Ian Somerhalder

TV Actor

Birthday December 8, 1978

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Covington, LA

Age 45 years old

#266 Most Popular

Numerology: 9


Became known to television drama audiences for playing the heartthrob Damon Salvatore in the The Vampire Diaries. He also played Boone Carlyle in the series Lost.

Before Fame

He began a modeling career at age ten, spending most of his summers in New York.


He won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Lost. He launched the Ian Somerhalder Foundation on his 32nd birthday.

Family Life

His mother, Edna, worked as a massage therapist, and his father, Robert, worked as a building contractor. He has a brother named Robert. He previously dated his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev. He married actress Nikki Reed in April 2015; they welcomed a daughter named Bodhi in 2017. In January 2023, Ian and Nikki announced that they were expecting their second child together. They welcomed a son in June 2023. 

Associated With

He starred in the TV drama series Vampire Diaries with Nina Dobrev.


Ian Somerhalder Highlights
Ian Somerhalder Highlights