Paul Wesley is an American actor, director, and producer. Wesley was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to Polish parents Tomasz and Agnieszka Wasilewski, and grew up in Marlboro Township, New Jersey. He has one older sister, Monika, and two younger sisters, Julia and Leah. He is known for playing Aaron Corbett in the television miniseries Fallen and Stefan Salvatore in supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries.
Wesley has starred as Stefan Salvatore in the television series The Vampire Diaries since its premiere 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). Wesley began directing “The Vampire Diaries” in its fifth season and is currently directing as well as starring in the show.
In 2014, he was cast opposite Susan Sarandon in the film Mother’s Day, and it was also announced he is set to star in and produce the film Convergence alongside producer Adam Schroeder “The Truman Show, Chronicle”. He also co-starred in The Baytown Outlaws opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Andre Braugher.