Ian Harding

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Ian Harding
Born (1986-09-16) September 16, 1986 (age 28)
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Ian Michael Harding (born September 16, 1986) is an American actor best known for his role as Ezra Fitz in Pretty Little Liars. Harding has been working with the Lupus Foundation of America to raise funds and awareness for lupus research and education to support his mom, Mary, who has been living with lupus for more than 20 years.[2]

Early life[edit]

Harding was born in Heidelberg, Germany to an American military family. He has an older sister named Sarah. His family moved to Virginia a few years later, where he 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 later went on to pursue the Acting/Music Theater program at Carnegie Mellon University.[1]


Harding auditioned for the role of Ezra Fitz on the ABC Family television drama series. He co-stars with Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, and Sasha Pieterse. In Pretty Little Liars, four girls battle hard against an invisible enemy after their friend's mysterious murder. Ian (portraying Ezra Fitz) plays Aria's boyfriend and English teacher.Pretty Little Liars[3]

Harding has won five Teen Choice Awards for his portrayal of Ezra Fitz.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Deadtime Stories 2 Rian
Adventureland Wealthy Prepster
2010 Love and Other Drugs Pfizer Trainee #1 Uncredited
2012 Christmas Without You Nathan Stewart Short film
2013 Business Card on the Rocks Ben
2014 Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale Max Bornstein
Year Title Role Notes
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Curtis Lacross Episode: "The Bank Job" (Season 1: episode 15)
2010-present Pretty Little Liars Ezra Fitz Main Cast
Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star - Male (2010-2011)
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama (2012-2014)
Web series
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Hollywood is Like Highschool with Money Jamie Hunter 6 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Male Pretty Little Liars Won
2011 Won
2011 Youth Rock Awards [5] Rockin' Actor - TV Won
2011 Capricho Awards[6] Best International Actor Won
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Won
2013 Won
2014 Won


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