In 2005, Pawel Tomasz Wasilewski started to credit himself as Paul Wesley who is known for playing Stefan Salvatore on the CW network original show The Vampire Diaries that aired in 2009. Wesley started as an actor, but later added the titles of director and producer to his name. The New Brunswick, NJ born star went to school in Lincroft, NJ at Christian Brothers Academy and Marlboro High. He got his start by being actively involved in the New York City Theater and later decided to go to Lakewood Prep School to work with his new acting schedule. While he was a junior in high school, Wesley was casted in a Soap Opera called Guiding Light as the character Max Nickerson. Once he started to receive more roles, he left college after one semester.
In 2015, Wesley released two films by the name of Before I Disappear, a film about a young man who receives a call from his estranged sister to watch his young niece for a few hours, and Amira & Sam, a film about an army veteran who develops a relationship with an Iraqi immigrant who becomes faced with deportation. Before I Disappear was also produced by Wesley.
In 2016, Wesley took on an amazing opportunity and began a career on Broadway. His first appearance is in the play called Cal in camo. Cal in camo digs deep into family bonds and present the question if past wounds can severely impact relationships.
On the website Respresent.com, Wesley hosted two fund-raiser campaigns for charities. His first campaign was for The Humane Society that sold 3,000 units of the cat shirt that he released for the fundraiser. The second one included his co-star Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries where they had a limited edition shirt that a fan designed that read “Blood Brothers Since 1864. This campaign almost hit 10,000 units sold.