New Jersey native Paul Wesley got a foothold in the acting industry with a recurring role on the daytime soap The Guiding Light in 1999. More regular appearances followed on other shows, like Wolf Lake, Everwood, and American Dreams, as well as in movies like Roll Bounce and Peaceful Warrior. In 2009, Wesley was cast in a starring role on the series The Vampire Diaries as the immortal Stefan Salvatore.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Loves winter sports and played ice hockey obsessively in his youth.
- Began acting in high-school plays.
- Made his TV debut on Another World in 1999 before joining the cast of Guiding Light the same year.
- Is drawn to supernatural roles: played a werewolf on Wolf Lake; a fallen angel on Fallen; and a vampire on Vampire Diaries.