Ian Somerhalder is an American actor. He played Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW’s supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. In October 2012 Somerhalder was cast in the film Time Framed, which had begun filming in Los Angeles. In April 2018, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Dr. Luther Swann as a series regular in Netflix Vampire drama series V-Wars.

Birth Name

Ian Joseph Somerhalder

Nickname

Somerhalder

Profession

Actor, Model

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Ian Somerhalder was born on 8 December 1978, in Covington, Louisiana, United States.

Age

He’s currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Ethnicity

White

His father is of French and English descent, while his mother is of Irish and Choctaw descent.

Education

Ian went to St. Paul’s, a private Catholic school in Covington and then attended Mandeville High School, a public school in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Family Details

  • Father – Robert Somerhalder (Independent building contractor)
  • Mother – Edna Somerhalder (Massage Therapist)
  • Siblings – Robert “Bob” Somerhalder (Brother), Robyn Somerhalder (Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ian Somerhalder has dated –

  • Kate Bosworth (August 2002 – December 2002) – Ian Somerhalder and Kate Bosworth met on the set of “Young Americans” in Spring 2000 and then they worked together on the flick “Rules of Attraction” in 2001. They only started dating in late summer 2002, though their romance reportedly only lasted a few months.
  • Nicky Hilton (2004) – Nicky, sister of Paris Hilton, dated briefly with Ian from January to April 2004.
  • Maggie Grace (2006-2007) – They had an on-screen appearance in 2004 in the show Lost and started dating in April 2006. But, this American blonde separated from him in 2007.
  • Megan Auld (2007-2010) – American blonde had quite a long relationship with Ian. They started dating in 2007 and dated before calling it quits in February 2010.
  • Ashley Greene (2009) – In April 2009, they were seen together during a movie premiere and had a fling.
  • Alena Gerber (2010) – Germany’s top model, actress, and TV host had a fling with Ian in 2010.
  • Nina Dobrev (2010 – 2013) – Nina Dobrev is Somerhalder’s friend and co-star from the popular supernatural drama TV series The Vampire Diaries. They first met on this set in 2009 and started dating officially in March 2010. He is 10 years older than his girlfriend. After dating for three years, the couple separated in April 2013.
  • Malese Jow (2013) – After meeting on the set of The Vampire Diaries, the actors were rumored to have had a fling in April 2013.

  • Nikki Reed (2014-Present) – The actors Nikki Reed and Ian started dating on July 9, 2014, after meeting through Ashley Greene. Ian had also helped Nikki in the past, to get her divorce from Paul McDonald. The couple got engaged in January 2015 which was confirmed in February 2015, and on April 26, 2015, they tied knots in Malibu, California. She is 10 years his junior. On July 25, 2017, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter, Bodhi Soleli.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 9.5 inches
  • In centimeters – 177 cm
  • In meters – 1.77 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 71 kg
  • In Pounds – 156 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 38-15-32
  • Chest – 38 inches
  • Biceps – 15 inches
  • Waist – 32 inches

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 9 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Gained worldwide fame and massive fan-base for his role as Damon Salvatore in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries and Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost.

Film Debut

In 1998, comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen Celebrity is his first film. What kind of role he performed in this movie is not confirmed, even by Wikipedia.

Television Debut

In 1997, Ian was cast in a starring role in an episode of the American crime drama series The Big Easy. He played IQ. in an episode titled “The Black Bag.”

Brand Endorsements

Somerhalder has endorsed many brands including Guess?, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and many others.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2002Young Hollywood AwardsExciting New Face – MaleN/AWon
2005Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Performance – MaleLostNominated
2006Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLostWon
2010Young Hollywood AwardsCast to WatchThe Vampire DiariesWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV VillainWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Male HottieNominated
2011Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice VampireNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Male HottieNominated
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite TV Drama ActorNominated
2012People’s Choice AwardsFavorite TV Drama ActorNominated
Genesis AwardsHumane SocietyN/AWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiThe Vampire DiariesWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Male HottieWon
Do Something AwardsBest TV StarNominated
Do Something AwardsTwitterN/ANominated
Environmental Media AwardsEMA Futures AwardN/AWon
Fright Night AwardsFavorite Male TV/Movie VampireThe Vampire DiariesWon
International Green AwardsMost Responsible CelebrityN/AWon
2013People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Dramatic TV ActorThe Vampire DiariesNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
2014People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorWon
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite On-Screen ChemistryWon
mtvU Fandom AwardsShip of the YearWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Male HottieWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TwitN/ANominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Social Media KingN/ANominated
Young Hollywood AwardsBest ThreesomeThe Vampire DiariesWon
2015People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorNominated
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite TV DuoWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: ChemistryNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: LiplockWon
mtvU Fandom AwardsShip of the YearNominated
2016People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: ChemistryNominated
2017People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-FiNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ChangemakerN/ANominated

Ian Somerhalder Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Sean Penn
  • Favorite Sport – Soccer
  • Favorite Book – Fifty Shades Of Grey by E. L. James
  • Favorite Accessories – Fedora Hat, Sunglasses
  • Favorite Food – Fish
  • Favorite TV Programs -Lost (2004-2010), The Vampire Diaries (2009-Present)
  • Favorite Colors – Blue, Red, Yellow
  • Favorite Song – 15 Step (by Radiohead)
  • Favorite Film – The Graduate (1967)

Ian Somerhalder Net worth

Ian Somerhalder total net worth is estimated to be $8 million dollars as of 2019. He lives in a lavishly built house in Venice, California, which he bought in September 2015 for $2.9 Million. This eco-friendly home has three bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,000 square feet of luxurious and expansive space. Because of his environment conservative philosophy he owns an Audi A3 E-Tron Electric car.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ian Somerhalder

  • He began his career as a model at the age of 10 and became an actor at 17. Soon, he established himself an actor becoming a popular face in Hollywood.
  • He has 3 cats, named Miss Linx, Moke, and Thursday.
  • He owns a pizza parlor along with his brothers in Idaho.
  • He won many Teen Choice Award’s and a People’s Choice Award for his work in the TV series The Vampire Diaries.
  • In 2004, Somerhalder scored his breakthrough role when he played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost.
  • He launched the Ian Somerhalder foundation in 2008 that aims at environment preservation and spreading social awareness about protecting the planet.
  • 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.
  • In 2010, Ian was voted as the Sexiest Beast in an Entertainment Weekly Bracket Poll.
  • In 2010, he was presented with a donation of $11,100 by The Vampire Diaries fandom for his birthday project.
  • Somerhalder is also a celebrity campaigner for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company.
  • In October 2012 Somerhalder was cast in the film Time Framed, which had begun filming in Los Angeles.
  • In April 2018, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Dr. Luther Swann as a series regular in Netflix Vampire drama series V-Wars.
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