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Ian Somerhalder


Ian Somerhalder was born and raised in the small southern town of Covington, Louisiana. His mother, Edna (née Israel), is a massage therapist, and his father, Robert Somerhalder, is a building contractor. His family has deep roots in the American South. Boating, swimming, fishing and training horses filled much of his recreational time growing up,... See full bio »

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 2010 When Vampires Don't Suck (Video short)
 2004-2010 Lost (TV Series)
Boone Carlyle
- The End (2010) ... Boone Carlyle
- Exposé (2007) ... Boone Carlyle
- The Other 48 Days (2005) ... Boone Carlyle (voice, uncredited)
 2009 Fireball (TV Movie)
Lee Cooper
 2009/I Wake
Tyler
 2008 Lost City Raiders (TV Movie)
Jack Kubiak
 2008 The Lost Samaritan
William Archer
 2007 Tell Me You Love Me (TV Series)
Nick
- Episode #1.9 (2007) ... Nick
- Episode #1.8 (2007) ... Nick
- Episode #1.7 (2007) ... Nick
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Nick
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Nick
 2007 Marco Polo (TV Movie)
Marco Polo
 2006 The Sensation of Sight
Drifter
 2006/I Pulse
Dexter
 2006 TV: The Movie
 2004 Fearless (TV Movie)
Jordan Gracie
 2004 Recess (Short)
Cooley
 2004 The Old Man and the Studio (Short)
Matt
 2004 Smallville (TV Series)
Adam Knight
- Crisis (2004) ... Adam Knight
- Obsession (2004) ... Adam Knight
- Velocity (2004) ... Adam Knight
- Hereafter (2004) ... Adam Knight
- Delete (2004) ... Adam Knight
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Ricky Murdoch
- The Best Defense (2003) ... Ricky Murdoch
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Charlie Baker
- Dominance (2003) ... Charlie Baker
 2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Tony Del Nagro
- Revenge Is Best Served Cold (2002) ... Tony Del Nagro
 2002 Changing Hearts
Jason Kelly
 2001 Life as a House
Josh
 2001 Anatomy of a Hate Crime (TV Movie)
Russell Henderson
 1999 Now and Again (TV Series)
Brian
- A Girl's Life (1999) ... Brian
 1998 Celebrity (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1997 The Big Easy (TV Series)
I.Q.
- The Black Bag (1997) ... I.Q.
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Other Works:

Television commercial: Irish Spring See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his reasons for becoming an actor] "To explore different parts of yourself and different emotional lives....not to hide from who you are but to actually explore who you are". See more »

Trivia:

Ian supports the charity Love Letters to the South, which pays tribute to all those affected by Hurricane Katrina. See more »

Trademark:

Sharp jaw line See more »

Nickname:

Smolderholder

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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5'9'? lovemyhusky7
Ian as Christian Grey!! Nancward
He's Super nice!! Nerdiiangel
I want to meet him. annettefosterrivera
too bad.. thefakestory
He is boring and has no charisma. greenmtman21
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