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Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki is best known for his starring role as Dean on the hit television series Gilmore Girls. Currently, he is filming the lead role in the pilot Supernatural for Warner Brothers Television.

Jared was last seen on the big screen starring in Flight of the Phoenix, opposite Dennis Quaid and Giovanni Ribisi. Up next, he stars in Cry Wolf, which is scheduled to be released this fall.

Last summer, audiences couldn't forget Jared's role opposite Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in New York Minute. Additionally, Jared completed a supporting role in the comedy Cheaper By the Dozen – a role that director Shawn Levey specifically requested him for. He can also currently be seen starring opposite Kathy Baker and Hallie Kate Eisenberg in the independent baseball movie A Little Inside.

Jared so captivated audiences with his recurring role on Gilmore Girls that he returned the next two seasons as a series regular. During his first hiatus, he spent two months in Australia filming the lead in the television movie Ring of Endless Light, based on the novel by Madeline L'Engle.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Jared developed an interest in acting in middle school when he began taking drama classes and performing in school plays. During high school, he competed in drama competitions, garnering regional, state, and even national awards. He won the 2000 Presidential Scholar Award for the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts in the theater competition that had over 7000 entrants.

It was another national talent search that sent Jared on a fateful trip to Hollywood. He auditioned in a local Planet Hollywood and won the chance to be a trophy presenter for the first Teen Choice Awards. The summer before his senior year of high school, he appeared on the awards show and caught the attention of a talent manager.

After graduating high school, Jared came out to Los Angeles and that summer landed the role on Gilmore Girls. On television, he also recently landed the coveted role of Macgyver for The WB network.

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Jared Padalecki Facts

Birth Name Jared Tristan Padalecki
BirthdayJuly 19, 1982 (39)
BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Jared Padalecki compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Keep Calm and Carry On
Friday the 13th
Supernatural: Season 6
Supernatural: Season 11
Supernatural: Season 5
Supernatural: Season 4
Supernatural: Season 2
Supernatural: Season 10
Supernatural: Season 3
Supernatural: Season 9
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