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Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder
Birth name: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Television
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: December 8th, 1978
Place of birth: Covington, Louisiana
Notable works: Pulse
The Vampire Diaries
1st Horror: Pulse (2006)

Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American film and television actor. He was born in the small town of Covington, Louisiana on December 8th, 1978. Though he has worked in a few theatrically released films, Ian's primary body of work is geared towards telemovies and TV programs.

Ian's first work in the horror genre was the 2006 flm Pulse, directed by Jim Sonzero. He played one of the main characters in the film, Dexter.

Beginning in 2009, Ian was cast in the role of rebellious vampire Damon Salvatore in the CW Network television series The Vampire Diaries, which is based on a series of young adult novels by L.J. Smith. Ian was one of three main cast members on the series and has appeared in every episode.

Body of work Edit

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Television Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Ian Somerholder won the 2010 Teen Choice Awards for the category of Choice TV Villain for The Vampire Diaries. In 2011 he was the recipient of the Teen Choice Award for the category of Choice TV actor in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy series. In 2011 and 2012, Ian was nominated at the People's Choice Awards for the category of Favorite TV Drama Actor.

Other works Edit

  • First television work playing I.Q. in "The Black Bag" episode of The Big Easy. The series was set in Ian's home state of Louisiana.
  • Produced and starred in the 2004 film short Recess.
  • In 2004, Ian played Adam Knight a quasi-antagonist in season three of the superhero-themed television series Smallville, which was based on the Superman family of comic book titles by DC Comics.
  • From 2004 to 2010, Ian made recurring appearances on the ABC smash hit series Lost. He played a character named Boone Carlyle and appeared in thirty episodes throughout the course of the show.

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The Vampire Diaries Actor or Crew member
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