Irish actor Paul Mescal was born on February 2, 1996. He was raised in Maynooth and graduated from The Lir Academy in 2017. He then appeared in plays in Dublin theaters like The Great Gatsby, Asking for It, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
In addition to being nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and receiving plaudits for his performance as the lead in the miniseries Normal People (2020), Mescal got a British Academy Television Award.
Following a supporting role in the psychological drama The Lost Daughter from 2021, Mescal went on to star in the drama movies God’s Creatures and Aftersun from 2022, both of which garnered positive reviews.
He received nominated for the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a troubled parent in the latter.
Career of Paul Mescal
Mescal accepted the part of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby at the Gate Theatre in Dublin after being offered roles in the plays Angela’s Ashes and The Great Gatsby after earning his bachelor’s in arts. At the same theater that year, he also played the Prince in a modern adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Red Shoes.
The Times’ Steve Cummins praised Mescal’s standout performance in the 2018 world premiere of Louise O’Neill’s play Asking for It at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Kilkenny Arts Festival and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for the Rough Magic Theatre Company shows in the same year.
Paul Mescal wife: Is Paul Mescal married?
Paul Mescal is not married but he has a girlfriend. Mescal and musician Phoebe Bridgers have been dating since 2020. He had an appearance in Phoebe Waller-music Bridge’s video for Bridgers’ song “Savior Complex.”