Adrian Paul is a multi-talented American entertainer of Italian and English descent that is best known for his portrayal of Duncan MacLeod in the TV series Highlander: The Series (1992-1998) among numerous other work. In addition to his on-screen work, the actor who first began his career as a dancer, choreographer, and model, has since moved into film and television series directing and production. Read on to find out more about his early life, career, relationship history, and earnings.
On the 29th of May, 1959, in London, England, Adrian Paul Hewett was born as the eldest of three boys to his Italian mother and British father. As a child, Paul was said to have been a very good dancer, as he also tried to become a professional soccer player. Between 1976 and 1978, he played the soccer at a semi-professional level for Cray Wanderers in the London Spartan League before later opting to shelve his sporting dreams in order to focus on dancing and choreography.
In 1985, Paul left England for the United States to further pursue a dance and modeling career. While at it, he began taking acting classes with famous acting coaches, Ivana Chubbuck, and Roy London, and was able to appear in series like The Colbys (1986) and Beauty and the Beast (1987) as well as in the Broadway play, Bouncers (1987) and the film Last Rites (1988), which starred Tom Berenger.
In the following year, Adrian Paul, who at this point in time had gained a few plaudits in Hollywood, was able to land a starring role in Roger Corman’s, Masque of the Red Death (1989). Around that same time, he became a series regular in the television series War of the Worlds (1989-1990), as he went on to appear in films like Murder, She Wrote (1992) and Love Potion No. 9 (1992) alongside young, up-and-coming actress, Sandra Bullock. His reputation as a hard-working actor further helped him land what would turn out to be his breakthrough role on the international scene, that of Duncan MacLeod in Highlander: The Series (1992-1998). During his time on the show, Paul tried his hand in directing as he directed four episodes, three of which were voted in the top ten best episodes of the series’ 119 episodes.
Other movies and series in which Paul went on to appear in include Merlin: The Return (1999), The Breed (2001), The Void (2001), Tracker (2001-2002), Storm Watch (2002), Nemesis Game (2003), Throttle (2005), and Séance (2006).
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Adrian Paul’s Net Worth
Adrian Paul has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. The Wraiths of Roanoke (2007) actor, who was given the title of “Sexiest Action Star” by People Magazine in November 2000, made his wealth from his career in front of the camera as well as from others behind and outside of it. In addition to being a film and television producer, Paul worked as a model, dancer, and choreographer.
Family – Wife, Daughter
Adrian Paul is currently in his second marriage. In 1990, the actor married his first wife, actress Meilani Figalan, who is best known for being one of the Pepsi “Uh-huh” girls who backed Ray Charles in commercials, and for her roles in films like The Karate Kid Part III (1989), Longshot (2001), and The Butterfly Effect (2004). Paul and Figalan’s union lasted for about seven years before ending in divorce in 1997.
Paul went on to enter into a relationship with costume designer Alexandra Tonelli in the following years. The pair dated for a number of years before exchanging vows in 2009. They went on to welcome two children into the world; a daughter named Angelisa Valentina Rose Paul, who was born in 2009, and a son named Royce Paul, who was born in 2012.
Where is He Now?
Adrian Paul is very much involved with his charity, The Peace Fund, which he founded in 1997. He works to improve the myriad of problems facing children all over the world today by talking to other organizations, celebrities, and the general public in order to come up with a collective solution.
Paul is also actively working as a producer through his film company Filmblips. He also serves as a consultant for the Film Production company Inn Europe.