Paul Wesley is an American actor and producer. He is popular for his role in the American series The Vampire Diaries telecasted on CW. His real name is Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski and his parents are polish but later changed the name to Paul Wesley which became his work name. He is also an activist and philanthropist working on humane society charity. He was part of many campaigns to raise funds for the charity. Currently he is living with his wife Ines De Ramon.
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Wesley’s native is New Brunswick, New Jersey. The name of his polish parents is Tomasz and Agnieszka Wasilewski. He has one elder sister and two young sisters. Paul loves to play the piano and guitar. He speaks English fluently and also Polish which is his mother tongue. Paul went to Christian Brothers Academy located at Lincroft, New Jersey for his education. He began the theatre studies in New York City. On the side, he acted in TV series and the first chance he got to act is in “Guiding Light” a soap opera. He planned to study at a university in New Jersey but discontinued it because he got the opportunity to act so he decided that he can make a career in acting.
Profession and achievements
In the year 2001, he acted in Wolf Lake a television series as the character Lucas Cates. Then he acted in CBS film The Russell Girl. In 2007 he received the chance to act as the lead role in Fallen. Wesley became a part of many television series after that and his fame started to grow.
Wesley played the role of Stefan Salvatore in the popular television series Vampire Diaries. He acted as the younger brother of the character Damon Salvatore played by Ian Somerhalder. His role in this famous series earned him two People’s Choice Award nominations.
He also appeared in films after his success such as Before I Disappear. In 2014 he acted in film Mother’s Day with Sara Sarandon. Then he acted and produced the 2015 film Convergence. He was the co-star of the film The Baytown Outlaws.
Production and direction
Wesley is also a talented director because he directed some of the episodes of the series The Vampire Diaries. He started his company Citizen Media and joined with Warner Bros Television for producing four films. In 2018 he partnered with New York Theater Workshop for the production of film Zurich. Then he was the main cast of the series Tell Me a Story created by Kevin Williamson for CBS All Access TV. Some of his works are Roswell, New Mexico, and Shadowhunters. These television shows exhibited his talents as a director. He also came in the Medal of Honor a Netflix series where he played the role of Sergeant Clint Romesha.
Wesley started dating Torrey DeVitto from 2007. They got married in New York City in April 2011 in a private ceremony that included close family and friends. But they divorced in 2013. Then he began to date his co-star Phoebe Tonkin whom he met when acting in Vampire Dairies. But they broke up after four years of dating. After that, he got married to Ines De Ramon. He is thirty-seven years old now.
Paul Wesley is a rich man because of his part in many television series and films. Because of his success in acting, he is now directing and producing films and TV series. He received $30000 to $40000 per episode for his part in television series. The net worth estimate of Paul Wesley is $ 5 million.
Few interesting facts about Paul Wesley
- Paul Wesley’s current wife Ines De Ramon and she can speak many languages.
- At first he was not into acting but later because of many offers in television series he started to act.
- He left his education for acting and his parents supported him in this decision.
- As his former name was difficult to pronounce he changed his name to Paul Wesley for his acting career.
- He preferred to play Ice Hockey when he was young and his aim was to become a player in the sport.
- He loves to travel to different parts of the world.
- Wesley knows to play skating, snowboarding, and surfboarding.
- He with his co-actor Ian Somerhalder released limited-edition shirts to raise money for the charity. More than 10,000 shirts got sold. The word printed on the shirt was “Blood Brothers Since 1864.
- He is an active philanthropist as well as an activist.
- His former wife Torrey Devitto acted in the popular series of Vampire Diaries.
- He got nominated for many awards for his acting in the series Vampire Diaries.
- “The Vampire Diaries” is one of the most-watched series in CW.
Paul Wesley from an emerging actor is now an established producer and director in the industry. There are also many upcoming projects of his that will release in the future. Now he is living a happy life with his wife Ines de Ramon.