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Ian Somerhalder

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. In 2002, Somerhalder played bisexual character 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 2004, Somerhalder scored his breakthrough role when he played Boone Carlyle in the hit TV show Lost. Despite his character's death in the twentieth episode of the first season, Somerhalder returned to the role of Boone for seven more episodes between 2005

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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed -- Happiest Healthy Couple

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed
Happiest Healthy Couple

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed don't just eat healthy ... they look damn happy doing it.Ian and Nikki hit up the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles Sunday and the newly minted couple couldn't… READ MORE >

Ian Somerhalder -- Ambushed By Singing Fan ... 'You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman!' [VIDEO]

Ian Somerhalder
Ambushed By Singing Fan 'You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman!'

"Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder can make a girl orgasm just by touching her -- at least that's the way it looks in this video, showing a USC student spontaneously bursting into "Natural… READ MORE >

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Ian Somerhalder vs. Matt Bomer -- Who'd You Rather?

Somerhalder vs. Bomer
Who'd You Rather?

"Vampire Diaries" gorgeous face Ian Somerhalder and "Magic Mike" sexy stud Matt Bomer hunked it out at an event in L.A. recently.Question is ...More Who'd You Rather? Lance Armstrong vs. Manti… READ MORE >

- 705 days ago
'Vampire Diaries' Hunks -- Who'd You Rather?

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Wearing all sorts of different hats, "Vampire Diaries" hotties Matt Davis, Michael Trevino and Ian Somerhalder put their differences aside and made nice at an event in Madrid this month.Question… READ MORE >

- 951 days ago
'Vampire Diaries' Set -- DESTROYED by Fire

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The "Vampire Diaries" set got a rude awakening Thursday morning when a fire ravaged the famous Mystic Grill facade and burned it to a crisp ... wreaking havoc to the tune of $200,000. For those of… READ MORE >

- 958 days ago
Ian vs. Robert vs. Tom: Who'd You Rather?

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Who'd You Rather?

"Vampire Diaries" bloodsucker Ian Somerhalder, "One Tree Hill's" Robert Buckley and "Smallville's" Tom Welling joined their CW hunk forces at an event in NYC on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1680 days ago
'Vampire Diaries' Hunks: Who'd You Rather?

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- 1819 days ago
Bell's Wary of the Scary

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When "Veronica Mars" hottie Kristen Bell thinks she's the ugliest person in a movie, it's safe to say you're in for some great eye candy -- and Bell promises her new horror flick, "Pulse,"… READ MORE >

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