Paul Adelstein from Cruel Summer is an American actor and writer who plays the role of Steve Chambers in the series. The 54-year-old actor is well known for his movies and tv shows including Prison Break, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Additionally, Paul was previously married to actress Liza Weil. However, the couple later got divorced in March 2016.
Cruel Summer, Prime Video's iconic teen drama thriller series, returns for Season 2 with another heartbreaking teen plot. There will be a lot of new characters for fans to get to know since the program (produced by Jessica Biel) is an anthology. The new season follows two best friends, Megan and Isabella, as they struggle to clear their names in the wake of a police probe. Season 2 follows a similar sequence to Season 1, with the main protagonists meeting for the first time, befriending one other, and becoming the key targets in what appears to be a murder mystery.
Since the show premiered on June 5, viewers have been fascinated by the cast and their characters, especially Paul Adelstein who plays the role of Steve Chambers in the series. Many people also may know the actor as Cooper Freedman from Private Practice. And if you don't, we are here to help you. Follow the article till the end.
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Cruel Summer: Paul Adelstein Plays the Role of Steve Chambers in Season 2 of the Series!
Paul Adelstein (@pauladelstein) from Cruel Summer is an American actor and writer best known for his roles as Agent Paul Kellerman on Fox's Prison Break and as physician Cooper Freedman on ABC's Private Practice. He is perhaps best known for his recurrent performances as Leo Bergen on ABC's Scandal and Jake Novak on Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce in addition to having small parts in films like Intolerable Cruelty and Memoirs of a Geisha.
Similarly, the 54-year-old actor also starred as David Sweetzer in the NBC comedy I Feel Bad. Later, he co-created and co-wrote the dark comedy TV series Imposters, which aired on Bravo for two 10-episode seasons in 2017 and 2018; he is listed as a writer on six episodes. On the show, he also portrayed Shelley Cohen.
Paul Adelstein plays the role of Steve Chambers in Cruel Summer season 2.
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Talking about Paul Adelstein's early life, the Steve Chambers actor was born on April 29, 1969, into a Reform Jewish household in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the progressive Francis W. Parker School before attending Bowdoin College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in English. Later, he began his career in theater, first with John Cusack's New Crime Productions and then with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Paul Adelstein made his movie debut in The Grifters (1990) and went on to appear in a number of television series, including Cupid, ER, Without a Trace, and Scrubs, as well as a number of significant supporting roles in films such as Bedazzled (2000), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), and Be Cool (2005).
In 2005, Paul Adelstein landed his most notable role to date as a regular cast member of the gripping television series Prison Break. He auditioned for the role of protagonist Lincoln Burrows before playing the intriguing government operative Paul. After leaving the show in 2007, he joined the regular cast of the medical drama Private Practice, where he remained for the full six-season run. Following the series finale in 2013, he got a recurring role as Leo Bergen on Scandal that lasted till 2018.
Later, Paul Adelstein portrayed Jake Novak, Abby McCarthy's (Lisa Edelstein) husband, in Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Bravo's first scripted original series that premiered in late 2014. In April 2016, he was cast as Raymond Blackstone in Hugh Laurie's Hulu series Chance.
Furthermore, Paul Adelstein is also the lead singer and guitarist for the Doris band. He joined the band in the late 1990s and has recorded numerous albums with them, singing and creating songs. He is also a guitarist and a pianist. And his musical background was featured on the cover of the May/June 2012 issue of Making Music Magazine.
Paul Adelstein Personal Life: Who Is His Wife?
In November 2006, Paul Adelstein married actress Liza Weil (@liza_weil) in a Reform Jewish ceremony. The couple had met through theater endeavors. They later starred together in three movies: Order Up, Frenemy, and The Missing Person, which was directed by Gregory Dark. After having known each other for some time, they started dating and later tied the nuptial knot. Furthermore, his then-wife has also appeared on an episode of Private Practice (airdate February 24, 2011), however, she and Adelstein did not share any scenes.
Paul Adelstein and his ex-wife, Liza Weil, filed for divorce in March 2016.
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On April 20, 2010, Paul Adelstein and his ex-wife gave birth to a baby girl, Josephine Elizabeth Weil-Adelstein. However, even after a decade of marriage, things began to fall apart. According to Liza, there were irreparable problems between them. Later, in March 2016, she filed for divorce from Adelstein, asking for shared custody of their daughter.