Ian Harding

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Ian Harding
Born Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany[1]
Education Georgetown Preparatory School
Carnegie Mellon University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Ian Michael Harding is an American actor best known for his role as Ezra Fitz in the series 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 mother, Mary-Beth, who has been living with lupus for more than 20 years.[2]

Early life[edit]

Ian Harding was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to an American military family. 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 was cast in the role of Ezra Fitz on the ABC Family television drama series Pretty Little Liars in 2010.[3][4][5] In Pretty Little Liars, four girls battle against an invisible enemy after their friend's mysterious murder; Harding (portraying Ezra Fitz) plays an English teacher and the romantic interest of Aria. Harding has won seven Teen Choice Awards for his portrayal of Ezra Fitz.[6] He was on an episode of Punk'd where he got Punk'd by Lucy Hale.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Deadtime Stories 2 Rian
2009 Adventureland Wealthy Prepster
2010 Love and Other Drugs Pfizer Trainee #1 Uncredited[citation needed]
2012 Christmas Without You Nathan Stewart Short film
2013 Business Card on the Rocks Ben Short film
2014 Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale Max Bornstein
Television roles
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 role
2012 Punk'd Himself Episode: 'Lucy Hale'
Web series roles
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
Youth Rock Awards[7] Rockin' Actor – TV Won
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Won
2013 Won
2014 Won
2015 Won
2016 Won


  1. ^ a b "Ian Harding plays Ezra Fitz". ABC Family. Archived from the original on 2010-05-30. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ian Harding: Thanks Mom! | Lupus Foundation of America". Lupus.org. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  3. ^ "ABC Family Announces Summer 2010 Programming Slate" (Press release). ABC Family. March 29, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2016 – via The Futon Critic. 
  4. ^ Stern, Claire (July 20, 2013) Ian Harding Interview – Ian Harding on Pretty Little Liars. ELLE. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
  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. ^ http://youthrocksawards.com/?p=897


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