Jared Padalecki is an American actor who rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls and is best known for his role as Sam Winchester on Supernatural. He won Fox Broadcasting's Claim to Fame Contest (1999) and appeared at the Teen Choice Awards.
In 1998, Padalecki and his partner Chris Cardenas won the National Forensic League national championship in Duo Interpretation. He used to plan to attend the University of Texas but then he pursued an acting career instead.
Padalecki married former Supernatural guest star
Genevieve Cortesein 2010 and they have two sons.