Somerhalder, Ian 1978–

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Somerhalder, Ian 1978–


Full name, Ian Joseph Somerhalder; born December 8, 1978, in Covington, LA; father, a building contracter; mother, a massage therapist. Education: Studied acting at William Esper Studio, New York City. Avocational Interests: Writing, practicing yoga, water skiing, snow skiing, and horseback riding.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA. Manager—Untitled Entertainment,8436 West Third St., Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actor and producer. Worked as a model from the age of 10 for companies such as Guess?, Esprit, Persol, and Versace; appeared in television commercials for Levi's (Japan), 1998, Target, 2001, and MasterCard (as Prince Charming).

Awards, Honors: Young Hollywood Award, exciting new face—male, 2002.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Extra, Celebrity, Miramax, 1998.

Josh, Life as a House, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Colored Eggs, 2001.

Jason Kelly, Changing Hearts, PorchLight Entertainment, 2002.

Paul Denton, The Rules of Attraction (also known as Die Regeln des Spiels), Lions Gate Films, 2002.

U.S.S. Swordfish: Danny Miller, In Enemy Hands (also known as U-Boat), Artisan Entertainment, 2004.

Matt, The Old Man and the Studio (short film), 2004.

Cooley, Recess (short film), 2004.

Film Work:

Producer, Recess (short film), 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Hamilton Fleming, Young Americans, The WB, 2000.

Adam Knight, a recurring role, Smallville, The WB, 2004.

Boone Carlisle, Lost, ABC, 2004–2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Russell Henderson, Anatomy of a Hate Crime, MTV, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jordan Gracie, Fearless, The WB, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

IQ, "The Black Bag," The Big Easy, USA Network, 1997.

Brian, "A Girl's Life," Now and Again, CBS, 1999.

Tony Del Nagro, "Revenge Is Best Served Cold," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I.), CBS, 2002.

Charlie Baker, "Dominance," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU), NBC, 2003.

Ricky Murdoch, "The Best Defense," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Man on train, "The Pussycat Dolls," 1MMs, 2003.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, 2005.

Himself, Good Morning America, ABC, 2005.

Himself, Live with Regis and Kelly, 2005.



Adorable Magazine, October, 2002, p. 27.

Alternative Press, January, 2003.

Contents Magazine, November, 2002.

Cosmopolitan, May, 2005, p. 70.

Entertainment Weekly, April 15, 2005, p. 26.

Flaunt Magazine, fall, 2002.

Metro Magazine, October, 2002, p. 18.

Next Magazine, October 4, 2002.

People, December 2, 2002, p. 155; May 2, 2005, p. 38.

Seventeen, May, 2002.

TV Guide, April 1, 2005, pp. 8-9.

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