|Born||in Queens, New York City, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Paul Joseph Alessi|
Mini Bio (2)
Paul J. Alessi, a New York native, spent most of his youth playing competitive ice hockey and fighting as an amateur boxer. Paul made time to participate in his community as a volunteer firefighter and a coach for youth sports. His work experience has been diverse, to say the least, from driving a zamboni, to patrolling as a security guard, to working construction.
As fate would have it, his piercing blue eyes and toned physique got him noticed while working at a construction site in Manhattan. Soon after, his modeling career was on the move and so was he to Los Angeles. Upon his arrival, Paul had the pleasure of working with F. Gary Gray ("The Italian Job," and "The Negotiator"). He debuted as the tragic AIDS victim featured in TLC's 1995 award winning video, "Waterfalls," which won the Best Video of the Year. Acting had always been an interest for Paul, so he decided to pursue it full-time.
Paul has showcased a diverse palette of acting, with a repertoire ranging from a psychopathic rapist with serial killer habits, to a heartfelt, confused guy on his road to redemption. As a hit man in the mob to a Marine in the sands of Iraq, Paul's flawless performances earned him critical acclaim.
Seeking to improve the quality of films, Paul decided to use his gift for gab and knack for networking by producing. The results include "Morphin(e)," "Allison," "The Confession," "Ten 'til Noon," "Truth or Dare," "Light," and "Official Rejection." Most recently, he produced and took a starring role in the feature film Knuckle Draggers (2009). Producing has also developed Paul's interest and expertise in documentaries, behind the scenes and EPK directing and producing not only on his own films but on Studio front as well, most recently being Sony Picture's The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009), directed by 'Troy Duffy'. Paul has several features in development and is producing a DocU Series on the next great sports champions.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Scott
Born and raised in New York, Paul J. Alessi is an accomplished actor and producer, working steadily in Hollywood since his arrival several years ago.
His acting career began with a lead role in the TLC music video Waterfalls, directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job), and this experience was followed by parts in a number of independent movies, including Ten 'Til Noon, A Line In The Sand, 29 Reasons To Run, Central Booking, and Asylum. He has also received high praise for his turn as protagonist Jack Norris in the acclaimed suspense film Morphin(e).
Seeking to improve the quality of films he saw being made, Paul recently moved into producing, starting with movies The Confession, Ten 'til Noon, Truth or Dare, Light and Alison, and is currently working on the feature documentary Official Rejection, in addition to several projects in various stages of development throughout Hollywood.
A competitive athlete, Paul is also a boxer, hockey player, and has worked as a volunteer firefighter and youth teams coach. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous