10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jared Padalecki

  

Jared Padalecki has without a doubt become one of TV’s favorite stars thanks to his roles in hit series such as Gilmore Girls and Supernatural. Padalecki, is smart, talented, good-looking, and charming, but these are things fans already know about the star, and there is just so much more! With interviews, social media and secrets spilled here and there, we dug up some interesting facts about Padalecki just in time for his birthday! Check it out:

10. Early Life

Jared Tristan Padalecki was born on July 19, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas to Gerald and Sherri Padalecki. Jared grew up in Texas with his older brother Jeff, and his younger sister Megan. Despite an early interest in acting, Jared is extremely smart and graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison High School in 2000. In 1998, he and classmate Chris Cardenas won the National Forensics League national championship in Duo Interpretation and in his senior year he was a candidate for the Presidential Scholars Program. Even though he was supposed to attend the University of Texas to major in Engineering after high school, he opted instead to move to L.A. to pursue acting.

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9. Prankster

After so many years working together on Supernatural as brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have become almost like brothers. Despite the fact Sam is the more serious of the two, off-camera, Padalecki loves to joke around with Ackles to pass time on set, and they have created a never-ending prank war. 

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