Today we have another “Scandal” cast member’s birthday. As well as Abby’s birthday, it is also the formiddlable Leo Bergen ‘s birthday as well. Leo is played by Chicago boy , Paul Adelstein. Leo works with and currently sleeps with Abby . He started out as Sally’s campaign manager when she ran as an Independent against Fitz in the last election. But Paul has a few ties to Shondaland. First of all his wife is Liza Weil is also on a Shondaland show . Liza plays Bonnie on “How to Get Away With Murder” . We first saw her causing the White House problems as Amanda Tanner on “Scandal.” He was also the lothario Cooper Freedman on the “Grey’s ” spin off “Private Practice.”
Paul was born on April 29, 1969 in Chicago Illinois. He attended the Francis W Parker School in Lincoln Park.. He attended Bowdoin College and graduated Summa Cum Laude and got a degree in English. He then began his career in theatre with a company that was founded by John Cusack and then Steppenwolf Theatre Company. From there , he got his first breaks on shows like “Scrubs’ ER” and his first big screen break in “The Grifters.”
His first big role was as Paul Kellerman on FOX’s “Prison Break” . He started out as a hero and a special Secret Service Agent and eventual had to assume an alias for his crimes.
Paul played Mike on the short lived ABC series “Cupid”
He also played Dr Stone on “Scrubs”
Paul gave a memorable performance in “Memoirs of a Geisha” as Lt Hutchins
But the role that I love of Paul’s is the lovable lothario Dr Cooper Freedman on “Private Practice” . He married Charlotte , King (KaDee Strickland ) found out he had a son (Griffin Gluck), and then became a father to triplets.
Here is Paul when Coop and Charlotte brought Mason’s dying mother to Seattle where Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and her brother , the late Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) operate on her in a special crossover episode of “Grey’s Anatomy”
Liza Weil is Paul’s wife. Liza plays Bonnie on “How to Get Away With Murder”.
Today Paul plays on “Scandal” as fixer Leo Bergen. Here he is as Sally Langston ‘s(Kate Burton) campaign manager when she ran as an independent after breaking away from the Grant adminstration.
Just like a few actors on “Scandal” Paul does double duty. He plays Jake Novak , a Hollywood director who is in the process of a divorce to his wife on Bravo’s newest hit “The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce” . His ex wife is played by Lisa Edelstein and her friends are Janeane Garafolo and Beau Garrett . His young girlfriend is Julianna Gulll.
Chitownstarconnections wishes another Chicago boy Paul Adelstein Happy Birthday