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  • Real name : Paul Thomas Wasilewski
  • Place of birth : New Brunswick
  • Date of birth : 23/07/1982

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  • P-Dub
  • Wesley Paul

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Paul Wesley (1982)

Paul Thomas Wasilewski

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Paul Wesley is an American actor, best known for his roles as Stefan Salvatore in The CW TV series The Vampire Diaries and as Aaron Corbett in the ABC Family miniseries Fallen.

  Biography  

 early life
Wesley was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Polish parents Agnieszka and Tomasz Wasilewski, and grew up in Marlboro Township, New Jersey. He has one older sister, Monika, and two younger sisters, Julia and Leah. In addition to English, he also knows Polish, having spent four months every year in Poland until the age of 16.

Wesley attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey and Marlboro High School for a period during his high school years. During his junior year in high school, Wesley was cast in the soap opera Guiding Light as character Max Nickerson. 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 in New Jersey 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.

 career
In 2005, he began to credit himself as Paul Wesley. When asked why he changed his professional name to Paul Wesley, he replied, "My birthname is too hard to pronounce! I asked my family's permission to change it, and it really helped my career."

He has had a number of roles on shows such as 24, 8 Simple Rules, American Dreams, Army Wives, Cane, Everwood, Guiding Light, Smallville, The O.C. and Wolf Lake. He also starred opposite Amber Tamblyn in CBS' The Russell Girl and had the lead role in Fallen miniseries.

Wesley is currently starring as vampire Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries which premiered September 2009 on The CW. In May 2011, he joined the cast of The Baytown Disco. He has been offered the role of Paris in a 2012 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, scheduled to shoot in September.

 personal life
He enjoys playing ice hockey and snowboarding. Wesley has also expressed an interest in directing and writing.
Wesley married long term girlfriend and Pretty Little Liars star Torrey DeVitto in April 2011.

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