Paul Wesley

Actor, Musician
As talented as he was boyishly handsome, actor Paul Wesley showed an early facility for playing misunderstood outcasts who audiences could empathize with. After receiving his start on a daytime soap opera while still in ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1982 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Amira & Sam 2015 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Vampire Diaries 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Before I Disappear 2014 (Movie)

Gideon (Actor)

Lenexa, 1 Mile 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Baytown Outlaws 2013 (Movie)

Reese (Actor)

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beneath the Blue 2011 (Movie)

Morrison (Actor)

24 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Army Wives 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elsewhere 2008 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Cane 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fallen 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killer Movie 2007 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Shark 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peaceful Warrior 2006 (Movie)

Trevor (Actor)

American Dreams 2002 - 2003, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

Troy (Actor)

8 Simple Rules 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Everwood 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smallville 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

Nathan with bicycle (Actor)

The Education of Max Bickford 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wolf Lake 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boxer 1997 (Movie)

Danny's Sparring Partner (Actor)

Shot In The Heart (TV Show)

Actor

The Russell Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As talented as he was boyishly handsome, actor Paul Wesley showed an early facility for playing misunderstood outcasts who audiences could empathize with. After receiving his start on a daytime soap opera while still in high school, the young actor graduated to primetime efforts like the short-lived lycanthrope drama "Wolf Lake" (CBS, 2001-02). Though not able find that one breakout role, Wesley continued to attract the attention of casting agents with his nuanced work in various roles, including turns as a teenage drug dealer on "Everwood" (The WB, 2002-06) and as a human-angel hybrid on the fantasy miniseries "Fallen" (ABC Family, 2006-07). A lead role in the low-budget horror-comedy "Killer Movie" (2008) proved more memorable, as it was on the set that Wesley met his future wife, actress Torrey DeVitto. After almost a decade of near breakout success, Wesley at last landed the career-defining role of the good hearted vampire Stefan Salvatore on the hit supernatural drama series "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009- ). Along with impossibly attractive co-stars Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, Wesley was catapulted to the upper echelon of hot young Hollywood talent virtually overnight. As the sexy and sinister show gained more devoted followers each season, the actor increased his profile with feature efforts like the violent action-comedy "The Baytown Outlaws" (2013). Well regarded for his ability to play characters on either side of the moral spectrum, Wesley was well positioned for a gratifying and robust career.

Relationships

Torrey DeVitto Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring in "Killer Movie" (2008) Married April 16, 2011

Thomas Wasilewski

Father
Immigrated from Poland

Agnieshka Wasilewski

Mother
Immigrated from Poland

Julia Wasilewski

Sister

Leah Wasilewski

Sister

Monika Wasilewski

Sister

EDUCATION

Lakewood Prep School

Howell , New Jersey 2000
Transferred to accommodate his acting schedule

Rutgers University

New Brunswick , New Jersey
Left after one semester to focus on acting

Marlboro High School

Marlboro , New Jersey

Milestones

2009

Cast in the lead role of Stefan in the CW series "The Vampire Diaries"

2008

Had a recurring role on the Lifetime series, "Army Wives," as PFC Logan Atwater

2008

Co-starred in the horror/comedy "Killer Movie" (released straight to DVD)

2006

Cast in Victor Salva's adaptation of "Peaceful Warrior"

2006

Cast as Aaron Corbett, a good-natured high school student who discovers he is half-human/half-angel, in the ABC Family miniseries "Fallen"

2003

Played the recurring role of Tommy Callahan on the WB's "Everwood"

2002

Cast as Tommy DeFelice, a recurring character, on NBC's "American Dreams"

2001

Made primetime series debut on CBS' "Wolf Lake"

2001

Made film debut, playing a young Gary, in "Shot in the Heart"

1999

TV debut as a regular on the NBC daytime drama "Another World"

1999

Had regular role on the CBS daytime serial "Guiding Light"

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