actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, founder of Brother’s Bond Bourbon and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation
Ian Somerhalder is an actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. He executive produced the environmental documentary KISS THE GROUND, which landed on Netflix in September 2020. This documentary focused on the benefits of regenerative farming. In May 2021, he released Brothers Bond Bourbon with VAMPIRE DIARIES co-star Paul Wesley. A portion of the proceeds will go toward regenerative farming.
Somerhalder was last seen starring in V-WARS on Netflix. He serves as an executive producer on the series and has also directed several episodes of the premiere season. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Somerhalder stars as Dr. Luther Swann, a scientist trying to save the world from a deadly outbreak that has fractured society.
Previously, Somerhalder starred as Damon Salvatore in the CW hit television series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which ran for 8 seasons. In addition to acting in the show, Somerhalder also took on the role as director in both season 7 and 8.
Somerhalder also appeared in an episode of the ground-breaking and Emmy award-winning climate change documentary series, YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY.
From 2004 to 2010, Somerhalder starred as Boone Carlylye in ABC’s Golden Globe and Emmy award winning drama, LOST which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV Breakout Performance and a SAG Award for Best Ensemble.
Somerhalder’s television credits include SMALLVILLE, YOUNG AMERICANS and TELL ME YOU LOVE ME. His film credits include THE RULES OF ATTRACTION, THE TOURNAMENT and HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A WOMAN.
Somerhalder was born and raised in Louisiana, and he currently resides in Los Angeles.