Welcome back to Humor Nation. Ian Somerhalder has gained global fame through his portrayal of the character Damon Salvatore in the Vampire Diaries. But did you know he actually started his TV career with the Dawson’s Creek spin-off titled ‘Young Americans’. While the show didn’t last for long, it definitely provided a major boost to his acting career of Ian. But it was his portrayal of Boone Carlyle in the hit HBO TV show ‘Lost’ that really helped his career and launched him majorly. Although his character wouldn’t survive for long, but the character of Boone would make several appearances.
While many are aware that Ian originally tried for a vampire role on True Blood, but he couldn’t convince the creators that he was the perfect fit. But destiny had other plans for him. He would eventually end up being cast on the Vampire Diaries which became the highest-viewed pilot episode of the CW Network at that time. In 2018, Ian appeared in the Netflix show ‘V-Wars’ playing the role of Dr Luther Swann, but unfortunately, the show got canceled after only one season. Ian is not just an actor, but a director too who has directed a couple of episodes of Vampire Diaries and also directed one episode of the Netflix show ‘V Wars’.
At the age of 10, he started his modeling career as a child. But at the age of 17, he decided to make a transition to the acting field. Many fans are well aware that Ian Somerhalder is not just a great actor, but a very good human being too. He has been involved in numerous charities, foundations, and causes. Along with his TVD cast members Michael and Candice, he supported a noble cause ‘It Gets Better’ which creates awareness among the youth related to mental illnesses.
While normal people celebrate their birthdays by throwing around lavishing parties and spending excessively. But Ian Somerhalder on his birthday initiated a noble cause by launching the ‘Ian Somerhalder Foundation’ with the intention of providing education related to the matters of nature and environment, to protect this green world.
Ian Somerhalder shares a great bond with his TVD co-stars. It’s a famous fact that he dated Nina Dobrev. Nina and Ian’s onscreen characters Damon and Elena shared a passionate bond which soon translated to the real life. Although Nina Dobrev had promised herself that she would never break her one rule of dating any co-star, but with Ian, she couldn’t help. However, fate had different plans as Ian and Nina separated after three years of dating. Ian would eventually get married to the actress Nikki Reed and together they have two children. Like his on-screen character Damon, Ian shares an intense bond with Paul Wesley who played Stefan in the TVD Universe. Together the two have launched a business venture.
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