Ian has played varsity soccer and baseball.
As of 2008, Ian resides in Los Angeles and remains single.
Ian's first kiss was in a skating ring when he was in 5th grade.
Ian has appeared in TV commercials for Master Card, Target Stores, Irish Spring and Levi's Jeans.
Ian was the first actor to be cast on Lost.
Ian is left-handed.
Ian supports the charity Love Letters to the South, which pays tribute to all those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
If he hadn't become an actor, Ian would have chosen a career in marine biology, writing, or advertising.
Ian's very first modelling job was with Ralph Lauren.
Ian is a self-proclaimed "clean freak" and sometimes takes as many as three showers a day.
Ian has studied acting with William Esper, Davenia McFadden, and Anthony Abeson.
Now one of his most popular trademarks, Ian has always had rosy cheeks. He is often recognized by his stunning blue-green eyes.
Ian loves to drink red wine.
Ian occasionally smokes cigarettes.
He is dating Megan Auld, a documentary directory, at the moment & lives in NY.
Ian is writing a screenplay about the world of modelling entitled The Jack of Dimes.
Ian won the 2000 Young Hollywood Award for "Exciting New Face-Male." In November 2000, he was the very first male celebrity to be named "Most Beautiful Man" of the month on the website mostbeautifulman.com.
On the Season One DVD of Lost, Ian's name is misspelled "Sommerhalder" on the title screen for a commentary he recorded with the show's creators.
Ian grew up with his mother, whom he has described as being "very spiritual" and attended Catholic schools.
Ian's parents divorced when he was thirteen years old.
Ian's father, Robert Somerhalder, is a building contractor of French and English descent, and his mother, Edna, who is of Irish and Choctaw descent, who grew up on a pig farm in Mississippi, is a massage therapist.
Ian has a sister named Robyn and a brother named Bob.
Ian attended Mandeville High School in the state of Louisiana.
Ian has a Shiba Inu dog.
Ian has a scar on his chin.
Ian starred in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead Off-Broadway Stage Play, Century Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, New York.
Ian was the face of Guess for two consecutive Fall seasons.
In 2005, Ian bulked up, adding about 20 to 30 pounds of muscle to his slim frame, so he would be considered for more leading-man-type roles.
Ian's height is 5 feet 9.5 inches (1.77 metres) tall. His measurements are: suit 38R, shirt 15, waist 30, inseam 31, shoes 9.
Ian used to drive a Land Rover, but got rid of it due to it's gas consumption. He currently drives an Audi (November 2007).
Some of Ian's ex-girlfriends include Nicky Hilton and Maggie Grace. Though he was rumored by the press to have dated Rose McGowan, this was not the case.
The scene where Ian dances on the bed with Russell Sams in The Rules of Attraction was not scripted. Originally Russell Sams was suppose to dance by himself as a "pledge" for being new to movies and Ian was about to leave the set when the Roger Avary told him to "stick around."
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