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Paul Wesley

Updated on April 1, 2015
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Paul Wasilewski (Later shortening it to Wesley for his acting career) was born on July 23rd, 1982 in New Brunswick, New Jersey; along with three sisters.

Paul is of Polish decent, (though you could have fooled me as he looks more italian) can speak it fluently & has lived in Poland before.

Paul became interested in acting in 3rd grade when he enrolled in a summer arts program. His television debut was on NBC's "Another World" Soap Opera portraying the character Sean McKinnon. Vampire Diaries isn't his first supernatural gig. In 2001 he played a Werewolf in the series Wolf Lake, and 2006 Played a (type of) Angel called a Niphelheim (sp?) in Fallen

Paul Thomas Wasilewski (Wesley)

was born on July 23rd, 1982 in New brunswick, New Jersey. The 2nd oldest of 4 Children (all sisters). Plus has obviously somewhere along the line shortened his name to Wesley. He lived in Poland when he was younger & spent summers there as a child.

Paul was on his own & working in New York at 16. "I just didn't fit into my town"

Paul has made appearances in more than two dozen shows, including 24 ('09-2010 season 4 episodes) , the O.C. & C.S.I. Army Wives, Smallville, Wolf Lake he was in soap series Guiding Light & Another World among others

Voted #5 in Top 100 Sexiest men

He's made People's Sexiest Men issue People sexiest men issue

Eye color: Green

Nickname(s):He is looking for one

"there's so many Pauls on the set.

it sometimes hard to came with a nickname "

Relationships/Romance(s): Married to Pretty Little Liars' Torrey DeVitto

Notable feature(s): Green eyes

Family: older sister, Monika, and two younger sisters, Julia and Leah Personal interests/hobbies: playing Poker

Charities/Causes: TV commercials for Youth Smoking Prevention (1999)


2 weeks before filming (Vampire Diaries) he 'Plowed through all the books, & finished"

Superpower he'd want... That Mind Manipulation that Stephan Salvatore (his Vampire Diaries character) has

Speaks FLUENT Polish

Not only has Paul been playing Stefan Salvatore of the Vampire Diaries but he's had past roles on other supernatural genre shows. In Fallen he was an Angel, and in Wolf Lake he played a werewolf. (if you ask me.. I think the vampire suits him best)

Vampire Diaries season 4 Poster

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Vampire Diaries season 4 Poster

Killer Movie

Killer Movie
Killer Movie

It's been awhile but basically he plot is a movie is being made and those on the set are being offed


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Dueling Personalities

Which version of Stefan do you like best?

See results

Salvatore Salvation

Stefan is good in the first & 2nd seasons Toward the end of the 2nd and most of the 3rd we see the 'Rippah' come out

I want to know What side of Stefan you like best. The Good or The bad. & no You cannot vote in between, & why you voted that way.

Vampire Diaries Character Sketch

The Salvatores

The Salvatores
The Salvatores

Character name: Stefan Salvatore

Appears in:Vampire Diaries

Date(s): September 10 2009

Award(s): 2010 Saturn awards Nominated for Best Network Television Series , 2010 People's Choice Awards WON Favorite new TV Drama

Nominated Fave Sci-fi /Fantasy Show

Character back story:

Brother Damon & Stefan have a case of possibly the worst silbling rivalry of the worst kind! Their girlfriend katherine Pierce, a vampire turned them many years ago.

Stefan after years away from Mystic Falls (Fells Church in the Books) comes back

to try and have a more human life.

Inspiration for character: L.J. Smith's (1990s) teen book series the Vampire Diaries. The show is frustratingly LOOSELY based on the book.

Age: Human years - 17 Vampire years "162 year old teenager"

Occupation: Student/Football player/ 'Vegitarian Vampire'

Personality type: quite, private, sweet, sensitive,

Signature look: handsome,Green eyes,often looks a bit sad

Resides: Mystic falls

Character connections:

Damon SalvatoreBrother

Elena Gilbert Girl Friend'

Zack Salvatore (not in books) "uncle'

RIP s.1

'Uncle' Zack but is really the Nephew (HOW!! & pissed that was not explained yet (or did I jsut miss it?)

Matt Donovan Football Teammate

Caroline was crushin on him goes on Double Date w/ her & Matt

Bonnie Bennett friend of Elena & local Witch

Jeremy Gilbert GF Elena's brother

Tyler Lockwood Son of Mayor & Football teammate who's a Werewolf

Viki Donovan Tries to help her when gets bitten

Jenna Sommers Elena's Aunt

Katherine Vamp Exgirlfriend who turned him

Anna Pearl's daughter

Pearl Anna's mom & Katherine's Friend

Jonathan Gilbert Elena's Dad / Vampire Hunter

Alaric Saltzman Elena & Stefan's History Teacher & res. vampire Hunter

Elija 'Original' Vampire

Rose- Lived @ the Boarding house after her friend died

Klaus 'Original Vampire/Werewolf Hybrid & 'Freiend' of Stefan's

Rebekah- Klaus' Sis

Fun facts/trivia:

Paul originally auditioned to play Damon, before landing the sweet, tourtured, aloof character of Stefan Salvatore

The minute Paul was cast he says "I plowed through all the books" & he made it a point not to read or watch the Trwilight "I didn't want to be influenced by it at all" (which is smart considering Vampire Diaries is an ACTUAL vampire story)

Career Highlights

& Upcoming Projects

Career Highlights

Non-acting careers:

Big break: Vampire Diaries, Fallen, Another World & WolfLake

Defining characters:Stefan Salvatore (Vampire Diaries)

Best movies:

Best TV:Vampire Diaries

Stage credits:


Other notable appearances/credits:

Top awards:


Upcoming Projects

4th season of Vampire Diaries 2011-2012 season

Beneath the Blue (2009) Craig Morrison (Post production) (aka Way of the Dolphin Int'l:English TitleLe Informal alt. title) USA working title)



Nylon Photoshoot Paul & Nina

Nylon Photoshoot Paul & Nina
Nylon Photoshoot Paul & Nina

I'm 150 years old but trapped in a teenager's body, ...

I have these supernatural abilities, and when my hormones go out of whack ....

about his Character Stefan Salvatore on the Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries - Quotes

Stephen Quotes

Let her tell everyone Vampires have returned to Mystic Falls. Let them chain me up & let them drive a steak through my heart because at least I'll be free of you-to Damon

Do you know what I'd write? I met a girl. We Talked. IT ws epic. Then the sun came up & reality set in. Well this is reality, right here.... (to Elena after Diary dialog)

So you show up like Van helsing (to Alaric Saltzman)

Damon left the confediracy on principal, it was his choice & shall be respected.

I put my faith in my father, & Damon put his faith in me & I destroyed that, This is my Fault

You saved everyone in the church? 27 Vampires, Damon, you can't just bring them all back

* Season .2 *

You may be ok with Dying but I have a better plan for you. (bites self & feeds blood to Jon Gilbert) You have my blood in your system al I have to do is KILL you now take my advice, leave town Elena doesn't want you here it'll be about 24 hours before the blood leaves your system & enough time for you to disappear or so HELP ME GOD I will TURN you in to a Vampire and watch you hate yourself more than you alrady do...Clock starts now.

Don't flirt with me Katherine. I'm not Damon, I haven't spent 145 years obssesed with you The Truth is you're the same lying, selfish, manipulative, bitch you've always whatever it isthat brought you here why don't you get it over with and leave town because if you don't I'm willing to hunt you down and rip your heart out WEll the problem Katherine is, I hate you

Katherine is going to try to play us against each other, right.

We need to stay united against her.

So yes as much as I'd like to kill you, I'm not going to fight you...

Becaue you feel something for her (elena) because you actually care & I'm not going to let katherine come in here

& destroy that part of you That's finally after all this time Willing to feel something

Well today we have a nice little distraction,courtesy of the slave driver Elena- on working on the carnival

I'm just happy that's a blood bag and not a sorority girl supplying your dinner-to damon

while watching the lockwoods arm wrestle

Stefan- You're Lurking

Damon: I'm observing

Stefan: More like Obsessing

Damon: He's got strength

Stefan: He's a triple header Varsity athlete

of course he's got're Reaching

stefan arm wrestles Mason Lockwood

Damon: You didn't put in ANY effort at all

stefan: Yeah, Actually I did

D: Come w/ Me...Is he

S: No no no it wasn't that kind of strength but more than human if that makes any sense

Damon: What is up with that Vamp-- (cuts off)

IF they're not vampires than what the hell are they?

Stefan: Oh , um maybe they're um Ninja turtles

Damon: YOU're NOT funny

Stfan: Or no Zombies, werewovles

Damon: NO comedic timing at ALL

I came back to start a life with you and we cannot forget to live it." -to Elena

Episode 4 Memory Lane

"I know we've only known each other for a short while and I know I'm in competition for your affections. But I've never met a woman quite like you. I look at you and I see an angel. I touch your skin and my entire body ignites. I kiss you and I know that I'm falling in love." -to katherine in 1864

EPisode 5 Kill or Be Killed

I'm guessing he only has to worry about that during a full moon; otherwise you're not as strong, am I right? Or you woul have killed Damon by now. There's 1 of you and 2 of us; I think you're the one that needs to watch his back. -to Mason after trying a peace negotiation

There's one of you. There's two of us. I think you're the one that needs to watch his back -to Mason Damon: "What are you doing?"

Stefan: "Negotiating peace on your behalf."

Damon: "But I don't want peace!"

Stefan: "Well, consider it Opposite Day

Ep. 8 Rose

Are you in this car because you want to help your little brother save the girl that he loves, or is it because you love her too?"

I can't think of a better reason to die-Stefan willing to fight a 500 year old vampire & possibly die to save Elena

I'm sorry. What I did was selfish. I didn't want to be alone. I guess I just needed my brother.-on why he made Damon become a vampire

ep 9

You remind me of someone. My best friend, Lexi -& the 3rd consecutive episode with a ref. to Lexi

Let me guess, you want to trade that stone for your freedom. You manipulative, psychotic bitch -To katherine

ep 10 THe Sacrifice

Keep Elena away from here. Promise me. No matter what happens, you'll protect her to Damon while stuck in the Tomb

Ep 12 The Decent

He's an Original. I don't really know what that means. I don't think anybody really knows what that means

And for those of you who are Team Katherine, don't be. If history has told us one thing it's that Katherine Pierce can't be trusted."-recorded Phone Messege

Ep 13 Daddy Issues

Look, about Caroline: No matter what her flaws are, when push comes to shove, you're gonna want that girl on your side. She's your friend. Stop being a dick to her -Stefan to Tyler

Ep 14 Crying Wolf

This is a future memory. It's where your boyfriend whispered to you that he loved you. I love you."

"I look hot in your dead great-granddad's jacket?"

I've already lived. 162 years I have lived and you've barely begun. Now you want to let yourself get killed? That's not heroic. It's tragic -to Elena

Ep 15 Dinner Party

If you don't pick up the tempo, you're gonna lose your head. Snap, snap!" bad Stefan to girl playing piano

Elena: "It sounds like you were Damon."

Stefan: "I was worse

Ep. 16 The House Guest

Why isn't she gone or dead yet?" -to Damon about Katherine

ep 17 Know Thy Enemy

Why don't you call Alaric and let him know that his wife just showed up on his girlfriend's doorstep -Stefan to Damon

Ep 18 Klaus

Thank you for being in love with my girlfriend. … You can be in love with Elena all you want if it means that you'll protect her. But I have the one thing that you never will. Her respect -Stefan to Damon, instigating a fight

I'm sorry for the part that I played in your death. I was protecting Elena. I will always protect Elena." -Stefan to Elija

Ep 21 The Sun also Rises

I've wanted to kill my brother a thousand times, but I've never been able to -To Elija

If it were my choice I'd want to be with you forever -Stefan to Elena about his secret desire for her to be a vampire

Season 3.3 The ENd of the Affair

If we were such great friends, then why do I only know you as the hybrid dick who sacrificed my girlfriend on an altar of fire?"-Stefan to Klaus

3.4 Distrubing Behavior

If the most diabolical woman I know can't seem to figure it out then I must be doing something right."-Stefan to Katherine about his plan for Klaus

I've only spent one summer with you and I feel like I want to blow my head off." -Stefan to Klaus

s3 'Smells like teen spirit ~

My brother's got his flirt on and you're jealous. It' alright, be jealous, by all means. I'm sure Damon will be thrilled."-Stefan to Elena

S3 Ordinary People

The bunny diet gave me a lot of time to practice. Wallow in despair. Drown in guilt. Regret my existence. It's precision born out of tragic boredom."

-Stefan to Damon about why he's good at drinking games



"I'm compelled to protect you. And if I look at your track record at high school dances, it's pretty tragic. My luck, you'll go ahead and get yourself murdered by the homecoming queen." -Stefan to Elena

If I look back at our history of epic plan failures, it's usually because one of us let our humanity get in the way. So if I'm taking odds on how this thing goes down, it's certainly not gonna be me who screws it up."-to Elena & Damon

"Bite Me" (to Damon)

You're using your calm voice today, who's going to get killed? (to Klaus)

Maybe They're Ninja Turtles

to Damon about Mason & Tyler Lockwood

Does this REALLY need a comment?

Does this REALLY need a comment?
Does this REALLY need a comment?

Facts on Paul

I'd hate to admit this; but i've never really owned a tv."

Didn't go to his prom

on Twilight..."They have Vampires & High School Romance in common & that's about it"

Lived in Poland when he was Younger

Paul was Thrown out of High School for Fighting

Then the 2nd school kicked him out because he was skipping class, but that was because he was on Guding Light at the time

He went to college for like 5 months but says it wasn't for him.

When its come to otehrs asking for him to bite their necks... .

"This girl asked me to bite her. I'd always said no before, but this time i decided to go for it. I bit her arm and drooled on her!! It was a disaster. I grossed her, & myself out. I won't be doing that again."

in a TV Guide interview they asked Paul: Being you have three sisters, Does Damon (Ian SOmerhlader on Vampire Diaires) make you feel lucky you don't have to deal with a brother? Paul answered that he'd love to have had a Damon-type brother. I always wanted a brother to kick everybody's ass for me when i was picked on at school.

Also Like a typical brother, Ian teases Paul off camera. So Paul was asked if he had a secret weapon against him.... "I have many Ian repellants. I have, like, an entire arsenal. But if i tell you, in the next interview he'll ract and start with his anti-paul weapons. In typical Stefan fashion, I choose the Pacifist route.

Does not like celebrating his birthday

Filmography via Widgets

Which Stefan?

Paul's Quotes

  • Talking about his vampire make-up....) "The Make-up is really creepy. When they're done with it; & I look in the mirror, I scare myself" The CW Vampire Diaries interview

    CW Interview

  • Its nice that people are as Enthusiastic about the show (vampire Diaries) as we are
  • Its nice now to be doing something that I'm involved in from the beginning" (Vampire diaries TV series)
  • I'm 150 years old but trapped in a teenager's body, I have these supernatural abilities, and when my hormones go out of whack my eyes turn blood red and I get all pale and veiny" (about his character Stephan Salvatore in Vampire Diaries)
  • Where NY is more independent, Georgia more to hang & have a conversation, more friendlier"
  • Wasilewski was too hard to pronounce! I asked my family's permission to change it, and it's really helped my career.-on changing family name
  • I went to this private, all boys Catholic school and I got kicked out of there because I didn't jive well with them. Then I went to a public high school and I didn't really jive there either. So then I went to another school and then I graduated. So I never really got to establish my clique.
  • When I was courting my first girlfriend, I was about 14 years old, and I sent a five-foot teddy bear to her house. It was so huge. But I had the wrong address and it was this whole mix-up. I wanted it to be this big surprise and they ended up calling her and saying, "We're trying to deliver this teddy bear and we don't know where it is." It was so embarrassing but she thought it was the most romantic thing ever because I was only 14 and what 14 year old does that?
  • I can't be biased toward my own character. As Paul the actor, Lucas is a good guy but I'd say that about any character I played that did something bad. There's always denial. -on a shady character he played in smallville
  • I had a lot of extracurricular activities and I had one girlfriend that I consistently dated throughout high school. So that was always good. I was acting. I started acting junior year so I was actually out of school a lot. -rcounting his h.s. days
  • I got so lucky because I had just gotten into acting and I wasn't comfortable yet in front of the camera. I was exploring new territory and soaps are such amazing training. GL allowed me to be comfortable in front of the camera and really learn my lines. It prepared me for the future. on his time on the soap Guiding Light
  • & here's his fave maemory about working on Guiding light-

    The whole thing was a giant favorite memory because I was in high school and all my buddies had all these crap jobs. I felt like I was in Big. I was going into the city all by myself. I had this cool, adult job, and I was getting paid. It was just so amazing being in New York. Also, I made a lot of really good friends

  • It makes me so uncomfortable. Nine of 10 girls in this room would throw me under a bus to get to Edward Cullen. -being compared to Robert Patttison
  • The same thing that makes me nervous, which is never knowing what will happen next. That's what I love about it. I never know what character I'm going to play next, I never know what location I'll be in next. With each new character, I find something new about myself that I didn't know before -why he likes acting
  • I'm a city boy, and I thrive off of culture. Something about being on the streets of Manhattan revives me, so walking around and not having anonymity and just being recognized, would really take away that experience of being in a city.
  • Every role presents a new opportunity for me to do something different and to explore something different.

Stefan's Diary

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      6 years ago

      One word comes to mind when I think about Paul Welsey, AKA Stefan... SEXY!


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