Considering that it has been 5 years since The Vampire Diaries ended, it’s quite surprising to see that the fanbase is still as active as ever. Whether it is because of the interesting supernatural creatures lurking around the fictional town of Mystic Falls, the dynamic storylines, or the great relationships, fans just love rewatching this show. However, there’s no doubt that the people responsible for these great memories are the renowned actors and the incredibly talented cast.
But what are they up to now? Unlike their characters on the show, a lot of the actors have gone to be very happy in real life, whether through finding success, starting a family, seeing the world, or a handful of other things. Fans of these actors love to learn more about them and what they’re up to now.
Updated on March 30th, 2022, by Kayleigh Banks: With it having been 5 years since the final episode of The Vampire Diaries aired, the cast of the show have accomplished or experienced some amazing things. Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder started a bourbon company together (via Rolling Stone), Nina Dobrev won the Best Director award at the Mammoth Film Festival (via Hello Magazine), and Joseph Morgan is set to play another memorable villain in season 4 of Titans. They aren’t the only successful stars either as even those in the supporting roles, such as Marguerite MacIntyre, have made it big as well.
Ian Somerhalder: 43, Married, 5’8’’, Sagittarius
Damon Salvatore was played by Ian Somerhalder, who was 30 at the time of first filming the show (and is now 43-years-old). Much like his character in the series, Somerhalder is a hilarious Sagittarius and was born on December 8, 1972.
He married Nikki Reed in 2015, who is a fellow Vampire actor from the renowned film series, Twilight (via US Magazine). The couple gave birth to their daughter, Bodhi, in 2017.
Nina Dobrev: 33, Dating, 5’5’’, Capricorn
Playing the main protagonist, Elena Gilbert (as well as three Petrova doppelgängers), Nina Dobrev was the face of The Vampire Diaries. Not only was she involved in one of the most talked-about loved triangles on the show but fans also admired how Dobrev managed to distinguish each character from one another. However, since she departed the series, Dobrev has branched out into other feature films, appearing in many big titles such as XXX: Return Of Xander Cage.
Much like in the show, the 33-year-old dated her co-star, Ian Somerhalder, for a brief period of time a few years ago. Now, she is currently in a relationship with Olympic snowboarder, Shaun White (via US Magazine). Born January 9, 1989, she is a Capricorn.
Paul Wesley: 39, Married, 5’9’’, Leo
Known for playing the iconic vampire Stefan Salvatore, Paul Wesley accrued a large following after making a debut on The Vampire Diaries. Like his character, many fans would agree that Wesley is one of the kindest and most selfless individuals they will ever meet as the 39-year-old has helped and hosted many charities events (specifically with The Humane Society as reported by Variety).
Currently, he is married to Ines De Roman. The pair got married in a private ceremony (via E! News). He is continuing his career as a producer, as well as an actor, with a main role in the psychological thriller, Tell Me A Story. This Leo was also born on July 23, 1982.
Steven R. McQueen: 33, Single, 6’, Cancer
Known mainly for playing Elena’s fierce but annoying little brother, Jeremy, Steven R. McQueen is one of the few actors who still features in The Vampire Diaries universe and makes a few appearances in the spinoff, Legacies. He has also been a series regular on Chicago Fire, playing the firefighter and paramedic, Jimmy Borelli.
After ending his engagement to model Alexandra Silva before in 2018 (via People), it doesn’t appear that McQueen is currently dating anyone. However, for those who are curious about his zodiac sign, they’ll be able to quickly work out that it is Cancer since the actor was born on July 13, 1988.
Kat Graham: 32, Dating, 5’2’’, Virgo
Mystic Falls’ favorite witch, Bonnie Bennet, was played by actor Kat Graham, who is now 32-years-old. Graham has been super busy since the end of The Vampire Diaries, appearing in multiple feature films, as well as a plethora of TV shows since 2017 (including Trolls: TrollsTopia and All Eyes On Me).
Although she was briefly engaged to actor Cottrell Guidry (via E! News), the actor is currently in a relationship with director and cinematographer Darren Genet (who has also worked on the sets of The Vampire Diaries, as well as its spin-offs, The Originals, and Legacies). For those curious about her zodiac sign, Graham was born on September 5, 1989, making her a Virgo.
Candice King: 34, Married, 5’8’’, Taurus
Caroline Forbes was one of Mystic Falls’ first residents to turn into a Vampire, happening early in season two. She may have been turned when she was a teenager in the show and remained a teen throughout the series, but Candice King is actually 33-years-old in real life.
King married musician Joe King back in 2014, after being introduced to him by her co-star, Nina Dobrev (via Hello Magazine). She has since given birth to two daughters, and also became a stepmother to her husband’s two daughters from a previous marriage. This Taurus was born on May 13, 1987.
Zach Roerig: 37, Single, 5’11’’, Pisces
One of the only non-supernatural characters on the show, Matt Donovan actually aged through the series. However, unlike his teen character, Zach Roerig was 24 when he began to film the series and is now 37 years old.
Born February 22, 1985, the Pisces shares a daughter with his ex-wife Alana Turner, who he kept a secret until filing for sole custody after his wife was sent to prison in 2013 (via ibitimes). He later dated co-star Nathalie Kelley in 2016 but is currently single.
Michael Trevino: 36, Single, 5’7’’, Aquarius
Initially one of the main characters in The Vampire Diaries, Michael Trevino played the brooding werewolf-hybrid, Tyler Lockwood. Out of all the characters on the show, many would agree that Trevino’s had one of the best growths as he went from being a selfish and arrogant teenager to a brave and caring individual. Sadly, the werewolf didn’t get the happy ending he wished for as he was later killed by Damon Salvatore.
Initially, Trevino dated Glee actor, Jenna Ushkowitz, back in 2011 for three years (via E! News). However, it appears that Trevino likes to keep his romantic life private so it is assumed that the Aquarius (born January 25, 1985) appears to be single currently.
Matthew Davis: 42, Married, 5’11’’, Taurus
One of the only adult main characters on the show, Matthew Davis played the history teacher turned vampire hunter Alaric Saltzman. He formed many memorable friendships with Damon Salvatore as well as Elena and Jeremy Gilbert.
Unlike some of Alaric’s more memorable Vampire Diaries romances (which often ended in tragedy), Davis seems to have found true happiness with actor, Kiley Casciano, to who he has been married since 2018. Together, the couple has two children, with their first child, Ripley, born in 2020, and their second, Dorothy, in 2022 (via People). For those curious as to his zodiac sign, Davis is a Taurus (as he was born on May 8, 1978).
Joseph Morgan: 40, Married, 5’11’’, Taurus
Joseph Morgan played the original vampire, Klaus on The Vampire Diaries and then went on to star as the main character on its spin-off, The Originals. Unlike his character, who hasn’t aged since he turned into a vampire in his early 20s, Morgan is 41 years old in real life.
Much like a number of his fellow co-leads, Morgan is a Taurus, being born on May 16, 1981. After meeting on the sets of The Vampire Diaries, Morgan began dating actress Persia White who plays Bonnie’s mother, Abby Bennett on the show. The couple began dating in 2011, became engaged in 2014, and married later that same year (via People).
Michael Karim Malarkey: 38, Married, 5′ 10″, Cancer
Although his character wasn’t popular at first, Michael Karim Malarkey ended up playing the fan-favorite character, Lorenzo “Enzo” St. John. Born June 21st, 1983, the 5’10” actor has been working in the tv and film industry since 2009 on projects, such as Project Blue Book and The Oath.
Like his character in The Vampire Diaries, Malarkey appears to be in a happy and loving relationship with actor, Nadine Lewington (via Bustle). The couple has been married since 2009 and they have two children together. For those curious as to what his zodiac sign is, some may be delighted to learn that Malarkey is a Cancer.
Sara Canning: 34, Single, 5’6″, Cancer
While Sara Canning wasn’t part of The Vampire Diaries for long, the actor still managed to make a memorable impression on the fans after she played Elena and Jeremy’s aunt Jenna. However, since her sad departure from the show, the 5’6″ star has gone on to have a very successful career (featuring in the likes of War for the Planet of the Apes and Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events).
Currently, not much is known about Canning’s romantic or personal life since the actor does like to keep that part of her life private. But for those curious about what the 34-year-old’s zodiac sign is, she is a Cancer (as Canning was born on July 14th, 1987).
Arielle Kebbel: 37, Dating, 5’8″, Aquarius
Although The Vampire Diaries fans might remember Arielle Kebbel as Stefan Salvatore’s best friend, Lexi, some may be surprised to learn that the 37 year-old-actor had already featured in several successful teen movies and tv shows before that. Born February 19, 1985, the Aquarius first got her big break on Gilmore Girls before going on to accrue more fame, thanks to her roles in John Tucker Must Die and 90210.
However, while much of Kebbel’s professional life is in the open, the 5’8″ star likes to keep her personal life and relationship status private. US Magazine did claim in 2020 that Kebbel was in a relationship after she made it Instagram official, but since then, no one knows if the couple is still together or if they have split up.
Chris Wood: 33, Married, 6′, Aries
Although he played a purely evil villain in The Vampire Diaries, many fans will agree that Chris Wood is nothing like his character in real life. Born April 14th, 1988, the 6ft actor has shown himself to be a talented star as he has taken an array of roles (whether that be as a villain, hero, or superhero). In fact, it was thanks to his role on Supergirl that the 33-year-old ended up meeting his wife, Melissa Benoist (via E! News).
Off-screen, Wood appears to be actively busy as well as he is an advocate for mental health awareness and has helped organize many charity events (including IDONTMIND as reported by Variety).
Marguerite MacIntyre: 56, Married, 5’8″, Taurus
Marguerite MacIntyre was known for playing Mystic Falls’ favorite mother and town protector, Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes. She stayed in the role for over 6 years before her character sadly passed away in one of The Vampire Diaries’ saddest episodes after she was diagnosed with cancer.
Since departing the show, MacIntyre has focused a lot more on working behind the camera, earning herself some writing and story editing credits for The Originals, Legacies, and the upcoming Vampire Academy (via Variety). The 56-year-old has also spent a lot of her time free time exploring the wilderness with her husband, Cary Lalonde, to who she has been married since 2007. Born May 11, 1965, some fans will be able to work out that MacIntyre is Taurus.
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