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Ian Somerhalder

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

Born: December 8, 1978 (35)

Respected male model Ian Somerhalder landed his breakthrough acting role in 2002 playing Boone Carlyle in sci-fi survival series Lost, but was killed off after only 20 episodes. However, the character remained popular and continued to make appearances throughout the programme's subsequent five seasons, while the substantial fanbase Somerhalder garnered helped him secure the role of Damon in 2009 show The Vampire Diaries.
Ian Somerhalder says the show's next season could "very well" be its last. Vampire Diaries to end after season 6? The supernatural drama returns to The CW for season six on October 2. Vampire Diaries teaser: Elena mourns Damon Stars of US television attended the ceremony in Los Angeles last night (August 16). Creative Emmys: Stars on the red carpet See Shailene Woodley, Taylor Swift and more attend the annual event. Teen Choice stars show off red carpet style Noel Clarke directs and stars in a so-so sci-fi thriller about mind control. The Anomaly review ★★ The BAFTA winner on the state of British cinema and why he's still reaching for the stars. Noel Clarke on the making of The Anomaly Vampire Diaries star on his role in Noel Clarke's low-budget but high-concept sci-fi. Ian Somerhalder talks The Anomaly Teen Wolf and Pretty Little Liars are also up for multiple awards. Vampire Diaries leads Teen Choice nominees The sci-fi thriller stars Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox and Luke Hemsworth. First clip: Noel Clarke's The Anomaly Somerhalder posts a picture on Instagram that hints at his character's fate. Vampire Diaries: Photo teases Damon's fate Michael Malarkey's Enzo will feature heavily in the forthcoming sixth season. Vampire Diaries adds new series regular Can our favourites get rid of the Travellers and bring back their loved ones? The Vampire Diaries finale recap: 'Home' A shock twist at the end of the episode leaves us puzzled; Markos is a nightmare. The Vampire Diaries: Promised Land recap Elena and Stefan conspire to keep the truth from Damon; Tyler has a plan. Vampire Diaries: What Lies Beneath recap Enzo gets shocking news in his search for Maggie; Marcos continues his plan. The Vampire Diaries: 'Man on Fire' recap Elena and Stefan have intriguing visions; the Travellers progress their plan. The Vampire Diaries: Resident Evil recap Noel Clarke directs and stars in the sci-fi action thriller. Clarke, Somerhalder in Anomaly trailer Damon and Elena work out their relationship; Caroline struggles with her mission. The Vampire Diaries: 'Rescue Me' recap Cast discuss Damon and Elena relationship and Paul Wesley's directorial debut. Vampire Diaries cast chat season five Elena gets sicker from her virus; Stefan puts himself in harm's way to help. The Vampire Diaries: Episode 16 recap Kristen Bell and Ian Somerhalder are among the presenters this year. Aloe Blacc playing at Kids' Choice Awards Nadia gets sick from her werewolf bite, and Katherine reflects on motherhood. The Vampire Diaries: 'Gone Girl' recap Katherine puts her Stefan seduction plan into action; Caroline and Tyler team up. The Vampire Diaries: 'No Exit' recap Professor Maxfield discovers that he's in danger; Matt finds out about Nadia. The Vampire Diaries: Episode 13 recap Katherine plots to make her situation permanent; Caroline's secret is out. Vampire Diaries: The Devil Inside recap The Vampire Diaries celebrates its 100th episode with surprises and a big twist. The Vampire Diaries: 100th episode recap Find out who was honoured at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. People's Choice Awards 2014: The winners Taylor Swift tops the annual DoSomething list for a second year running. Swift, 1D named most charitable stars Damon and Stefan try to find Elena; Katherine freaks out about ageing. The Vampire Diaries: Episode ten recap Damon has traumatic flashbacks; Katherine and Caroline try to end Stefan's PTSD. The Vampire Diaries: 'The Cell' recap Bonnie adapts to becoming a supernatural anchor, and Dr Maxfield is up to no good. The Vampire Diaries: Episode eight recap Elena and Damon battle to bring Bonnie back; Katherine some gets bad news. The Vampire Diaries: Episode seven recap Katherine starts facing some side effects, and Qetsiyah gets even more tricksy. 'The Vampire Diaries': Episode six recap Damon starts working with Silas in secret; Katherine has a shocking discovery. Vampire Diaries: 'Monster's Ball' recap Damon and Elena work hard to help Stefan; Jeremy makes a big decision. 'The Vampire Diaries' episode four recap Stefan returns; Katherine and Elena have the same dream; Damon has girl trouble. 'Vampire Diaries': 'Original Sin' recap Matt Bomer? Ian Somerhalder? Who do you want as the new Christian Grey? 50 Shades: Who should replace Hunnam? Jeremy and Matt keep Katherine safe from Silas; Elena meets her new professor. 'The Vampire Diaries': 'True Lies' recap Elena's new roommate gets into trouble, and Matt's European holiday haunts him. 'Vampire Diaries' season premiere recap Ian Somerhalder urges his fans to support Nina Dobrev's cover of Cosmopolitan. Somerhalder backs 'stunning' ex Dobrev