Ian Somerhalder. biography
Ian Somerhalder was born on December 8, 1978, in Covington, Louisiana and began modeling at the age of 10 before pursing a career in acting when he was 17-years-old. In 2000, Ian landed his first substantial role as Hamilton Fleming in the TV series Young Americans followed by co-starring alongside Jessica Biel in the dramedy The Rules of Attraction (2002).
Two years later, Ian garnished Hollywood’s attention playing Boone Carlyle in the award-winning TV series Lost (2004-10) around the time he landed his big break as the vampire Damon Salvatore in CW’s hit TV series The Vampire Diaries (2009-13).
Ian Somerhalder Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
August 2002 – December 2002
After co-starring together in both Young Americans (2002) and The Rules of Attraction (2001), Ian and Kate Bosworth briefly dated for a couple of months before parting ways.
2004 – 2004
Ian had a very short fling with Nicky Hilton.
April 2006 – 2007
Although Ian and Maggie Grace played siblings on Lost, their apparent chemistry transitioned off-screen once Ian’s character was killed off in 2006. While Ian was very hush-hush on their romance, Maggie revealed in August 2006, “Ian’s great, I adore him, although I’m only 22-far too young to even think about having a serious relationship.”
April 2009 – April 2009
Rumors that Ian and Ashley Greene were dating began circulating after a source spotted them kissing throughout a concert in Vancouver.
2010 – 2010
Ian was said to be dating NYU alum Meghan Auld after being seen holding hands in New York in February 2010.
February 2010 – Present
The sexual tension between Ian and his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev’s is extremely evident on-screen and it transitioned nicely off-screen until May 2013.