My Secret Teen Past

Nostalgia alert! See the (sometimes cheesy) ways stars – from Ian Somerhalder to Julie Bowen – got their start

IAN SOMERHALDER

Before he was the resident bad boy with an undead heart of gold, the Vampire Diaries heartthrob starred on the 2000 Dawson's Creek spin-off Young Americans. The show was set at a prestigious boarding school (aren't they all?), and Somerhalder portrayed Hamilton, the dean's son, who embarks on a romance with Jacqueline "Jake" Pratt (The L Word's Katherine Moennig), who played a Just One of the Guys-style girl masquerading as a boy.