Paul Leyden joined the long-running CBS daytime drama As the World Turns in February 2000 as Simon Frasier. Simon, who is drawn to Lily Snyder, is on a mysterious quest involving his grandfather's love letters, a quest which will ultimately put himself as well as Lily in jeopardy.

One of five children, Leyden was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, by his parents, John and Ros. After graduating high school, he attended both Monash University and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, graduating with degrees in economics and dramatic arts, respectively.

The actor starred in the mini-series Tribe, and can be seen in episodes of F.A.R.S.C.A.P.E., Beastmaster and Home and Away. Leyden appeared in the film Under The Gun, and also has a number of regional theater credits.

In his spare time, Leyden enjoys playing outdoor sports, the saxophone and guitar. He continues to run a production company called Wandering Wolf Productions with two friends in Melbourne. His birthday is December 16.

Leyden currently resides in New York City.