Mostly Credited As: Ian Somerhalder
Birth Name: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Date Of Birth: December 08, 1978 (Age 36)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Covington, Louisiana
Height: 5' 9 ½" (1.76 m)
Ian Joseph Somerhalder was born on December 8 1978 in Louisiana, USA. He started modelling at the tender age of 10, and with his strikingly handsome looks, he quickly became a well-known face, modelling for such top agencies as Click, Next, Arlene Wilson etc. By the age of 19, Ian had started his acting career, with small parts in small movies. In 1999 he made his TV debut, with a guest appearance on acclaimed American Sci-Fi show, Now and Again. The following year he bagged a starring role in new teen drama, Young Americans. He followed this with several TV guest appearances, before being offered the dream role of Boone in hit show Lost.Movie Credits Include
The Sensation of Sight (2006) - Drifter
Pulse (2006) - Dexter
Recess (2004) - Cooley
The Old Man and the Studio (2004) - Matt
In Enemy Hands (2004) - Danny Miller
The Rules of Attraction (2002) - Paul Denton
Changing Hearts (2002) - Jason Kelly
Life as a House (2001) - Josh
Trivia On friends, Ian says, "I have a million acquaintances but just two or three true friends. I can't hide anything from them."
On his reasons for becoming an actor, Ian said, "To explore different parts of yourself and different emotional lives....not to hide from who you are but to actually explore who you are."
Ian was the first actor cast on the ABC drama Lost.
Ian shares a birthday with Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan
Ian played varsity soccer and baseball.
Ian began modeling at age 10, and modeled for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Versace and Guess.
Ian loves his Land Rover, despite it being bad for the environment. He says it makes him sick that he drives a gas-guzzler!
Ian enjoys spending Christmas relaxing with family in Louisiana.
Ian enjoys reading The New Yorker and Reader’s Digest.
Ian enjoys riding and training horses.
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