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Ian Somerhalder

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Actor Known for "The Vampire Diaries;" Animal & Environmental Advocate; Founder of The Ian Somerhalder Foundation

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 Ian Somerhalder Biography

Ian Somerhalder is an actor, model, and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama "Lost" and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama "The Vampire Diaries."

Somerhalder was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana. 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 and 2010, including the series finale. Somerhalder was one of the first actors to be cast in a role for the series and the first major character to die.

In June 2009, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Vampire Damon Salvatore as a series regular in "The Vampire Diaries." The series premiere attracted The CW's highest premiere ratings of any season premiere since the network began in 2006. The series has continued to be the highest rated series on its channel with both Somerhalder's performance and the show receiving a positive response from critics. Somerhalder has received several Teen Choice Award's and a People's Choice Award for his participation on the series.

Somerhalder was involved in the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22, 2010. His efforts included cleaning of oiled wildlife and taping public service announcements to let the public know how they could help. Somerhalder also supports the St. Tammany Humane Society, an organization for animal shelter and welfare. On November 13, 2010, he hosted a Bash on the Bayou charity fundraiser for the Society. During the event, Somerhalder was presented with a donation of $11,100 by "The Vampire Diaries" fandom for his birthday project.

Together with his "The Vampire Diaries" co-stars Candice Accola and Michael Trevino, Somerhalder supports the It Gets Better Project, which makes it a goal to prevent suicide among LGBT youth associated with The Trevor Project. Somerhalder announced, via Twitter and in various interviews that he was setting up "Ian Somerhalder Foundation" (launched on December 8, 2010, Somerhalder's 32nd birthday), which he hopes will educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals: "Instead of gifts this year, my birthday wish is that we come together and raise funds to support projects that protect our habitat and nurture our furry friends. He opposes GMO foods and factory farming, and supports visionary ecologist Allan Savory in his crusade to let cows graze in sync with nature to enrich soil, enhance biodiversity, and reverse climate change. In 2011 Somerhalder visited Savory in Africa and announced he was making a documentary about him with the goal of winning him a Nobel Prize.

Somerhalder is also a celebrity campaigner for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company known for RYOT.org, its cause-based, take action online news source.

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Ian Somerhalder

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Actor Known for "The Vampire Diaries;" Animal & Environmental Advocate; Founder of The Ian Somerhalder Foundation

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Ian Somerhalder Biography

Ian Somerhalder is an actor, model, and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama "Lost" and Damon Salvatore in The CW's supernatural drama "The Vampire Diaries."

Somerhalder was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana. 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 and 2010, including the series finale. Somerhalder was one of the first actors to be cast in a role for the series and the first major character to die.

In June 2009, Somerhalder was cast in the role of Vampire Damon Salvatore as a series regular in "The Vampire Diaries." The series premiere attracted The CW's highest premiere ratings of any season premiere since the network began in 2006. The series has continued to be the highest rated series on its channel with both Somerhalder's performance and the show receiving a positive response from critics. Somerhalder has received several Teen Choice Award's and a People's Choice Award for his participation on the series.

Somerhalder was involved in the cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22, 2010. His efforts included cleaning of oiled wildlife and taping public service announcements to let the public know how they could help. Somerhalder also supports the St. Tammany Humane Society, an organization for animal shelter and welfare. On November 13, 2010, he hosted a Bash on the Bayou charity fundraiser for the Society. During the event, Somerhalder was presented with a donation of $11,100 by "The Vampire Diaries" fandom for his birthday project.

Together with his "The Vampire Diaries" co-stars Candice Accola and Michael Trevino, Somerhalder supports the It Gets Better Project, which makes it a goal to prevent suicide among LGBT youth associated with The Trevor Project. Somerhalder announced, via Twitter and in various interviews that he was setting up "Ian Somerhalder Foundation" (launched on December 8, 2010, Somerhalder's 32nd birthday), which he hopes will educate people on the importance of protecting the environment and animals: "Instead of gifts this year, my birthday wish is that we come together and raise funds to support projects that protect our habitat and nurture our furry friends. He opposes GMO foods and factory farming, and supports visionary ecologist Allan Savory in his crusade to let cows graze in sync with nature to enrich soil, enhance biodiversity, and reverse climate change. In 2011 Somerhalder visited Savory in Africa and announced he was making a documentary about him with the goal of winning him a Nobel Prize.

Somerhalder is also a celebrity campaigner for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company known for RYOT.org, its cause-based, take action online news source.

Ian Somerhalder Videos

  • Ian Somerhalder Shares His Love For Animals | PeopleTV
    Actor and animal advocate Ian Somerhalder shares his love for animals, the significance of "Take Your Cat To The Vet Day" and other causes close to...
  • Vampire Diaries - Ian Somerhalder - Full Panel/Q&A - SLCC 2016
    Ian Somerhalder, known for his role on The Vampire Diaries, discusses his time on set and answers questions.
  • Ian Somerhalder Interview Full (HD) *New*

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  • How to book Ian Somerhalder?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ian Somerhalder for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ian Somerhalder, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ian Somerhalder or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ian Somerhalder?

    Booking fees for Ian Somerhalder, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ian Somerhalder, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ian Somerhalder?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ian Somerhalder for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ian Somerhalder for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ian Somerhalder or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ian Somerhalder or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ian Somerhalder is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ian Somerhalder for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Ian Somerhalder generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Adrian Grenier, Van Jones, Erin Brockovich, Sophia Bush and Ed Begley Jr.. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ian Somerhalder for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ian Somerhalder Speaker Videos

  • Ian Somerhalder Shares His Love For Animals | PeopleTV
    Actor and animal advocate Ian Somerhalder shares his love for animals, the significance of "Take Your Cat To The Vet Day" and other causes close to his heart.
    Vampire Diaries - Ian Somerhalder - Full Panel/Q&A - SLCC 2016
    Ian Somerhalder, known for his role on The Vampire Diaries, discusses his time on set and answers questions.
  • Ian Somerhalder Interview Full (HD) *New*
    Ian Somerhalder Interview
    He loves with reckless abandon and fights with fierce loyalty. We sat down with Ian Somerhalder as he reveals what really drives Damon, and why he thinks the dark, complex vampire is a lot like him.

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