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Ian Somerhalder

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

Born: December 8, 1978 (36)

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.
We were treated to an episode full of nods to the past - and lots and lots of tears. Vampire Diaries: How Elena said goodbye Showrunner Julie Plec also says Damon won't have a new love interest any time soon. Nina Dobrev's Vampire Diaries exit explained We bring you more similarly sickly sweet celebrity honeymoon snaps of the stars. The cheesiest Honeymoon selfie ever? CW president Mark Pedowitz says that the show can go the distance on the network. What does the future hold for Vampire Diaries? "They look happy and I am happy, and so I don't see why there should be a problem with that." Nina Dobrev talks Ian Somerhalder's wedding No gifts, please - couple ask for animal rescue charity donations instead. Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are married Actress is tearful as she wraps filming on her final season of the drama. Nina Dobrev shares Vampire Diaries pics Interview: Wersching on playing mom to Damon and Stefan and her VD binge-watch. Annie Wersching talks Vampire Diaries Caroline faces one of her hardest moments; Bonnie is still stuck in the prison world. The Vampire Diaries: 'Let Her Go' recap Liz starts to get sicker; Jeremy makes plans to leave Mystic Falls. The Vampire Diaries: 'Stay' recap Bonnie has the worst birthday ever; Enzo has yet another dastardly scheme. The Vampire Diaries: Episode 13 recap Caroline realises her attempts to save her mum might backfire; the merge gets closer. Vampire Diaries: 'Prayer For The Dying' recap Twilight actress says Vampire Diaries star is "so beautiful inside and out". Somerhalder, Nikki Reed confirm engagement Kai continues to be utterly terrifying; Caroline works on a plan to help her mum. The Vampire Diaries: Episode 11 recap The Vampire Diaries actor and the Twilight actress started dating last summer. Ian Somerhalder engaged to Nikki Reed Somerhalder will make his TV directing debut on 'The Downward Spiral'. Ian Somerhalder to direct Vampire Diaries Julie Plec explains why the show has brought characters back from the grave. Vampire Diaries boss: "Death has stakes" Bonnie thinks she can save herself and Damon; Tyler causes mass destruction. The Vampire Diaries: Episode 5 recap Elena tries to bring her friends together; a new character proves dangerous. Vampire Diaries: 'Welcome to Paradise' recap Elena has to move on from Damon. She's not doing a very good job. The Vampire Diaries: Premiere review Somerhalder talks Damon and Bonnie's love/hate relationship. Ian Somerhalder talks Vampire Diaries s6 Digital Spy fights the corner of the divisive conclusion to the ABC drama. In Defence Of... Lost's series finale How one high-concept series changed the game for US television drama. What's the big idea? How Lost changed US TV The Numbers, Walt and Jacob's cabin are just some of our unresolved issues with Lost. 9 unanswered questions about Lost The post-Island careers of Evangeline Lilly, Matthew Fox, 'Hurley' and more. Lost is 10: Where are the cast now? How Gollum inspired Lost, which Mad Men star was nearly cast, and more trivia. 17 things you never knew about Lost Seven days of special content as Digital Spy marks a decade since Lost premiered. Lost Week: 10 years of the game-changing drama Elena mourns Damon, while supernatural beings risk being exposed in Mystic Falls. See Damon haunting Elena in 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'