and it was not until 17 when he earned name and fame as a supermodel and walked the ramp for some of the best designers. He made his debut as an actor by landing the role of Hamilton Fleming in a spin-off series of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ titled ‘Young Americans‘. After the unsuccessful series, he then appeared as a bisexual character Paul Denton in Roger Avary’s ‘The Rules of Attraction’.

In 2004, he ended to land the most important role of his life that turned around his professional career by playing Boon Carlyle in the cult TV series ‘Lost’. Although he had only appeared in the first twenty episodes of ‘Lost’ before he was killed off, he gathered a massive following from the crowd.

Later he was introduced to show ‘The Vampire Diaries’ that changed his life forever. Ian played the role of an anti-hero character of the bloodthirsty vampire. The show garnered the CW network rating for a TV show and continues to be the most popular show for the network to date. Ian’s hard work and performance was praised by many people and ended up winning several awards such as Teen’s Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards.

Currently, Ian has played roles in several films such as Time Framedin 2012, and in April 2018, Somerhalder was cast as the role of Dr. Luther Swann as a series regular in the Netflix science fiction-horror series ‘V Wars’.

What are Ian Somerhalder’s Net worth and salary?

Ian is a very famous and loved actor among the youths, so it is a fact that he has earned a huge amount of money from his professional life. According to several media sources, his salary is about $40,000 per episode and his net worth is estimated to be around $4 million.

Is Ian Somerhalder married?

Ian Somerhalder is currently married. He found the love-of-his-life, Nikki Reed who is an Ameican actress herself after dating a number of celebrities. The couple shared a very romantic relationship and ended up engaging in February 2015 and exchanged wedding vows on April 25th in Malibu, California. The couple gave birth to a beautiful daughter Bodhi Soleli Reed Somerhalder on 25th July 2017.

He has been in relationships with many celebs. In 2006 he was in a relationship with actress Maggie Grace. After the relationship ended he started a relationship with Megan Auld. The relationship had lasted 3 years and after they split up Ian ended in a relationship with Nina Dobrev for about 3 years. After that, Ian was in a very romantic but short-termed relationship with Malese Jow.

How tall is Ian?

Ian Somerhalder stands tall at a height of 5’10” inches and weighs about 71kgs. Ian’s pretty physique is admired by most individuals especially ladies. Similarly, Ian has a blue pair of eyes and brown hair.

Is he active on social media?

Ian Somerhalder is mostly famous on his Instagram account @iansomerhalder carrying over 17M fan followers where he posts content regarding his family and his new projects. He is also available on Twitter with the account @iansomerhalder which has a collection of 7M followers. Ian had joined the platform in July 2009.

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