Hometown is San Antonio, Texas.
Has the same manager as Freddie Prinze Jr..
Won Fox TV’s “Claim To Fame” Contest and got to present at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards.
Has been taking acting classes since he was 12.
Graduated from James Madison High School in 2000.
Older brother is named Jeff, younger sister is named Megan.
Born in 1982, he is the youngest cast member of the TV series Gilmore Girls (2000), approximately a year younger than Alexis Bledel.
Has two dogs.
Was considered for the role of Superman/Clark Kent in the proposed relaunch of the Superman film franchise.
He is four years younger than his TV older brother, Jensen Ackles. They are real life best friends.
He and classmate Chris Cardeans together won the National Forensics League national championship in Duo Interpretation in 1998.
He and his Supernatural (2005) co-star Jensen Ackles were voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Ghostbusters” in 2005.
Close friends with actor Chad Michael Murray; they met on the set of Gilmore Girls (2000). They also starred in the remake of 1953’s La maison de cire (2005).
Good friends with actor Derek Lee Nixon and Director Andrew Pozza from San Antonio, Texas.
His father is of Polish descent. His mother has German, Scottish, French, and English ancestry.
One of his rivals on Gilmore Girls (2000) was Tristan. Tristan is Jared’s middle name. Ultimately, Chad Michael Murray, who played Tristan became one of his good friends.
His mother, Sherri, was an English teacher at East Central High School in San Antonio. The same High School attended by, Henry Thomas.
Was engaged to long term girlfriend Sandra McCoy – he proposed in Paris while on holiday during the writers strike (October 2007-March 2008). But in June 2008, at the Supernatural Dallas convention, he announced that they were no longer engaged or together.
He and former Supernatural (2005) recurring guest star, Genevieve Padalecki, were married on February 27, 2010 in her hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho. Jensen Ackles, who plays “Dean Winchester”, the older brother to Jared’s character “Sam Winchester” on Supernatural (2005), was one of the groomsmen. Jared’s real-life older brother, Jeff Padalecki, was best man.
Had his first son with wife Genevieve Padalecki. named Thomas Colton Padalecki, who was born on March 19, 2012.
Known on sets for his love of playing pranks on his co-stars.
He is an exceptionally skilled Chess player.
Had the same speech coach in high school as Matt Bomer.
On the film set of Treize à la douzaine (2003) Jared met Tom Welling. who played Clark Kent on Smallville (2001). Before the start of Supernatural, his co-star Jensen Ackles also played on Smallville. Both shows filmed in B.C. Vancouver, in the CW lot, and they are all now real-life friends.
Was a final candidate for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in McG’s abandoned reboot. One of his rivals for the part was Henry Cavill who was cast before it was scrapped and got to play the role in Man of Steel (2013).
Both he and his Supernatural (2005) co-star Jensen Ackles are natives of Texas.
His second son with wife Genevieve Padalecki was born on the evening of 22 December 2013 at home.
Tried out for Clark Kent/Superman in Superman Returns (2006), Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Épisode II – L’attaque des clones (2002) and Conan in Conan (2011).
He and Supernatural (2005) star, Misha Collins both use sign language with their children. At the 2012 Salute to Supernatural convention in New Jersey, the two actors joked about their reactions to Signing Time! (2002) and “Baby Signing Time”.
Was enrolled as a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin when he got a job working on Gilmore Girls, he dropped out of school.
Expecting 3rd child with wife Genevieve in March 2017.
“Anywhere I can be with my family” – Jared on the happiest place on earth.
When asked about his superstitions: “Whenever I drive under a yellow light, I always kiss my finger and tap it on the roof of the car. And I do that when I get onto a plane as well!”
“I’m so happy with my family, my career and my friends, and I’d like for them to be here forever, so I guess loss is what scares me the most. – On the thing that scares him the most.
I’m a little self-conscious about my body. I love to wear hoodies because you can get cozy and eat some food and your belly doesn’t show!
On love: “Don’t place expectations on someone. Enjoy the time you have together, and let it go where it goes.”
I love cookies baking. During the winter, they have these candles that smell like cookies, and I always buy like a hundred of them.
Just be yourself and the right guy will come along, whether it be today, tomorrow, or next year. It’ll happen!
[on battling depression] I, in the past, have had my own struggles of not [being] so happy with where I am in life, which is strange and I think it goes to show… Maybe a lot of people don’t know this, but season three [of Supernatural], we were shooting an episode, and I went back to my trailer to get changed and just kind of broke down. A doctor came to set and talked to me for about 30 minutes or 45 minutes and said, ‘Jared, I think you’re clinically depressed. I think I should write you a note and we can shut down production for five days and then we can take it from there… I say constantly that there’s no shame in dealing with these things,” said the star, who explained that he began to feel better after taking a step back and taking a break. “There’s no shame in having to fight every day, but fighting every day, and presumably, if you’re still alive to hear these words or read this interview, then you are winning your war. You’re here.