Paul Stroili’s Television credits include Empire, Chicago P.D., and Undercover Bridesmaid along with Malcolm in the Middle, Brother’s Keeper, Getting Personal, Chance of a Lifetime, Help Me and The Untouchables, as well as the films Only Dance Can Save Us, Wake, The Beating, Gratitude, Cold Justice, The Wrong Profile and The Real Whatever. Paul was nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Solo Performance and an LA Weekly Award for Paul Stroili’s Straight Up with a Twist, which enjoyed over 1000 performances nationwide, including a twice extended Off Broadway run.

A Resident Artist at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan (founded by Jeff Daniels) Paul attended the State University of New York at New Paltz. His other stage credits include Doll’s House Part 2, God of Carnage, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Souffle, Ghosts, Wonder of the World, Confessions of a Catholic Child, A Flea in her Ear, the ACE Award-winning literary parodies A Christmas Twist and Of Grapes and Nuts, as well as Under Milkwood, and Oedipus; A Requiem. A member of the original Chicago cast of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, Paul directed the critically-acclaimed revival 25 years later. Recently, Paul served as Executive Producer for the award-winning feature, “WAKE.” directed by Cyrus Mirakhor.

In the corporate world, Paul has hosted/emceed a number of events for clients including, Jim Beam Brands, Chevrolet, Forever Living Products, Delicious Cookies, Vox Vodka, College Town Film Festival and Digital Computers.

As a playwright, his work includes the plays Last Call at the Aardvark, Cheese Louise (with Maureen Morley), My Dinner with Arlecchino and Plane Crazy (with Cissy Conner). His play A Jukebox for the Algonquin will enjoy its World Premiere at the Purple Rose Theatre as the closing show of their 30th Anniversary Season in the Summer of 2021. He has written for Los Angeles Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, NY Blade Magazine and the LA Stage Alliance.  He lives in his adopted hometown, Chicago.