Ian Harding

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Ian Harding
Ian Harding In Paris, France 2016.jpg
Harding in 2016
Born (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 30)
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Education Georgetown Preparatory School
Carnegie Mellon University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Ian Harding (born 16 September 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Ezra Fitz in the television series Pretty Little Liars.

Life[edit]

Harding was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to an American military family.[1] 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 has been working with the Lupus Foundation of America to raise funds and awareness for lupus research and education to support his mother, who has been living with lupus for more than 20 years.[2]

Career[edit]

Harding was cast in the role of Ezra Fitz on the ABC Family television drama series Pretty Little Liars in 2010.[3][4][5] Harding has won seven Teen Choice Awards for his portrayal of Ezra Fitz.[6]

In February 2017 Harding was cast in a starring role on the Fox television pilot Thin Ice,[7] but the network passed on the pilot in May.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Deadtime Stories 2 Ryan
2009 Adventureland Wealthy Prepster
2010 Love and Other Drugs Pfizer Trainee #1 Uncredited[citation needed]
2015 Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale Max Bornstein AKA Addiction: A 60's Love Story
2016 Super Novas Alex
2017 People You May Know Phillip
2017 Office Uprising Nicholas Frohm Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Curtis Lacross Episode: "The Bank Job"
2010–2017 Pretty Little Liars Ezra Fitz Main role
2012 Punk'd Himself Episode: "Lucy Hale"
2012 I'm Not a DJ Matt Television film
Web series roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Hollywood is Like High School with Money Jamie Hunter 6 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Male Pretty Little Liars Won
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Male Pretty Little Liars Won
Youth Rock Awards Rockin' Actor – TV Pretty Little Liars Won [9]
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won [10]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ian Harding plays Ezra Fitz". ABC Family. Archived from the original on 2010-05-30. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Ian Harding: Thanks Mom! | Lupus Foundation of America". Lupus.org. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  3. ^ Stern, Claire (July 20, 2013) Ian Harding Interview – Ian Harding on Pretty Little Liars. ELLE. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  4. ^ "ABC Family Announces Summer 2010 Programming Slate" (Press release). ABC Family. March 29, 2010. Retrieved 2016-02-21 – via The Futon Critic. 
  5. ^ Ian Harding. Interview Magazine. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  6. ^ Hogan, Heather. (January 16, 2012) "Pretty Little Liars"' Ian Harding is the ultimate lesbro, thinks he could beat Shay Mitchell at arm wrestling. AfterEllen.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  7. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 14, 2017). "Pretty Little Liars' Ian Harding Joins Fox's Thin Ice Comedy Pilot". TVLine. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 23, 2017). "Fox Update: Network Passes On All Remaining Pilots". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  9. ^ "Youth Rock Awards Nominees". 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  10. ^ "WINNERS OF “TEEN CHOICE 2016” ANNOUNCED". Teenchoice.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 

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