Paulo and his family moved from Colombia to Florida when he was 7 years old. When he first arrived in the United State, he could only say 4 words in English.
Paulo's hobbies include snowboarding, surfing, and mountain biking.
Paulo is a skilled dancer, trained in salsa, ballroom, swing, waltz, hip hop, and tango.
Paulo's career started in 1994 when he went with a friend to a modeling audition in Boca Raton, Florida. His friend didn't get the job, but Paulo did!
Paulo says that his career goal is to one day start his own productions. One day he would like to "write, produce, star in, and write the music" for his own shows or movies.
Paulo has an older brother, Juan Carlos, and an older siser, Giovanna.
When not acting or modeling, Paulo works as a Realtor at Realty Associates in Boca Raton, Florida.
Paulo says that the first time he was ever speechless was when he met President George Bush.
Paulo plays the piano, guitar, and saxophone.
Paulo was the New York correspondent on the teen news magazine show, Hall Pass, in mid-1996. His segments were mainly about his life as an actor.
Paulo speaks fluent Spanish. He also can converse in French and Italian.
Paulo attended Florida Atlantic University, where he majored in computer science and engineering. He quit at age 19 without earning his degree.
In 1998 Paulo was named one of "The 50 Most Beautiful People in Soaps" by Soap Opera Weekly magazine.
Paulo studied acting at the Actors Circle in Los Angeles.
Paulo is 6' with blonde hair and green eyes.
Paulo is represented professionally by S&J Talent in Studio City, California.
In 1999 Paulo was nominated for an ALMA Award in the category of "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera" for his work on the CBS soap Guiding Light.
Paulo: (on the challenges new Hispanic actors face) There are more Latin actors, but less roles. We need the number of acting jobs to grow and progress as our community does.
Paulo: I would like to get a single out. Before I die, just one single: "Paulo Benedeti Unplugged." Not necessarily by the time I'm 30 or 40, but hopefully by the time I'm 60, I'll know how to write a song, play the guitar on it, play the bass and the drums and sing it. Process it all on my computer, edit it, press my own CDs and sell them on the Internet.