Ian Somerhalder

Biography: This genetically blessed Louisiana native started out as a model for brands such as Versace, Gucci and Calvin Klein. Although he began appearing in print ads at age 10, he took a few years off to be a normal kid before returning to the fashion world in his teens. Despite his success---he was the face of Guess? Jeans for two years running in the late 1990s---Somerhalder longed to be seen as more than a perfect face and took up acting. While appearing as an extra in the movie Black & White (his scene wound up on the cutting-room floor), he was spotted and signed by an agent, and in 2000 he landed a regular role on the short-lived drama Young Americans as a moody prep-school student. After the series' cancellation, he won guest spots, a recurring role as a romantic rival of Clark Kent's on Smallville and big-screen supporting roles, notably his turn as a bisexual college student in The Rules of Attraction. But it wasn't until he got Lost on an island in 2004 that Somerhalder foundThis genetically blessed Louisiana native started out as a model for brands such as Versace, Gucci and Calvin Klein. Although he began appearing in print ads at age 10, he took a few years off to be a normal kid before returning to the fashion world in his teens. Despite his success---he was the face of Guess? Jeans for two years running in the late 1990s---Somerhalder longed to be seen as more than a perfect face and took up acting. While appearing as an extra in the movie Black & White (his scene wound up on the cutting-room floor), he was spotted and signed by an agent, and in 2000 he landed a regular role on the short-lived drama Young Americans as a moody prep-school student. After the series' cancellation, he won guest spots, a recurring role as a romantic rival of Clark Kent's on Smallville and big-screen supporting roles, notably his turn as a bisexual college student in The Rules of Attraction. But it wasn't until he got Lost on an island in 2004 that Somerhalder found stardom, as he played a plane-crash survivor secretly in love with his spoiled brat of a step-sister. Although his character was killed off in the first season, the time-bending nature of the show didn't rule out appearances in future seasons. Film work followed, as well as a racy (and undressed) role on HBO's Tell Me You Love Me. In 2009, Somerhalder once again landed steady series work, playing a not-so-nice vampire on the CW's hit The Vampire Diaries. Off-screen, he is an animal lover and has even filmed PSAs for Louisiana's Humane Society. Expand

Ian Somerhalder's Scores

Average career score: 68
Highest Metascore: 86 Lost: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 48 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 18
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd V Wars: Season 1 Dec 5, 2019 Dr. Luther Swann 6.4
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 15 Jan 2, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd Years of Living Dangerously: Season 2 Oct 30, 2016 Reporter tbd
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 Oct 21, 2016 Damon Salvatore / Director / Producer / Damon Salvatore 7.6
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 7 Oct 8, 2015 Damon Salvatore / Director / Producer / Damon Salvatore 6.6
tbd The Talk: Season 6 Sep 14, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 6 Oct 2, 2014 Damon Salvatore / Director / Damon Salvatore 7.8
tbd The Talk: Season 5 Sep 8, 2014 Guest tbd
81 Years of Living Dangerously: Season 1 Apr 13, 2014 Reporter 7.1
tbd Chelsea Lately: Season 8 Jan 1, 2014 Guest tbd
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 5 Oct 3, 2013 Damon Salvatore / Damon Salvatore 7.2
tbd The Queen Latifah Show (2013): Season 1 Sep 16, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 4 Sep 9, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 4 Oct 11, 2012 Damon Salvatore / Damon Salvatore 7.8
tbd Chelsea Lately: Season 6 Jan 2, 2012 Guest tbd
tbd The Vampire Diaries: Season 3 Sep 15, 2011 Damon Salvatore / Damon Salvatore 8.3
78 The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 Sep 9, 2010 Damon Salvatore / Damon Salvatore 8.4
48 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 18 Mar 1, 2010 Guest 1.3
tbd Lost: Season 6 Feb 2, 2010 Boone Carlyle / Boone Carlyle (Season 1, Recurring Otherwise) 8.3
tbd Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Season 2 Sep 15, 2009 Guest 6.4
50 The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 Sep 10, 2009 Damon Salvatore / Director / Damon Salvatore 7.6
58 Tell Me You Love Me: Season 1 Sep 9, 2007 Nick / Nick 6.0
tbd Lost: Season 3 Oct 4, 2006 Boone Carlyle 8.9
tbd Lost: Season 2 Sep 21, 2005 Boone Carlisle / Boone 9.1
86 Lost: Season 1 Sep 22, 2004 Boone Carlisle / Boone Carlisle (Season 1) / Boone Carlyle (Season 1, Recurring Otherwise) 9.2
tbd Smallville: Season 3 Oct 1, 2003 Adam Knight / Adam Knight 7.2
tbd CSI: Miami: Season 2 Sep 22, 2003 Ricky Murdoch 4.8
tbd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 4 Sep 27, 2002 Charlie Baker 9.5
tbd CSI: Season 3 Sep 26, 2002 Tony Del Nagro 4.9
75 Smallville: Season 1 Oct 16, 2001 Adam Knight 8.1