Ian Harding is an American actor best known for his starring role as Ezra Fitz, the English teacher who has more than a scholarly interest in Aria, one of his students, in the teen drama mystery series Pretty Little Liars.
Harding was born in Heidelberg, Germany, the youngest child of a military family. The family moved back to northern Virginia a few years later, where he excelled in soccer and basketball.
In high school, he joined the drama club (because it was the only coed activity at his all-male preparatory school) and discovered a new passion, something he continued to pursue at Carnegie Mellon University.
Harding's feature credits include Greg Mottola's Adventureland and the Ed Zwick film Love and Other Drugs. He also appeared in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles.