Welcome back to Humor Nation. Majority of the fans all across the world know Jared Padalecki for his role of Sam Winchester on Supernatural. It is a role that gave him major stardom and launched his career to a different stratosphere. We are well familiar with the character of Sam, but how much do we really know Jared Padalecki?
So Take A Look At 5 Interesting And Unknown Facts About Jared Padalecki
5. BACKGROUND, FAMILY, RELATIONSHIPS
Did you know that Jared was born in the city of San Antonio located in the state of Texas. The name of his parents are Sherri and Gerald. While his father Gerald has Polish ancestry whereas his mother Sherri has French and German ancestry. Jared’s mom Sherri worked at the East Central High School located in SA, Texas which is the same school where the actor Henry Thomas also studied. Jared has a sister named Megan Padalecki and a brother named Jeff. Also his middle name is Tristan which is also the name of a character on the Gilmore Girls.
While everyone knows very well that Jared fell in love with his supernatural co-star Genevieve Padalecki and the duo married in 2010 in a ceremony, Jensen served as the groomsman of Jared. Together they have three children, two sons and a daughter. But very few people know that Jared was earlier engaged to Sandra McCoy who was his girlfriend, but he announced their separation in 2008. In 2016, the casting director of Gilmore Girls in which Jared played the role of Dean Forester, Mara revealed that Jared and Alexis Bledel had dated in the past. At first, the fans of the actor didn’t buy it, but when Jared revealed that they indeed dated at some point turned many heards. However,, the described the entire relationship as ‘silly’.
Apart from being an exceptional actor, many don’t know that he was a scholar at one point. Jared has won the National Forensic League competition along with his friend Chris Cadeneas, He was the 2000 candidiate for the National Merit Scholarship and planned to enroll in the University of Texas, but eventually chose the acting path.
4. STRUGGLE TO STARDOM
While Jared’s success is a result of all his hard work, but it is not an overnight success story. The actor had to struggle a lot, work his way to get roles where he could showcase his acting skills. His acting career started when he won the 1999 FOX’s CLAIM TO FAME through which he came across an acting agent. His first film appearance was in 1999 ‘A Little Inside’ where he played the role of Matt Nelson. Jared’s first big break came when he was cast in ‘Gilmore Girls’ where he played the role of Dean Forester. He would then go on to appear in TV films such as A Ring of Endless Light, Close to Home, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Some of his major Hollywood appearances include films such as New York Minute, House of Wax, Friday the 13th, Christmas Cottage and Cry Wolf. But the role which would immortalize him is Supernatural’s Sam Winchester