Jared Padalecki is a known American actor who gained his popularity with the role of Sam Winchester in a fantasy horror TV serirs “Supernatural”.
He was born on July 19,1982 in San Antonio in Texas. His father Gerald is a tax accountant and his mother Sherri is an English teacher. He has an older brother Jeff and a younger sister Megan.
His father’s surname Padalecki reveals his Polish descent, and his mother descents are in Germany, Scotland, France and England. Jared is a combination of many descents and therefore he loves to travel and visit all of the countries he is from.
He graduated from James Madison High School with great notes and thought he was going to be something related to science.
He always thought he will enroll the University of Texas after graduation but at the end he relocated to Los Angeles in California in order to pursue his acting career.
Jared risked a lot of the things he had because he didn’t know was his acting career going to work out and, without a college, he had no other option that to work at a low-payed job despites his good grades.
After winning “Claim To Fame Contest” in 1999, the doors to entertainment industry became opened to him.
He was introduced to a film agent at the Teen Choice Award and from that point his career went into a positive direction.
In 1999 he debuted in “A little inside” with his first acting role.
The year 2000 brought him a new role, in a very popular TV series “Gilmore Girls” where he acted alongside Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. This gained him attention amongst young people and he gained much sympathy from girls because of his looks.
He made several small appearancies in TV films: as a member of the cast “Silent Witness”, “Close to home” and even in “A Ring of Endless Light” with Mischa Burton and created by Disney.
In 2003 he appeared in a comedy “Cheaper by The Dozen” with Steve Martin, where he played a role of an unnamed bully.
“New York Minute” is an American teen comedy in 2004 where he starred alongside sisters Asley Olson and Mary Kate. He starred a boy who got sisters Olsen very interested in him.
In “Flight of the Phoenix” he starred with two famous actors: Hugh Laurie and Dennis Quaid.
In 2005 he had a role in a horror thriller film called House of Wax.
The same year he was in another horror film, as Tom in “Cry Wolf”, directed by Jeff Wadlow.
2005 was a good year for him because the same year he gained a role of Sam Winchester in “Supernatural”, which became a turning point of his career. This is his most famous role and nowadays he is known because of it.
This fantasy & sci-fi TV show brought him worldwide popularity and is still running on TV as NorthAmerican longest running sci-fi series. The fans of the series are constantly showing love to the actor and write about them although the show has finished filming.
In “Room 401”, a hidden camera reality series on MTV, he was a host but the series ended because of bad ratings.
In 2008 he acted in “The Christmas Cottage”, a Christmas biographical film where he starred alongside famous Peter O’Toole.
He had a leading role in “Friday 13th” which was a remake from 2009.
Before he married his wife Genevieve, he was in a relationship with Sandra McCoy for nearly 3 years. They got engaged in 2008 but split up the same year.
He met his wife Genevieve Cortese in the fourth season of his lead series “Supernatural” when she came and joined the cast as a demon called Ruby.
His romantic proposal happened in New York’s Metropolitan Museum, in front of their favorite painting.
They got married in 2010 in Sun Valley, Genevieve’s hometown, and two years later Genevieve gave birth to their first son Thomas Colton.
In 2013, Austin Shepherd Padalecki, their second son, was born. In 2017 she gave birth to their third child but their first daughter: Odette Elliot.
They live together in Austin in Texas in a very happy marriage. Jared claims that his wife is the most important thing he has and that she keeps him modest.
Full name: Jared Tristan Padalecki
Nick name: Moose, Jare, J-Rod, Sasquatch…
Date of birth: July 19, 1982
Birth place: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Education: James Madison High School, University of Texas
Awards: Constellation award for Best Male Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Television Episode, Constellation award for Best Male Performance in a 2012 Science Fiction Television Episode, People’s Choice award for Favorite TV Bromance
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Gerald Padalecki
Mother name: Sherri Padalecki née Kammer
Brother name: Jeff
Sister name: Megan
Marital status: married
Wife: Genevieve Cortese
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: Thomas Colton Padalecki, Austin Shepherd ‘Shep’ Padalecki, Odette Elliott Padalecki
Pet own: dogs Harley and Sadie
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 197 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye color: brown
Shoe Size: 13 (US)
Measurements: 45-16-34 in
Distinctive Features: Long hair, very tall
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $5 million
Interesting Facts about Jared Padalecki
He launched his campaign called “Always keep Fighting” in 2015 which started in order to raise funds for people who have problems with depression and addictions. He became involved in this campaign because of his own struggle with depression, which he didn’t hide from the media. Since he was very young, he was insecure about the things he did and getting rejected in movies made things even harder for him.
However, he never stopped fighting and he says that it’s very important for the victims to understand that they need to keep their minds clear and strong.
He twice launched the campaign under the same name, helping different people in need. He always tried to help anyone he knew was having trouble and he is known because of it.
His fans felt he has a good heart and that he is very compassionate so they surprised him in 2015 by holding up candles for him, after he said he was fighting depression this year.
Jared, Jensen and Mischa are the three main actors in “Supernatural” so the media gave them a collective nickname ” J2M”. They hang out together a lot and they are very good friends.
Jared is lactose intolerant so he always takes care about his food. His wife says that this doesn’t stop them from going out and they always cook together to make food that they love and both can eat.
In 1998 he and his school partner Chris won the national championship of National Forensic League (today known as The National Speech and Debate Association). That eventually led him to be one of the candidates for the Presidental Scholars Program in 2000, which is a program for awarding achievements of people who graduated school.
He won seven Teen Choice Awards, three Constellation Awards and three People’s Choice Awards. Jared claims this is very big for him and that his most important awards were those for ‘Best Fans’. He says that he never thought that he would have so much friends (as he calls his fans) and that he is very thanful of each one of them for constantly supporting him in everything he does.
In the hit series “Supernatural” he hasn’t played only Sam, but many other characters. He played Meg, Lucifer, Gary Frankle, Gadreel and a demon. Their make-up artist had a lot of fun with him because he had to play different roles and he had to wear different make-up in each one.
He started taking acting classes when he was a teen and this was one of the best investments he made, as he today claims.
His role model is Mischa Collins, actor with the role of angel Castiel in the “Supernatural”. He says he always finds the cast very inspirational.
Jared Padalecki is a known Anerican actor whose most popular role is in the TV series “Supernatural”.
He is well liked because of his good nature and simplicity.