Paul Adelstein News

Born on April 29, 1969, Paul Adelstein is a Jewish-American TV and film actor, most famous for the role of Agent Paul Kellerman in the hit television series, Prison Break.

Adelstein was born and raised in Chicago, and, prior to his acting career, he attended Bowdoin College, graduaing Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in English.

Paul began his professional acting career in theatre, working with New Crime Productions, a company founded by John Cusack, and later with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Making his film debut in 1990 in The Grifters, which also starred Cusack, Adelstein's next film appearance was in a 1997 film called Peoria Babylon, which starred Ann Cusack.

He then went on to appear in several television series which include Cupid, ER, Without a Trace and Scrubs. In 2003, he portrayed a character (Steven Kellerman) in the Law & Order: SVU episode, "Mercy," whose last name was the same as a character he later played on Prison Break.

In 2007, Paul was given the role of Cooper in the series Private Practice, the spin-off of the award-winning "dramedy," Grey's Anatomy.

Adelstein's wife is actress Liza Weil, who plays Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls. They married in November 2006. Adelstein is also lead singer and guitarist of a band called Doris.

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Private Practice Quotes

Charlotte: My mom always says God doesn't give with both hands. You're young, beautiful, brilliant. There has to be something you can't have.
Amelia: Some days I'd give that all up.
Charlotte: That's just the craving talking. The longer you go without a drink...
Amelia: I drank at your wedding. I thought it was ginger ale. I spit it out.
Charlotte: OK, since then?
Amelia: Nothing, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Charlotte: It was an accident. Don't let a slip turn into a fall. Get your butt to a meeting.

You ever been violated? Anybody rape you lately? Let me tell you what its like. You know those made for TV movies where some woman's crouched down naked in a shower holding her knees and sobbing because when she closes her eyes she can still feel the guys hands on her? How when they show the attack the woman's eyes go all blank and still and she goes to some other place in her mind just to deal with the horror of what's happening to her while some Lillith Fair song plays. It is nothing like that. He's sturdy and sweaty and he licks your face and wipes himself off in your hair and when you try to scream he punches you so hard you see God. And then he goes at you again reaping stuff you didn't even know you had because he enjoyed it so much the first time. I know you're trying to help but if helping me means that everyone is gonna be looking at me the way you're looking at me now please do not help me.


Private Practice Music

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Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down in the valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches