Ian Michael Harding is an American actor best known for his role as Ezra Fitz on the ABC Family 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, who has been living with lupus for more than 20 years.
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.
Harding auditioned for the role of Ezra Fitz on the ABC Family television drama series Pretty Little Liars. 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.
Harding has won five Teen Choice Awards for his portrayal of Ezra Fitz.
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