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See the parts that define the Vampire Diaries star

Shaun Harrison
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The Vampire Diaries (2009-present)

Devious vampire Damon Salvatore has softened in recent episodes, striking up an uneasy friendship with Elena (Nina Dobrev).
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Young Americans (2000)

Somerhalder played Hamilton Fleming, the son of a boarding school dean in the short-lived Dawson's Creek spin-off, which co-starred Kate Bosworth and Katherine Moennig.
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Life As a House (2001)

Somerhalder appeared as Josh, a young man who was having an affair with his girlfriend's mother (Mary Steenburgen).
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The Rules of Attraction (2002)

As Paul Denton, Somerhalder sparred with ex Lauren Hynde (Shannyn Sossamon) and pined for Sean Bateman (James Van Der Beek) in Roger Avary's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel.
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Smallville (2004)

Somerhalder appeared in six episodes as Adam Knight, a resurrected teen used by Lionel Luther to spy on Clark and Lana.
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Lost (2004-present)

As Boone Carlyle, Somerhalder was the first shocking casualty in the death-prone drama. He later recurred in various flashback and alternate-reality sequences.
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Tell Me You Love Me (2007)

Somerhalder appeared nude in HBO's experimental drama about intimacy as Nick, a "rebound boyfriend" to Jaime (Michelle Borth).