Well-known American Actor, Jensen Ackles is famous for his works in TV series Supernatural, Days of Our Lives, Dark Angel, and Smallville. The Texas-based actor has also tasted success with his ventures into the film industry. Let us have a quick look at the life, career, and net worth of Jensen Ackles in 2020 in this article.
Early Life & Biography
Jensen Ross Ackles was born on 1st of March in 1978, in Dallas in city Texas, the United States to Donna Joan and Alan Roger Ackles who is an actor himself. His family has Scottish, English, German and Irish ancestry. Jensen has two siblings, a brother named Josh, and a sister called Mackenzie. The actor wanted to get a degree in sports medicine at the Texas Tech University and become a physical therapist which he couldn’t acquire due to his change of interest towards acting that made him move to Los Angeles.
Jensen Ackles is married to Danneel Harris, who is also an actor and a model. The couple was dating for three years before getting engaged in the year 2009. Ackles and Danneel got married in 2010, and Danneel gave birth to her first child, a girl in 2013. In 2016, the couple welcomed their offspring for the second time, this time twins.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Ackles’ first breakthrough as an actor came via his performance in the 1997 soap opera Days of Our Lives, in which he played the role of Eric Brady. The role bagged him the 1998 Soap Opera Digest Best Newcomer award. He also got nominated for consecutive three years for Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actor for his performance in Days of Our Lives.
In 2001, he made a guest role as serial killer Ben/X5-493 in James Cameron’s TV series Dark Angel and earned a prominent role in the second season of the series in 2002. In 2004, he was casted in the role of Jason Teague in Smallville which brought him more attention from the audience. He acted as the protagonist in the 2005 film Devour in which the role of his father was played by his father, Alan Ackles.
In 2005, he bagged the role of Dean Winchester in the horror show Supernatural. The show holds the record for the longest-running North American Science-fiction series in history. Ackles won accolades for his performances in the film Ten Inch Hero for his comic timing in 2007 and went on to taste box office success through the 2009 film My Bloody Valentine 3D. Jensen has also lent voice for characters Red Hood in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood and Gibson in the video game Tron: Evolution.
Net Worth and Earnings
From 2005 to 2017, he is said to have earned a salary of $175,000 for every episode of the series Supernatural. In the year 2012, he purchased a mini-estate in Malibu which is estimated to have a worth of $4,800,000. He sold two assets in the year 2013, one a starter home in Studio City for $700,000 and another at 134 Stonehaven Way for $3 million.
Apart from acting, he co-owns a brewery in Dripping Springs, Texas along with his wife and in-laws. The brewery is named as Family Business Beer Company which has a value of $1.2 million. The value of his house bought in 2014 in Malibu is around $7 million, and his estimated net worth is $17 million.
Jensen Ackles is one of the talented actors in the television industry who has captured many hearts with his performance in Supernatural. We expect him to taste more success at the box office too as he did once with My Bloody Valentine 3D, which will cater him more fans around the globe.