Paul Adelstein played Cooper Freedman in Private Practice. His character also appeared in season three of Grey's Anatomy. He also directed two episodes of Private Practice.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Paul was born to a Reform Jewish family. Prior to his professional acting career, Adelstein attended the progressive Francis W. Parker School, then Bowdoin College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in English.

He is the lead singer and guitarist of the band "Doris" and attended Bowdoin College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in English. He began his career in theater, working with New Crime Productions, a company founded by John Cusack, and later with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Paul Adelstein got engaged to Liza Weil in May 2006 and they married that November. They have one child together. In March 2016 after 10 years of marriage, Weil filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. 

Career[edit | edit source]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

  • The President Is Missing (????)
  • Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (2017)
  • Mothers and Daughters (2016)
  • The Phenom (2016)
  • Return to Zero (2014)
  • Mother's Day (2013)
  • Happy Sushi (short) (2010)
  • Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)
  • Land of the Lost (2009)
  • The Missing Person (2009)
  • Order Up (2007)
  • Nobody's Watching (2006)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
  • Be Cool (2005)
  • Lawrence Melm (2004)
  • Collateral (2004)
  • Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
  • Partners in Crime (2003)
  • R.U.S./H. (2002)
  • Bedazzled (2000)
  • Peoria Babylon (1997)
  • My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
  • The Grifters (1990)

Television[edit | edit source]

  • Chicago P.D. (2019-2020)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2019)
  • I Feel Bad (2018)
  • Get Shorty (2017-2018)
  • Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014-2018)
  • Imposters (2018)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2017-2018)
  • Prison Break (2005-2017)
  • Scandal (2013-2017)
  • Chance (2016)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003-2015)
  • Private Practice (2007-2013)
  • The Flipside (short) (2012)
  • Bandwagon: The Series (2010-2011)
  • Glenn Martin DDS (2010)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2007)
  • Scrubs (2006)
  • American Dad! (2005)
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2005)
  • Medium (2005)
  • Las Vegas (2004)
  • Century City (2004)
  • Hack (2003)
  • Without a Trace (2003)
  • The Lyon's Den (2003)
  • Breaking News (2002)
  • ER (1999-2002)
  • Turks (1999)
  • Cupid (1998-1999)
  • Missing Persons (1994)

Director[edit | edit source]

Directed Episodes[edit | edit source]

Private Practice[edit | edit source]

Season 4

Season 5

Notes and Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Paul was originally cast as the character of Preston Burke in Grey's Anatomy before Isaiah Washington, but had to turn down the role when filming of the film Be Cool got extended.
  • In an Instagram live video, he stated his most memorable guest star on the show was Melissa McCarthy.

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