Brother Of Ian Somerhalder: Robert Somerhalder

Robert Somerhalder is the brother of Ian Somerhalder who is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost, Damon Salvatore in The CW’s supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. Together with his brother and son, he started Built Of Barnwood, a woodcutting business. He is an independent building contractor. He has more than 20,000 followers on his ‘bsome’ Twitter account where he shares updates about his family and business.

Robert Somerhalder Biography

Robert Somerhalder was born to Edna (née Israel), a massage therapist from Mississippi, and Robert Somerhalder Sr., an independent building contractor.

He has a younger brother, Ian, and a younger sister, Robyn. His father has Cajun ancestry while his mother is of half Choctaw and half Irish descent. Somerhalder lived with his mother after his parents divorced when he was 14.

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He attended Saint Paul’s School, a private school in Covington. His brother, Ian Somerhalder embarked on a modeling career from age 10 to 13 and by the age of 17 he decided to go into acting.

How Old Is Robert Somerhalder?

Robert Somerhalder age is 51 years old, as of 2023. He was born on January 18, 1972 in Covington, LA. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. In May 2011, he joined Twitter.

He is usually referred to as “Bob,” which is also an acronym for Built Of Barnwood, the company he runs that cuts wood. Ian Somerhalder is also a celebrity campaigner for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company known for RYOT.org, its cause-based, take action online news source.

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Robert Somerhalder Childhood

Robert Somerhalder grew up with his actor brother Ian Somerhalder and their parents in a small town in Louisiana. From a young age, he expressed a passionate interest in the performing acting, often joining his brother in school plays and theater productions. The two brothers formed a close bond through their shared love for acting, and Robert looked up to Ian as both a brother and a mentor.

As they both pursued their acting careers, Robert learned invaluable lessons from Ian’s experiences in the industry which ultimately shaped his own path to success.

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