Jared Tristan Padalecki was born on 19th July 1982, in San Antonio, Texas USA, of Polish, German, English, Scottish and French descent. He is an actor who rose to prominence after landing the role of Dean Forester in the television series “Gilmore Girls” (2000–2005). Currently, he is the main star in the fantasy horror television series “Supernatural” (2005–present). Jared Padalecki has been accumulating his net worth as an actor since 1999.
How rich is this actor? Estimations show that the current net worth of Jared Padalecki is as much as $5 million. This amount is sure to increase, as it has been reported that he earns $125,000 per episode of the series “Supernatural”.
Jared Padalecki Net Worth $5 Million
After winning “Claim to Fame Contest” organized by Fox Broadcasting in 1999, Jared participated in Teen Choice Awards in which he came across the agent, and so passed-up university in favour of pursuing an acting career. At the very beginning of his career he appeared in minor roles of the feature film “A Little Inside” (1999) and made for television film “Silent Witness” (2000). Jared earned fame after acting in the television series “Gilmore Girls” (2000–2005) created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, for which he received a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama. However, most importantly, he proved that he was able to create characters which attract audiences, and he was so trusted as to land the lead role in another television series “Supernatural” (2005–present) created by Eric Kripke. This time he was even more successful, and was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards and SFX Award as the Best TV Actor. Even though the series received mixed and average reviews from critics, among the huge fan base it is considered to be a cult series. The growing popularity induced the release of a spin-off series such as “Ghostfacers”, “Supernatural: The Anime Series”, “Supernatural: Bloodlines” and others. Jared voiced the lead character on “Supernatural: The Anime Series” (2011). This way, Jared Padalecki has increased his popularity as well as the total size of his net worth.
It should be noted that Padalecki continues his career on the big screen, too. He was cast as the main star in the Disney Channel Original Movie “A Ring of Endless Light” (2000) directed by Greg Beeman, the teen film “New York Minute” (2004) directed by Dennie Gordon, the horror film “House of Wax” (2005) directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and the horror mystery film “Cry Wolf” (2005) directed by Jeff Wadlow. Among the above mentioned films “House of Wax” is exceptional as it brought Jared a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Breakout Male. Padalecki then landed two main roles, as Thomas Kinkade in “Christmas Cottage” (2008), and Clay Miller in “Friday the 13th” (2009); the latter increased the net worth of Jared Padalecki the most as the box office of the film grossed $91.4 million whereas the budget was $19 million.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he is married to actress Genevieve Cortese(2010). They have two children and reside in Austin, Texas USA.
Expecting 3rd child with wife Genevieve in March 2017.
Was enrolled as a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin when he got a job working on Gilmore Girls, he dropped out of school.
He and Supernatural (2005) star, Misha Collins both use sign language with their children. At the 2012 Salute to Supernatural convention in New Jersey, the two actors joked about their reactions to Signing Time! (2002) and "Baby Signing Time".
Was a final candidate for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in McG's abandoned reboot. One of his rivals for the part was Henry Cavill who was cast before it was scrapped and got to play the role in Man of Steel (2013).
On the film set of Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Jared met Tom Welling. who played Clark Kent on Smallville (2001). Before the start of Supernatural, his co-star Jensen Ackles also played on Smallville. Both shows filmed in B.C. Vancouver, in the CW lot, and they are all now real-life friends.
Had the same speech coach in high school as Matt Bomer.
He is an exceptionally skilled Chess player.
Known on sets for his love of playing pranks on his co-stars.
Had his first son with wife Genevieve Padalecki. named Thomas Colton Padalecki, who was born on March 19, 2012.
He and former Supernatural (2005) recurring guest star, Genevieve Padalecki, were married on February 27, 2010 in her hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho. Jensen Ackles, who plays "Dean Winchester", the older brother to Jared's character "Sam Winchester" on Supernatural (2005), was one of the groomsmen. Jared's real-life older brother, Jeff Padalecki, was best man.
Was engaged to long term girlfriend Sandra McCoy - he proposed in Paris while on holiday during the writers strike (October 2007-March 2008). But in June 2008, at the Supernatural Dallas convention, he announced that they were no longer engaged or together.
His mother, Sherri, was an English teacher at East Central High School in San Antonio. The same High School attended by, Henry Thomas.
One of his rivals on Gilmore Girls (2000) was Tristan. Tristan is Jared's middle name. Ultimately, Chad Michael Murray, who played Tristan became one of his good friends.
His father is of Polish descent. His mother has German, Scottish, French, and English ancestry.
[on battling depression] I, in the past, have had my own struggles of not [being] so happy with where I am in life, which is strange and I think it goes to show... Maybe a lot of people don't know this, but season three [of Supernatural], we were shooting an episode, and I went back to my trailer to get changed and just kind of broke down. A doctor came to set and talked to me for about 30 minutes or 45 minutes and said, 'Jared, I think you're clinically depressed. I think I should write you a note and we can shut down production for five days and then we can take it from there... I say constantly that there's no shame in dealing with these things," said the star, who explained that he began to feel better after taking a step back and taking a break. "There's no shame in having to fight every day, but fighting every day, and presumably, if you're still alive to hear these words or read this interview, then you are winning your war. You're here.
Just be yourself and the right guy will come along, whether it be today, tomorrow, or next year. It'll happen!
I love cookies baking. During the winter, they have these candles that smell like cookies, and I always buy like a hundred of them.
On love: "Don't place expectations on someone. Enjoy the time you have together, and let it go where it goes."
I'm a little self-conscious about my body. I love to wear hoodies because you can get cozy and eat some food and your belly doesn't show!
"I'm so happy with my family, my career and my friends, and I'd like for them to be here forever, so I guess loss is what scares me the most. - On the thing that scares him the most.
When asked about his superstitions: "Whenever I drive under a yellow light, I always kiss my finger and tap it on the roof of the car. And I do that when I get onto a plane as well!"
"Anywhere I can be with my family" - Jared on the happiest place on earth.