Early Life

Paul Wesley was born on July 23, 1982, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. His parents are from Poland, and he speaks Polish fluently. He changed his last name to "Wesley" to make it easier for people to pronounce.

Acting Career

Paul started acting at a young age and appeared in many TV shows and movies. His big break came with the role of Stefan Salvatore in "The Vampire Diaries" in 2009.

Directorial Debut

Paul Wesley directed episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" and made his debut as a director during the show's fifth season.


He supports charitable organizations like The Humane Society and The Alzheimer's Association.

Love for Hockey

Paul is a big ice hockey fan and used to play hockey when he was younger.

Dual Citizenship

He holds dual citizenship in the United States and Poland.

Other Projects

Paul has been in various TV shows and movies besides "The Vampire Diaries."


He received nominations for Teen Choice Awards and won other honors for his role as Stefan Salvatore.

Environmental Concerns

Paul is concerned about the environment and has spoken out about climate change issues.

Directing Outside "The Vampire Diaries"

He directed episodes of other TV shows to expand his directing career.