March 1 1978 // Pisces // 6’1″
👣 Dallas, Texas ✈ Vancouver, Canada📍 Austin, Texas
[ raised in dallas | works in vancouver | home in austin ]
wife: danneel ackles (nee graul) m. 2010
children: justice jay (2013), zeppelin bram & arrow rhodes (2016)
pet(s): icarus (cockapoo), oscar (goldendoodle – brother-in-law adopted)
Jensen is an American Actor/Director who first started his career in 1998 when he joined the cast of Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady before moving on in 2001 to star in the mini-series Blonde as Eddie G and his make first appearance as Ben on Dark Angel before returning as a regular in the second series as Alec X5-494 opposite Jessica Alba.
Jensen went on to star in several other popular shows such as Dawson’s Creek and Smallville before landing a leading role in what could be considered his most popular character to date, Dean Winchestser in the WB/CW hit Supernatural. Jensen has been making millions of fans around the world fall in love with one half of the demon-hunting Winchester brothers for more than 11 years and has made the move from in front of the camera to behind the scenes and has directed 5 episodes of Supernatural, the first in Season 6.03 “Weekend at Bobby’s“.While Jensen has predominately stayed on the small screen, creating characters that are loved and enjoyed by many on a weekly basis he has also stared in several movies including DeVour where Jensen’s real-life father played his father on screen too and the slasher remake My Bloody Valentine.
In 2007 Jensen stared as punk-mohawk haired Priestly in the indie-comedy Ten Inch Hero where Jensen starred alongside his, now wife, Danneel Ackles – the pair were friends for 4 years before shooting the movie where Jensen stated they “fell in love” and began dating.
The pair made their first public appearance in early 2009 before later that same year announcing their engagement. On May 15 2010 in Jensen’s hometown of Dallas, Texas Jensen and Danneel exchanged vows and several years later, in May 2013 the couple welcomed their first child together, daughter Justice Jay “JJ” Ackles. The family resides in Austin, Texas when Jensen is not shooting Supernatural in Vancouver, Canada.
On August 10th 2016 Jensen announced that he and wife Danneel are expecting again; the news was announced via the couple’s own social media accounts – they revealed that they were expecting twins, a boy and a girl, in late 2016.
On 03 December 2016 Jensen shared the news on his Instagram account that in the early hours of Friday morning, 02 December, Danneel gave birth to their twins – their son, Zeppelin Bram and daughter Arrow Rhodes. Zeppelin is older than his sister by one minute.
As well as acting and directing, home-brewing is a huge passion for Jensen. It started with home-brewing alongside brother-in-law Gino Graul when living in Malibu after friend, Justin Hartley, asked him to store his home brewing equipment for him. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion and an eventual move to Austin, Texas to continue growing his family and start a new business venture.
It took several years but after buying land in Dripping Springs and creating a team in Jensen, wife Danneel, brother-in-law Gino and head brewer Nate Seale, The Family Business Beer Company officially opened its doors to the public in January 2018 to great success. The business has been attracting visitors from all over, both fans of Supernatural and fans of destination breweries alike. It will be exciting to watch this venture grow over the years!
Fans of Jensen will know as well as a passion for acting and directing Jensen has had a long love for music. Over the years he has performed cover songs at Supernatural conventions, gaining confidence and demand for him to release music of his own, having helped co-write several songs over the years with friends such as Steve Carlson.
Finally in 2018 Jensen and Steve joined together to form the band, Radio Company. Together the pair wrote and recorded their 10-track debut album in Austin Texas, releasing a the single “Sounds of Someday” when pre-order for the album went live on October 5 2019, as well as other merchandise from their official website. The full album was released on 8 November 2019 and shortly after it was announced that they are already working on another album!
As well as being an actor, director and musician in 2019 Jensen can add Wedding Officiate to his resume. On October 5 2019 Jensen officiated the marriage of close friends Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton; the longtime couple said of the request it was only right for Jensen to be the one to officially preform the ceremony as it was himself and wife Danneel that set them up on a blind date a decade before.