Published on April 20, 2011 by Aquarius
Most famous for playing Damon Salvatore in the TV drama The Vampire Diaries and Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost, Somerhalder was born to a half French and half Choctaw mother and a father of English and French descent. He inherited his surname ‘Somerhalder’ from an relative who married his biological great grandmother.
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He was raised a Catholic and 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.
Name: Ian Joseph Somerhalder
Birthday: Covington, Louisiana, United States
Birth place: December 8, 1978
Ethnicity: English, French, Irish, Choctaw