Full Name: Jared Tristan Padalecki
Nickname: Moose
Date Of Birth: July 19, 1982
Place Of Birth: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Education: Madison High School
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 6’4″ (1.93 m)
Parents: Jerry & Sherri [née Krammer] Padalecki
Siblings: Jeff Padalecki & Megan Padalecki
Spouse: Genevieve Padalecki [née Cortese] (February 27, 2010 – present)
Marriage location: Sun Valley, Idaho, United States
Children: Thomas Colton (19 March 2012), Austin “Shep” Shepherd (22 Dec 2013) & Odette Elliott (17 March 2017)
1. Mole
Triangular nose
Puppy dog eyes
Deep baritone voice
Towering height
· 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, a heroes, myths and legends high school teacher.
· He and former Supernatural (2005) recurring guest star Genevieve Padalecki were married on February 27, 2010, in her hometown of Sun Valley, ID. 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.
· Known on sets for his love of playing pranks on his co-stars
· An exceptionally skilled chess player.
· Was considered for the role of Superman/Clark Kent in the proposed relaunch of the Superman film franchise.
· He and Supernatural (2005) co-star Misha Collins both use sign language with their children. At the 2012 Salute to “Supernatural” convention in New Jersey, the two joked about their reactions to Signing Time! (2002) and “Baby Signing Time”.
· He and classmate Chris Cardeans together won the National Forensics League national championship in Duo Interpretation in 1998.
· Tried 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).
· His father is of Polish descent. His mother has German, Scottish, French, and English ancestry.
· Graduated from James Madison High School in 2000.
· His mother Sherri was an English teacher at East Central High School in San Antonio
· Older brother is named Jeff, younger sister is named Megan.

Jared was born in San Antonio, Texas to Gerald and Sherri Padalecki. His father is of Polish descent, while his mother has German, Scottish, French, and English ancestry.

He was a 2000 candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program. In 1998, Padalecki and his partner Chris Cardenas won the National Forensic League national championship in Duo Interpretation. Although he had originally planned to attend the University of Texas after graduating from high school in 2000, Padalecki decided to move to Los Angeles County, California instead to pursue an acting career.

Jared’s engagement to his Supernatural co-star Genevieve Cortese was announced in January 2010. They met when Genevieve guest-starred as Ruby on the show’s fourth season. Jared proposed to her in front of their favorite painting, Joan of Arc, by French realist Jules Bastien-Lepage at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in October 2009. The pair married on February 27, 2010, in Genevieve’s hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho. They have three children.

In March 2015, Jared launched his Always Keep Fighting campaign through Represent.com. His first campaign raised funds for To Write Love On Her Arms, which supports people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. The cause is particularly close to Padalecki, who has been candid about his own struggles with depression. For the second campaign in the Always Keep Fighting series in April 2015, Jared partnered with co-star Jensen Ackles to release a shirt featuring both of their faces, to benefit their newly formed joint charitable fund. Over 70,000 shirts were sold. Later, Jared launched a third campaign selling a further 40,000 shirts.

During San Diego Comic-Con 2015, more than 6,000 fans surprised Padalecki at the Supernatural panel by holding up candles for him, after having revealed his battle with depression earlier in the year.

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