Ian is best known for playing Boone Carlyle in Lost and Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. He was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana and has two siblings named Robert and Robyn. At age 17 he decided to go into acting... AND we sure are glad he did.
Somerhalder has been nominated by Teen Choice Awards for Choice Male Hottie, Choice Vampire, Choice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Choice TV Villain, and more. Nominated by People's Choice Awards for Favorite TV Drama Actor, Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor, and more. Nominated by Fright Night Awards for Favorite Male TV/Movie Vampire. Nominated by International Green Awards for Most Responsible Celebrity. Nominated by Do Something Awards for Best TV Star and Twitter. And he has received more awards!
Ian Somerhalder started his own foundation. On his website it states, "The Ian Somerhalder Foundation works to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures. ISF delivers unique programs and services and provides public outreach, education, and grants in support of Creatures, Environment, Youth, and Grassroots initiatives."
Let's give him a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a great day, Ian Somerhalder!