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Who's hotter: Supernatural's Jared Padalecki vs. Jensen Ackles

Mara Marini is a Canadian film, television and theater actress perhaps best known for her recurring role as Brandi Maxxxx on the hit NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Marini has also appeared in a number of indie comedy and horror ...

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Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

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Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki, Supernatural

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Jared Tristan Padalecki was born July 9, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas. He's of Polish, German, Scottish, French and English ancestry. He began taking acting classes at the age of 12 and, in 1999, won Fox Broadcasting's Claim to Fame Contest, which allowed him to attend the Teen Choice Awards, where he met an agent.

Talent

He had his first minor role in the 1999 film, A Little Inside. In 2000, he got his first big break and was cast as series regular, Dean Forester, in the WB series, Gilmore Girls. In the early 2000s, he appeared in such films as Cheaper by the Dozen, New York Minute and House of Wax. In 2005, he was cast in both the horror film, Cry_Wolf, and as Sam Winchester on the CW series, Supernatural.

Trivia

  1. He was approached for a role in the G.I. Joe movie, but couldn't take it due to his Supernatural commitments.
  2. He is famous for his practical jokes on the set of Supernatural.
  3. He is four years younger than his character's older brother, Dean Winchester, but in real life, Jared and Jensen Ackles are best friends.

Fitness

Jared loves football and keeps fit with a regimen of kickboxing and jiu-jitsu. He was ranked one of the 25 fittest men in the U.S. in Men's Fitness magazine.

Kindness

Jared shot a campaign for PETA about not wearing fur and also supports the Los Angeles-based charity, A Dog's Life Rescue.

Pets

He has a German-shepherd-pit-bull-dingo mix named Sadie.

Intelligence

Although he originally planned to attend the University of Texas, he moved out to Los Angeles after high school to start his acting career. He is also an excellent chess player and won the National Forensic League championship in high school.

Commitment

He was engaged once before, to long-time girlfriend, Sandra McCoy, who he met while filming the movie Cry_Wolf. He has been married to former Supernatural co-star, Genevieve Cortese, since 2010 and the couple has two sons, Thomas and Shepherd.

Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles, Supernatural

Photo: Nino Mu–oz /The CW

Jensen Ross Ackles was born March 1, 1978 in Dallas, Texas. He's of English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He began modeling at 4 years old and had several guest roles on television before getting the role of Eric Brady on NBC's Days of our Lives.

Talent

Jensen was nominated for a Daytime Emmy three times. Prior to joining Supernatural, he had steady work on shows like Dark Angel, Dawson's Creek and Tru Calling. He hit the big screen in 2007 in an indie film called Ten Inch Hero and, that same year, made his theatre debut alongside Lou Diamond Phillips in A Few Good Men in Fort Worth, Texas.

Trivia

  1. Two hobbies of his are golf and photography.
  2. His father, Alan Ackles, is also an actor and appeared on Walker, Texas Ranger and Dallas. (Jensen worked with his father in the movie, Devour.) 
  3. He loves country music and sings backup vocals on two of his friend Steve Carlson's albums.

Fitness

He is a sports junkie and loves basketball, baseball, football and lacrosse. He also claims his favorite hangover remedy is exercise.

Kindness

He is always very gracious to his fans — whether on the street or at conventions — and he has been known to stop and sign autographs, even after a long day of filming and traveling. He is also a huge animal activist and also supports the Christian charity, Young Life.

Pets

He has two dogs: a cockapoo, Icarus, and a goldendoodle, Oscar.

Intelligence

He had planned to attend Texas Tech University and become a physical therapist, but he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Commitment

Ackles married Danneel Harris in 2010, whom he met on Ten Inch Hero, and the couple has one daughter together named Justice.

About Mara Marini

Mara Marini

Mara Marini is a Canadian film, television and theater actress perhaps best known for her recurring role as Brandi Maxxxx on the hit NBC comedy series, Parks and Recreation. Marini has also appeared in a number of indie comedy and horror films. In 2013, she launched a popular digital comedy video series called Inside Dating on Break.com. She will soon be guest-starring on Disney's Kickin' It and shooting a politically incorrect feature comedy this fall. For more information on Mara, check out her official website, www.maramarini.com, and follow her on Facebook or on Twitter at @popgloss.

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