Paul Thomas Wesley (Polish: Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski, born July 23, 1982) is a Polish-American actor who plays Stefan Salvatore, Tom Avery, Silas and Ambrose on The Vampire Diaries. He appeared on several TV shows such as The Guiding Light, Wolf Lake, Smallville, and Everwood. He played the lead role of Aaron Corbett in the "Fallen" mini-series.


Paul Thomas Wasilewski was born July 23, 1982 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Polish immigrants Thomas and Agnieszka Wasilewski. Paul is the second child of four children. Paul has three sisters. He has an older sister, Monika, who is an attorney, and two younger sisters, Julia and Leah. Growing up in Marlboro, New Jersey (rated among the safest and best places to live in the US), Paul's passion was playing hockey until he was about 14 years old and was pushed into performing. Paul became interested in acting when enrolled in a summer arts program in third grade. His television debut was on NBC’s Another World (1999). Paul attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey and Marlboro High School for a period during his high school years. 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 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.

Personal lifeEdit

Paul met and began dating actress Torrey DeVitto in 2007, when they met on the set and acted together in Killer Movie. They got married in a private ceremony in New York City, in April 2011. He enjoys playing ice hockey and snowboarding. Wesley has also expressed an interest in directing and writing. Paul's nickname is P-Dub and it is commonly used for Paul amongst his fans. His fans or fanbase are known as P-Dubbers.

In July 2013, it was reported by People Magazine that Wesley and DeVitto were getting a divorce.[1] Their divorce was finalized in December 2013. He was dating his fellow The Vampire Diaries and The Originals star Phoebe Tonkin, who portrays Hayley Marshall, for four years until they broke up.[2]


Year Title Type Role
TBA Tapped TV Series Creator / Showrunner / Producer
2009-2017 Template:The Vampire Diaries TV Series Stefan Salvatore / Silas / Tom Avery / Ambrose
2016 The Late Bloomer Charlie
2016 Mothers and Daughters Kevin
2016 The Originals TV Series Stefan Salvatore
2014 Amira & Sam Charlie
2014 Before I Disappear Gideon
2012 The Baytown Outlaws Reese
2010 Beneath the Blue Craig
2009-2010 24 TV Series Stephen
2008-2009 Army Wives TV Series PFC Logan Atwater
2009 Elsewhere Billy
2008 Cold Case TV Series Petey Murphy '08
2008 Killer Movie Jake Tanner
2008 The Russell Girl TV Movie Evan Carroll
2007 Shark TV Series Justin Bishop
2007 Cane TV Series Nick
2007 Fallen TV Mini-Series Aaron Corbett
2006 Fallen TV Movie Aaron Corbett
2006 Peaceful Warrior Trevor
2006 Crossing Jordan TV Series Quentin Baker
2006 Lenexa, 1 Mile Rick Lausier
2006 Cloud 9 Jackson
2000-2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Series Luke Breslin / Danny Burrell
2005 CSI: NY TV Series Steve Samprass
2005 Roll Bounce Troy
2002-2005 American Dreams TV Series Tommy DeFelice
2004 The Last Run Seth
2004 CSI: Miami TV Series Jack Warner Bradford
2003-2004 Everwood TV Series Tommy Callahan
2003-2004 8 Simple Rules TV Series Damian
2003 The O.C. TV Series Donnie
2003 Smallville TV Series Lucas Luthor
2003 The Edge TV Movie (as Paul Wasilewski)
2002 Young Arthur TV Movie Lancelot
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent TV Series Luke Miller
2002 Minority Report Nathan with Bicycle (uncredited)
2002 The Education of Max Bickford TV Series Craig
2001-2002 Wolf Lake TV Series Luke Cates
2001 Shot in the Heart TV Movie Gary (Age 15-22)
1999-2000 Guiding Light TV Series Max Nickerson #2
1999 Another World TV Series Sean McKinnon


  • Paul is best friends with Ian Somerhalder, who potrays his on-screen brother.
  • Paul, along with Ian Somerhalder, appears in all and, thus, more episodes of The Vampire Diaries than any other cast member.
  • Both Paul and Mia Kirshner starred in Wolf Lake.
  • In addition to English, Paul also speaks fluent Polish.
  • Paul is the very first actor to appear on Smallville before the Vampire Diaries.
    • He played Lex Luthor's rebellious half-brother Lucas Luthor in Prodigal
  • Paul married his long-term girlfriend of 4 years, Torrey DeVitto in April of 2011.
    • However, they filed for divorce in July 2013.
  • He dated Phoebe Tonkin]], who plays Hayley Marshall-KennerMin in The Originals from 2013 to 2017.
  • Paul is close friends with all of his TVD co-star.
  • Paul's nickname is P-Dub. His fans are known as PDubbers.
  • Paul has natural fangs.
  • Paul is right handed.
  • Paul has bluish-green eyes.
  • Paul is 5'11".
  • Paul has a tattoo of a rose on his right shoulder in which he got when he was 16 years old.
  • Paul would have been an investigative journalist if he didn't go into acting.
  • Paul's favorite city is New York City.
  • Paul loves traveling.
  • Paul admits to being a rebel and a troublemaker, especially when he was younger.
  • Paul cares about his heritage.


  1. People Magazine
  2. E!Online