Emmy Award-nominee Jensen Ackles is an American actor, singer, and director best known for playing Dean Winchester in the CW horror fantasy series Supernatural.
He is also popular for playing Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations. Ackles’ other notable acting credits are Blonde, Dark Angel, Dawson’s Creek, Smallville, and Mr. Rhodes. Jensen is estimated at around $14 million as of 2020.
Jensen’s Short Biography
Jensen Ross Ackles was born on 1st March 1978 in Dallas, Texas, the United States of America to Donna Joan and Alan Roger Ackles. He is American as per his nationality and has mixed (English, Irish, German, Scottish) ancestry.
Ackles grew up alongside his siblings Josh and Mackenzie and went to Apollo Junior High School and Dartmouth Elementary School in Texas. He enrolled and graduated from Berkner High School in 1996.
Earns $175 thousand per Episode from ‘Supernatural’: How Much Net Worth He Owns?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ackles is estimated at around $14 million as of February 2020. He reportedly earns $175 thousand per episode for his role as Dean Winchester in the fantasy series Supernatural.
An actor earns around $19.90 – $39.84 per hour to $37,000 – $67,000 per annum in the United States of America. Similarly, he earns $47.42 per hour to $41,826 – $48,597 annually. On the other hand, an experienced film director makes around $168,280 to millions of dollars from a single movie.
Jensen reportedly owns a 7,500 square-foot 5-bedroom mansion in Austin, Texas where the median house price ranges around $390,347 which can go up to millions of dollars depending on the property and location.
Additional Fact: Jensen is a co-owner of a brewery in Dripping Springs, Texas, Family Business Beer Company, along with his wife and in-laws.
Appearance In ‘Days Of Our Lives’ & Breakthrough With ‘Supernatural’
Jensen began modeling at a young age of four and began his acting journey in 1996. He made his acting debut as Michael Duss in a live-action TV show Wishbone. He then appeared in television shows like Sweet Valley High, Mr. Rhodes, Cybill, and several more.
In 1997, he joined the cast of the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady alongside Marla Adams, James Acheson, and Sarah Aldrich.
For his outstanding performance in the play, he won a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 1998, 1999, and 2000 respectively.
The Days of Our Lives star then went on to appear in the miniseries Blonde alongside Poppy Montgomery, Patricia Richardson, and Patrick Dempsey.
Jensen’s breakthrough came in when he was cast as Dean Winchester in the dark fantasy television series Supernatural in 2005. The show stars Jared Padalecki, Katie Cassidy, Lauren Cohan, and Misha Collins and is in its fifteenth and final season.
As a director, he directed 6 episodes of Supernatural from 2010-2015. In 2017, he played Justin Angles in Kings of Con.
Did You Know? Jensen got a matching tattoo with his Supernatural co-stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jared Padalecki on Morgan’s wedding reception.
Married For Nearly 9 Years: Wife & Children
Jensen dated actress cum model Dannel Harris for about three years and got engaged in November 2009. They exchanged their wedding vows on 15th May 2010 in Dallas, Texas in presence of their family and friends.
They welcomed their daughter Justice Jay “JJ” Ackles in May 2013 and their twins Zeppelin Bram and Arrow Rhodes on 2nd December 2016.
Charities and Philanthropic works
Apart from his professional life, he is also involved in several philanthropic works. Here is a list of few foundations which Jensen supports:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Cancer Society
- Operation Smile