Connor Paolo lives the dream, and he knows this because his appearances in iconic films give him all the attention his career deserves. But his sexual preferences in real life have always been a source of confusion, as many claims he is gay.
With this in mind, we’ll check if he has a crush on women or fellow men. Furthermore, we will also give a short and concise account of his life.
Connor Paolo Bio
Paolo was born on 11 July 1990 in New York. He grew up in the care of his parents; Julia Mendelson, singing teacher and classical pianist, and Collin Paolo, writer, and screenwriter. The actor of Jewish descent became active in the acting scene in 2002, but his first major film appearance was Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated Mystic River in 2003. His role as Young Sean in the crime thriller drama was highly praised. A year later he starred in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live as Travis O’Connell, a recruiting figure.
In 2006 he decided to develop his acting skills by gaining more experience. With this in mind, in the same year, he entered professional acting school at the same time as Sarah Hyland, Paul Iacono, and Taylor Momsen. He took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. In addition, Paolo attended the Appel Farm Arts and Music Center Summer Arts Camp in Elmer, New Jersey for several summers. In 2008 he continued his education and attended New York University for one semester.
His career reached a new level when he got a role in the teen hit series Gossip Girl as the little brother of Blake Lively. He was cast as Eric van der Woodsen, the brother of celebrity Serena Van der Woodsen, for the series when it was launched in 2007. In the series, the New York-born actor starred in many episodes and had many leading actors, including Eric’s suicide attempt and his gay coming-out.
Although he did not participate in the filming of season four with the characters Jenny and Vanessa, the three actors returned to the field for the last time during the series’ finale (season six), New York, I Love You XOXO.
After leaving the teen series, he dropped his teenage look and as expected, his career took a new turn. With his new look, he has landed more big-screen deals that match the beard he now wears.
One of these deals is the production of the vampire apocalypse movie Stake Land, directed by Jim Mickle, which took him out of his comfort zone in 2010. He also starred in the ABC series Revenge as Declan Porter, the following year when he shifted his focus completely from Gossip Girl to new projects.
Nonetheless, his character was removed in the second season finale in May 2013. But that didn’t stop him, as he also appeared in Rush Hour as Henry, in The Staklander as Martin and in Friend Request as Kobe. He also played Nate in The Brave and Jason in Business Doing Pleasure.
Other films he has made include the two Oliver Stones films Alexander (2004) and World Trade Centre (2006); Snow Angels directed by David Gordon Green and Favourite Son, his first leading role.
He then played a handsome murder-rapist in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where he reappeared playing a distraught teenager after the fall of Justin Berry. Paolo also appeared in Camp Hope and The Winning Season.
With his background in theatre and advertising, he also appeared in stage productions on Broadway. He was part of the musical hit The Full Monty and the New York public theatre production of Shakespeare’s Richard III.
Is Paolo Gay Or Does He Have A Girlfriend?
Connor Paolo has played gay on-screen for Gossip Girl, and in return, many have misunderstood his sexual preferences. However, the actor is far from being gay. He brought clarity to his sexual preferences when he was seen making out with his girlfriend on a red carpet at the 2011 Step Up Women’s Network 10th Annual Inspiration Awards.
Notwithstanding foregoing, it is known that Connor Paolo dated the actress Alice Kremelberg from 2007-2009. Despite his preference, he sees nothing wrong with being homosexual and encourages people to love themselves without apologizing. Nevertheless, it is said that the actor is currently single.
Height – How Tall Is Paolo?
Connor Paolo is a bit small at 168 m (5 ft 6 inches), but that fits his physique perfectly. His height and weight of 63 kg (140 lb) seem perfect for the various characters he has portrayed so far.