Paul Wesley is the American actor who is best known as for his portrayal of Stefan Salvatore in the hit American television series The Vampire Diaries As is evident from the name, The Vampire Diaries d >> Read More... . He has directed as well as acted in the Vampire Diaries. He is also known for playing the character of Aaron Corbett in ‘Fallen’, an ABC television series. He was born on 23 July 1982 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was named Pawel Tomasz Wasilewski, but later on changed it to Paul Wasilewski. He remained Paul Wasilewski till 2004 after which he changed it to Paul Wesley with the permission of his family, of course. The reason was that it was a difficult name to pronounce and that changing it has really helped him in his career as an actor.
His parents are Tomasz Wasilewski and Agnieszka Wasilewski. They are Polish immigrants. He had spent his early childhood in the Marlboro Township, New Jersey. He used to visit his relatives in Poland every year for four months, till the age of 16 and speaks the native language, Polish, as well. Other than his parents, his family consists of three sisters. The eldest is Monika, who is the oldest kid of the family. He also has two younger sisters, Leah and Julia. He was schooled at different schools like the Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey and then Marlboro High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey and the Lakewood Prep School, and after that, in Howell, New Jersey. He had to change his school several times due to lack of support from the school management regarding his acting career.
He was cast in the Guiding Light during his junior year, and therefore he transferred from Marlboro High School to Lakewood Prep School since it made better accommodation to his acting schedule. He also studied theater in New York Click to look into! >> Read More... City. After graduation from high school, he went to Rutgers University but left his college after the first semester, since at that period he was offered many roles in movies and television. His personal life has always been under great scrutiny ever since he achieved the celebrity status, and even more so now since he has become a household name in America and has a special place in most teenaged girls’ hearts.
Among many other speculations and wishes of the fans, he is said to have had just three relationships since his career as an actor began. He began dating Marnett Patterson, who acted in the television show ‘ Charmed Charmed, as the name suggests is a supernatural se >> Read More... ’, in November 2004 as they filmed the movie Cloud 9 together. Later on, during the filming of the Kill-er Movie in 2008, he began dating his co-star . He later married her in 2011 and she also appeared in The Vampire Diaries as Doctor Meredith Fell. But after two years of the marriage, the spell seemed to have broken and they filed for divorce and have been separated ever since. It is believed that they had separated quite amiably.
He is currently dating his The Vampire Dia-ries co-star, Phoebe Tonkin, who also plays a central character in The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals The Originals is an American television series by >> Read More... . They are said to be dating ever since his separa-tion from his wife Torrey DeVitto in 2013. His career as an actor, which began in the year 1999 with the soap opera Guiding Light while he was still in high school reached new heights when he was signed for the role of Stefan Salvatore for The Vampire Diaries in 2009.
Despite the wide range of characters he has brought to life, he is best known for playing Stefan Salvatore, the Italian-American vampire in the hit television series The Vampire Diaries. It is based on the novel series by L. J. Smith of the same name, and follows the storyline of the vampire Salvatore Brothers, Damon and Stefan and their love interest Elena Gilbert who is a human. Their love triangle provides the major fodder for the plot. During the 10 year interim, he acted in both television shows and Hollywood flicks.
His Hollywood career consisted of playing the side roles of Troy in Roll Bounce (2005), Jackson Fargo in Cloud 9 (2006) and Trevor in Peaceful Warrior (2006). The Killer Movie (2008) was his first film where he plays one of the central characters. Other than these, he also starred in ‘Elsewhere’ (2009) as Billy, Beneath the Blue (2010) as Craig Morrison, Baytown Outlaws (2013) as Anthony Reesey, Before I Disappear as Gideon, Amira and Sam as Charlie, Mothers and Daughters as Kevin and The Late Bloomer as Charlie.
His television debut, however, started way earlier in the year 1999, when he was cast for the roles of Max Nickerson in Guiding Light (1999-2001) and Sean McKinnon in Another World (1999). After that he constantly appeared on the television screens with shows such as Law & Order, 24 and CSI, where he played- Danny Burrel (Law & Order; Wrong is Right) in 2000, Luke Breslin (Law & Order; Ripped) in 2005, Luke Miller (Law & Order; Malignant) in 2002, Stephen (24; for 4 episodes) in 2009-10, Jack Warner Bradford (CSI:Miami; Legal) in 2004, Steve Samprass (CSI:New York; Grand Murder at Central Station) in 2005.
Other than these he also appeared in Shot in the Heart (2001) as Gary, in Wolf Lake (2001-2002) as Luke Cates, in the historical Young Arthur (2002) as Lancelot, in American Dreams Story Soon >> Read More... (2002-2005) in a recurring role of Tommy DeFelice, in ‘Smallville’ (2003) as Lucas Luthor, in the adult comedy The O.C. ( 2003) as Donnie, in the family drama 8 Simple Rules (2003-2004) as Damien, in ‘Everwood’ (2003-2004) as Tommy Callahan, in Crossing Jordan (2006) as Quentin Baker, in the family politics drama ‘Cane’ (2007) as Nick, in ‘Shark’ (2007) as Justin Bishop, in The Russell Girl (2008) as Evan Carroll, in Cold Case (2008) as Petey Murphy ’08, in the (2008-2009) as Logan Atwater and in ‘Fallen’ (2006, 2007) as Aaron Corbett.
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