American producer, director, and actor Paul Wesley goes by Paweł Tomasz Wasilewski. “The Vampire Diaries,” a multi-star fantasy series, was the source of his most well-known and longest-running role. which he was well-received and highly appreciated for. He received multiple awards and great success as an actor as one of TVD’s main leads.

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Quick Info

REAL NAMEPaweł Tomasz Wasilewski
BORNJuly 23, 1982
AGE41 years old
PROFESSIONActor, Director and producer
NET WORTH$6 million
HEIGHT5 feet and 11 inches

Early Life

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Under the sign of Cancer, the actor was born on July 23, 1982, as Pawel Tomasz Wasilewski. In New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, he was born the son of beautiful Polish parents, Tomasz and Agnieszka Wasilewski. Paul was raised by his three sisters: Leah and Julia, the younger sister, and Monika Emara, the older sister. Furthermore, he is a member of the Polish ethnic group and holds American nationality.

Wesley attended Marlboro High School and Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey, for his education. He started his theater studies in New York City and later transferred to Lakewood Prep School in Howell. Paul played Max Nickerson in the soap opera Guiding Light during his junior high school. Following his high school graduation, Paul enrolled at New Jersey’s Rutgers University. However,  chose not to pursue his academic studies to pursue an acting career.

Early on, Wesley demonstrated a passion for the performing arts. His acting skills were honed through participation in school plays and local theater productions. Experts in the field took notice of his skill and dedication. His first television role came when he was sixteen, in the soap opera “Another World.”

Physical Appearances

Paul stands five feet eleven inches tall and exudes charisma. Even at 41 years old, with a 68 kg body weight, he exudes youth and health.

Throughout Paul’s career, captivating green eyes have complemented all of his Supernatural rules. Also, his gorgeous brown hair complemented all facial features.

Net Worth

As of 2024, Paul Wesley’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. His income primarily comes from his successful acting career, coupled with his work as a director and producer.


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The television series “Wolf Lake” featured Paul Wesley in his first noteworthy role. In the show, which debuted on CBS, a man goes in search of answers after learning that his fiancée has allegedly been murdered and ends up in a werewolf-populated town. Despite the intriguing plot, the show was canceled after a few seasons.

Paul had a supporting role in the television series “American Dreams” in 2002. For three years, the program was broadcast on the NBC network. It won a “TV Land Award” in 2003 and starred actors like Gail O’Grady, Tom Verica, and Brittany Snow.

Wesley has had prominent and supporting roles in many television series over the years, such as “CSI: Miami” (2004), “Fallen” (2007), “Shark” (2007), “Cold Case” (2008), and “Army Wives” (2009).

In 2004, Paul debuted his feature film in “The Last Run.” Since then, he has starred in many other well-known films, including the drama “Peaceful Warrior” (2006), helmed by Victor Salva. He played a supporting role, and the lead role in Michael D. Sellers’ “Beneath the Blue” (2010). Additionally, he appeared in a supporting role in Kevin Pollak’s comedy-drama “The Late Bloomer” (2016).

TV Series

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His performance as the lead character of a kind-hearted vampire in the American supernatural drama TV series “The Vampire Dairies” is the most notable piece of work in his career. The eight seasons of the show, which debuted on the CW TV network, ran from September 2009 to March 2017. It rose to prominence as one of the Network’s most-watched programs and won multiple accolades, including multiple Teen Choice Awards and the People’s Choice Award. In addition, he starred in television shows including Tell Me a Story (2018–2020), The Originals (2016), and Medal of Honor (2018). Wesley debuted as “James T. Kirk” in the television series “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” in 2022.

Work as Director

In 2014, Wesley made his directorial debut with the “Resident Evil” episode of “The Vampire Diaries.” Paul has since gone on to direct several additional episodes of the show. He oversaw the directing of the “The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do” episode of the television series “Legacies” in 2019.

Paul also directed a “Roswell, New Mexico” episode that year. Next, he was brought in to direct the “A Narrow Escape” episode of the superhero television series “Batwoman” in 2020. In addition, he produced a few films, including “Aliya” (2021), “Before I Disappear” (2014), and “Anna” (2019). Furthermore, his next appearance is scheduled for the upcoming horror movie “History of Evil.”

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