Who plays Paul in 'Ginny & Georgia'? You've definitely seen him before

Who plays Paul in 'Ginny & Georgia'? The ultimate small-town heartthrob, that's who

scott porter as paul in ginny & georgia season 2
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Who plays Paul in Ginny & Georgia? It seems Scott Porter has a thing for small towns. 

From Friday Night Lights to Hart of Dixie—a few of our favorite nostalgic TV showsthe actor always finds himself in a close-knit neighborhood with a colorful cast of characters. His latest small town? Wellsbury, Massachusetts, where he's running for mayor in Ginny & Georgia season 2.   

"For a lot of people, I think what comfort television boils down to is community, and I’ve been very lucky to be a part of three shows that have a very strong sense of community," he told The Cut (opens in new tab)

And speaking of colorful characters in those communities, we have none other than single mom Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) who steals the local politician's heart, even though some shipped her with Joe (Raymond Ablack). But this relationship will make Lemon Breeland look like a walk in the park. As many of you know, curious fans are asking, "Who did Georgia kill" and "Does Georgia go to jail," so this newly engaged couple has a lot of work cut out for them. (However, we will say that the blue Ginny & Georgia wedding dress gets an A+!)

"I think there’s an unspoken agreement where he’s saying, 'Look, you might get a little dirty, and I will protect you," he further revealed to The Cut

Mayor Paul Randolph might be deceptive, but there's plenty to learn about the political hopeful and the actor behind him.

Who plays Paul in 'Ginny & Georgia'?

Though Scott Porter plays Paul in Netflix's Ginny & Georgia, the Nebraska-born, Florida-raised actor first found himself under the limelight while in his high school and college a capella groups.

Scott Porter movies and TV shows

Aside from the three main obvious selections, Porter was also shows like Lucifer (2021), Into the Dark (2019) and The Good Wife (2010-2011). You can find him in a handful of movies, too, including Speed Racer, Dear John and Prom Night. He narrates video games as well.

Can Scott Porter actually sing?

You might've caught a few shots here and there where Porter belts one out on screen. (We swooned on a few occasions when he grabbed the mic in Hart of Dixie.) Yes, we are here to confirm, that's actually him singing. 

Scott Porter age: how old is the actor?

Born on July 14, 1979, Porter is 43 years old (and a Cancer, which makes sense, given that he's drawn to those small-town roles.) 

Scott Porter wife and kids: what do we know about his family?

Porter fell in love on set of Friday Night Lights. In 2013, he married casting director Kelsey Mayfield, and they share two children.

Ginny & Georgia season 2 is now streaming on Netflix. Here's what you need to know about Ginny & Georgia season 3—and what we suspect fate has in store for Paul and Georgia. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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