as STEFAN SALVATORE
Paul Wesley stars as Stefan Salvatore, the younger of two vampire brothers who share a long and bitter history, in The CW's hit drama "The Vampire Diaries."
Over the years, Wesley has distinguished himself as one of Hollywood's hottest up-and-coming actors. He recently completed production on "The Baytown Disco," a crime dramedy in which he stars opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Andre Braugher. The picture recently wrapped shooting in Louisiana in May of this year and will be in theaters in 2012.
Prior to joining “The Vampire Diaries,” Wesley had many memorable roles during the course of his over-a-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 opposite Bryan Cranston in the highly rated “Fallen,” a six-part miniseries based on the hit books by Tom Sniegoski. 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.
He currently resides in Los Angeles and Atlanta, where he continues filming on "The Vampire Diaries."