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.
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May 12th, 2015
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.Read more...
April 27th, 2015
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are married. The two wed on Sunday in a sunset ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Photos that have begun to circulate show the couple both dressed in white. Earlier in the day, Somerhalder wrote on Twitter, “most beautiful morning ever.”Read more...
March 28th, 2015
Nina Dobrev is not demanding Ian Somerhalder cancel his wedding to Nikki Reed, despite a painfully wrong story from Celeb Dirty Laundry, a factory for false reports. The site has repeatedly spread lies about the three stars in recent months. Gossip Cop wants to stop this latest nonsense right here.Read more...