Who is Paul Mescal?
Paul Mescal is a prominent Irish actor. He subsequently performed in plays such as The Great Gatsby, Asking for It, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore in Dublin theatres. He received praise because of his starring role in the miniseries Normal People (2020). Earning a British Academy Television Award as well as a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award.
In 2021, he made his film debut with a supporting role in the psychological drama The Lost Daughter and received praise for starring in the 2022 drama films God’s Creatures and Aftersun. His performance as a troubled father in the lattermost earned him nominations for the BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Actor.
How Old Is Paul Mescal?
He is 26 years old as of January 2023, having been born on February 2, 1996, in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. Paul Mescal shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Shakira, Tyler Brown, Gerard Piqué, Chad Franke, Wolf Webster, and many more.
Paul Mescal Family
Who are Paul Mescal Parents?
He was born to Paul (Father) a schoolteacher who acted semi-professionally, and Dearbhla, a Garda officer.
Does Paul Mescal have Siblings?
He has two younger siblings. A younger brother and a younger sister.
Paul Mescal Education
He received his high school education at Maynooth Post Primary School. Where he was a minor and under-21 Gaelic football player for Likdare and a member of the Maynooth GAA club. After high school, he attended The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art. Where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting in 2017. And also attended Trinity College Dublin.
Paul Mescal Marital Status
He is in a relationship with Phoebe Bridgers (born on August 17, 1994) an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. They have been in a relationship since 2020.
Paul Mescal Kids
He does not have any kids as of January 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Paul Mescal Career
A Career in Theatre and Television Roles (2017-2020)
Upon obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree, he was offered roles in two theatre productions, Angela’s Ashes and The Great Gatsby. On the latter, he took and starred as the titular Jay Gatsby at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Also, he portrayed the Prince in a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes at the same theatre that year. He then appeared in the world premiere of the 208 play Asking for It by Louise O’Neill at the Abbey Theatre. That same year, he made his London stage debut in The Plough and the Stars at the Lyric Hammersmith.
And went on to star in the Rough Magic Theatre Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For the Kilkenny Arts Festival and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for the Dublin Theatre Festival. In 2020, he performed in the play The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre. In his first television role, he starred in the drama miniseries Normal People, an adaptation of the 2018 novel of the same name by Sally Rooney. It premiered on BBC Three in the UK and in 2020 in the US on Hulu. He then played student Connel Waldron.
His performance earned him acclaim as well as the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. Also, he received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. In a Limited Series or Movie and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries. At the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh, he starred in Drifting, a short film that was screened. He played a firefighter in the Channel 5 miniseries The Deceived and appeared in the music video for the song “Scarlet” by The Rolling Stones in August.
A Film Career (2021-Present)
He made his feature film debut with a supporting role in The Lost Daughter, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal in her directorial debut. Released in 2021, the psychological drama garnered favorable reviews. In 2022, he starred in the drama Aftersun as a troubled young father and a man accused of sexual assault. In the psychological drama God’s Creatures, both of which premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Both the films received positive reviews with Paul’s performances gaining praise. Among several accolades, he received nominations for the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In 2022 also, he starred in Carmen, a contemporary film adaptation of the opera of the same name. In December 2022, he began playing Stanley Kowalski in a revival of the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at the Almeida Theatre. The production will run until February 2023. Next, he will star in Foe, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Iain Reid, and in Strangers. An adaptation of Taichi Yamada’s novel of the same name. He then replaced Blake Jenner in Richard Linklater‘s Merrily We Roll Along, an adaptation of the 1981 musical of the same name, which will be filmed over 20 years.
Paul Mescal Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 11 inches (1.8m) and a weight of 75kg (165 lbs).
Paul Mescal Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet but has an estimated net worth of $2 million.