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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 (1)

Paul was raised in the Marlboro, New Jersey. His parents are Polish 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.

Paul attended the Christian Brothers Academy as well as Marlboro High School. He was expelled from the first school for getting into fights. It was his troubled youth that led him towards acting. He was forced by a teacher to do a school play, when he was in the third grade, but found acting a safe haven. Whilst in his junior year at Marlboro, he landed the role of Max in Guiding Light (1952). Due to his acting schedule, he transferred schools to Lakewood Prep school. He graduated in 2000. He went on to Rutgers University but, because he was being offered roles, he decided to quit after one semester.

His breakthrough role came in The Vampire Diaries (2009). He auditioned for both the roles of Damon, the bad vampire brother, and Stefan, the good vampire brother. But they decided he would work better as Stefan.

He currently resides in Los Angeles and Atlanta, where he continues filming on 'The Vampire Diaries'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Spouse (1)

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

Trade Mark (2)

Spiked dark hair
Thick eyebrows

Trivia (16)

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.
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.

Personal Quotes (11)

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 girl would throw me under a bus to be within five feet of Robert Pattinson. I actually think he's an attractive guy. And I watched most of 'Twilight,' and I think he was really intriguing.
The thing I love about being an actor is the ability to travel and experience new cultures.
I've had cameos on some cool shows.
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 the values. I believe in it.
What doesn't confuse me about what women wear? When it comes to women's fashion I'm so oblivious. I have no idea what's going on.
When I was 18 I was just absorbing everything around me: whatever happens, happens. I was so naive and willing to ride whatever wave life threw at me.

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