Paul Wesley & His Brilliant Future. From The Vampire Diaries To Convergence.
Sexy actor Paul Wesley is currently starring as vampire Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries Season 6. But he is jumping from the supernatural to the scientific with Convergence, a sci-fi action film. Today, ten things you should know about this brilliant young actor.
1.- Paul Wesley was born on July 23, 1982, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and grew up in Marlboro Township, New Jersey.
2.- His parents were from Poland and he speaks Polish, having spent four months every year in Poland until the age of 16.
3.- During his junior year in high school, Wesley was cast in the soap opera Guiding Light as character Max Nickerson.
4.- In 2005, he began to credit himself as Paul Wesley (his true name is Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski). When asked why he changed his professional name to Paul Wesley, he replied, “My birthname is too hard to pronounce.”
5.- Paul Wesley plays as vampire Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries which premiered in September 2009 on The CW. In the series, he is the 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).
6.- Wesley began directing “The Vampire Diaries” in Season 5 and is currently directing as well as starring in the show.
7.- In May 2011, he joined the cast of The Baytown Outlaws.
8.- He was recently cast opposite Susan Sarandon in a film called Mother’s Day, and is set to star and produce Convergence.
9.- He lived in Atlanta, Georgia while filming The Vampire Diaries and the rest of the time with his then-wife Torrey DeVitto in Los Angeles, California.
10.- Wesley met actress Phoebe Tonkin on the set of The Vampire Diaries in 2012; they have been a couple since September 2013.
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