Jensen Ackles is a popular Hollywood actor who has appeared in many TV series as well as some movies. Ackles started his career at the tender age of two, appearing as a model in some television commercials. He then commenced acting at the age of 18 and has featured in a slew of TV series and movies. The most notable ones are the long-running soap opera, Days of Our Lives as well as the sci-fi series, Supernatural. In Supernatural, Ackles plays the sexy/funny/smart Dean Winchester, who investigates and fights paranormal activities alongside his brother and father. Find out more about Ackles here including his wife, kids, brother, net worth etc.
Jensen Ackles Bio (Age)
Jensen Ross Ackles was born on the 1st of March 1978 in Dallas, Texas. He had his education at Dartmouth Elementary School, Apollo Junior High School, and LV Berkner High School. He graduated in 1996. While in high school, Ackles was a typical sports jock. He loved and participated in several sporting activities such as lacrosse and baseball. His love for sports was so great that he initially aspired to become a sports therapist. This dream, however, did not materialize as he chose to go into acting.
Jensen Ackles commenced his acting career in 1996, the same year he left high school. His very first role was as Michael Doss in the PBS series, Wishbone. From there, he went on to land roles in other series such as Sweet Valley High, Mr. Rhodes, and Cybill. Ackles made a major breakthrough in 1997 when he landed the role of Eric Brady (twin brother of the scheming Semi) on the soap opera, Days of our Lives. His stint on the show lasted for three years and he received three Emmy nominations for his outstanding performances. After leaving Days of Our Lives in 2000, Ackles featured in other series such as Blonde, Dark Angel, Dawson’s Creek, and Smallville. This was until 2005 when he landed the unforgettable role of Dean Winchester on the CW series, Supernatural.
Jensen Ackles’ talent is not restricted to the small screen alone. He has featured in movies such as Ten Inch Hero (2007) and My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009). He has also taken part in theatrical productions such as A Few Good Men, in Fort Worth Texas in 2007.
The Texas native has a fortune estimated at $14 million. He made his money from his acting career as well as business. Jensen Ackles owns a brewery that is located in Austin, Texas. The brewery is aptly named Family Business Brewery Co. The business is a joint venture between Ackles, his wife as well as his brother-in-law, Gino Graul. The brewery opened in 2018 and produces different types of beers, stouts, lagers, and pale ales. The brewery does not commercially distribute its beer. They only sell it on the property. Ackles’ wife and brother-in-law take care of the day to day running of the business.
Wife and Kids
The Supernatural star is married to Danneel Ackles (formerly Danneel Harris). She is also an actress and model and has featured in TV series such as One Tree Hill and One Life to Live.
The couple started their relationship in 2006 but were platonic friends even before that time. They got engaged in November 2009 and tied the knot six months later. They got married in Ackles’ hometown of Dallas on the 16th of May 2010. Their union has produced three children including daughter, Justice Jay, born in May 2013. They also have a set of twins, Arrow Rhodes (daughter) and Zeppelin (son), born in December 2016. The Ackles’ family were formerly based in California. They, however, moved to Austin, Texas in 2014.
Family and Brother
Ackles hails from a family of five. His father’s name is Alan Roger while his mother’s name is Donna Joan. Ackles’ dad is also an actor. In fact, he and his dad both featured in the 2005 horror movie, Devour. They played the role of a father and son in that movie.
Jensen Ackles has two siblings, a brother named Josh and a sister named Mackenzie. Ackles is also popular for performing the song, ‘Brother’, at some public events. Brother is a 2015 song by the American rock band, NeedtoBreathe.