Paul Wesley Biography
Paul Wesley (Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski) is an American actor, director, and producer. He is known for starring as Stefan Salvatore on the supernatural drama series The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017) as James T. Kirk in the Paramount+ original series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (since 2022).
Paul Wesley Age
Wesley is 40 years old as of 2022. He was born (real name – Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski) on July 23, 1982, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Wesley celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of July every year.
Paul Wesley Height
Wesley stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Paul Wesley Family
Wesley was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was raised by his Polish parents Tomasz and Agnieszka Wasilewski. Wesley grew up in Marlboro Township, New Jersey alongside his one elder sister, Monika Emara, and two younger sisters, Leah and Julia. Wesley also speaks Polish, having spent four months every year in Poland until the age of 16.
Paul Wesley Wife/Spouse
In 2007, he met and began dating Torrey DeVitto. This is when they began acting together in Killer Movie. They later married in a private ceremony in New York City in April 2011. Wesley lived in Atlanta, Georgia, while filming The Vampire Diaries and the rest of the time with DeVitto in Los Angeles, California. In July 2013, they filed for divorce and in December 2013, the divorce was finalized. He sold his Los Angeles residence after his divorce from DeVitto. Wesley is an ethical vegan who advocates for animal rights.
Paul Wesley and Ines de Ramon
Wesley decided to try marriage again after divorcing Torrey DeVitto. In February 2019, he married Ines de Ramon. Unfortunately, they separated in 2022.
Paul Wesley and Phoebe Tonkin
Wesley and Tonkin dated for four years privately. This was after meeting on the set of the TV show The Vampire Diaries. Tonkin appeared in the Australian children’s television series H2O: Just Add Water. They began dating in 2013.
Paul Wesley Girlfriend
Wesley has a new woman in his life. After splitting from his ex-wife Ines de Ramon, he was seen getting cozy with model Natalie Kuckenburg. In November 2022, they were captioned sharing a kiss and holding hands as they enjoyed their dinner during a vacation in Nerano, Italy. They each shared photos on their Instagram accounts from the same location.
Kuckenburg is signed with Elite Model Management. She has appeared in magazines and also has walked the runway for various fashion events such as her first N.Y.C. fashion show. Kuckenburg is 22 years old, she was born in June 2000. She really likes cool places with her modeling career including Portugal, Milan, Paris, and many more places. Kuckenburg often shares her excitement for traveling by posting photos of her around the globe on her Instagram.
Paul Wesley Net Worth
Wesley has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an actor, director, and producer.
Paul Wesley Education
Wesley attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey, and Marlboro High School for a period during his high school years. While in New York City, he started his theater studies. He later transferred from Marlboro High School to Lakewood Prep School in Howell, New Jersey, because the school was able to better accommodate his acting schedule.
Wesley was cast in the soap opera Guiding Light as the character Max Nickerson during his junior year in high school. From high school, he started college at Rutgers University in New Jersey but left after one semester, and never graduated. This was after more roles were offered to him, and he realized he could make a career out of acting.
Paul Wesley Career
Wesley began to credit himself as Paul Wesley in 2005. He thought it was hard to pronounce his birth name. His New York City theatre work includes the well-reviewed “Cal in Camo” at the Rattlestick Theater and also “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at the prestigious Signature Theater on 42nd street. In 2009, he began starring in The Vampire Diaries as Stefan Salvatore.
The series premiered in September 2009 on The CW. In the series, he plays a younger brother to “Damon Salvatore” played by Ian Somerhalder as well as the love interest of a 17-year-old girl named “Elena Gilbert” played by Nina Dobrev. In Season 5, he started directing “The Vampire Diaries” and was directing, as well as starring, in the show.
He was one of the main cast members of the short-lived TV series, Wolf Lake in 2001 and played the role of Lucas “Luke” Cates. The show’s cast also featured Bruce McGill, Graham Greene, Sharon Lawrence, and Tim Matheson. In addition, he joined the cast of The Baytown Outlaws (2012), opposite Andre Braugher and Billy Bob Thornton in May 2011. In 2015, he has two films released. He produced and costarred in I Disappear (2014) and it went on to win the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award. It also competed in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival. Wesley again co-starred in Amira & Sam (2014), from Drafthouse Films.
It was announced he is set to star and produce Convergence, alongside producer Adam Schroeder (The Truman Show (1998), Chronicle (2012)). He was also cast by Susan Sarandon, in the film Mother’s Day (2016) in 2014. Wesley also joined the cast of The Late Bloomer (2016), opposite J.K. Simmons and Brittany Snow.
He starred opposite Amber Tamblyn in CBS’ The Russell Girl (2008) and had the lead role in the ABC Family miniseries, Fallen (2007), opposite Bryan Cranston. Furthermore, he has appeared in several films throughout the years including Peaceful Warrior (2006) and director Agnieszka Holland’s Shot in the Heart (2001), opposite Giovanni Ribisi and Sam Shepard. Moreover, acting is his thing, he has had a number of roles in television shows such as The O.C., Smallville, Guiding Light, Everwood, Cane, Army Wives, American Dreams, 8 Simple Rules, 24, and many more.
Paul Wesley Awards and Nominations
Throughout his acting career, he has received different kinds of awards for his performance. These awards include Young Hollywood Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley
Somerhalder and Wesley played roles in the CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries as blood brothers. The two developed a deep and interesting friendship that oftentimes shone through the screen in their scenes together. Their friendship was not only on-screen but also in their real-life brotherly bond. During Somerhalder’s campaign, he teamed up with Wesley to release a limited edition shirt designed by a fan, with the words “Blood Brothers Since 1864.”
Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev
Wesley and Dobrev were both casts in the CW television drama series The Vampire Diaries. They came along during their roles in the series. They have remained friends since then.
Paul Wesley Justin Bieber
Wesley and pop star Justin Bieber have a side-by-side uncanny resemblance. Though many netizens get mixed up by their lookalikes, both celebrities are scratching the surface of celebrity lookalikes.
Paul Wesley Other Business
Wesley and his former The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder announced the launch of a straight bourbon whiskey, Brother’s Bond Bourbon in 2020. In addition, on March 15, 2022, it was announced Wesley was cast as James T. Kirk for the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on Paramount+.
Paul Wesley Movies and Tv Shows
Wesley has appeared in many cultural programs including;
- Wolf Lake
- The Russell Girl
- American Dreams
- The O.C.
- Guiding Light
- Army Wives
- The Vampire Diaries
- Before I Disappear
- Amira and Sam
- CSI: Miami
- Killer Movie