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Ian Joseph Somerhalder, who was born on 8 December 1978, in Covington, Louisiana, USA, is American actor. He became famous for the role of Boone Carlisle in the television series “Lost” and Damon Salvatore in the television series “The Vampire Diaries”.

Ian Somerhalder was born on December 8, 1978 in the small southern town of Covington. Ian lived in the seaside town of Mandeville, so small that there was not even a maternity home, so for giving birth, the mother had to go to another city. He has an older sister Robin and a brother Bob, named both in honour of Father Robert. His father has English and French roots. Fishing and horse riding occupied most of his time in his childhood.  

At the age of ten, with the help of his mother, Ian got into the modelling business, every summer he went for filming in New York. He had a contract with the best children's modelling agencies Click, Next, Arlene Wilson. A few years later he had the opportunity to become a European model, Ian visited Paris, Milan and London. He was the face of designer clothes GUESS during the two autumn seasons, and also worked for such famous fashion houses as Versace, Esprit, Persol, Calvin Klein, Dolce&Gabbana and Gucci.

At the same time, Somerhalder performed in a drama club and worked with a local theatre group. At age 17, he decided to devote himself to acting and went to New York. By 19, he had already worked with a prestigious teacher, William Esper. Ian also studied with Davenia McFadden and Anthony Gibson. For the first time, Ian appeared in the club scene of the movie "Black & White" (but later his role was cut out). Then Woody Allen's “Celebrity" film followed, where Ian's role was also cut out. Among the 400 applicants, he was noticed by a manager who immediately signed a contract with him. The first debut on television for Ian was the science fiction drama "Now or Never" (1999) of the CBS channel. The first victory of Somerhalder was the main role in the series "Young Americans". And although the show did not have success with the public, Ian continued to shoot in various TV series: "CSI:Crime Scene", "CSI:Miami Crime Scene", "Law and Order: Special Corps" and "Smallville". For one of the roles in the big movie "Life as a House", Somerhalder was awarded the “Young Hollywood" prize.

One of Ian's most successful films was The Rules of Attraction (2002) based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, where he played the homosexual Paul Denton. The film managed to earn 6.5 million dollars. In addition, Ian became one of the 50 sexy men in the fall of 2002 in the People magazine.

Creators of the series “Lost" saw Somerhalder something more than an ideal texture for the role of gay. Of all the actors of the series, Ian was the first who was approved for the role definitively and irrevocably. He played Boone Carlisle, a young rich man. Ian himself was somewhat disappointed with his character. He states:

«All we know about Boone is that he constantly follows his sister, that she annoys him and that they are both spoiled rich children. Nobody likes these guys. And I thought: are they really different? Boone is a guy who really starts to understand life quickly when he finds himself on the island. I was almost sorry for him, because he did not know about the things necessary for survival, about which I know. I grew up in Louisiana. We had horses and our own land. There you will learn how to survive. You learn to work in the woods, get fire, properly handle the rope. Boone did not know any of this. He was very fragile, because he came from an environment in which I have never been."

However, over time, the character of Ian changed, more and more pleasing to the performer. His hero was the first victim on the island and died in the twentieth episode. Damon Lindelof responded that death is inevitable in a project with so many characters that it was this death that was needed to prepare the audience for the final of the show.

“The day we shot Boon's death was very hard, especially for me and Foxy. We are very close, working on this episode. Of course, all of us from the very first day knew that not all of us will manage to hold out until the end of the show. But between all of us established a true companionship and it was very difficult for me to part with the team."

Therefore, the show's producers have repeatedly returned Boone for all seasons.

After leaving the series "Staying Alive", Ian starred in independent films such as "The Sensation of Sight" and "The Tournament", as well as in several TV projects, which the actor described as bad films with a bad acting game. Ian's new breakthrough on television was one of the main roles in the series “The Vampire Diaries", where he played the role of the treacherous vampire Damon Salvatore.

During the filming of "Young Americans" (2000) he dated the designer Sarah Maleytestoy. They broke up in the second half of 2003, and in January 2004 Ian met with Nicky Hilton (the sister of the famous Paris Hilton). Six months later they parted. In the spring of 2006, the magazine US Magazine reported that Ian dated Maggie Grace, who played Shannon in the TV series "Staying Alive". But the actors did not confirm these rumours. In December 2006, Ian Somerhalder started to date Megan Old. From 2011 to 2013 he dated Nina Dobrev, a partner in the series "The Vampire Diaries".

Since April 26, 2015, he has been married to actress Nikki Reed, with whom he met a year before their wedding. On July 25, 2017, the couple had a daughter, Bodie Solay Reed Somerhalder. 


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Happy Halloween y’all.. I’m buried in #vwarspost production and won’t be on the streets tonight! However, to those of you who are: PLEASE be kind. PLEASE be safe. PLEASE be aware that parents are out with their little ones. PLEASE.

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Just found this: A season wrap on the Vampire Diaries, maybe Season 3,4or 5 I’m not sure. I took this in the mirror of Damon’s dressing room to remember how warn down I was but smiling- That’s a nebulizer I’m sucking on-shooting pharmaceutical hydrogen peroxide into my lungs to keep from collapsing from an infection. Supplements, oxygen chambers flying around like a maniac making a TV show and trying to build companies while building @isfofficial . Be careful. Ambition can be dangerous... I’ve found this image and want to share it. We’ve lost amazing men and women recently who really helped change the world but their bodies perished from the pressure and abuse of running too hard and not taking care of themselves. I’m humbly searching for that balance and I wish you all luck in finding it. Meditation helps, I use transcendental mediation or TM- it’s super easy. Our kids deserve to grow up not seeing us staring at these little glowing devices in our hands. I hide around corners and under pillows so my little one doesn’t see it... Our babies need us present to teach them and to listen to them. It’s the only way to build a loving and sustainable society. At least that’s what I think- take it or leave it;)

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the love of an animal is precious... the love of anything is precious... love itself is precious spread it and the world will get better love is better that money love is better than things just being around a creature, any creature that was tossed out, abused or left for dead and then saved knows nothing but love Thank you for a magical day @boochaces on your magical paradise of a rescue farm thank you my beautiful wife @nikkireed for snapping this awesome photo of me and this kiddo

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Bye bye Canada hello USA! We are Wrapped! @vwarsofficial on @netflix is wrapped and I’m editing my ass off today with Geoff my editor. THANK YOU @wheelsup8760 aka WHEELS UP for getting us back and forth across the border so safely for months! I’m so thankful to have you as my partners in the logistics of business! THANK YOU @textronaviation for building these green flying machines! Here are just a few images of the last few months of production- I took very few photos because I had my head buried in production. Wow. What a journey. Thank you all!

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Location scouting for @vwarsofficial aka #VWars . Who needs a filter when you have a coyote ass-kicking donkey...?

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We are wrapped! #VWars! Thank you Johnathan Mayberry for writing this thing! Thank you Canada!!!!

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That’s a wrap on #VWars! Me as @drlutherswannofficial I’m so humbled by the complex abilities of the cast, crew and Producers/Network/Studio of this show. We did it. It’s in the can as they say... Now it’s time for us, as producers to bring it to life in the editing room and digital effects suite. Thank you @netflix and @idwpublishing for this incredible opportunity. We poured our hearts into this. All you have to do as an audience; is watch. Even if you don’t like it ;) I’d like another crack at a SEASON 2. There are so many places to take this story I want another shot. Let me get into the details with our amazing team to make this a hit show; but I’m going to need you to check it out to see if you jive with it. It’s so very relevant to this modern, social, digital, political and emotional landscape that we all find ourselves all navigating and traversing together. To my team: thank you all for your tireless efforts and talent. I’m humbled to lead the charge of this show into the public sphere. Every second of post production and every interview you will be there with me- the work of many hot Sudbury days to freezing Toronto nights. To our audience: I hope we can move you with grounded, nuanced performances and story with the time allotted for us to tell it. We tried. We will keep trying if you can give us the chance. There is an immense amount of TV out there- we hope you our frequency resonates with you. With immense gratitude to this group and to our audience, Ian. Here some important handles to follow for more info: @drlutherswannofficial aka Dr. Luther Swann (me). #vwars @vwarsnetflix @vwars @vwarsofficial

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Me and this @wheelsup8760 #kingair350isky baby/workhorse. My “air” office and the greenest and most efficient plane in the sky. When I was a little boy flying in my uncle’s Cessna I found my love of flying and my love of the sky. I always dreamed of flying around the world and now for my work, I live in the sky. Some are short flights and some long, but they are a great many in number. Mostly to see you all! I’m shooting #VWars right now and I’m so bummed that I missed hanging this week in Florida with my @wheelsup8760 and my @textronaviation family at the #nbaa18(National Business Aviation Association) @nbaaphotos this year- I WILL make it next year. I can’t wait to see the innovation and artistry of these amazing machines. We have a hard and long road to push in the sustainability realm of aviation both on the business and commercial sides. Revolutionizing efficiency and fuels is the way of the future... it’s a MUST for our planet. I live on this thing so me and my team feel so safe and grateful to @textronaviation for building them and @wheelsup8760 for having such a huge fleet of them- giving us access to move around safely and efficiently.

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Wow... just came across this. Damon and Stefan: Vampire Diaries Season 1 Episode 2 with @paulvedere and getting direction from the amazing @msiega Love and miss these guys.

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I remember this exact day! Miss you brother! @iansomerhalder

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Impassioned discussions at our fundraiser last night celebrating 5 years of @isfofficial aka The Ian Somerhalder Foundation working alongside this truly powerful organization @connecther which uses filmmaking as a tool to go beyond storytelling and step into activism. The IS Green award we give every year enables these young women to build upon these stories and create actionable change in their communities. Thank you to all of our incredible donors who came to spend the evening with us last night and for supporting our collective mission. And to the beautiful @thechaispotnyc for hosting us and reminding us to slow down over a cup of chai, connecting with one another in this beautiful space you’ve created. Thanks honey aka @nikkireed for snapping this photo for me to use ;)

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CONGRATS on 5 years my brother, you and @isfofficial rocks for taking on this cause!!

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Directing #Vwars. My happy place. Even with pouring rain and curve ball after curve ball. It’s amazing... thank you @netflix & @idwpublishing for letting me play

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So proud of you my brother, and can't wait to see it

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Come hang out on the set of VWars with me?!Only 13 days left to ENTER.ENTER NOW;) link in bio it all supports @isfofficial

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