Ian Joseph Somerhalder is an American actor, model, activist and filmmaker. He was born on December 8, 1978 in the United States.
He is most recognized for his roles as Boone Carlyle in the television drama Lost, Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, a supernatural drama on The CW, and Dr. Luther Swann in V Wars, a sci-fi horror series on Netflix. He has also appeared in other roles.
On December 8, 1978, Ian Somerhalder was born in Covington, Louisiana, a small southern town. Ian Somerhalder is the second of three children born to Edna, a massage therapist, and Robert, an independent contractor.
After attending a private Catholic school as a child, he attended Mandeville High School. Ian was a model from the ages of 10 to 13 before starting his acting career at the age of 17.
In the summer of 2000, Ian starred in the WB sitcom “Young Americans,” a spin-off of “Dawson’s Creek.” Hamilton Fleming, the son of a prominent boarding school counselor, was played by him. However, the show’s performance was cut short after only eight episodes before being canceled. In 2002 he appeared in “The Rules of Attraction” alongside Jacob vanderBeek, Jessica Biel and Shannyn Sossamon as the bisexual Paul Denton.
In 2004, when he was hired as Boone Carlyle in the ABC series “Lost”, Somerhalder got his big break. Despite his character’s death in episode 20 of the first season, he appeared in seven more episodes until the end of the show.
The character played by actor Ian Somerhalder died first in the series. As a hit man in the 2009 film “The Tournament,” Somerhalder was nominated for an Oscar.
In June 2009 he was cast in the CW series ‘The Vampire Diaries’. As Damon Salvatore, he appears regularly in the series.
The debut of “The Vampire Diaries” was the CW’s highest-rated season opener since the network’s inception in 2006. Critics and fans alike were pleased with Somerhalder’s performance on the series.
Ian has received a People’s Choice Award and a Teen Choice Award for his role in the film. Somerhalder directed season three of “The Vampire Diaries” and also began season eight as a producer. When the series ended in March 2017, it had aired eight seasons and 171 episodes.
The net worth of Ian Somerhalder
Actor and model Ian Somerhalder, who hails from the United States, has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He is perhaps most recognized for his roles on the television series “Lost” and “The diary of vampires” on The CW. This is a combined net worth with his wife, the actress Nikki Reed, whom he has been married to since 2015.
Ian Somerhalder Salary
What was the amount of money Ian Somerhalder made for each episode of “The Vampire Diaries”? $40,000
After the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010, Ian volunteered to help clean it up. In addition, he is a supporter of the St. Tammany Humane Society, an organization that operates an animal shelter.
In November 2010, Ian organized a humane society charity called Bash on the Bayou. At the event, he presented a contribution of $11,100 from the “The Vampire Diaries” fanbase.
In addition to his former co-stars in “The Vampire Diaries,” Candice Accola and Michael Trevino, Ian is a supporter of the It Gets Better Project, an initiative that works to reduce the number of LGBTQ adolescents committing suicide. †
On the occasion of his 32nd birthday in December 2010, he established the Ian Somerhalder Foundation with the aim of educating people about the importance of preserving animals and the environment. Both genetically modified organisms and factory farming are against Ian’s beliefs.
Nina Dobrev, who also stars in ‘The Vampire Diaries’, and Ian used to be involved in a romantic relationship. In 2014, he started a relationship with actress Nikki Reed. They announced their engagement in February 2015 and on April 26, 2015 they got married in Malibu. They had their first child, a girl named Bodhi Soleil, in July 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Ian be in Season 9 of Vampire Diaries?
The ninth season of The Vampire Diaries will not feature Ian Somerhalder in the role of Damon Salvatore.
How many seasons was Ian Somerhalder in Vampire Diaries?
Actor Ian Somerhalder won the affection of tens of millions of fans through his performance as Damon Salvatore in ‘The Vampire Diaries’. He was a vampire power who used deceptive ways to get what he wanted, and he was featured in all eight seasons of the show.