Jensen Ackles is an American actor and director that is best known for his roles in the popular television series and soap opera Days of Our Lives. Born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, TX, Ackles began his life in front of cameras by modeling when he was just four years old. His father, Alan Roger Ackles, was also an actor and was said to be Jensen’s inspiration for getting into the business.
After serving in guest roles on shows like Mr. Rhodes, Sweet Valley High, and Cybill, Ackles became a long term member of the popular NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. In 1998, he actually ended up winning a Soap Opera Digest Award for the Best Male Newcomer of the year.
Ackles departed from Days of Our Lives in 2000 and then went on to appear in a number of popular TV series. He began to truly develop into one of Hollywood’s bright, up and coming actors when he became featured on popular shows like Dawson’s Creek and Supernatural.
Today, Ackles has shifted his focus towards working on Supernatural and looking for opportunities to serve as a director. As far as his personal life, he became engaged to actress and model Daneel Harris in November of 2009. The two married in May of 2010 in Ackles’ hometown of Dallas, TX. They have one daughter, named Justice Jay, who was born in May 30, 2013.
Due to his Hollywood success, Ackles has accumulated a net worth that is somewhere in the area of $10 million. Much of this has come from his extended stay as the star of Supernatural, which has been running strong since 2005. In 2016, he received the Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy TV Actor award at the People’s Choice Awards for his role in the show.