Name: Paul Wasilewski
Born: July 23, 1982
Paul Wasilewski or Paul Wesley was born on 23rd July 1982. He is a well-known American model and actor known for his television role in the television series The Vampire Diaries as Stefan Salvatore. He has also acted in the popular series Fallen as Aaron Corbett.
Early childhood and acting
Paul Wesley was born and raised in New Jersey in a polish family. Apart from English, he can also speak Polish fluently. He has three sisters; one is older to him and the other two younger. He can speak Polish fluently because he used to spend almost four months in Poland every year till he reached the age of 16. During his childhood days, Wesley did his schooling from Marlboro High School and at the same time he enrolled into the Christian Brothers Academy to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. In his high school days, Wesley bagged the role of Max Nickerson in a soap opera named Guiding Light. Since, he was into acting, it became difficult for him to maintain time schedule of his classes in Marlboro High School, so he shifted to Lakewood Prep School, where it became easier for him to balance his education and acting profession side by side. After his graduation from high school in the year 2000, he enrolled himself for higher education in Rutgers University. But, after completing only one semester, he left the college due to plenty of offers that came his way. His parents support and his aspiration made him believe that he can make a career as an actor.
Paul Wesley, change his name from Paul Wasilewski in the year 2005. When people raised question about changing his name, he replied that his previous name was hard for people to pronounce and with the permission of his parents, he changed his name. He further said that changing his name has also helped him in his professional career.
Professional acting career
Paul Wesley bagged a number of roles in various television series and shows like 8 Simple Rules, 24, Army Wives, American Dreams, Everwood, Cane, Guiding Light, The O.C., Smallville and Wolf Lake. During his stint in television, he bagged a role in CBS affiliate The Russell Girl, opposite Amber Tamblyn. This helped him to play the lead role in the miniseries Fallen. Apart from this he was also casted for a role alongside Bow Wow in Roll Bounce.He came to fame with his role in The Vampire Diaries as Stefan Salvatore, which was launched in the year 2009. His character is of a young brother to Ian Somerhalder’s role Damon Salvatore has been critically acclaimed by experts. He also plays the role of a lover to Elena Gilbert’s character played by Nina Dobrev. Wesley worked alongside his ex-wife Torrey Devitto in The Vampire Diaries in the show’s third season. In the year 2011, he was included in The Baytown Outlaws cast.
Personal life & relationship
In 2007, Paul Wesley met Torrey Devitto on the sets of Killer Movie and began dating. It was in April 2011, when they got married in a private ceremony. According to reports, both filed a divorce in July 2013 to end their married life of two years.