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Jensen Ackles Biography

Birth Name:
Jensen Ross Ackles
Birth Place:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Began modeling as a child in TV commercials for Nabisco, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart
  • Was signed as a teen by an agent after being spotted at a Dallas actors' workshop
  • Abandoned plans to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University and instead moved to L
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  • to pursue acting
  • Scored first role in a mid-1990s episode of the PBS talking-dog series Wishbone
  • Won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer in 1998 for his role as Eric Brady on Days of Our Lives
  • Made film debut in 2005's Devour, which also starred his real-life father, actor Alan Ackles
  • Named one of TV's Sexiest Men by TV Guide in 2006
  • Starred in a staging of A Few Good Men with Lou Diamond Phillips in 2007


  • 2016People's Choice Awards-Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor: winner
  • 2014People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Bromance: winner