If you’re a fan of The Vampire Diaries, then you’re probably wondering what the cast is up to now. Here’s a quick update on what they’re doing!
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Paul Wesley- then and now
Paul Wesley, who played Stefan Salvatore on Vampire Diaries, has come a long way since the show first aired in 2009. He’s directed episodes of the show, he’s starred in movies, and he’s even started his own production company. And though he’s busy with all of that, he still finds time to support various causes and charities. Here’s a look at what Paul Wesley is doing now.
Ian Somerhalder- then and now
Most may recognize Ian Somerhalder from his role as Boone Carlyle in the first few seasons of Lost or Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. He’s played a wide variety of roles throughout his career, but what is he doing now?
Somerhalder drew attention early on in his career for his work on the television show Lost. He played Boone Carlyle, a survivor of Oceanic Flight 815, for 23 episodes between 2004 and 2005. In 2006, he played Paul Denton in Rules of Attraction and Adam Knight in The Young and the Restless. He also had a small role in the film Southern Comfort that year.
In 2009, Somerhalder landed his most famous role to date when he was cast as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. He played the role for 8 seasons, totaling 171 episodes. The show was a massive success and made Somerhalder a household name.
Since The Vampire Diaries ended in 2017, Somerhalder has taken on a few different roles. In 2018, he voicedihilister Mation in Batman Ninja. He also produced and starred in the web-series Zero hour that same year. In 2019, he starred as Dr. Luther Swann in the Netflix series V-Wars. He is currently set to star in the upcoming television series Tales from the Loop.
Nina Dobrev- then and now
Nina Dobrev played Elena Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries for six seasons, before leaving the show in 2015. Since then, she’s appeared in a few movies and has been focusing on her career as an actress. In 2018, she starred in the movie Dog Days and also had a role in the television series Runaways. She is set to appear in the 2019 film Flatliners.
Candice Accola- then and now
Candice Accola was one of the stars of The Vampire Diaries, playing the part of Caroline Forbes. She was a fan favorite throughout the show’s run, and has since gone on to star in other projects. So what has Candice Accola been up to since The Vampire Diaries ended?
Candice Accola has had a few roles since The Vampire Diaries ended, including a recurring role on the show Nashville. She also had a role in the 2017 film 47 Meters Down. Candice Accola is married to Joe King, and the couple have two daughters together.
Zach Roerig- then and now
Zach Roerig joined the cast of Vampire Diaries in the first season as Matt Donovan, the human best friend of vampire Stefan Salvatore. He was a regular on the show for all eight seasons, even though his character was killed off and resurrected multiple times.
Now that Vampire Diaries has been over for a while, what has Roerig been up to?
After Vampire Diaries ended, Roerig took a break from acting for a bit. In 2019, he made a return to television with a role in the short-lived procedural drama series Whiskey Cavalier. He currently has a recurring role on The CW’s Batwoman as Luke Fox, son of Lucius Fox.
Kat Graham- then and now
Kat Graham rose to fame playing Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries. She was a series regular for all eight seasons of the show and her character was a fan favorite. After the show ended, Graham has kept busy with a variety of acting and music projects.
In 2019, she starred in three movies: The Poison Rose, A Good Man and Spinning Gold. She also had a recurring role on the TV show Empire. In 2020, she appeared in the TV movie Valley of the Saints and the movie Armenia, My Love.
Graham has also released two music albums- Love Music Funk Magic in 2016 and All Yours in 2018. She is currently working on her third album, which is set to be released in 2021.
Michael Malarkey- then and now
It’s hard to believe but it has been seven years since The Vampire Diaries ended. The show was a hit for The CW and made stars out of its cast. Michael Malarkey played the role of Enzo on the show. Here’s a look at what he has been up to since the show ended.
Michael Malarkey has kept busy since The Vampire Diaries ended. He has starred in a number of TV shows and movies. He had a recurring role on the shows Chicago P.D., Blue Bloods, and Lean on Pete. He also had roles in the movies Bokeh and Mustang. Michael Malarkey is currently starring in the TV show Project Blue Book.
Matt Davis- then and now
Matt Davis is best known for his role as Alaric Saltzman on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries. He also had a starring role on the short-lived ABC drama, Roar.
Davis’s film credits include Legally Blonde, Blue Crush, and Beyond Borders.
On TV, Davis has guest-starred on shows like JAG, Angel, and CSI: Miami.
Davis currently stars on the CBS drama, A Gifted Man.
Joseph Morgan- then and now
Joseph Morgan is a fan-favorite on The Originals and The Vampire Diaries. He played the original vampire, Klaus Mikaelson on both shows. He is originally from London, England. Joseph Morgan was born on May 16, 1981, making him 37 years old. He attended the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.
Morgan has been in a few movies and tv shows here and there but nothing too major until he landed the role of Klaus. A lot has changed for him since he first started on TVD back in 2009. He is married to Persia White who is also an actor. The couple has one child together, a son named Jones. Morgan directed an episode of The Originals in 2016.
The Originals- then and now
The Originals was a popular television show that aired from 2009 to 2017. The show was set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia and followed the lives of a family of vampires. The show was a spin-off of another popular show, The Vampire Diaries.
The Originals featured an all-star cast, including Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, and Joseph Morgan. The show was a huge success and ran for eight seasons.
Since the show ended, the cast has gone on to do some amazing things. Nina Dobrev has starred in several movies, including xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Flatliners. Ian Somerhalder can be seen in Lost City Zero and The Anomaly. Paul Wesley has been busy with his directorial debut Before I Disappear and also starred in Tell Me a Story. Joseph Morgan is currently starring in the hit show Legacies.
The cast of The Originals has certainly kept busy since the show ended. They have all gone on to do great things and have exciting careers.