Ian Harding

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Ian Harding
Born (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 32)
EducationGeorgetown Preparatory School
Alma materCarnegie Mellon University
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Ian Harding (born 16 September 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Ezra Fitz in the Freeform television series Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017).

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, the love interest of Aria Montgomery (played by Lucy Hale) on the Freeform television drama series Pretty Little Liars in 2010 to 2017.[3][4][5] Harding has won seven Teen Choice Awards for his portrayal of Ezra Fitz.[6]

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

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
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; 1 episode
2017 Thin Ice Andrew Unaired television series
2019 Chicago Med Phillip Davis Recurring role; 4 episodes

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 [7]

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 [8]
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 [9]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Drama Pretty Little Liars Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ian Harding plays Ezra Fitzgerald". 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. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  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. ^ "The Black Eyed Peas – Where's the Love? ft. The World (Video)". YouTube. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Youth Rock Awards Nominees". 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  9. ^ "WINNERS OF "TEEN CHOICE 2016" ANNOUNCED". Teenchoice.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.

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