General Facts and Figures
- Name: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
- Net Worth: $10 million
- Occupation: Actor
- Date of Birth: 8 December 1978
- Place of Birth: Covington, Louisiana, United States
- Zodiac: Sagittarius
- Spouse: Nicole Houston Reed
- Social: Instagram
Early Life and Education
Ian was born to Edna and Robert Somerhalder in Covington, Louisiana. He has a sister called Robyn, and his brother’s name is Robert. He is the middle child.
Ian’s childhood was spent around New York, especially during summer. This is because of his modeling career, which kicked off as soon as he reached 10 years of age.
He was schooled at a private institution called Saint Paul’s School, located in Covington. He didn’t go past high school as he dropped out to focus on his career as a model and actor.
Career and Net Worth
Besides being a model, Ian is also a director, activist, and actor.
His career as an actor started after starring in ‘Young Americans,’ a series by WB. This was in the year 2000’s summer.
Two years later, he appeared in ‘The Rules of Attraction.’ This was a bisexual film adapted from a novel written by Bret Easton. He continued featuring in other movies and series such as ‘Lost,’ ‘The Tournament,’ among others.
In 2009, he became many people’s heartthrob after the role of Damon Salvatore of ‘The Vampire Diaries.’ The film earned him many awards in the People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
His net worth has reached 10 million dollars.
Somerhalder officiated his marriage to Nicole Reed on 26th April 2015 after dating for close to one year. They are parents to a daughter named Bodhi Soleil. Before Nicole, Ian had a relationship with his co-star from The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev.
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