May. 29th, 1959
London, England, UK
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Born and raised in London, England, Adrian Paul (I) boasts a colorful background. Born of an Italian mother and a British father, he first became a model, then a dancer and choreographer in Europe. He is well-traveled and speaks English, French, and Italian fluently. In 1985, he left Europe and came to the United States to pursue a dance and modeling career. Even though he had studied Shakespeare and performed in school plays when he was younger, acting was not a focus. Shortly after his arrival in America, he was urged to audition. His first role came on the ABC television series, "The Colbys" as the Russian expatriate ballet dancer, Kolya. This led to a role in the Broadway play "Bouncers" in 1987 and to a guest appearance on the television show "Beauty and the Beast" in 1988. His first film appearance was in the 1989 film "Last Rites" with Tom Berenger. He went on to have a starring role in the Roger Corman film, "Masque of the Red Death", a re-telling of the Edgar Allan Poe tale. He appeared in a regular role in the second season of the television series "War of the Worlds" and made a pilot for CBS Television for a series called "The Owl". In 1992, he was cast in the role that would bring him to the most prominence to date...that of Duncan MacLeod in the syndicated series, "Highlander".
- (November 2000) Given title "Sexiest Action Star" from People Magazine.
- (24 November 2000) Adjudicator at Hungarian Queen of the World's Final.
- Hobbies include: Golf, Volleyball, Reading
- Has studied Martial Arts for 7 years including: Kung Fu forms choy La Fut and Hung Gar, Tae-Kwon-Do, Wing Chun, and boxing; Has also done extensive sword training with the Japanese Katana.
- In the fall of 1993, he was lauded as a hero when a thief ran through the set of "Highlander" with a stolen video camera and Paul pounced on him, holding the suspect until police could arrive.
- Favorite authors: Shakespeare, 'Tennessee Williams' (qv) and 'Anne Rice (I)' (qv)
- Played semi-pro soccer and is still a soccer fan
- Favorite Music: Mozart, Reggae, and Enigma
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