DOB: December 8, 1978
Background: Born in Louisiana, he pursued modeling from ages ten to thirteen, and at seventeen decided to begin an acting career.
Filmography: In 2000, Somerhalder was a regular cast member on the short-lived WB series "Young Americans," which was spun off from "Dawson's Creek." In 2002, he played the bisexual Paul Denton in "The Rules of Attraction," adapted from a Bret Easton Ellis novel. In 2004 he joined the cast of "Lost" as Boone Carlyle, a role he played in the first season and then in multiple guest appearances throughout the remainder of the series. He also had a role on the HBO series "Tell Me You Love Me." He currently plays vampire Damon Salvatore on the CW series "The Vampire Diaries."
SAG Awards: Win - Best Drama Ensemble ("Lost," 2006)
Teen Choice Awards: Win - Choice TV Villain ("The Vampire Diaries," 2010)
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