We can say it without too much hair on the tongue: The Vampire Diaries has not produced unforgettable actors. After the great success of the series, in fact, most of the cast continued their careers without ever taking off too much continuing to see his high point in the iconic teen drama TV series. Someone had more luck than others, but none of what happened has given us back new and compelling interpretations capable of making us consider the actors in question as something more than the reference character played in the series.
If you’re wondering what happened to the actors of The Vampire Diaries, the answers are here. But no: don’t expect anything sensational
1) Nina Dobrev
After the final closure of the series, the beautiful Nina Dobrev has continued to be talked about especially for having decided not to marry in real life the handsome vampire Ian Somerhalder to watch him while, in the meantime, he produces children with another woman. Apart from this private detail, the actress continued her career through comedy genre productions on the Netflix streaming platform and some other films such as The Final Girls, Dog Days e Alla Fine ci sei Tu. The career is therefore continuing, but the high point continues to remain the same, and sees her in the role of a vampire.
2) Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder has finally achieved his dream by starting a family alongside the wonderful Nikki Reed with whom he recently had his second child. Meanwhile, the acting world is learning to do less than him. After The Vampire Diaries the actor has in fact decided to move away from acting and take part only in a few commercials. He also created, together with his former colleague Paul Wesley, the Brother’s Bond Bourbon, ihis personal brand of Bourbon.
3) Paul Wesley
As mentioned, after The Vampire Diaries Paul Wesley has created his own brand together with his former colleague Ian, but he also continued to take part in some production. In particular, the actor starred in Tell me a Story, an anthological TV series consisting of 2 seasons, and took part in two episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
4) Steven R. McQueen
Steven R. McQueen, it is unclear whether by choice or missed opportunity, did not pursue his acting career after The Vampire Diaries. Very popular on social media, continues to see the iconic teen drama as the high point of his career in the world of acting.
5) Kat Graham
Kat Graham is perhaps one of the actresses from The Vampire Diaries to have had more satisfaction. After the series, the actress continued her career by taking part in productions such as The Poisonous Rose, Love in the Villa, Hot Wave, and Collide. Graham has also begun a new life as an influencer.
6) Candice Accola
Also in this case the satisfactions obtained after the success of The Vampire Diaries can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Candice Accola has in fact taken part in a few productions and always with secondary roles, as we could see in the second chapter of After. The actress has also decided to take part in various projects with two foundations that deal with the prevention of self-harm and research to combat Lyme disease.
7) Zach Roerig
His role as Matt Donovan was always underrated, but in the end Zach Roerig fortunately managed to take some satisfaction. After the end of the famous series, the actor has in fact continued his career in film production comand The Ring 3 and He Was My Sonthen taking part in the TV series in 2020 Dare Me. It’s nothing special, but it sure is something.
8) Kayla Ewell
Her journey on The Vampire Diaries has been bumpy, and the same fate befell the rest of her career. Kayla Ewell has taken part in various TV series, even if not in a recurring or important way. She the actress has indeed made several cameos in productions such as Lucifer, Roswell- New Mexico, 911. Nothing surprising in this case either.
9) Michael Trevino
History keeps repeating itself, and this time with Michael Trevino. After the end of the TV series, the actor has in fact taken part in a few productions, but only in the TV series Roswell, New Mexico recurringly. After that things always went in slow motion.
10) Matthew Davis
Matthew Davis’ acting fortune continues to remain anchored in the world of The Vampire Diaries. In fact, the actor continued to work only within the universe of the series by taking part in two episodes of The Originals and in the TV series, now cancelled, Legaciec. If a new spin off is born, call it.
11) Joseph Morgan
Here we are finally with something more substantial. Actor Joseph Morgan, loved by fans for his portrayal of Klaus, continued his career after the end of The Vampire Diaries by taking part in more TV series, among which we list Animal Kingdom, Brave new World, Legacies e Titans. All in all, finally some good news.
12) Michael Malarkey
Tepid path also for Michael Malarkey who, after The Vampire Diaries, took part in the TV series Project Blue Book and to only four episodes of Westworld.
13) Lauren Cohan
We conclude this list with the actress who most stood out for her career within The Vampire Diaries: Lauren Cohan. The actress has in fact taken part in numerous TV series, also playing leading roles as we have seen in the famous one The Walking Dead. Cohan has also continued her career through productions such as Whiskey Cavalier, The Walking Dead: Dead City and some motion picture films such as The Boy.