Jensen Ackles

Actor, Model
Charismatic actor Jensen Ackles rose to television prominence as the star of a popular primetime series prior to branching out to feature films. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, the Dallas native landed several TV ... Read more »
Born: 02/28/1978 in Richardson, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Devour 2014 (Movie)

Jake Gray (Actor)

Supernatural 2011 - 2012, 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Ten Inch Hero 2014 (Movie)

Priestly (Actor)

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

My Bloody Valentine 2009 (Movie)

Tom Hanniger (Actor)

Smallville 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Cybill 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dark Angel 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blonde 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Rhodes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Charismatic actor Jensen Ackles rose to television prominence as the star of a popular primetime series prior to branching out to feature films. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, the Dallas native landed several TV guest spots before taking on a recurring role on the daytime soap "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) in 1997. Dissatisfied with his character's storylines, Ackles left "Days" for primetime and regular roles on such programs as "Dark Angel" (Fox, 2000-02), "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003) and "Smallville" (The WB/The CW, 2001-2011). One of many handsome young faces seen on the small screen every season, the actor broke away from the pack when he landed the role of the roguish Dean Winchester on the aptly-titled adventure-drama series, "Supernatural" (The WB/The CW, 2005- ). Though never a ratings juggernaut, the well-crafted genre show developed a fiercely loyal fan base that managed to keep it on the air for several seasons. As he enjoyed his "Supernatural" success, Ackles extended his résumé to include a turn as the hero of the 3-D horror feature, "My Bloody Valentine" (2009) and voice work as one of the Caped Crusader's more complex adversaries in the animated feature "Batman: Under the Red Hood" (2010). Blessed with classic leading man looks, but also possessing the skill to play multi-dimensional characters, Ackles remained a fan favorite for good reason.

Relationships

Alan Ackles Actor

Father
Born Oct. 20, 1948

Josh Ackles

Brother
Born c. 1975

Mackenzie Ackles

Sister
Born c. 1985

Danneel Harris Actor

Wife
Announced engagement in November 2009 Married May 15, 2010

Lisa Rideg

Companion
No longer together

Donna Shaffer

Mother

EDUCATION

Lloyd V. Berkner High School

Richardson , Texas 1996

Milestones

2009

Cast in the remake of the cult movie "My Bloody Valentine 3D"

2005

Cast in the CW drama series "Supernatural" as Dean Winchester

2004

Joined the cast of "Smallville" (WB) playing Assistant Football Coach Jason Teague

2002

Joined the final season of "Dawson's Creek" (WB) as CJ, Jen Lindley's lover

2001

Became a series regular on "Dark Angel" (FOX) as Alec

2001

Appeared on the first season of "Dark Angel" (FOX) as Ben

2001

Appeared in the CBS miniseries "Blonde," about Marilyn Monroe

1997

Portrayed Eric Brady on the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives"

1996

Appeared on an episode of "Sweet Valley High" (syndicated)

1996

Had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom "Mr. Rhodes"

1995

Made TV acting debut in an episode of "Wishbone" (PBS)

1995

While attending a workshop for actors in Dallas, spotted by a talent agent and signed to representation

1982

At age four, appeared in print and TV commercials for Wal-Mart, Nabisco and Radio Shack

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