|“||It makes me so uncomfortable. Nine of ten girls in this room would throw me under a bus to get to Edward Cullen.||”|
— Paul Wesley
Paul Thomas Wasilewski (Polish: Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski, born July 23, 1982) is a Polish-American actor who plays Stefan Salvatore and Silas on The Vampire Diaries. He appeared on several TV shows such as The Guiding Light, Wolf Lake, Smallville, and Everwood. He played the lead role of Aaron Corbett in the "Fallen" mini-series.
Paul Thomas Wasilewski was born July 23, 1982 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Polish immigrants Thomas and Agnieszka Wasilewski. Paul is the second child of four children. Paul has three sisters. He has an older sister, Monika, who is an attorney, and two younger sisters, Julia and Leah. Growing up in Marlboro, New Jersey (rated among the safest and best places to live in the US), Paul's passion was playing hockey until he was about 14 years old and was pushed into performing. Paul became interested in acting when enrolled in a summer arts program in third grade. His television debut was on NBC’s Another World (1999). Paul attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey and Marlboro High School for a period during his high school years. He transferred from Marlboro High School to Lakewood Prep School in Howell, New Jersey because the school was able to accommodate his acting schedule. He graduated from there in 2000 and then started college at Rutgers University but left after one semester with his parents' support when more roles were offered to him and he realized he could make a career out of acting.
Paul met and began dating actress Torrey DeVitto in 2007, when they met on the set and acted together in Killer Movie. They got married in a private ceremony in New York City, in April 2011. He enjoys playing ice hockey and snowboarding. Wesley has also expressed an interest in directing and writing.] Paul's nickname is P-Dub and it is commonly used for Paul amongst his fans. His fans are known as PDubbers.
|The Guiding Light|
|2001||Shot In The Heart|
|The Vampire Diaries||Stefan Salvatore|
|2010||Beneath the Blue|
|2012||The Baytown Outlaws
|2010-2011||Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Paul Wesley||Won|
|Teen Choice Award for Breakout Star Male||Paul Wesley||Won|
|2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor||Paul Wesley||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Vampire||Paul Wesley||Nominated|