|Ian Somerhalder Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||December 8, 1978|
Ian Somerhalder is an American actor, model, voiceover artist, producer, activist, and director who is known for his roles like Damon Salvatore in The CW’s supernatural teen drama series The Vampire Diaries, Boone Carlyle in the ABC drama series Lost, Hamilton Fleming in The WB drama show Young Americans, Nick in the HBO drama series Tell Me You Love Me, and Dr. Luther Swann in the Netflix sci-fi horror series V Wars. Ian has also appeared in movies such as The Sensation of Sight, Wake, How to Make Love to a Woman, The Lost Samaritan, The Tournament, The Anomaly, The Rules of Attraction, and Life as a House.
Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Covington, Louisiana, United States
Ian attended St. Paul’s, a private Catholic school in Covington.
Actor, Model, Voiceover Artist, Producer, Activist, Director
- Father – Robert Somerhalder (Independent building contractor)
- Mother – Edna Somerhalder (Massage Therapist)
- Siblings – Robert “Bob” Somerhalder (Brother), Robyn Somerhalder (Sister)
- Others – Robert Emile Somerhalder (Paternal Grandfather), Camellite/Carmel Blanchard (Paternal Grandmother), Carlie Barton Israel, Sr. (Maternal Grandfather), Ruby Lucille Cooper (Maternal Grandmother)
He has been repped by –
- Untitled Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
5 ft 9½ in or 177 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ian Somerhalder has dated –
- Kat Graham – Rumor – Switzerland-born, American celebrity Kat, who follows cult religion was rumored to be dating Ian.
- 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 (March 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 the knot in Malibu, California. She is 10 years his junior. On July 25, 2017, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Bodhi Soleli. In January 2023, Ian and Nikki revealed that they were expecting their 2nd child together. In June 2023, Nikki gave birth to a baby boy at home in the water.
Race / Ethnicity
Ian Somerhalder is of English, Cajun (French), Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.
Bold Blue Eyes
Ian’s measurements are a guess, which can be as –
- Chest – 38 in or 96.5 cm
- Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
- Waist – 30 in or 76 cm
9 (US) or 8 (UK) or 42 (EU)
Guess?, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci are the brands for which he has modeled.
Best Known For
Playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries with Nina Dobrev.
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.
First TV Show
1987 American crime drama film The Big Easy was his debut television show. Actually, this film was chosen to be shown as a TV series in the form of 2 seasons from 1996 to 1997. He appeared in 1996 in season 1 and episode 1 titled The Black Bag for his role as IQ.
He hits the gym regularly and push-ups, squats, burpees, and sit-ups are common exercises for him. He credits his fitness to the prison workouts. He tweeted –
“Did a prison workout in piedmont park; said 94 degrees makes you melt like a snowball…helped clear mental clutter.”
He drinks green tea to enhance his workout sessions and brings them to perfection.
But, if you are drinking green tea, then don’t overindulge in this as it can cause problems like vomiting, headache, diarrhea, etc.
Ian Somerhalder Favorite Things
- Food – Fish
- TV Programs -Lost (2004-2010), The Vampire Diaries (2009-Present)
- Colors – Blue, Red, Yellow
- Song – 15 Step (by Radiohead)
- Film – The Graduate (1967)
- Actor – Sean Penn
- Sport – Soccer
- Book – Fifty Shades Of Grey (by E. L. James). It is an erotic novel published in 2011 by a British author.
- Accessories – Fedora Hat, Sunglasses
Ian Somerhalder Facts
- He did modeling from age 10 to 13.
- Ian decided to go into acting when he was 17.
- He has 3 cats. Their names are – Miss Linx, Moke, and Thursday.
- He owns a pizza parlor in Idaho, USA.
- In 2010, Ian was voted as the Sexiest Beast in an Entertainment Weekly Bracket Poll.
- He owns a charity called Ian Somerhalder Foundation.
- In 2010, he was presented with a donation of $11,100 by The Vampire Diaries fandom for his birthday project.
- His father is of French and English descent, while his mother is of Irish and Choctaw descent.
- He doesn’t like to talk much about his modeling career.
- Ironically, the first actor to be cast as one of the survivors in the famous TV series Lost.
- He co-starred as Agent Harkin Langham/Anomaly #X in the 2014 British science fiction action thriller film, The Anomaly, which is set in a futuristic setting where significant advances in science and technology have been made.
- In January 2022, Ian and Paul Wesley were featured on the cover of Food & Beverage Magazine.