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Jensen Ackles is a renowned American actor and director

InformationDetail
BirthdayMarch 1, 1978
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateTexas
SpousesDanneel Ackles (m. 2010)
SiblingsJoshua, Mackenzie
Known asJensen Ross Ackles
Childrens Arrow Rhodes Ackles, Justice Jay Ackles, Zeppelin Bram Ackles
Universities
  • Dartmouth Elementary School(1990)
  • Apollo Junior High School
  • Lloyd V. Berkner High School
Birth PlaceDallas
Height186cm
GenderMale
FatherAlan Roger Ackles
MotherDonna Joan
Net Worth$13.1 million as of 2017
Sun SignPisces
Born inDallas

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Who is Jensen Ackles?

Jensen Ackles is a popular American actor and director. Ackles wanted to pursue a career in sports medicine to become a therapist, but a modeling experiment changed his life. Soon, he ‘chanced’ upon the role of Eric Brady in the Emmy Award-winning show, ‘Days of our Lives’. He is known for his bewitchingly good looks, stunning screen-presence and his stupendous ability to enchant his viewers with his acting flair and persona. He has had a very unpretentious beginning and has made a mark in both television and Hollywood as an actor with ‘superstar’ qualities. He is best known for portraying the characters of Eric Brady, Jason Teague and Dean Winchester in various popular American shows, and is the proud recipient of numerous awards and honors. Apart from being an actor, he has also experimented with direction and production in his spare time. He has directed a couple of episodes of ‘Supernatural’ and received appreciation for the same. He considers himself a non-denominational Christian and is currently married to ‘One Tree Hill’ actor, Danneel Harris.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jensen Ackles is the second of the third child born to Donna Joan and Alan Roger Ackles, an actor, in Dallas, Texas. He is of Irish-Scottish-English descent. When he was only four years old, he got to work as a part-time child model.

He was enrolled to Dartmouth Elementary School and later graduated from L.V Berkner High School in 1996 in Richardson, Texas.

He dreamt of studying sports medicine and in order to become a physical therapist and decided to enroll at Texas Tech University. However, these dreams were soon put on hold when he moved to Los Angeles.

Career

He started pursuing his acting career seriously in 1996 and began appearing in a number of guest roles in shows like, ‘Mr. Rhodes, Sweet Valley High’ and ‘Cybill’.

His talent was soon recognized by directors and he landed the role of Eric Brady in the NBC show, ‘Days of our Lives’, in 1997.

He left the show in 2000 and made brief appearances in the series, ‘Blonde’, which was based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. He then auditioned for the role of ‘Clark Kent’ for Smallville, but his efforts went futile.

He appeared in James Cameron’s, ‘Dark Angel’, opposite Jessica Alba, on the Fox Network. It won him such appreciation that he was recast in the show, even after the death of his character in one of the episodes, till the show’s unfortunate cancellation in 2002.

Through the next year, he appeared in a number of moderately-successful shows and was finally cast in the award-winning show, ‘Dawson’s Creek’, where he played the role of CJ. He then made guest appearances in ‘Still Life’, which was supposed to air on Fox, but never did.

His career graph mounted gradually and he was given a small role in ‘The Flight of Clownana’. He was offered a role in the series ‘Tru Calling’ but he turned down the role and it was eventually offered to Eric Olsen.

In 2004, he moved to Vancouver and played the role of an assistant football trainer in ‘Smallville’, who was also the love interest of the character, Lana Lang.

In 2005, he and his father, Alan Ackles, starred in the film ‘Devour’, where they played the father-son duo.

In 2005, he was offered the lead role of ‘Dean Winchester’ in ‘Supernatural’, which has completed eight successful seasons with him in the lead role.

In 2007, he appeared in a small role in the rom-com, ‘Ten Inch Hero’, yet received appreciation for his comic-timing. The movie was also his first certified, cinema debut.

In 2008, he appeared in ‘My Bloody Valentine 3D’ and also lent his voice as ‘Red Hood’ for the animated film, ‘Batman: Under the Red Hood’.

Disney Interactive Studios gave Ackles the opportunity to lend his voice for a character called ‘Gibson’ in a video game, ‘Tron: Evolution’, which was finally released on December 7, 2010.

Major Works

He plays the role of ‘Dean Winchester’ in the most successful series of his career, ‘Supernatural’. The series is reportedly viewed by over 5.69 million viewers and the ratings for all seasons have been consistently high. It has been named among the ‘Top 10 Shows’ in America and is rated by ‘The New York Times’ as ‘among the wildest and most entertaining series prime time’.

Awards & Achievements

He won the ‘Soap Opera Digest Award’ for ‘Best Male Newcomer’ for ‘Days of Our Lives’, in 1998.

He was ranked 26th on 2006 TV Guide’s list of ’50 Sexiest Men’.

He won the ‘Ewwy Award’ for ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series’ for ‘Supernatural’, in 2008.

He won the ‘TV Guide Award’ for ‘Favorite Actor’ for ‘Supernatural’ in 2011.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married ‘One Tree Hill’ actress Danneel Harris on May 15, 2010, after three years of courtship. They have a daughter, JJ Ackles, who was born on May 30, 2013.

Trivia

This ‘Supernatural’ star loves to snack on dark chocolate and claims that it is his favorite midnight snack every day. While he is not acting, he engages himself in golf and photography.

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Jensen Ackles awards

YearNameAward

People's Choice Awards

2016Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorWinner
2014Favorite TV BromanceSupernatural (2005)

Jensen Ackles biography timelines

  • // 1st Mar 1978
    Jensen Ackles is the second of the third child born to Donna Joan and Alan Roger Ackles, an actor, in Dallas, Texas. He is of Irish-Scottish-English descent. When he was only four years old, he got to work as a part-time child model.
  • // 1996
    He was enrolled to Dartmouth Elementary School and later graduated from L.V Berkner High School in 1996 in Richardson, Texas.
  • // 1996
    He started pursuing his acting career seriously in 1996 and began appearing in a number of guest roles in shows like, ‘Mr. Rhodes, Sweet Valley High’ and ‘Cybill’.
  • // 1997
    His talent was soon recognized by directors and he landed the role of Eric Brady in the NBC show, ‘Days of our Lives’, in 1997.
  • // 1998
    He won the ‘Soap Opera Digest Award’ for ‘Best Male Newcomer’ for ‘Days of Our Lives’, in 1998.
  • // 2000
    He left the show in 2000 and made brief appearances in the series, ‘Blonde’, which was based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. He then auditioned for the role of ‘Clark Kent’ for Smallville, but his efforts went futile.
  • // 2002
    He appeared in James Cameron’s, ‘Dark Angel’, opposite Jessica Alba, on the Fox Network. It won him such appreciation that he was recast in the show, even after the death of his character in one of the episodes, till the show’s unfortunate cancellation in 2002.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he moved to Vancouver and played the role of an assistant football trainer in ‘Smallville’, who was also the love interest of the character, Lana Lang.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he and his father, Alan Ackles, starred in the film ‘Devour’, where they played the father-son duo.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he was offered the lead role of ‘Dean Winchester’ in ‘Supernatural’, which has completed eight successful seasons with him in the lead role.
  • // 2006
    He was ranked 26th on 2006 TV Guide’s list of ’50 Sexiest Men’.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he appeared in a small role in the rom-com, ‘Ten Inch Hero’, yet received appreciation for his comic-timing. The movie was also his first certified, cinema debut.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he appeared in ‘My Bloody Valentine 3D’ and also lent his voice as ‘Red Hood’ for the animated film, ‘Batman: Under the Red Hood’.
  • // 2008
    He won the ‘Ewwy Award’ for ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series’ for ‘Supernatural’, in 2008.
  • // 15th May 2010
    He married ‘One Tree Hill’ actress Danneel Harris on May 15, 2010, after three years of courtship. They have a daughter, JJ Ackles, who was born on May 30, 2013.
  • // 7th Dec 2010
    Disney Interactive Studios gave Ackles the opportunity to lend his voice for a character called ‘Gibson’ in a video game, ‘Tron: Evolution’, which was finally released on December 7, 2010.
  • // 2011
    He won the ‘TV Guide Award’ for ‘Favorite Actor’ for ‘Supernatural’ in 2011.

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Jensen Ackles's FAQ

  • What is Jensen Ackles birthday?

    Jensen Ackles was born at 1978-03-01

  • Where is Jensen Ackles's birth place?

    Jensen Ackles was born in Dallas

  • What is Jensen Ackles nationalities?

    Jensen Ackles's nationalities is American

  • Who is Jensen Ackles spouses?

    Jensen Ackles's spouses is Danneel Ackles (m. 2010)

  • Who is Jensen Ackles siblings?

    Jensen Ackles's siblings is Joshua, Mackenzie

  • Who is Jensen Ackles childrens?

    Jensen Ackles's childrens is Arrow Rhodes Ackles, Justice Jay Ackles, Zeppelin Bram Ackles

  • What was Jensen Ackles universities?

    Jensen Ackles studied at Dartmouth Elementary School(1990), Apollo Junior High School, Lloyd V. Berkner High School

  • How tall is Jensen Ackles?

    Jensen Ackles's height is 186

  • Who is Jensen Ackles's father?

    Jensen Ackles's father is Alan Roger Ackles

  • Who is Jensen Ackles's mother?

    Jensen Ackles's mother is Donna Joan

  • What is Jensen Ackles's sun sign?

    Jensen Ackles is Pisces