Ian Somerhalder was brought up in Covington, Louisiana, the child of Edna, a back rub specialist, and Robert Somerhalder, an autonomous building temporary worker. He is the second of three kids, with a more established sibling, Robert, and more youthful sister, Robyn. He went to St. Paul's, a private Catholic school in Covington. He set out on a demonstrating profession from age 10 to 13, and by the age of 17 he chose to go into acting. In the mid-year of 2000, Somerhalder featured in the brief WB arrangement Young Americans, a twist off of Dawson's Creek. He played Hamilton Fleming, the dignitary's child of a prestigious all inclusive school. In 2002, Somerhalder played androgynous character Paul Denton in Roger Avary's adjustment of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, The Rules of Attraction, close by James Van Der Beek,
, and Jessica Biel.
In 2004, Somerhalder scored his leap forward part when he played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost. In spite of his character's demise in the twentieth scene of the first season, Somerhalder came back to the part of Boone for seven more scenes somewhere around 2005 and 2010, including the arrangement finale. Somerhalder was one of the first performing artists to be thrown in a part for the arrangement and the first significant character to pass on.
In 2009, Somerhalder showed up in the film The Tournament where he assumed the part of a professional killer partaking in a deadly rivalry with different professional killers. He shows up in the end table book About Face by big name picture taker John Russo. In June 2009, Somerhalder was thrown in the part of Vampire Damon Salvatore as an arrangement normal in The CW TV show arrangement
The Vampire Diaries
. The arrangement debut pulled in The CW's most elevated debut evaluations of any season debut subsequent to the system started in 2006. The arrangement has kept on being the most noteworthy evaluated arrangement on its channel with both Somerhalder's execution and the show getting a positive reaction from pundits. Somerhalder has gotten a few Teen Choice Award's and a People's Choice Award for his investment on the arrangement. In October 2012, it was accounted for that Somerhalder had been thrown in the film Time Framed, which had started recording in Los Angeles. Somerhalder was included in the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil boring fiasco on April 22, 2010. His endeavors included cleaning of oiled untamed life and taping open administration declarations to tell general society how they could offer assistance. Somerhalder additionally underpins the St. Tammany Humane Society, an association for creature safe house and welfare. On November 13, 2010, he facilitated a Bash on the Bayou philanthropy pledge drive for the Society. Amid the occasion, Somerhalder was given a gift of $11,100 by The Vampire Diaries fandom for his birthday venture. Together with his The Vampire Diaries co-stars Candice Accola and Michael Trevino, Somerhalder backings the It Gets Better Project, which makes it an objective to avoid suicide among LGBT youth connected with The Trevor Project.
Somerhalder declared, through Twitter and in different meetings that he was setting up "Ian Somerhalder Foundation" which he trusts will instruct individuals on the significance of securing the earth and creatures: "Rather than presents this year, my birthday wish is that we meet up and raise stores to bolster extends that ensure our environment and support our hairy companions. He restricts GMO sustenances and processing plant cultivating, and backings visionary biologist Allan Savory in his campaign to let dairy animals touch in a state of harmony with nature to enhance soil, upgrade biodiversity, and opposite environmental change. In 2011, Somerhalder went by Savory in Africa and declared he was making a narrative about him with the objective of winning him a Nobel Prize. Somerhalder is additionally a superstar campaigner for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media organization known for RYOT.org, it's reason based; make a move online news source.
In September 2011, Somerhalder affirmed that he and his The Vampire Diaries co-star
were dating. In May 2013, it was accounted for that they had finished their relationship. In mid-2014, Somerhalder started dating on-screen actress Nikki Reed. They affirmed their engagement in February 2015, and wedded on April 26, 2015, in Malibu, California.