Paul Wesley is an American actor best known for his role as Stefan Salvatore, a vampire struggling to live at peace with human beings, in the supernatural television series The Vampire Diaries, since 2009.
On the big screen, Wesley appeared in the 2010 film Beneath the Blue, the sequel to the award-winning feature Eye of the Dolphin. Wesley stars as Craig Morrison in this story about an ongoing, inner battle of conscience, trust and loyalty.
He also acted in Killer Movie, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. He played Jake Tanner, a young director who is sent to a remote town to direct a reality series and senses something is not quite right when, one by one, his crew goes missing.
His film credits also include Peaceful Warrior, opposite Nick Nolte, and the cult favourite Roll Bounce.
In the summer of 2007, Wesley starred in Fallen, the four-part miniseries based on the hit book series by Tom Sniegoski, chronicling the journey of an 18-year-old (Wesley) who struggles to come to terms with his newly discovered identity as he is drawn into a world where angels – good and evil – walk among us.
Wesley has had recurring roles on television shows such as 24, Everwood, American Dreams, and 8 Simple Rules, to name a few. He was seen as a series regular in Wolf Lake, and guest starred on Law & Order: SVU, Shark and Cold Case.
Born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Wesley currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where The Vampire Diaries films, and Los Angeles, California.