Ian Somerhalder Height, Weight, Age, Affairs & More

Ian Somerholder is an American actor who gained a massive fan following due to his role of a hunky vampire, Damon Salvatore, in the hit American series ‘Vampire Diaries’.

Ian Somerhalder Height, Weight, Age, Affairs & More
Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder was born on 08-12-1978 in Covington in the state of Louisiana, United States. He is an American Film Actor, Television Actor, Model, Television Director & Philanthropist who is best known for his work in Hollywood cinema.

He was raised in the small southern town of Covington, Louisiana.

  • Ian Somerhalder is an American actor who gained a massive fan following due to his role of a hunky vampire, Damon Salvatore, in the hit American series ‘Vampire Diaries’. 
  • The blue-eyed heartthrob has appeared in many movies and TV shows and is one of the most popular American actors across the world. He started out as a model and has worked with renowned brands like Gucci and Versace as a supermodel prior to his film and TV career.
  •  He appeared as Boon Carlyle in ‘Dawson’s Creek’, and it proved to be the much-needed breakthrough for his acting career. He hasn’t looked back ever since. He appeared in the long-running survival drama ‘Lost’, which gained him a cult following.
  •  His godly looks made him popular among women of all ages. Ian kick-started his film career with the 2009 film ‘The Tournament’ and has appeared in quite a dozen films ever since. Also a philanthropist, Ian actively participates in social campaigns. Ian is an environmentalist and has expressed deep concern about the constantly changing environment and the loss of the natural habitat of wildlife. The Ian Somerhalder foundation works towards spreading awareness about the environment.

He is best known for his role in the famous supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries series alongside Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley. Ian Somerhalder also appeared in the TV drama Lost with co-stars Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, and Yunjin Kim.

Ian Somerhalder

Birth Name: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Birth Place: Covington, Louisiana, United States
Profession: Actor, Model, Producer
Other Name: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Other Professions:

Television actor model television director philanthropist

Appearance: Hollywood

Rise to Fame & Career

Ian Somerhalder went to St. Paul's School, a private Catholic school in Covington. From the age of 10, he became a model, supported by his mother, who regularly takes him to New York.

After a short break to devote himself to his studies, he seizes an opportunity that presents itself to him, allowing him to travel all over Europe  He poses for the greatest such as  Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace.

He earned name and fame as a supermodel and walked the ramp for some of the best designers working at that time.

His glorious run as a model continued until he bagged the role of Hamilton Fleming in a spin-off series of ‘Dawson’s Creek’ titled ‘Young Americans’. The series was short-lived and was largely unsuccessful. But Ian’s talent didn’t go unnoticed and soon after it was over, he appeared as a bisexual character Paul Denton in Roger Avary’s ‘The Rules of Attraction.

In the summer of 2000, Ian Somerhalder played in the ephemeral Young Americans series, a spin-off of the Dawson series, which did not meet his audience. In 2002, he played the role of a bisexual in the film The Rules of Attraction, alongside Jessica Biel and James Van Der Beek, which allows him get noticed In 2004, at the age of 26, Ian Somerhalder got his first big role, that of Boone Carlyle in the drama series Lost: The Disappeared.

In 2009, Ian appeared in the role of an assassin in the American film ‘The Tournament’. He became a household name when he was finally cast for the show ‘the Vampire Diaries’ and that changed his life forever. He played a lovable anti-heroic vampire named Damon Salvatore as one of the two main characters in the show. The show garnered CW network the highest ever ratings for a TV show and continues to be the most popular show for the network. Somerhalder’s performance was praised and he won numerous awards for it such as the Teen’s Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards.

Ian Somerhalder

Ian has also shown interest in the direction and has even directed a few episodes of Vampire Diaries, which were quite well received. He has also indicated that he may direct a full-length feature quite soon.
In 2018, the Netflix platform invites the actor to join the cast of a new fantasy television series, V Wars, adapted from novels written by Jonathan Maberry.
Ian has reportedly signed a movie ‘Time Frame’ and will soon be seen playing the leading role on the big screen once again.

Love Life & Marriage
His dating life was quite public. He dated his Vampire Diaries co-star, Nina Dobrev, from 2011 to 2013. They separated citing some mundane problems. In mid-2014, Ian started appearing with the actress, Nikki Reed and expressed his desire to marry her, which eventually came to life when he married her on 26th April 2015. On May 2nd, 2017, the couple shared the good news with the world that they were expecting a child.

Wife Nikki Reed
Daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerha...

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As far as Ian Somerhalder’s achievements such as Awards and Nominations are concerned, there’s a whole big list of them. Since Ian is one of the most talented and famous Hollywood personalities. Hence, take a look at the glimpse of this successful The Vampire Diaries actor below.

  • In 2002, Ian won Young Hollywood Awards for the category “Exciting New Face – Male.”
  • In 2006, he won Screen Actors Guild Award for the category “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series”, for his work in Lost (with the cast).
  • Ian Somerhalder won consecutively two awards in 2010, the Young Hollywood Awards category “Cast to Watch (with Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev)” and Teen Choice Awards category “Choice TV Villain”, for his role in The Vampire Diaries.
  • In 2011, he won another Teen Choice Awards category “Choice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi” for The Vampire Diaries.
  • In 2012 and 2014, Ian Somerhalder won Teen Choice Awards for the category “Choice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi” and “Choice Male Hottie” respectively, for his contribution to The Vampire Diaries.
  • In 2012, He also won Fright Night Awards category “Favorite Male TV/Movie Vampire.”
  • In 2014, Somerhalder won Young Hollywood Awards, “Best Threesome (with Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev)” in The Vampire Diaries.
  • Ian Somerhalder won the People’s Choice Awards, category “Favorite TV Duo (with Nina Dobrev)” in 2015 for The Vampire Diaries.
  • In 2015, he won Teen Choice Awards, “Choice TV: Liplock (with Nina Dobrev)” again for The Vampire Diaries.


  • Trained horses as a kid
  • Began modeling at age 10 and had a successful international career that included work with Versace, Gucci, and Calvin Klein
  • Made his television debut in CBS's Now and Again in 1999
  • Produced and starred in the 2004 short Recess
  • Appeared in the 2005 off-Broadway comedy Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
  • Active in animal-rights issues, and also helped efforts to clean up the 2010 oil spill in his native state of Louisiana
  • Launched The Ian Somerhalder Foundation in 2010, which focuses on environmental concerns

Body Measurements

Chest Size 38
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Ian Somerhalder Movies

1. Life as a House (2001)


2. The Rules of Attraction (2002)

  (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

3. Celebrity (1998)

  (Comedy, Drama)

4. The Tournament (2009)

  (Action, Thriller)

5. In Enemy Hands (2004)

  (Action, Drama, Thriller, War)

6. Wake (2009)

  (Romance, Drama, Comedy)

7. The Anomaly (2014)

  (Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action)

8. Pulse (2006)

  (Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror)

9. How to Make Love to a Woman (2010)


10. TV: The Movie (2006)



Favorite Color Blue, Red, Yellow
Favorite Sport Soccer
Favorite Actor Sean Penn
Favorite Movie The Graduate (1967)
Favorite Song 15 Step (Radiohead)
Favorite Food Fish
Favorite Accessories Fedora Hat, Sunglasses
Favorite TV Program Lost (2004) & The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Favorite Book Fifty Shades Of Grey (E. L. James)

Ian Somerhalder Education

Qualification Not Known
School St. Paul's School, Covington, Louisiana
College Not Known

Ian Somerhalder


  • Robert Somerhalder -- Brother
  • Nina Dobrev -- Ex-significant Other
  • Robert Somerhalder -- Father
  • Edna Somerhalder -- Mother
  • Robyn -- Sister
  • Nikki Reed -- Wife