Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder was born in Louisiana on December 8, 1978. He began modeling as a kid, and decided to purse acting after high school. His first big role was as one of the leads in 2000’s short-lived “Dawson’s Creek” spinoff, “Young Americans.” He would go on to act opposite James Van Der Beek again in the 2002 movie, “The Rules of Attraction.”

In 2004, Somerhalder was cast on “Lost,” as Boone, one of the castaways stranded on a mysterious island. Though no longer a regular after the first season, he returned to make appearances for the duration of the popular series, including the finale. In 2009, Somerhalder scored a show of his own, when he and Paul Wesley signed on to play the leads in “The Vampire Diaries” on The CW. The show, one of the network’s most beloved series, is currently in its sixth season, and will begin in its seventh in the fall of 2015.

Aside from acting, two of Somerhalder’s biggest passions are environmentalism and animal rights. He frequently uses social media to champion various causes, including conservation. He began the Ian Somerhalder Foundation in 2010 to “empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”

Somerhalder had a years-long relationship with his “Vampire Diaries” co-star Nina Dobrev, with whom he plays an on-and-off couple for their show. They broke up in 2013, and Somerhalder began dating Nikki Reed the following year. His engagement to Reed was confirmed in early 2015.

Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder NOT “Replacing” Kristen Stewart And Robert Pattinson In ‘Twilight,’ Despite Claims

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Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder are NOT “replacing” Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Twilight, despite baseless reports. Gossip Cop can debunk the unfounded claims.

Ian Somerhalder NOT Obsessed With Nina Dobrev Possible ‘Vampire Diaries’ Return, Despite Report

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Ian Somerhalder is not obsessing over Nina Dobrev’s possible return to “The Vampire Diaries” nor is his wife Nikki Reed considering divorcing him over the prospect, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this.

Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed “Divorce” Report False

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are not headed for divorce because Nina Dobrev may return to “The Vampire Diaries,” despite a baseless report. Gossip Cop can bust the ridiculous story.

Nikki Reed Worried About Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev ‘Vampire Diaries’ Love Scenes?

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Nikki Reed is NOT worried about husband Ian Somerhalder’s purely hypothetical “love scenes” with “The Vampire Diaries” co-star Nina Dobrev, despite a bogus webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim.

Nikki Reed NOT Concerned Ian Somerhalder Will Get Back Together With Nina Dobrev, Despite Report

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Nikki Reed is not “jealous” nor “concerned” about her husband Ian Somerhalder getting back together with Nina Dobrev, despite an absurd report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this nonsensical claim.

Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed NOT Using Animal Rights Campaign To Fight Divorce Rumors, Despite Report (EXCLUSIVE)

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed’s new animal rights campaign was NOT launched to fight rumors about their supposedly troubled marriage, despite a fabricated webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this story.

Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Marriage In “Trouble,” Claims Tabloid

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Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are NOT having marriage problems, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story.

Ian Somerhalder Refuses To Take Pictures With Fans While Out With Nikki Reed: “Don’t Follow Us” — WATCH VIDEO

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Ian Somerhalder Refuses Fan Photos Video

Ian Somerhalder angered fans and made at least one girl cry in Paris this week when he refused to stop to take pictures and demanded they not follow him and Nikki Reed. Watch the video here, and tell us what you think.

WATCH: Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Share Wedding Video To Mark First Month Of Marriage

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Nikki Reed Ian Somerhalder wedding video


Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder shared a sweet video on Instagram Tuesday to mark their first month of marriage. See the video here!

Nina Dobrev Says Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed’s Wedding Was “Beautiful”

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Nina Dobrev is making it perfectly clear that she didn’t leave “The Vampire Diaries” because of her split with Ian Somerhalder. Despite all the manufactured tabloid and webloid stories that Gossip Cop routinely busts, she explains her decision to say goodbye to the CW series after six seasons had nothing to do with Somerhalder who even today she says, “I love him.” Dobrev also talks about Somerhalder’s “beautiful” wedding to Nikki Reed.

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