Ian Somerhalder

By Sara Zaman

Get Introduced

Ian was born on December 8, 1978. He is from Covington, LA. He is known for acting in famous TV shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Lost. He also works as an American model and a director.

Facts about Ian

  • Ian currently has 6 dogs and 2 cats, all which he adopted
  • If Ian didn't become an actor, he would have been a marine biologist
  • Fast food freaks out Ian
  • Ian loves nature, and misses that most about his hometown
  • He has a small issue with OCD
  • He prides himself for meeting Grumpy Cat
  • He loves Captain Crunch Cereal

Nikki Reed (spouse)

Nikki was born May 17, 1988 in West Los Angeles, CA. She is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and a model. She met Ian at work after he had just broken up with Nina Dobrev from set. She hooked up officially with Ian in 2014.


Some of the challenges Ian faced was of humanity, for example, fracking. Fracking is an industry which drills below the ground and allows toxins to flow in our atmosphere. This process harms the water resources all around the world causing our water to be harmed and poisoned. Ian dislikes this idea greatly, because it can cause harm to humanity and animals across Earth. Basically, it took him to a time period where that was one thing he was stressed about while doing anything. For that reason, that was one very big obstacle he had overcome.


Ian has earned many achievements, such as Teen Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, and Young Hollywood Awards. He was chosen as the best actor for The Vampire Diaries for Teen Choice. All his accomplishments took him to the stage he is now. for starting foundations to help our planet's health and humanity.

"But Why"

Why is Ian Somerhalder my role model, you ask? Partly because he stars in my favorite TV show, but mostly because his contributions to the world are so heartfelt, it makes me take interest in him. Such as the ISF Animal Savor program, where he adopts and helps page the humane animals for others to take part in. He loves animals more than him self and that makes me very encouraged to be introduced to his programs. He takes time to save the world many at a time, and that gives a sense of a hero-like quality. Check him out, maybe participating in his contributions may make you realize wht a thoughtful and generous man he is.

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