Life and CareerEdit
Jensen Ackles was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas. He has a three year older brother and a seven year younger sister.
He started acting in 1996 and had guest roles on Mr. Rhodes, Sweet Valley High, and Cybill. In 1997, he joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady. For his work on Days of our Lives, he won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer in 1998 and was nominated three times (1998-2000) for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. In 2000, he departed from the show.
He then had one-season appearances as a series regular in "Dark Angel" (2001/2002) and "Smallville" (2004/2005) before he joined the cast of "Supernatural" as the main character Dean Winchester. For his work on Supernatural, he won twice (2008, 2010) an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series an in 2011 a TV Guide Award for Favourite Actor.