A 7-time Teen Choice Awards winner actor, Ian Harding is best known for his role as Ezra Fitz in the series “Pretty Little Liars”.

Early Years

This talented actor was born as Ian Michael Harding on September 16, 1986, to American military family in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. His father, Stephen Harding is one of the New York Times bestselling author and his mother, Mary Harding serves in the navy. Harding has an elder sister named, Sarah Harding.

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His family moved to Virginia when Harding was just a kid and joined the drama club at his high school, Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland. He was selected by his class to give the commencement address. He developed an interest in drama and movies from a young age, which would make him attend Acting/Music Theatre program at Carnegie Mellon University after graduation.

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Television career

Ian Harding began his career with the TV show Punk’d in 2003 and able to draw the attention of most important people in the Hollywood industry. Later, he was cast in the shows like “Hollywood is Like Highschool with Money” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” as the character of Curtis Lacy.

In 2010, he landed a leading role as Ezra Fitz in Television Drama Series, “Pretty Little Liars” in ABC channel. He portrayed the character of the teacher and boyfriend for his fellow actress Lucy Hale. The series is based on the popular mystery–thriller book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard.

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Film career

Apart from “Pretty little Liars,” he is also part of some Hollywood movies like “Adventureland” and “Love and Other Drugs.” He also acted in 2012 movie called “Christmas Without You” as Nathan Stewart. In 2014, he appeared in the crime and thriller movie “Dynamite: A cautionary Tale;” playing Max Bornstein.

Reportedly he will be appearing in the Lin Oeding-directed thriller film “Office Uprising,” written by Peter Gamble Robinson and Ian Shorr.

He has been awarded Teen Choice Awards for several times. Till now he has received seven of them consecutively from 2010 to 2016. He is also the winner of Choice Summer TV star male and Choice TV Actor: Drama.

Other Works

Ian Harding has also earned fame and fortune from his books. Some of his books are “Blood Beach” (1983), “Assault Troop”(2002), “Love’s Reflection” (2013) and co-authored “Lipid Nanoparticle: Production, Characterization and Stability”(2014) with Daniel Eldridge, Rohan Shah, Enzo Palombo. In the beginning of 2017, Ian announced that he will be releasing his autobiography entitled “Odd Birds” on May 2, 2017, through St. Martin’s Press. The book is about a coming-of-age story in which Ian wrestles with evolving question— how can he still be himself, while also being a celebrity.

Personal life

Ian Harding, 5′ 11″, has been linked with a number of beautiful ladies. In 2010, he had a serious relationship with Candy Crowns but after a few months later, he began to date his co- star, Lucy Hale. The two were called as love birds around then.

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In 2016, he confirmed that he broke up with Lucy Hale and posted a photo of his new girlfriend, Sophie Hart, a photographer. The couple has been living together in Los Angeles along with their two Labara doodles. Hart is the designer/photographer of his book, “Odd Birds”. He is not a married man but he loves pups and is the father of two of them called Mochi and Bailey. Like other celebrities, he is also active on social networking sites.

According to the source, Harding has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars (2017). A close friend with Ashley Benson and Tyler Blackburn, he lives in his $1.3 million worth house in Los Angeles. He has appeared in a Sheetz smoothie commercial.