More Jensen Ackles Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Jensen Ackles was born March 1, 1978 in Dallas, Texas and was raised in Richardson, Texas. As a child and teenager, he worked as a model for local magazines and department stores. At 16, he began participating in an acting workshop in Dallas, but chose to remain in Richardson to finish high school.
In 1996, Ackles moved to Los Angeles, and within weeks, booked his first acting job on Sweet Valley High. This was followed by a guest appearance on Cybill and a series role on Mr. Rhodes. In July of 1997, he joined the cast of Days of Our Lives in the role of Eric Brady, Sami's long-lost twin brother. Ackles won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer, and was twice nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Younger Leading Male category. He left Days in 2000 for a series development deal at ABC.
He co-starred in the CBS mini-series Blonde, opposite Poppy Montgomery and Patrick Dempsey, and starred in a pilot for FOX called The Third Degree. After an appearance on Dark Angel, his role was made a series regular in the 2001-2002 season.
Bio courtesy Fox (24-Jul-2002)