Actor and model who gained visibility among American television audience for playing Damon Salvatore in The CW’s supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. The blue eyed debonair has also starred as Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and appeared in many films inclduing The Anomaly, How to Make Love to a Woman and The Tournament.
Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Birthday / Date of Birth
Ian Somerhalder was born on 8 December 1978, in Covington, Louisiana, U.S.
He’s currently 39 years old.
His ancestry is French English, Irish and Choctaw.
Ian went to St. Paul’s, a private Catholic school in Covington and then attended Mandeville High School, a public school in Mandeville, Louisiana.
- Father – Robert Somerhalder
- Mother – Edna Somerhalder (Massage Therapist)
- Siblings – Robert “Bob” Somerhalder (Brother), Robyn Somerhalder (Sister)
Somerhalder married actress Nikki Reed on April 26, 2015, in Malibu, California. They welcomed their child, a daughter, Bodhi Soleil, on July 25, 2017.
Before his marrying to Nikki, he dated his The Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev from 2010 to 2013.
- In feet – 5 feet 9.5 inhces
- In centimeters – 177 cm
- In meters – 1.77 m
- In Kilograms – 71 kg
- In Pounds – 156 lbs
His body specs may be –
- Measurements – 38-15-32
- Chest – 38 inches
- Biceps – 15 inches
- Waist – 32 inhces
He wears a size 9 (US) shoe.
Ian Somerhalder made his onscreen acting debut in the year 1998, with the film Celebrity, in which she played a minor role.
His first leading role was in the film Pulse where he played Dexter McCarthy.
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.”
Somerhalder has endorsed many brands including Guess?, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and many others.
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.
Ian Somerhalder Favorites
- 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)
- Favorite Actor – Sean Penn
- Favorite Sport – Soccer
- Favorite Book – Fifty Shades Of Grey by E. L. James
- Favorite Accessories – Fedora Hat, Sunglasses
Ian Somerhalder Net worth
His total net worth is estimated to be $8 million. 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
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Ian Somerhalder Facts
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 2010, Ian was named as the Sexiest Beast in an Entertainment Weekly Bracket Poll.
He launched the Ian Somerhalder foundation in 2008 that aims at environment preservation and spreading social awareness about protecting the planet.
Somerhalder is also a celebrity campaigner for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company.