|Birthname||Jensen Ross Ackles|
|Date of birth||March 1, 1978|
|Place of birth||Dallas, Texas, USA|
|Awards||1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer
2008 and 2010 Best Actor in a Drama Series Ewwy Award
Jensen Ackles is an American actor and director known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of our Lives, Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel, Jason Teague in Smallville, and, currently, Dean Winchester on the CW series Supernatural. He voiced Gibson in the 2010 videogames TRON: Evolution and TRON: Evolution - Battle Grids.
Ackles was born in Dallas, Texas, the son of Donna Joan (née Shaffer) and Alan Roger Ackles, an actor. Ackles has a brother, Joshua, who is three years older, and sister, Mackenzie, who is seven years younger. He is of English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He had planned to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University and become a physical therapist but instead moved to Los Angeles to start his acting career.
After modelling on and off since the age of 4, Ackles began to concentrate on an acting career in 1996, appearing in several guest roles on Mr. Rhodes, Sweet Valley High, and Cybill before joining the cast of the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives in 1997.
Ackles went on to appear in the mini-series Blonde, about the life of Marilyn Monroe, and a guest role on the James Cameron television series Dark Angel on Fox in 2001. His character died in the episode, but Ackles returned as the character's clone in the second season, and remained with the show as a series regular until its cancellation in 2002. In 2003, he joined the cast of the WB's hit show Dawson's Creek during its final season, and filmed several episodes of the unaired series Still Life for Fox before it was abruptly dropped. He also had a small role in the 2004 short film The Plight of Clownana.
He returned to Vancouver (where Dark Angel was filmed) in 2004 to become a regular on Smallville, and had a lead role in the 2005 film Devour, in which Ackles' father, actor Alan Ackles, played the father of Ackles' character.
In the summer of 2007, Ackles took on the role of Priestly in the independent comedy Ten Inch Hero, receiving high praise for his comedic timing in the role. He also appeared on stage in 2007, with Lou Diamond Phillips, in A Few Good Men at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2008, he was cast in the remake of the cult film My Bloody Valentine 3D, and 2010, he voiced Jason Todd in the animated film Batman: Under The Red Hood.
Ackles joined the cast of the CW horror/drama series Supernatural in 2005, starring as Dean Winchester. Supernatural's eighth season began broadcast on October 3, 2012.
Ackles dated actress, model, and gymnast Danneel Harris for three years; the two were engaged in November 2009 and married in Dallas, Texas on May 15, 2010. Ackles considers himself a non-denominational Christian.