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pramesh Published On Sun Dec 08 2019   Modified On Mon Dec 09 2019
Ian Somerhalder

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Full NameIan Joseph Somerhalder
First NameIan
Middle NameJoseph
Last NameSomerhalder
Birth NameIan Joseph Somerhalder
ProfessionActor, Model, Activist
Birth CityCovington, Louisiana
Birth CountryThe Unites States
Father NameRobert Somerhalder
Father Professionindependent building contractor
Mother NameEdna Somerhalder
Mother Professionmassage therapist
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseNikki Reed
Relation WithNina Dobrev,
No Of Children1 daughter Bodhi Soleil
AwardsYoung Hollywood Award for Exciting New Face - Male 2002,Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series 2006,Young Hollywood Award for Cast To Watch 2010,Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain 2010,Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Hottie 2012,Bravo Otto - TV Star 2012,2013,& 2016,People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry 2014,People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor 2014,Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi 2012-2013,& 2014,Young Hollywood Award for Best Threesome 2014,People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Duo 2015,Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Liplock 2015
Sibilings2 (Brother Robert Jr., & Sister Robyn Somerhalder)
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height177 cm
Weight71 kg
Networth$8 M
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Date of BirthDecember 8,1978
Age42 years
Married DateApril 26,2015


    of Ian Somerhalder

    What is Ian Somerhalder marital status ?Married
    How many children does Ian Somerhalder have ?1 daughter Bodhi Soleil
    Who is Ian Somerhalder married with?Nikki Reed
    Who is Ian Somerhalder in Relation with?Nina Dobrev,
    When was Ian Somerhalder married?2015
    What is the height of Ian Somerhalder?177 cm
    What is the weight of Ian Somerhalder?71 kg

    Who Is Ian Somerhalder?

    Who is the sexiest vampire in the entire Hollywood? Is it the Twilight actor Robert Pattinson or is it the vicious vampire Damon Salvatore we saw in the CW series The Vampire Diaries? 

    We know Twilight definitely is up there, but Ian (Joseph) Somerhalder's vampire character Damon Salvatore was as awesome as Edward Cullen's. 

    Ian Somerhalder is a famous Actor, model, activist and director, who directed three episodes of The Vampire Diaries.

    Other than working in the supernatural teen drama television series, Ian is equally known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost.

    'How To Survive a Vampire Attack Starring Ian Somerhalder'

    Well, now he is back as Dr. Luther Swann in Netflix's sci-fi horror series V Wars; so all you need is to invite him in.

    Why Is  Ian Famous?

    Ian Somerhalder is one of the sexiest actors on TV. He undoubtedly did capture people's attention for nine years starting from September 10, 2009 till March 10, 2017 playing Damon Salvatore in the famous Teen Drama The Vampire Diaries. 

    Additionally, he is known for a comedy series The Rules of Attraction, and his most memorable role before landing in the CW series was for the ABC series Lost where he portrayed the role of Boone Carlyle.

    However, he is notable for the role of Damon Salvatore in 2009s highest rated teen thriller series The Vampire Diaries.

    Currently, he appears in a streaming service Netflix  series V Wars. Ian appeared as a Dr. Luther Swann, who is on a mission to find a cure to more viscous mutated Vampires which threats the human assistance. 

    Know Ian Somerhalder's Bio, Early life, Parents, Siblings, Influences, & Education

    Somerhalder was born on December 8, 1978 and was raised in Covington, Louisiana. He has a Cajun (French), English, and Scots-Irish ancestry. 

    His father Robert Somerhalder is an independent building contractor and his mother Edna is a massage therapist who inspired Ian to become an actor.

    Additionally, Ian is the second of three children of Robert and Edna, and he grew up with his elder brother Robert, and a younger sister, Robyn.

    Growing up in Covington, he spent most part of his childhood boating, swimming, fishing and training horses.

    Growing up, he attended Mandeville High Schoo and was a signed model since 10 and was involved in a local theater group as an actor.

    He was interested in performing arts and at the age of 17 Ian already had decided to join the acting school and pursue acting career. So, he moved to New York in 1995 and studyied acting from coach William Esper and also joined the New York University's acting school.

    Ian's Acting Career & Success With Vampire Diaries

    After graduation, in 2000, Somerhalder starred in the short-lived WB series Young Americans. 

    Then, taking on a more challenging role of a bisexual young man, Ian in 2002, played Paul Denton in a romantic drama movie The Rules of Attraction.

    In 2004, Ian Somerhalder played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost. His character was praised by all viewers and the role quickly got him into the spotlight.

    In June 2009, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Vampire Damon Salvatore as a series regular in The CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries. The series premiere attracted The CW's highest premiere ratings of any season premiere since the network began in 2006. 

    The series has continued to be the highest rated series on its channel with both Somerhalder's performance and the show receiving a positive response from critics. 

    Somerhalder began directing The Vampire Diaries in its third season and produced the series at the start of season 8. 

    Somerhalder has received several Teen Choice Award's and a People's Choice Award for his participation on the series. In October 2012, Somerhalder was cast in the film Time Framed, which had begun filming in Los Angeles.

    In April 2018, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Dr. Luther Swann as a series regular in the Netflix science fiction horror series V Wars. 

    V Wars Official Trailer 

    The series premiered on Netflix on December 5, 2019 and is on its way to set the new record for the streaming service.

    List Of Ian Somerhalder's Significant Awards

    • Young Hollywood Award for Exciting New Face - Male 2002
    • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series 2006
    • Young Hollywood Award for Cast To Watch 2010
    • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain 2010
    • Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Hottie 2012
    • Bravo Otto - TV Star 2012, 2013, & 2016
    • People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry 2014
    • People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor 2014
    • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi 2012, 2013, & 2014 (For Lost)
    • The Vampire Diaries Young Hollywood Award for Best Threesome 2014
    • People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Duo 2015
    • Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Liplock 2015

    Ian Somerhalder's Current Net Worth Is $8 million

    Once a front-man of one of highest rating Drama Series for the CW network, Ian Somerhalder's current net worth is around $8 million.

    He reportedly received around $400 thousand per season of the Vampire diaries as per sources.

    Currently managed by Untitled Entertainment, Ian reportedly receives around $150 thousand per episode or webisode (as many would like to call it) for his new Netflix series V Wars, which airs on streaming series Netflix.

    Additionally, he is endorsed by some world known brands such as Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci.

    So, we can say that, with plenty of work in hand, a prolific career, and a huge fan base Ian Somerhalder is living his dream. But Ian isn't all about earning only, he is a humanitarian man who gives back to the society as well. So, let's take a look at his social efforts.

    Ian Somerhalder Donations

    Somerhalder helped create awareness to cleanup the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22, 2010. 

    Somerhalder is also involved with an animal shelter and welfare organization called St. Tammany Humane Society and was once a leading face in a fund raiser event for the animal welfare organization which collected around $11,100 collected from his fans in honor of Ian's birthday.

    Ian with his Vampire Diaries cast also raised awareness against LGBT youth bullying with a camp "It Gets Better Project" which helped LGBT youth with depression and suicidal tendencies.

    Somerhalder and his fellow Vampire Diaries cast including Paul Wesley then released a limited edition shirt designed by a fan, with the words "Blood Brothers Since 1864" which was sold at $24 per piece, and the campaign was able to sell around 10,000 shirts which generated around $250 thousand, which was then donated to help LGBTQ's It Gets Better Project. 

    In his 32nd birthday, Ian inaugurated "Ian Somerhalder Foundation" which works for animal welfare. Ian is also a content cop and works against fake news publishers who tent to destroy celebrity image for a few bucks and cheep publicity in affiliation with an LA based media company RYOT.

    Kept aside his professional life and social awareness programms, Ian also lives a sound personal life away from media mess. So, let's know his personal side of the story from here!

    Ian Somerhalder Dated Nina Dobrev But Married Nikki Reed

    People somewhat argue if Vampire Diaries or The Twilight series is the best modern-day vampire tale available. Though, fans may take sides, but Ian Somerhalder marrying Nikki Reed made the fans of two different series find a common ground.

    Nikki and Ian's dating rumors started spreading in early 2014. Coming towards, mid-2014, Somerhalder and Nikki Reed's affair was no more a secret as they were spotted publicly time and again. 

    Surprisingly, after dating only for over 6 months, the duo confirmed their engagement in February 2015. 

    Nearly after two months of publicly announcing their engagement, these two lovers got married in the romantic Malibu island on April 26, 2015.

    Two years after their wedding on July 25, 2017, the couple gave birth to their only daughter, Bodhi Soleil.

    Prior to marrying Reed, Ian Somerhalder dated The Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev popular among the Vampire Diaries fans as Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce for three years from 2010 till 2013.

    As per Nina, the work obligations got the two separated. In her interview with the E-News, The Vampire Diaries actress said:

    I've said this before, that we didn't break up because anything bad happened or because there wasn't love or friendship.

    I love him and the friendship is still strong and I think he's great and I care about him and that didn't change.

    Yes! we're professional and that's fine. We were friends long before we dated and we still are now.

    This confession from Canadian actress Nina shows work obligation as the real reason behind 'People's Choice Awards Best Chemistry 2014 winning' real-life couple's separation in 2013.

    Ian Somerhalder Appearance, Body Facts, & Statistics

    NameIan Somerhalder
    ReligionRoman Catholicism
    Hair & EyesDark Brown Hair, Deep Blue Eyes
    Distinctive FeaturesThick Eyebrows, Bold Blue Eyes, Sharp Jaw Line
    Measurements Chest 38 inches, Biceps 15 inches, 
    Waist 30 inches
    Shoe Size9 in US
    ParentsRobert & Edna Somerhalder
    SiblingsBrother Robert Jr., & Sister Robyn Somerhalder
    WifeNikki Reed
    ChildrenA daughter: Bodhi Soleil

    FAQ's About Ian Somerhalder

    • Is Ian Somerhalder married?
    • Are Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder married?

    Actress Nina Dobrev dated  Ian Somerhalder for three years from 2010 till 2013 but the former pair isn't together any more. 

    Ian however, is happily married to Twilight actress Nikki Reed. Ian married Nikki on April 26, 2015 and they have a beautiful two and half years old daughter Bodhi Soleil born on July 25, 2017.

    Where does Ian Somerhalder live?

    Ian Somerhalder owns a home in his home town of Mandeville, Louisiana, and he reportedly has an apartment in Los Angeles as well. 

    How old is Ian Somerhalder in Vampire Diaries? 

    Ian is currently 42 years old, but the fictional character Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries series was a 178-year-old vampire who later turns into human.

    How much is Ian Somerhalder worth? 

    Ian Somerhalder's current net worth is around eight million dollars USD. The Actor reportedly received around $400 thousand per season of The Vampire Diaries and as per sources he receives around $150 thousand per episode of Netflix series V Wars.

    Who does Elena marry? 

    Elena at the end of the Vampire Diaries marries Damon Salvatore.

    Why did Ian break up with Nina?

    Ian and Nina still remain a good pals even after their break-up! As per Nina's recent interview with E-News, the former pair broke up due to their respective work obligations.