Ian Somerhalder was born on December 8, 1978 in Covington, Louisiana, U.S.. He first worked as a model when he was younger. At age 17, he decided he wanted to pursue acting, which he did by making his television debut in The Big Easy in 1997. The following year, he had an uncredited role in the movie Celebrity. After playing a guest role in Now and Again in 1999, he landed his first main role on television as Hamilton Fleming in the short-lived series Young Americans.
In 2004, he gained recognition for his recurring role, playing the part of Adam Knight in Smallville, though it was his role as Boone Carlyle in Lost that earned him widespread notice. He was a main cast on the show’s first season and appeared as a guest star in other seasons. In the late 2000s, he also appeared in the movies Pulse, Wake, and The Tournament. Further success came in 2009 after he began playing the part of Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries.
Has Ian Somerhalder had Plastic Surgery?
Despite nearing his 40s, 37-year-old Ian Somerhalder looks way youthful compared to other actors his age. One could even mistake him as someone in his late 20s. It’s probably one of the reasons why he’s got a lot of teenage fans. Because he’s already a household name, thanks to his role as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, which he’s been playing since 2009, the actor faces questions with regards his physical appearance.
Some suspects the actor of undergoing cosmetic procedures, which could have helped him maintain his youthful appearance. Pictures of the actor when he was younger emerged online and through these, some observers were convinced plastic surgery was involved for his change of looks. According to reports, it’s possible the actor has had surgery on his jaws, eyelids, and even his nose. The said procedures allegedly enhanced his features, which made his face appear more intense and masculine. Somerhalder, however, chose to ignore the rumors.