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 being 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.