Full name: Jared Tristan Padalecki Born: July 19, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas Parents: Jerry Padalecki, Sharon Kammer Siblings: Jeff (older brother), Megan (younger sister) Spouse: Genevieve Padalecki nee Cortese Children: Thomas Colton Padalecki and Shepherd Padalecki Jared won in the Duo section of the National Forensic League's National Speech Tournament in 1998 and was an honor student (Source).He won the Claim to Fame Contest in 1999 and appeared at the Teen Choice Awards that year.Jared was a candidate for the 2000 Presidential Scholars Program.After he graduated from James Madison High School he started to pursue his acting career. in March 2008, Jared announced that on January 28th, 2008 they got engaged on their fourth anniversary, in Paris.In 2000, he was cast as Dean Forester on the television series Gilmore Girls, a role he played until 2005.Throughout the early 2000s, he appeared in several made-for-television films, including Silent Witness, Close to Home, and the Disney Channel Original Movie A Ring of Endless Light.Jared Padalecki is currently married to Genevieve Cortese.
Jared dated co-star Genevieve Cortese though 2008 and they announced their engagement in January 2010.
In 2004, he appeared in the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen comedy, New York Minute as Trey Lipton, a cute boy to whom the Olsens' characters are attracted.
He also landed a short role in the thriller Flight of the Phoenix alongside Dennis Quaid and Hugh Laurie.
Padalecki plays Sam Winchester on the CW's cult-hit series about a pair of demon-hunting brothers on a destiny run; Cortese appeared on the fourth season of the series as the second embodiment of the comely but eeeevil demon Ruby.
(The couple, whose characters shared some superhot sex scenes and a dysfunctional but intense relationship during their time together on the show, have been dating very, very stealthily.