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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. He has Cajun (French), English, and Scots-Irish ancestry. Boating, swimming, fishing and training horses filled much of his recreational time ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries Damon Salvatore
(2009-2017)
Pulse
Pulse Dexter
(2006)
The Rules of Attraction
(2002)
Lost
Lost Boone Carlyle
(2004-2010)

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 2018 V Wars (TV Series) (pre-production)
Dr. Luther Swann
- Episode #1.10 ... Dr. Luther Swann
- Episode #1.9 ... Dr. Luther Swann
- Episode #1.8 ... Dr. Luther Swann
- Episode #1.7 ... Dr. Luther Swann
- Episode #1.6 ... Dr. Luther Swann
  Time Framed (completed)
Agent Truman Black
 2009-2017 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
Damon Salvatore
- I Was Feeling Epic (2017) ... Damon Salvatore
- We're Planning a June Wedding (2017) ... Damon Salvatore
- It's Been a Hell of a Ride (2017) ... Damon Salvatore
- The Lies Will Catch Up to You (2017) ... Damon Salvatore
- What Are You? (2017) ... Damon Salvatore
 2014 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Coral Reef
- Coral Reef (2014) ... Coral Reef (English version, voice)
 2014 The Anomaly
Harkin Langham
 2013 Caught on Tape
Officer Lewis
 2010 How to Make Love to a Woman
Daniel Meltzer
 2004-2010 Lost (TV Series)
Boone Carlyle
- The End (2010) ... Boone Carlyle
- LA X - Part 1 (2010) ... Boone Carlyle
- Exposé (2007) ... Boone Carlyle
- Further Instructions (2006) ... Boone Carlyle
- The Other 48 Days (2005) ... Boone Carlyle (voice, uncredited)
 2009 The Tournament
Miles Slade
 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 TV: The Movie
Guy
 2006 The Sensation of Sight
Drifter
 2006/I Pulse
Dexter
 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
 2004 In Enemy Hands
Danny Miller
 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 The Rules of Attraction
Paul Denton
 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
 2000 Young Americans (TV Series)
Hamilton Fleming
- Will Bella Scout Her Mom? (2000) ... Hamilton Fleming
- Free Will (2000) ... Hamilton Fleming
- Gone (2000) ... Hamilton Fleming
- Winning Isn't Everything (2000) ... Hamilton Fleming
- Cinderbella (2000) ... Hamilton Fleming
 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:

TV commercial for Levi's Jeans (Japan) (1998) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't ever want anything to come in the way of me truthfully telling a story. See more »

Trivia:

Named one of the 'sexiest men' in Glamour's "50 Sexiest Men of 2010" list. See more »

Trademark:

Sharp jaw line See more »

Nickname:

Smolderholder

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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