The Vampire Diaries returns for another season of epic romance, suspense and a bloody good thrill ride. Based on the best-selling book series, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers, obsessed with the same gorgeous girl, who are battling to control the fate of an entire town.
When Stefan and Damon Salvatore first returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, it was for very different reasons. Yet both brothers were drawn to Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved -- in 1864. After surviving the return of the vengeful Katherine and the wrench she threw into their love triangle, Stefan and Damon would face their greatest challenge yet -- the arrival of Klaus, one of the powerful "Original" vampires. Last season revealed the history of Klaus and the Original family, as well as the surprising friendship Klaus and his sister Rebekah shared with Stefan decades earlier. Klaus' return led to Stefan's descent back to his violent "Ripper" ways and as Elena and Damon worked to bring Stefan back from the edge, they struggled with the guilt of their growing bond. Meanwhile, Klaus found himself irresistibly drawn to Caroline Forbes, forcing Caroline's boyfriend, Tyler Lockwood, to break his sire bond to Klaus and claim Caroline as his own. Finally, the life of Alaric Saltzman, Elena and Jeremy's trusted teacher and guardian, took a terrifying turn when witchcraft -- and Bonnie's unwilling help -- turned Alaric into the ultimate vampire hunter.
Season four begins with the knowledge that everything is changing, as Elena and her friends enter the final stretch of high school before graduation sends them off on different paths. But the friends' bond to their home town of Mystic Falls takes on a deeper meaning when a new villain seems intent on destroying it.
Paul Wesley stars as Stefan Salvatore, a vampire struggling to live at peace in the new drama 'The Vampire Diaries.'
On the big screen, Wesley just completed production on '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. Wesley was last seen 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 favorite '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 several television series, including '24,' 'Everwood,' 'American Dreams,' and '8 Simple Rules.' He was seen as a series regular in 'Wolf Lake' and guest starred in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,' '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.