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Ian Somerhalder

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Date of Birth: 1978 , December-8
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch

Quick Timeline of Ian Somerhalder

1978 Born in Louisiana
2009 Appeared in "The Vampire Diaries"
2015 Married to Nikki Reed
2004 Appeared in Lost
2001 Appeared in "Life as a House"

Detail Timeline of Ian Somerhalder

December 8 , 1978

Born in Louisiana

Ian Somerhalder was born as Ian Joseph Somerhalder on December 8, 1978, in Covington, Louisiana. Somerhalder is the son of Robert and Edna Somerhalder and brother of Robert and Robyn Somerhalder.


Appeared in "The Vampire Diaries"

Ian appeared in an American supernatural drama television series, “The Vampire Diaries” as Damo Salvatore for which he won the Teen Choice Award, Genesis Award, Environmental Media Award, etc.

April 26 , 2015

Married to Nikki Reed

Ian Somerhalder married his long-term girlfriend, Nikki Reed, an American actress. After their knot, the couple is blessed with a beautiful daughter, Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder.


Appeared in Lost

Ian appeared in an American drama television series, “Lost” as Boone Carlyle, which happened to be the breakthrough of his career. The television series was aired on ABC network.


Appeared in "Life as a House"

Somerhalder made his television debut from an American drama film, “Life as a House” as Josh, which received a mixed review from the audiences. Irwin Winkler is the director of the movie.


At the age of ten, Ian Somerhalder began his modeling career and later when he was 17, Ian decided to pursue his career in acting. Ian Somerhalder debuted on the television from 1997 television series the Big Easy."

Later, Ian appeared in an American drama television series, “Lost” as Boone which received a favorable review from the audiences, from which he came into limelight.

After that, Somerhalder got a big break from an American supernatural drama television series, “The Vampire Diaries” as the lead role of Damon Salvatore. For the series, he won various awards such as Teen Choice Award, People’s Choice Award, Young Hollywood Award, International Green Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and much more.

Similarly, Ian Somerhalder appeared in numerous movies including Celebrity, Life as a House, The Rules of Attraction, Pulse, Wake, The Tournament, The Anomaly and so on. Likewise, Ian Somerhalder is a director of the famous television series “The Vampire Diaries." 

Ather side, Somerhalder supports an organization for animal and shelter, “St. Tammany Humane Society”.

Moving towards his personal life, Ian Somerhalder married his girlfriend, Nikki Reed on April 26, 2015. The husband and wife welcomed their first baby girl, Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder. Currently, the husband and wife are enjoying their married life. Ian and his spouse often share their romantic snaps via their Instagram.

Besides, he involved in a love affair with his ex-girlfriends, Nina Dobrev, Megan Auld, Maggie Grace, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Kate Bosworth.

Ian belongs to the white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Somerhalder earns a tremendous amount of money through which his net worth is around $4 million. And he has a black car, Audi Q5, which cost $53,000.