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"We could not have dreamed of a better choice than Ian Somerhalder to bring his keen understanding of this genre from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to lead the cast of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a creative force on this series, as well as to serve as a director this season."

David Ozer, IDW Entertainment President

Ian Somerhalder (born 8 December 1978) is an American actor, fashion model, director and producer who portrays Dr. Luther Swann on V Wars.

BiographyEdit

Ian Somerhalder was born in Covington, Louisiana on December 8, 1978. His father, Robert Somerhalder was a building contractor of French and English descent, and his mother, Edna, who is of Irish and Choctaw descent, was a massage therapist. He has a brother, Robert, a wood worker, and a sister, Robyn, a broadcast journalist.

He was raised as a Catholic, he attended St. Paul's, a private Catholic school in Covington. Boating, swimming, fishing and training horses filled much of his recreational time growing up, as did the school drama club and performing with the local theater group.

He is married to the actress from Twilight Nikki Reed. The couple married on April 26, 2015, in Santa Monica, California. [1] They welcomed their daughter, Bodhi Soleli, on July 25, 2017.[2]

PhilanthropyEdit

He has helped raise funds for Disaster in the Gulf, to help the people affected by an oil spill on the coast.

For his 32nd birthday he established ISFoundation.

CareerEdit

He embarked on a modelling career from the age of 10. By the age of 17, he began to give acting a try. At 17, he began studying acting in New York, and by 19 had committed himself to the craft, working with preeminent acting coach William Esper.

In the summer of 2000 Somerhalder starred in the short-lived WB series, Young Americans, a spin-off of Dawson's Creek. He played Hamilton Fleming, the son of the dean of a prestigious boarding school, who falls in love with a fellow student. In 2002, Somerhalder played Paul Denton in Roger Avary's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, The Rules of Attraction, alongside James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, and Jessica Biel. In May 2006, Somerhalder was named one of DNA Models' Top 10 Male Models. He played the role of Boone Carlyle on the hit TV-series Lost. Somerhalder guest starred as Nick in HBO's Tell Me You Love Me, appearing fully nude in a sex scene with actress Michelle Borth. In September 2009, Somerhalder appeared in the movie The Tournament where he played the role of an assassin participating in a lethal competition with other assassins. Somerhalder, formerly stars as the vampire Damon Salvatore in the CW eight seasons TV drama series The Vampire Diaries, is returning to the vampire genre with the starring role in Netflix’s 10-episode, straight to series drama V-Wars. [3]

Rare Birds ProductionsEdit

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed’s Rare Birds Productions has signed a pod deal with Warner Bros Television. Under the new pact, the production company will produce new series projects for WBTV and be housed on the Warners lot. [4] The CW has put in development Transience, an hourlong drama from Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed’s recently launched Rare Birds Productions. [5] The CW buys southern soap Prohibited from Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed. [6]

AppearancesEdit

V WarsEdit

Season 1

MediaEdit

PicturesEdit

VideosEdit

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Type Role
2019 V Wars TV Series Dr. Luther Swann
2009-2017 The Vampire Diaries TV Series Damon Salvatore
2016 Swimming With Wild Dolphins in 360° Virtual Reality: The Dolphin Project Video short
2014 Nature Is Speaking TV Series short Coral Reef
2014 The Anomaly Harkin Langham
2013 Caught on Tape Officer Lewis
2010 When Vampires Don't Suck Video
2010 How to Make Love to a Woman Daniel Meltzer
2004-2010 Lost TV Series Boone Carlyle
2009 Fireball TV Movie Lee Cooper
2009 The Tournament Miles Slade
2009 Wake Tyler
2008 Lost City Raiders TV Movie Jack Kubiak
2008 The Lost Samaritan William Archer
2007 Tell Me You Love Me TV Series Nick
2007 Marco Polo TV Movie Marco Polo
2006 The Sensation of Sight Drifter
2006 Pulse Dexter
2006 TV: The Movie Guy
2004 Fearless TV Movie Jordan Gracie
2004 Recess Short Cooley
2004 The Old Man and the Studio Short Matt
2004 Smallville TV Series Adam Knight
2004 In Enemy Hands Danny Miller
2003 CSI: Miami TV Series Ricky Murdoch
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Series Charlie Baker
2002 The Rules of Attraction Paul Denton
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV Series Tony Del Nagro
2002 Changing Hearts Jason Kelly
2001 Life as a House Josh
2001 Anatomy of a Hate Crime TV Movie Russell Henderson
2000 Young Americans TV Series Hamilton Fleming
1999 Now and Again TV Series Brian
1997 The Big Easy TV Series I.Q.

DirectorEdit

Year Title Type Note
2019 V Wars TV Series
2015-2016 The Vampire Diaries TV Series

ProducerEdit

Year Title Type Note
2019 V Wars TV Series
Time Framed
2016-2017 The Vampire Diaries TV Series
2004 Recess Short

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2002 Young Hollywood Awards Exciting New Face - Male Winner
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Performance - Male Lost Nominee
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (with cast) Winner
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Villain The Vampire Diaries Winner
Choice Male Hottie Nominee
Young Hollywood Awards Cast to Watch (with Nina Dobrev & Paul Wesley) The Vampire Diaries Winner
2011 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actor Nominee
People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actor Nominee
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Winner
Choice TV Vampire Nominee
Choice Male Hottie Nominee
2012 Do Something Awards Best TV Star: Male The Vampire Diaries Nominee
Twitter Nominee
Environmental Media Awards EMA Futures Award Winner
Fright Night Awards Favorite Male TV/ Movie Vampire The Vampire Diaries Winner
Genesis Awards Wyler Award Winner
International Green Awards Most Responsible Celebrity Winner
J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actor The Vampire Diaries Nominee
People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actor Nominee
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Winner
Choice Male Hottie Winner
2013 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actor The Vampire Diaries Nominee
People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actor Nominee
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Winner
2014 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actor Nominee
Iconic Heart Nominee
mtvU Fandom Awards Ship of the Year (with Nina Dobrev) The Vampire Diaries Winner
People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Winner
Favorite On Screen Chemistry (with Nina Dobrev) Winner
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Winner
Choice Male Hottie Nominee
Choice Twit Nominee
Choice Social Media King Nominee
Young Hollywood Awards Best Threesome (with Nina Dobrev & Paul Wesley) The Vampire Diaries Winner
2015 J-14 Teen Icon Awards Iconic TV Actor Nominee
mtvU Fandom Awards Ship of the Year (with Kat Graham) Nominee
People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Nominee
Favorite TV Duo (with Nina Dobrev) Winner
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Nominee
Choice TV: Chemistry (with Kat Graham) Nominee
Choice TV: Liplock (with Nina Dobrev) Winner
Noble Awards Activism in Film Winner
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor The Vampire Diaries Nominee
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominee
Choice TV: Chemistry (with Kat Graham) Nominee
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Nominee
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominee
Choice Changemaker Nominee

TriviaEdit

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    Ian Somerhalder has a definition in the Urban Dictionary. [7]
  • Ian Somerhalder has a bird character in Angry Birds Friends, a collaboration between Rovio and Facebook.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nikki Reed And Ian Somerhalder Are Married
  2. Nikki Reed Gives Birth to a Baby Girl With Ian Somerhalder: Find Out Her Unique Name
  3. Ian Somerhalder To Star In Netflix Vampire Drama Series ‘V-Wars’ Based On Book
  4. Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed’s Production Company Inks WBTV Pod Deal
  5. Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed Producing ‘Transience’ Drama Project For the CW
  6. The CW Buys Southern Soap ‘Prohibited’ From Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed
  7. ian somerhalder

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