His television debut was on NBC’s Another World (1999).
Paul attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey and Marlboro High School for a period during his high school years.
The couple, who no longer follow each other on Instagram, were spotted in May holding hands while on a shopping outing.
Tonkin gushed over her boyfriend during a 2015 interview with Elle Canada, explaining that they were experiencing similar career milestones together. It’s such a fun time in my life right now,” she said.
He transferred from Marlboro High School to Lakewood Prep School in Howell, New Jersey because the school was able to accommodate his acting schedule.
He graduated from there in 2000 and then started college at Rutgers University but left after one semester with his parents' support when more roles were offered to him and he realized he could make a career out of acting.
Paul Thomas Wasilewski was born July 23, 1982 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Polish immigrants Thomas and Agnieszka Wasilewski. Growing up in Marlboro, New Jersey (rated among the safest and best places to live in the US), Paul's passion was playing hockey until he was about 14 years old and was pushed into performing.
Paul became interested in acting when enrolled in a summer arts program in third grade.
“I cannot believe tonight is the last episode of #thevampirediaresever,” she wrote on Instagram.
“You guys have been my family for the last 5 years, Julie and Kevin, thank you for inviting me onto the show in season 4, I owe so much to you guys and this incredible opportunity you gave me, my life would most definitely not be the same without it, and I am eternally gratefully.” Prior to dating Tonkin, Wesley was married to his Killer Movie costar Torrey De Vitto from April 2011 to July 2013.
Il suo curriculum comprende anche un piccolo ruolo nel film di Steven Spielberg Minority Report.
Fino al 2005, l'attore è stato accreditato con il nome di Paul Wasilewski.
A partire dal 2009 entra nel cast della serie TV The Vampire Diaries, basata sui romanzi della famosa scrittrice statunitense Lisa Jane Smith, dopo essere stato scelto per interpretare il ruolo di Stefan Salvatore, a fianco di Ian Somerhalder e Nina Dobrev, dove ricoprirà la parte fino alla fine della serie prevista per il 2017.