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Paul Wesley
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Paul Thomas Wesley
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Birth date
July 23, 1982 (age 33)
Actor - Director[1]
Show(s) Status
Starring (TVD)
Special Guest Starring (TO)
1234567 (TVD)
3 (TO)
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 Wesley (Polish: Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski, born July 23, 1982) is a Polish-American actor who plays Stefan Salvatore, Tom Avery 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.

Personal Life

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 or fanbase are known as P-Dubbers.

In July 2013, it was reported by People Magazine that Wesley and DeVitto were getting a divorce. [2] Their divorce was finalized in December 2013. He is currently dating his fellow The Vampire Diaries and The Originals star Phoebe Tonkin [3] who portrays Hayley Marshall. 


Year Movie/TV Role
1999 Another world Sean McKinnon
The Guiding Light Max Nickerson
2001 Shot In The Heart Gary
2002 Young Arthur Lancelot
Wolf Lake Luke Cates
American Dreams Tommy Defelice
2003 Smallville Lucas Luthor
The O.C. Donnie
2004 Everwood Tommy Callahan
2005 Roll Bounce Troy
2006 Peaceful Warrior Trevor
Fallen Aaron Corbet
2008 Killer Movie Jake Tanner
Army Wives Logan Atwater
2009 Elsewhere Billy
24 Stephen
The Vampire Diaries Stefan Salvatore
2010 Beneath the Blue Craig
2012 The Baytown Outlaws Reese


The Vampire Diaries

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Season 7


Year Award Category Nominated Result
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star: Male The Vampire Diaries Won
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Won
Young Hollywood Awards Cast To Watch (with Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev) The Vampire Diaries Won
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Choice TV Vampire The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2013 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actor The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
2014 Northeast Film Festival Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Before I Disappear Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Choice TV Villain The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Young Hollywood Awards Best Threesome (with Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev) The Vampire Diaries Won
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi The Vampire Diaries Nominated
Choice TV: Liplock (with Candice Accola) The Vampire Diaries Nominated


  • Paul is best friends with Ian Somerhalder, who potrays his on-screen brother.
  • Both Paul and Mia Kirshner starred in Wolf Lake.
  • In addition to English, Paul also speaks fluent Polish.
  • Paul is the very first actor to appear on Smallville before the Vampire Diaries.
    • He played Lex Luthor's rebellious half-brother Lucas Luthor in Prodigal. Ian Somerhalder, Sara Canning and Cassidy Freeman would later appear in the series as well.
  • Paul married his long-term girlfriend of 4 years, Torrey DeVitto in April of 2011.
    • However, they filed for divorce in July 2013.
  • He's currently dating Phoebe Tonkin, who plays Hayley in The Originals.
  • Paul is close friends with all of his TVD co-stars, most notably Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Nina Dobrev, Matt Davis, Claire Holt, Candice Accola, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham and Chris Wood.
  • Paul's nickname is P-Dub. His fans are known as PDubbers.
  • Paul has natural fangs.
  • Paul is right handed.
  • Paul's favorite character on The Vampire Diaries is Katherine Pierce.
  • Paul has bluish-green eyes.
  • Paul is 5'11".
  • Paul has a tattoo of a rose on his right shoulder in which he got when he was 16 years old.
  • Paul would have been an investigative journalist if he didn't go into acting.
  • Paul's favorite city is New York City.
  • Paul loves traveling.
  • Paul admits to being a rebel and a troublemaker, especially when he was younger.
  • Paul originally auditioned for the role of Damon Salvatore, but instead was given the role of Stefan.
  • Paul cares about his heritage.



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