Ian Somerhalder
Name: Ian Somerhalder
Nick Name: Smolderholder
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 176 cm (5' 10'')
Birth Day: December 8, 1978
Age: 42
Birth Place: Covington, United States
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder, nickname: Smolderholder, was born on December 8, 1978 in Covington, United States (42 years old). Ian Somerhalder is an Actor, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $12 Million.


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

Net Worth 2020

$12 Million
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Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Robert Somerhalder Brother N/A N/A N/A
#2 Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Edna Somerhalder Mother N/A N/A N/A
#4 Robyn Somerhalder Sister N/A N/A N/A
#5 Nikki Reed Nikki Reed Spouse $12 Million N/A 32 Actor


Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
176 cm (5' 10'') 71 kg Dark Brown Blue N/A N/A

Before Fame

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


Biography Timeline


In the summer of 2000, Somerhalder starred in the short-lived WB series Young Americans, a spin-off of Dawson's Creek. He played Hamilton Fleming, the son of the dean of a prestigious boarding school. In 2002, Somerhalder played bisexual character Paul Denton in Roger Avary's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, The Rules of Attraction, alongside James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, and Jessica Biel.


In 2004, Somerhalder scored his breakthrough role when he played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost. Despite his character's death in the twentieth episode of the first season, Somerhalder returned to the role of Boone for seven more episodes between 2005 and 2010, including the series finale. Somerhalder was the first major character to die.


In 2009, Somerhalder appeared in the movie The Tournament where he played the role of an assassin participating in a lethal competition with other assassins. He appears in the coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo.

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.


Somerhalder was involved in the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22, 2010. His efforts included cleaning of oiled wildlife and taping public service announcements to let the public know how they could help. Somerhalder also supports the St. Tammany Humane Society, an organization for animal shelter and welfare. On November 13, 2010, he hosted a Bash on the Bayou charity fundraiser for the Society. During the event, Somerhalder was presented with a donation of $11,100 by The Vampire Diaries fandom for his birthday project.

On December 8, 2010, Somerhalder's 32nd birthday, he launched the "Ian Somerhalder Foundation" which he hopes will educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals: "Instead of gifts this year, my birthday wish is that we come together and raise funds to support projects that protect our habitat and nurture our furry friends. He opposes GMO foods and factory farming, and supports ecologist Allan Savory in his crusade to let cows graze in sync with nature to enrich soil, enhance biodiversity, and reverse climate change. In 2011 Somerhalder visited Savory in Africa and announced he was making a documentary about him with the goal of winning him a Nobel Prize.


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. The series premiered on Netflix on December 5, 2019 and was cancelled in March 2020.


In mid-2014, Somerhalder began dating actress Nikki Reed. They confirmed their engagement in February 2015 and married on April 26, 2015, in Malibu, California. Their daughter, Bodhi Soleil was born on July 25, 2017.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Ian Somerhalder is 42 years, 11 months and 19 days old. Ian Somerhalder will celebrate 43rd birthday on a Wednesday 8th of December 2021.

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  1. Ian Somerhalder likes traveling.
  2. Ian Somerhalder admires Sean Penn.
  3. Ian Somerhalder is fond of reading.
  4. As a child he grew up fishing, boating and riding horses.
  5. Ian Somerhalder takes part in environmental protection projects.
  6. Ian Somerhalder's favourite kinds of sport are yoga, football and baseball.
  7. Ian Somerhalder didn’t finish school as he had to travel around the world for his modeling projects.
  8. What was his age when he began acting?
    The child started taking part in shootings of films when he was seventeen
  9. What is his favourite genre in acting?       
    Ian Somerhalder claims that his most liked type of films is drama or comedy.
  10. Whose initiative was it to encourage the boy to act?
    In his early teens he was a trainee of a drama course and an actor in a society of drama lovers.
  11. Does he make any donations or does he do any other work for charity aims?      
    Ian Somerhalder is a philanthropist as he labors much in favor of underprivileged people.
  12. Has the actor any family business apart from artistic activities?
    Ian Somerhalder and his brother started a furniture shop some years ago. In the very beginning they combined the furniture pieces and sold them themselves.
  13. What can be called an initial point in his work?
    Ian Somerhalder was first known by the general public as a fashion model when he was ten. Ian Somerhalder was a charming open and friendly kid that was very easy to work with.

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