Owner of the most smoldering smirk in the business, actor Ian Somerhalder somehow manages to steal just about every scene of every show and movie he's in. The 34-year-old star of the TV hit 'The Vampire Diaries' started out as a model for the likes of Versace, Gucci, and Calvin Klein. He proved he was more than just a pretty face after portraying the tragic (and slightly incestuous) character Boone on the show 'LOST.' Now, Somerhalder shines (note: does not sparkle) as the anti-heroic vampire Damon Salvatore who gets all the snarkiest lines.
Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American actor and model, best known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries.Somerhalder was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana, the son of Edna, a massage therapist, and Robert Somerhalder, an independent building contractor. Raised Catholic, he attended St. Paul's, a private Catholic school in Covington. He embarked on a modeling career from age 10 to 13, and by the age of 17 he decided to go into acting.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.
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