Over the years, Paul Wesley has distinguished himself as one of Hollywood’s hottest up-and-coming actors.
Wesley currently stars on “Vampire Diaries,” The CW’s immensely popular dramatic series based loosely on the best-selling books. The show has become a domestic and international hit, airing in over 20 countries worldwide. The third season premiered in September 2011.
He recently completed production on THE BAYTOWN DISCO; a crime dramedy in which Wesley stars opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Andre Braugher. The picture recently wrapped shooting in Louisiana in May of this year and will be in theatres in 2012. Prior to joining “Vampire Diaries,” Wesley had many memorable roles during the course of his over decade long career. Film credits include PEACEFUL WARRIOR, opposite Nick Nolte, cult favorite ROLL BOUNCE, and Agnieszka Holland’s HBO film “Shot in the Heart” among others.
His vast range of television credits include well received recurring roles on series such as “Everwood,” “American Dreams,” “8 Simple Rules, and “24.” He starred in “Fallen,” a six part mini-series based on the hit books by Tom Sniegoski, opposite Bryan Cranston. The story chronicles the journey of a young man (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. The television miniseries had garnered the highest ratings for any event programming for the network to date.