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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 July 1982New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Birth NamePaul Thomas Wasilewski
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Paul was raised in the Marlboro, New Jersey. His parents are Polish immigrants and many of his close relatives live in Poland. Until the age of 16, he spent 4 months of every year in Poland. He has 3 sisters, two younger and one older. His eldest sister is an attorney.

During his high school years, Paul attended Christian Brothers Academy, Marlboro High School, and Lake Prep. He was expelled from the first school for getting into fights.

Paul was actively involved in New York City theater studies during his high school years. Whilst his junior year he landed the role of Max in Guiding Light (1952). Due to his acting schedule, he transferred to several schools. He ultimately graduated in 2000 and went on to Rutgers University but, because he was being offered roles, decided to quit after one semester.

In 2009 he was cast in The Vampire Diaries (2009). He auditioned for both the roles of Damon, the bad vampire brother, and Stefan, the good vampire brother. It was ultimately decided he would work better as Stefan.

He resides in Los Angeles, New York City, and Atlanta, where he continues filming as well as directing 'The Vampire Diaries'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Paul Wesley (born Pawel Tomasz Wasilewski; July 23, 1982) is an American actor, director, and producer. He is known for playing "Aaron Corbett" in the TV miniseries, Fallen (2007), and "Stefan Salvatore" in The CW's supernatural drama, The Vampire Diaries (2009).

Wesley was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to Polish parents Tomasz Wasilewski and Agnieszka Wasilewski, and grew up in Marlboro Township, New Jersey. He has one older sister, Monika, and two younger sisters, Julia and Leah. In addition to English, he speaks Polish, having spent four months every year in Poland, until the age of 16.

Wesley attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey and Marlboro High School for a period during his high school years. He was actively involved in the New York City theater scene and transferred from Marlboro High School to Lakewood Prep School in Howell, New Jersey because the school was able to better accommodate his acting schedule. During his junior year in high school, he was cast in the soap opera, Guiding Light (1952), as character "Max Nickerson". He started college at Rutgers University in New Jersey, but left after one semester when more roles were offered to him, and he realized he could make a career out of acting.

Somerhalder in 2012. He is currently starring as vampire "Stefan Salvatore" in The Vampire Diaries (2009), which premiered in September 2009 on The CW. In the series, he plays a younger brother to "Damon Salvatore" (played by Ian Somerhalder) as well as the love interest of a 17-year-old girl named "Elena Gilbert" (played by Nina Dobrev). Wesley began directing "The Vampire Diaries" in Season 5 and is currently directing, as well as starring, in the show.

In 2001, he was one of the main cast members of the short-lived TV series, Wolf Lake (2001), playing the role of Lucas "Luke" Cates. The show's cast also featured Tim Matheson, Sharon Lawrence, Graham Greene & Bruce McGill.

In 2005, he began to credit himself as Paul Wesley.

In May 2011, he joined the cast of The Baytown Outlaws (2012), opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Andre Braugher.

Wesley had two films released in 2015. Before I Disappear (2014), which he produced and costarred in, went on to win the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award and competed in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival. He also co-starred in Amira & Sam (2014), from Drafthouse Films.

In 2014, he was cast, opposite Susan Sarandon, in the film Mother's Day (2016), and it was announced he is set to star and produce Convergence (2017), alongside producer Adam Schroeder (The Truman Show (1998), Chronicle (2012)).

In August 2015, he joined the cast of The Late Bloomer (2016), opposite Brittany Snow and J.K. Simmons.

He has appeared in several films throughout the years, including Peaceful Warrior (2006) and director Agnieszka Holland's Shot in the Heart (2001), opposite Giovanni Ribisi and Sam Shepard. He starred opposite Amber Tamblyn in CBS' The Russell Girl (2008) and had the lead role in the ABC Family miniseries, Fallen (2007), opposite Bryan Cranston. He has had a number of roles in television shows, such as 24, 8 Simple Rules, American Dreams, Army Wives, Cane, Everwood, Guiding Light, Smallville, The O.C..

Wesley has hosted 2 fund-raising campaigns on Represent.com to raise funds for charity. For his first campaign, Wesley released a cat shirt design to raise funds for The Humane Society of the United States. The campaign sold almost 3,000 units. For his second campaign, Wesley teamed up with The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder to release a limited edition shirt designed by a fan, with the words "Blood Brothers Since 1864." This campaign sold almost 10,000 shirts.

Wesley met and began dating actress Torrey DeVitto in 2007, when they acted together in _Killer Movie (2008)_ qv). They married in a private ceremony in New York City in April 2011. In July 2013, it was reported that they had filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized in December 2013.

Wesley lived in Atlanta, Georgia, while filming The Vampire Diaries (2009), and the rest of the time with his then-wife Torrey DeVitto in Los Angeles, California. He sold his Los Angeles-residence after his divorce at the end of 2013.

Paul Wesley met actress Phoebe Tonkin on the set of "The Vampire Diaries" in 2012; they have been a couple since September 2013.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Katchem

Spouse (1)

Torrey DeVitto (16 April 2011 - 23 December 2013) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Spiked dark hair
Thick eyebrows

Trivia (17)

Says if he wasn't an actor/director he would want to be an investigative journalist.
His first kiss was when he was nine years old and in a swimming pool with a girl that dared him into kissing her.
He began to credit himself as Paul Wesley in 2005 because he thought his birthname was too hard to pronounce. He asked his family's permission before changing it.
He speaks fluent Polish.
Married his longtime girlfriend, Torrey DeVitto, in a secret ceremony in New York (April 2011).
Ex-brother-in-law of Maryelle DeVitto and Devon DeVitto.
Ex-son-in-law of Liberty DeVitto and Mary Devitto.
Son of Tomasz Wasilewski and Agnieszka Wasilewska.
Best friends with Ben McKenzie.
Very close friends with Claire Holt.
Paul attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey and Marlboro High School for a period during his high school years.
He transferred from Marlboro High School to Lakewood Prep School in Howell, New Jersey because the school was able to accommodate his acting schedule. He graduated from there in 2000 and then started college at Rutgers University but left after one semester with his parents support when more roles were offered to him and he realized he could make a career out of acting.
He enjoys playing ice hockey and snowboarding.
Paul is the second child of four children.
He has an older sister, Monika, who is an attorney, and two younger sisters, Julia and Leah.
Paul's passion was playing hockey until he was about 14 years old and was pushed into performing. Paul became interested in acting when enrolled in a summer arts program in third grade.
Has been in a relationship with his past co-star from The Vampire Diaries (2009), and current star of The Originals (2013), Phoebe Tonkin since July of 2013.

Personal Quotes (6)

I'm pretty neurotic.
I don't have television so I don't watch TV.
I played ice hockey obsessively for 14 years of my life.
I wasn't some weird loner in school, but I definitely wasn't invited to any of the cool parties.
I think any time anybody sees the bad guy show emotion and you're not hitting the audience over the head, there's always a tinge of empathy for that individual.
'Catcher in the Rye' changed my life when I was a kid. I read it as I was a boy turning into a man, and I was so fascinated by it.

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