Jared Padalecki Overview

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Born: July 19, 1982

Born in San Antonio, Texas as the middle of three children, Jared Padalecki knew at an early age that he wanted to become an actor. He began taking acting lessons at 12 and appeared in school plays. In 1999, he entered a Claim to Fame contest at a local Planet Hollywood. The prize was a trip to Los Angeles to present awards and escort celebrity winners offstage at Fox's Teen Choice awards. While there, he caught the attention of a talent manager who told him to look him up if he decided to make... See All

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