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Jared Padalecki

Biography

Originally gaining recognition for his role mainly because Dean Forester about Gilmore Ladies in the first 2000s, he bolstered his fame along with his lead role mainly because Sam Winchester about Supernatural. He started attending acting college when he was twelve and went to James Madison SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in San Antonio. He offers starred in the movies NY Minute and Home of Polish, and, in 1999, he received FOX’s State to Fame Competition, allowing him to seem on the Teenager Choice Honours. He includes a sibling called Jeff and a more youthful sister called Megan. He wedded Genevieve Cortese this year 2010. He and Genevieve possess sons called Thomas and Shepherd and a little girl called Odette. He starred on Gilmore Young ladies with Alexis Bledel.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jared Padalecki
Date Of Birth July 19, 1982
Place Of Birth San Antonio, TX
Height 1.93 m
Profession TV Actor
Education James Madison High School
Nationality American
Spouse Genevieve Cortese
Children Odette Elliott Padalecki, Thomas Colton Padalecki, Austin Shepherd Padalecki
Parents Sharon L. Kammer, Gerald R. Padalecki
Siblings Jeff Padalecki, Megan Padalecki
Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Bromance, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor Drama, People's Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Duo, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male
Movies Friday the 13th, House of Wax, New York Minute, Cry Wolf (Theatrical), Christmas Cottage, A Ring of Endless Light, Flight of the Phoenix, A Little Inside, Friday the 13th Part 2 (3D), Phantom Boy, Do Not Disturb, Close to Home
TV Shows ER, Room 401, Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, Young MacGyver, Supernatural The Animation, Movie Life: House of Wax
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Expecting 3rd child with wife Genevieve in March 2017.
2Was enrolled as a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin when he got a job working on Gilmore Girls, he dropped out of school.
3He and Supernatural (2005) star, Misha Collins both use sign language with their children. At the 2012 Salute to Supernatural convention in New Jersey, the two actors joked about their reactions to Signing Time! (2002) and "Baby Signing Time".
4Tried out for Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006), Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Conan in Conan the Barbarian (2011).
5His second son with wife Genevieve Padalecki was born on the evening of 22 December 2013 at home.
6Both he and his Supernatural (2005) co-star Jensen Ackles are natives of Texas.
7Was a final candidate for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in McG's abandoned reboot. One of his rivals for the part was Henry Cavill who was cast before it was scrapped and got to play the role in Man of Steel (2013).
8On the film set of Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Jared met Tom Welling. who played Clark Kent on Smallville (2001). Before the start of Supernatural, his co-star Jensen Ackles also played on Smallville. Both shows filmed in B.C. Vancouver, in the CW lot, and they are all now real-life friends.
9Had the same speech coach in high school as Matt Bomer.
10He is an exceptionally skilled Chess player.
11Known on sets for his love of playing pranks on his co-stars.
12Had his first son with wife Genevieve Padalecki. named Thomas Colton Padalecki, who was born on March 19, 2012.
13He and former Supernatural (2005) recurring guest star, Genevieve Padalecki, were married on February 27, 2010 in her hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho. Jensen Ackles, who plays "Dean Winchester", the older brother to Jared's character "Sam Winchester" on Supernatural (2005), was one of the groomsmen. Jared's real-life older brother, Jeff Padalecki, was best man.
14Was engaged to long term girlfriend Sandra McCoy - he proposed in Paris while on holiday during the writers strike (October 2007-March 2008). But in June 2008, at the Supernatural Dallas convention, he announced that they were no longer engaged or together.
15His mother, Sherri, was an English teacher at East Central High School in San Antonio. The same High School attended by, Henry Thomas.
16One of his rivals on Gilmore Girls (2000) was Tristan. Tristan is Jared's middle name. Ultimately, Chad Michael Murray, who played Tristan became one of his good friends.
17His father is of Polish descent. His mother has German, Scottish, French, and English ancestry.
18Good friends with actor Derek Lee Nixon and Director Andrew Pozza from San Antonio, Texas.
19Close friends with actor Chad Michael Murray; they met on the set of Gilmore Girls (2000). They also starred in the remake of 1953's House of Wax (2005).
20He and his Supernatural (2005) co-star Jensen Ackles were voted People Magazine's "Sexiest Ghostbusters" in 2005.
21He and classmate Chris Cardeans together won the National Forensics League national championship in Duo Interpretation in 1998.
22He is four years younger than his TV older brother, Jensen Ackles. They are real life best friends.
23Was considered for the role of Superman/Clark Kent in the proposed relaunch of the Superman film franchise.
24Has two dogs.
25Born in 1982, he is the youngest cast member of the TV series Gilmore Girls (2000), approximately a year younger than Alexis Bledel.
26Older brother is named Jeff, younger sister is named Megan.
27Graduated from James Madison High School in 2000.
28Has been taking acting classes since he was 12.
29Won Fox TV's "Claim To Fame" Contest and got to present at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards.
30Has the same manager as Freddie Prinze Jr..
31Hometown is San Antonio, Texas.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supernatural2005-2017TV SeriesSam Winchester Ezekiel Gadreel ...
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life2016TV Mini-SeriesDean Forester
Phantom Boy2015Lt. Alex (voice)
The Hillywood Show2015TV Mini-Series shortDancer
Behind the Scenes of Supernatural: A Fan's Perspective2014ShortJared Padalecki
Supernatural: The Animation2011TV SeriesSam Winchester
Friday the 13th2009Clay Miller
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage2008Thomas Kinkade
House of Fears2007J.P. (uncredited)
Cry_Wolf2005Tom
House of Wax2005Wade
Gilmore Girls2000-2005TV SeriesDean Forester
Flight of the Phoenix2004John Davis
New York Minute2004/ITrey Lipton
Young MacGyver2003TV MovieClay MacGyver
Cheaper by the Dozen2003Bully (uncredited)
A Ring of Endless Light2002TV MovieZachery Gray
Close to Home2001TV Movie
ER2001TV SeriesPaul Harris
Silent Witness2000TV MovieSam
A Little Inside1999Matt Nelson

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supernatural2007TV Series stunts - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Set with SPN: The Real Fan Contest2016Short special thanks
Supernatural2014TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
House of Fears2007special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
KTLA Morning News2009TV SeriesHimself
Scream Awards 20082008TV Movie documentaryHimself
HypaSpace2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Room 4012007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Supernatural File2007TV MovieHimself / Sam Winchester
America's Next Top Model2006TV SeriesHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Movie Life: House of Wax2005TV SeriesHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
I Chose Life: Stories of Suicide and SurvivalDocumentary filmingHimself
Extra2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On the Set with SPN: The Real Fan Contest2016ShortHimself
50 Years of Star Trek2016TV MovieHimself
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentary
Na Na Na Batman2014Video shortHimself
IMDb: What to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Supernatural2014TV SeriesHimself
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
NerdHQ2011-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Jensen Ackles: A Director's Journey2011Video documentary shortHimself
Supernatural and the Quest for the Soul2011Video documentary shortHimself
Project: Comic-Con2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Hacking Back/Slashing Forward2009Video shortHimself
In Bed with Carrie2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-FiSupernatural (2005)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV BromanceSupernatural (2005)· Jensen Ackles
· Misha Collins

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV DuoSupernatural (2005)· Jensen Ackles
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
2014TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite DuoSupernatural (2005)· Jensen Ackles
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actor
2013SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest ActorSupernatural (2005)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-FiSupernatural (2005)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-FiSupernatural (2005)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/FantasySupernatural (2005)
2008SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest TV ActorSupernatural (2005)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: DramaSupernatural (2005)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Breakout Performance - MaleHouse of Wax (2005)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Actor, DramaGilmore Girls (2000)


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#Quote
1[on battling depression] I, in the past, have had my own struggles of not [being] so happy with where I am in life, which is strange and I think it goes to show... Maybe a lot of people don't know this, but season three [of Supernatural], we were shooting an episode, and I went back to my trailer to get changed and just kind of broke down. A doctor came to set and talked to me for about 30 minutes or 45 minutes and said, 'Jared, I think you're clinically depressed. I think I should write you a note and we can shut down production for five days and then we can take it from there... I say constantly that there's no shame in dealing with these things," said the star, who explained that he began to feel better after taking a step back and taking a break. "There's no shame in having to fight every day, but fighting every day, and presumably, if you're still alive to hear these words or read this interview, then you are winning your war. You're here.
2Just be yourself and the right guy will come along, whether it be today, tomorrow, or next year. It'll happen!
3I love cookies baking. During the winter, they have these candles that smell like cookies, and I always buy like a hundred of them.
4On love: "Don't place expectations on someone. Enjoy the time you have together, and let it go where it goes."
5I'm a little self-conscious about my body. I love to wear hoodies because you can get cozy and eat some food and your belly doesn't show!
6"I'm so happy with my family, my career and my friends, and I'd like for them to be here forever, so I guess loss is what scares me the most. - On the thing that scares him the most.
7When asked about his superstitions: "Whenever I drive under a yellow light, I always kiss my finger and tap it on the roof of the car. And I do that when I get onto a plane as well!"
8"Anywhere I can be with my family" - Jared on the happiest place on earth.

#Trademark
1Towering height
2Deep baritone voice
3Puppy dog eyes
4Sideburns
5Triangular nose
6Mole

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