Ian Harding

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Ian Harding
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Harding at the 2019 German Comic Con Dortmund
Born
Ian Michael Harding

(1986-09-16) September 16, 1986 (age 34)
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Ian Michael Harding[1] (born September 16, 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Ezra Fitz in the Freeform mystery drama Pretty Little Liars from 2010 to 2017.

Early life[edit]

Harding was born in Heidelberg, West Germany, to an American military family.[2] 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 later went on to pursue the Acting/Music Theater program at Carnegie Mellon University.[2]

Career[edit]

Harding was cast as Ezra Fitz, the love interest of Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale) on the Freeform mystery drama Pretty Little Liars from 2010 to 2017.[3][4][5] Harding won seven Teen Choice Awards for his role.[6]

Charity work[edit]

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.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Groom with a View Teen Lincoln Short film
2009 Adventureland Wealthy Prepster
2010 Love & Other Drugs Pfizer Trainee #1 Uncredited[citation needed]
2011 Deadtime Stories: Volume 2 Ryan
2012 Christmas Without You Nathan Stewart Short film
2013 Business Card on the Rocks Ben Short film
2014 Immediately Afterlife Elder Paul Fields Short film
2015 Minimum Wage Tim Short film
2015 Addiction: A 60's Love Story Max Bornstein Also known as Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale
2016 Pale Blue Ben Short film
2016 Super Novas Alex
2017 People You May Know Phillip
2018 Office Uprising Nicholas Frohm
2018 Are You Still Singing? Tim Short film
2019 Ford v Ferrari Ford Executive Ian

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Curtis Lacross Episode: "The Bank Job"
2010–2017 Pretty Little Liars Ezra Fitz Main role; 124 episodes
2012 Punk'd Himself Episode: "Lucy Hale"
2012 I'm Not a DJ Matt Television film
2016 Break: The Musical Rockstar Episode: "Break (I've Been Waiting For)"
2017 Flip the Script The Producer Television mini-series
2017 Thin Ice Andrew Unaired television series
2019 Chicago Med Phillip Davis Recurring role; 11 episodes
2020 Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Harris Recurring role, 3 episodes; voice role

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Hollywood is Like High School with Money Jamie Hunter Recurring role; 5 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Ref.
2016 "Where's the Love?" The Black Eyed Peas featuring The World Himself [8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Male Pretty Little Liars Won [9]
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Male Pretty Little Liars Won [10]
Youth Rock Awards Rockin' Actor – TV Pretty Little Liars Won [11]
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won [12]
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won [13]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won [14]
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won [15]
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Won [16]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Nominated [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harding, Ian [@IANMHARDING] (June 5, 2012). "@H_Combs my middle name is Michael. You can can find that on the internet. What a silly thing to say" (Tweet). Retrieved January 8, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b "Ian Harding plays Ezra Fitzgerald". ABC Family. Archived from the original on May 30, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  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 February 21, 2016 – 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. ^ "Ian Harding: Thanks Mom! | Lupus Foundation of America". Lupus.org. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Black Eyed Peas – Where's the Love? ft. The World (Video)". YouTube. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "2010 Teen Choice Awards winners announced". EW.com. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  10. ^ Staff, Hollywood Life (August 8, 2011). "Blake Lively Wins Choice TV Drama Actress The Teen Choice Awards! Here Are More Winners!". Hollywood Life. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  11. ^ "Youth Rock Awards Nominees". 2011. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2011.
  12. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2012: Nominees and Winners (COMPLETE LIST) | Celebuzz". www.celebuzz.com. July 22, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  13. ^ MTV News Staff. "2013 Teen Choice Awards: The Winners List". MTV News. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  14. ^ "Teen Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. August 10, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  15. ^ Variety Staff; Staff, Variety (August 17, 2015). "Teen Choice Awards 2015 Winners: Full List". Variety. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
  16. ^ "WINNERS OF "TEEN CHOICE 2016" ANNOUNCED". Teenchoice.com. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  17. ^ Knapp, Rebecca Rubin,JD; Rubin, Rebecca; Knapp, J. D. (August 14, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: 'Riverdale,' Fifth Harmony Shut Out Competition". Variety. Retrieved March 9, 2021.

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