Biography of Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder's name has found a place in history after his role as an effeminate rich guy, Boone, in the TV show Lost and an incredibly attractive Damon in The Vampire Diaries. The actor carefully accepts offers and doesn't please his fans with new films too often, but each new one always becomes a present for fans of the talented Ian. Net worth: $12 million.
ChildhoodIan Somerhalder was born in Louisiana on December 8, 1978; he is the second of three children of a massage therapist, Edna, and a building contractor, Robert. Ian has Irish and Indian blood in his veins, and his great-great-grandfather was a British aristocrat.
When Ian turned 13, Edna took him to a summer conference of young models and actors in New York where the handsome boy got noticed; he participated in the modeling of clothes for famous fashion houses and acted in commercials until he was 17.
Career. The BeginningThe young actor's screen debut was in the picture Celebrity directed by Woody Allen himself, however, it went unnoticed: Ian was in a crowd scene, and his name wasn't even uncredited. By continuing to study, he appeared in episodes of such popular TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Now and Again, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and CSI: Miami.
Survive and Become a StarAccording to Zoomboola.com, in 2002, Somerhalder portrayed one of the lead characters in the satirical comedy The Rules of Attraction. After the film release, critics exploded with negative reviews. They didn't like the picture of an innocent student community that had so much sex, drugs, and mutual disrespect.
According to critics, the action film Fireball wouldn't have any box office chances without Somerhalder who brilliantly portrayed Lee Cooper who escaped from prison to pay back for his broken life.