Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978 in Covington, Louisiana) is an American actor and model. A supporting actor for much of his career, he came to prominence as Boone Carlyle in Lost, before being cast as Ensemble Dark Horse and Breakout Character Damon Salvatore on the well-received The Vampire Diaries.
He has been married to Nikki Reed since 2015 and they have one child.
- Life as a House (2001) as Josh
- The Rules of Attraction (2002) as Paul Denton
- In Enemy Hands (2004) as Miller
- Pulse (2006) as Dexter
- Young Americans (2000) as Hamilton Fleming
- CSI (2002) as Tony Del Nagro
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002) as Charlie Baker
- CSI: Miami (2003) as Ricky Murdoch
- Smallville (2004) as Adam Knight
- Lost (2004–2010) as Boone Carlyle
- The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017) as Damon Salvatore
- V Wars (2019) as Dr Luther Swann: also served as executive producer
Tropes associated with the creator and his roles:
- Romance on the Set: He and his The Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev dated for three years from 2010 to 2013 before splitting up.
- What Could Have Been: