Jensen was born in Dallas, Texas. His father Alan Ackles was an actor in the Dallas area, so he was exposed to the entertainment industry at a young age. When he was a sophomore in high school, a friend asked him to come along to a local acting…more
Jensen and Danneel got married on May 15, 2010.
Jensen is married to Danneel Harris.
Jensen has had Lasik eye surgery.
Jensen owns a Cockapoo called Icarus and a Golden-doodle called Oscar.
Jensen's favorite city is Austin, Texas.
Jensen's parents named him Jensen because they considered other names like Justin but found them too common. It took them three days to name him; Jensen was the last name of someone listed in the hymnal at their church.
Jensen has recently taken up golfing. He admits he isn't very good but claims he was hooked after going out to the golf course with Tom Welling of Smallville.
Jensen wears contact lenses.
Jensen is a sports junkie. He loves football, lacrosse, baseball, and basketball. He played on the baseball and lacrosse teams in high school. When he started taking theater classes, he was the only "jock" in the theater department.
Even though Jensen's favorite basketball player is Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns, his favorite team is Dallas Mavericks who traded Steve Nash to the Phoenix Suns team.
Jensen's father, Alan Ackles, is also an actor. He appeared on episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger and Dallas. Jensen has also worked with his father in the movie Devour.
Jensen's favorite charity is Young Life. It's a Christian organization for high school teens, a youth ministry. They offer outings and ski trips, and have a camp.
Jensen's favorite time of the year is Christmas because of the holidays, the cold, the lights, and the spirit.
Jensen's favorite songs include Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah performed by Jeff Buckley and Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Jensen's favorite vacation spot is Bora Bora, Napa Valley.
Jensen planned to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University and become a physical therapist, before he decided to move to LA to give acting a try.
Jensen was offered a role as Eliza Dushku's love interest on Tru Calling, but chose to take a role on Smallville instead. Eric Christian Olsen was eventually given the role and the character's name was changed to Jensen.
Jensen's most treasured possesion is the necklace he had made in honor of his best friend, who was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver.
Jensen's first modeling gig was when he was just 2 years old.
Jensen enjoys boogie-boarding, horseback riding, and photography.
Jensen moved to Los Angeles in 1996 after graduating from high school.
Jensen's brother, Josh, is about three years older than him. His sister, Mackenzie, is about seven years younger.
Jensen auditioned for the role of Clark Kent on Smallville, but lost out to Tom Welling. He ended up getting the role as Jason because of his chemistry with Kristin Kruek during the audition.
Jensen and his Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki were voted People Magazine's "Sexiest Ghostbusters" in 2005.
In 1998, Jensen won a Soap Opera Digest Award for an "Outstanding Male Newcomer" for Days of our Lives.
Jensen's favorite season is fall.
Jensen is 6'1" (1.85 metres) tall.
Jensen currently splits his time between Burbank, California and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jensen likes country music. His favorite musician is Garth Brooks. He sings back-up vocals on good friend Steve Carlson's albums Spot in the Corner and Rollin' On.
In 2002, Jensen dated Lisa Rideg, a student at UCLA.
Some actors Jensen admires include Anthony Hopkins, Jim Caviezel, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, and Ewan McGregor.
Jensen modeled when he was four years old, and took a break until he was ten. His school friends teased him, but when he bought a car with his earnings at age 16, he got the last laugh!
Jensen graduated from Dartmouth Elementary School in 1987; he graduated Apollo Junior High School in Richardson, Texas in 1993; and he graduated from L. V. Berkner High School in 1996 in Richardson, Texas.
Jensen screen tested with Christie Clarke, who played his sister, for his role as Eric on Days of Our Lives. However, in the scene they acted out, Christie was not playing his sister and they had to kiss.
Jensen: (On the glitz and glamor of Hollywood) Yeah, I'm just not into all of that. I see all the red carpet paparazzi stuff and I'm like, "Really? Do I have to?!" I like to work and I know that's part of the job. But you kind of take it in stride.
Jensen: (On the fans of Supernatural) They've all been very cool. Next week, I'm headed to London for the first-ever 'Supernatural' convention. So I'm anxiously awaiting that to see how we're received there. But the fans have been great. When we started, we knew the show was going to be hit or miss, and we needed to find a core audience to really make us survive. And I think we've been able to do that.
Jensen: What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences, and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones.
Jensen: There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl's sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system; it could be a lot of different things.
Jensen: (Any regrets about not going to college) Right now, no, because I feel as though I got a very interesting "life college." I moved out to this huge city all by myself. I had to grow up quickly. I learned a lot of things about the real world that my friends are just learning. Also, I started reading the dictionary and books about college education — I was teaching myself what my friends were learning in class. And it worked out — I would come home and talk to them about stuff that they hadn't even learned yet.
Jensen: (Days of Our Lives) It almost didn't happen — it was about three or four months after Mr. Rhodes was canceled. I was auditioning but not getting the jobs, and I was discouraged. Meanwhile I'm getting calls from all my friends who are in college having a blast. I went for the Day of Our Lives audition, and I was so frustrated that I thought, "If I don't get this one, I'm moving back home."
Jensen: (How he got into acting) My father is an actor, so he brought me into his agency when I was young. It wasn't something I wanted to do until high school, when I started taking theater and really liked it. Then an agent found me and wanted me to come out to Los Angeles and give it a shot. I gave myself six months [to find something], but it only took me like a week to get a job.
Jensen: I get nervous around girls [when I'm talking to them] for the first time. Once I'm in, I can take the reins and go. It's just the initial approach I'm really bad at.
Jensen: I'm not Mr. Debonair Suave. I'm just a regular boy who goofs around, pulls pranks, and makes jokes. That doesn't sound very hot to me.
Jensen: I was in preschool and a girl actually kissed me on the cheek. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what it meant, so I instantly grabbed her face and kissed her on the lips. And, then I got suspended.
Jensen: (On being recognized in public) It kind of catches me off guard when people come up to me... because when you're out shooting 15 hours a day for three to four months at a time, you don't see anybody from the outside world. You forget the stuff you're doing is actually being seen by millions of people.
Jensen: (On his most embarassing moment) I was about 13 at the time, doing a photo shoot for a catalogue on the Southern Methodist University campus. The jeans were about three sizes too small, so they cut out the back and opened the leg---it looked fine from the front but the back was missing. Suddenly, the period bell rang, and the students flooded out of every building as I stood there with my rear end hanging out. It was not a fun moment.
Jensen: (on fan encounters) The fans are very cool. And they're avid fans of the genre, so when they come up to us, it's not necessarily about us personally - it's about the work, which is very flattering.
Jensen: (on "Supernatural" co-star Jared Padalecki) When Jared and I met, we kind of instantly became friends. He's five years younger than me, so it was cool. I knew what it felt like to be an older brother and he knew what it felt like to be a younger brother - we just kind of fell into a nice rhythm.
Jensen: I'm from Texas, and I would love to do an old-fashioned gun-slinging Western.
Jensen: (on carousing With Jared Padalecki) I do my best to corrupt the little guy, but sometimes I've got to respect his relationship (with actress Sandra McCoy).
Jensen: When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school.
Jensen: (on gift-giving) The worst gift that I ever gave a girl was a suitcase for Christmas. As in, 'I can't think of anything to give you, but here's a new suitcase.' Afterward, I was like, 'What were you thinking, idiot?'
Jensen: I'm into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy. But the sexiest thing on a girl--when I see it I'm like, oh my God--is these little tight boxers. Don't get me wrong, g-strings are fine, but those cover a little, to where it's just enough.
Jensen: (on what he likes in a woman) Me and my buddies say, 'Someone who gets it.' Gets sarcasm, gets high-brow humor. Ultimately, someone who you can pal around with and also be intimate with. Someone who can laugh at your jokes--it may sound cheesy, but someone who can be your best friend as well as your lover.
Jensen: What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones.
Jensen: I love the smell of shampoo on a girl's hair. You can walk past someone and be like, 'Wow, you took a shower this morning, didn't you? Because you smell lovely!'
Jensen: I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. I grew up in a Bible church and still hold those beliefs very close to me.
Jensen: When I was a sophomore, a friend asked me to go to a local acting seminar with him. Two guys were very interested in me and wanted me to come out to L.A. I wanted to finish high school before doing anything like that. I figured they'd just forget about me, but they kept after me for two years.
Jensen: I used to be scared of uncertainty; now I get a high out of it.
Jensen: (regarding Supernatural) I think just working with the show... learning what all this stuff means... like cold spots or certain electromagnetic waves or the crackling noises, the dimming lights and stuff like that that we do on a daily basis. This is stuff that is researched by the writers so now, when you're in a hotel room and it gets really cold and the lights start flickering it's like, "Alrighty! Where's my salt gun when I need it?"
Jensen: Being from Texas, I would say I favor a pair of jeans you can wear some boots with.