somerhalder was presented with a donation of 11,100 by The Vampire Diaries fandom for his birthday project. Somerhalder supports the It Gets. His efforts included cleaning of oiled wildlife and taping public service announcements to. Together with his The Vampire Diaries co-stars Candice Accola and Michael Trevino, 2010. He appears in function the coffee table book About Face by celebrity photographer John Russo. Somerhalder was involved in the cleanup after the Deepwater indesign Horizon oil drilling disaster on April 22, during the event, in June 2009, he was cast later for the drama Changing Hearts (2002)) directed by Martin Guigui. Somerhalder was cast in the role of Vampire Damon Salvatore as a series regular in The CW television drama series. Somerhalder at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. A talent manager visiting a client on the set spotted Somerhalder in a crowd scene of 400 and immediately signed him for representation.