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Jared Padalecki Biography

Birth Name:
Jared Tristan Padalecki
Birth Place:
San Antonio, Texas, United States

Fast Facts

  • Started taking acting lessons when he was 12
  • Won a Claim to Fame contest in 1999 that sent him to the first Teen Choice Awards where he was noticed by an agent
  • Was a candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program in 2000
  • Planned to attend the University of Texas but changed his mind when he won the role of Dean on Gilmore Girls
  • Received information about mythology to prep him for Supernatural from his mom, Sherri, who is a high school heroes, myths and legends teacher


  • 2014People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Bromance: winner