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Ian Somerhalder

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8, 1978
Covington, LA
Birth Sign
8, 1978 (age 39)
Covington, LA


He became known to television drama audiences for playing the heartthrob Damon Salvatore in the The Vampire Diaries and Boone Carlyle in Lost.

Before Fame

He began a modeling career at age ten, spending most of his summers in New York.


He won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Lost, and launched the Ian Somerhalder Foundation on his 32nd birthday.

Family Life

He married actress Nikki Reed in April 2015. He and Nikki welcomed a daughter named Bodhi in 2017. He previously dated his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev. His mother, Edna, worked as a massage therapist, and his father, Robert, worked as a building contractor. 

Associated With

He starred in the TV drama series Vampire Diaries with Nina Dobrev.