Actor, director, and producer Paul Wesley is best known to TV audiences for his lead role in the long-running horror-fantasy series The Vampire Diaries. In addition to being on the main cast of The Vampire Diaries, the multi-talented actor also served as director and producer on a number of episodes of the show. A look through Wesley’s career history undoubtedly proves that the actor has indeed cut his teeth in the horror genre both on the big screen and on the small screen.
Paul Wesley’s Bio, Age
Paul Wesley was born Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski on July 23, 1982, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His mother Tomasz and father Agnieszka Wasilewski are both of Polish origin. He was raised in New Jersey’s Marlboro Township alongside 3 siblings; older sister Monika and two younger sisters, Leah and Julia Wasilewski. Growing up, Paul spent 4 months annual vacation in his parents’ native Poland and thus he speaks Polish fluently.
Paul Wesley began his high school education at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey, and later transferred to Marlboro High School in Monmouth County, New Jersey. He completed his high school diploma at Lakewood Prep School in Howell, New Jersey which was more favorable for his budding acting career. Upon graduation, the talented actor enrolled for college at Rutgers University but he quit after just one semester to go fulltime into acting.
As a teenager, Paul Wesley marked his professional acting debut in the late 1990s bearing the name “Paul Wasilewski”. After a couple of guest roles, the actor landed his first major TV role in the short-lived horror series Wolf Lake (2001). He also starred in Young Arthur (2002) followed by recurring roles in American Dreams (2002-05) and Everwood (2003-04).
Paul Wesley marked his film debut in the 2004 comedy-drama The Last Run followed by roles in Roll Bounce (2005), Cloud 9 (2006) and a couple of others. He landed his first lead role as Aaron Corbett in the 2006 TV miniseries Fallen. The talented actor also played the lead role in the horror-comedy Killer Movie (2008) followed by a recurring role in the drama series Army Wives (2008-09).
Paul Wesley reached a major career milestone in 2009 when he was cast as Stefan Salvatore, the lead character in the series The Vampire Diaries (2009-present). The talented actor has appeared in every season since the show’s inception. In addition to his highly-acclaimed performance as a lead star, Wesley has also served as director and producer on a number of episodes of The Vampire Diaries.
Who is Paul Wesley’s Wife?
Though he is unmarried at the moment, Paul Wesley was previously married to actress, musician and model Torrey DeVitto. The pair got together in 2007 after meeting on the set of the film Killer Movie. After dating for several years, the couple tied the knot on April 16, 2011, in a private ceremony held in New York City.
Just like their first meeting, Wesley and DeVitto co-starred in The Vampire Diaries with the latter playing the recurring role of Dr. Meredith Fell in seasons 3 and 4 of the show. However, their marriage came to an end shortly after DeVitto left The Vampire Diaries cast. The duo parted ways in July 2013 and their divorce was finalized December 23, 2013.
Girlfriend, Is He Dating Anyone?
Soon after his split from former wife Torrey DeVitto, Paul Wesley got romantically involved with actress and model Phoebe Tonkin who is also his former co-star on The Vampire Diaries. The pair had a 4-year on-again-off-again relationship between 2013 and 2017. After getting together in the summer of 2013, the couple maintained an apparently blissful relationship until March 2017 when rumors filtered out that they had parted ways. Though the rumors turned out to be true, the couple reconciled after one month of the split.
Strangely, the ever lovey-dovey couple became relatively private about their romance following their reconciliation in April 2017. However, the relationship did not endure much longer even with the heightened privacy. Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin eventually called it quits in October 2017. Unlike their first breakup, it appeared that the two are done for good as they quickly unfollowed each other on their social media handles.
Apparently, Paul Wesley remained unhitched for several months after his split from longtime girlfriend Phoebe Tonkin. However, all that changed in June 2018 when the actor was spotted out on a dinner date with a gorgeous brunette in NYC. While the identity of Wesley’s new lady love remains unknown, their loved-up photos show that the two are very much into each other.
Since delving fulltime into acting, Paul Wesley has had a steady career both on the big screen and on the small screen. Being a huge fan favorite, the multitalented star has enjoyed a number of juicy endorsement deals too. The Vampire Dairies star has a net worth valued at $6 million, a sum which is expected to get even higher.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Paul Wesley is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall and has maintained his well-chiseled physique at a body weight of 78 kg (172 lbs). He has a chest circumference of 44 inches (112 cm) with biceps and waist sizes of 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) and 33 inches (84 cm) respectively.