Who is Jared Padalecki and what is his net worth 2018? Jared Tristan Padalecki is famous for portraying the role of Sam Winchester in TV series Supernatural. Jared, an American actor, rise to fame through Television Series “Gilmore Girls”. He is famous among his fans for his good looks and remarkable physique. Jared has won the prestigious “People Choice Awards” and the “Teen Choice award”. Jared was once considered for the role of superhero “Superman” in the re-launch of the franchise. Jared and his co-star Jensen Ackles were voted as the “Sexist Ghostbusters” by People’s Magazine. He is known for his constant pranks on the sets with his co-stars.
Jared was born in San Antonio, Texas on 19th July, 1982. His parents are Gerald and Sherri (Kammer) Padalecki. Sherri Padalecki, his mother is an English teacher and is of English, Scottish and French descent. His father, Gerald, of polish ancestry, is a tax accountant. Jared has and older brother Jeff and, a younger sister named Megan.
Jared’s took his initial step to stardom when he won the Fox broadcasting’s “Claim to Fame Contest” in 1999.His first significant appearance was in Teen Choice award. His first role was cameo in the movie “A Little Inside”. In 2000, he was signed for the television series “Gilmore Girls”. He, concurrently, acted in many movies such as House of Wax, Cry Wolf and The Christmas Cottage. In 2005, after parting his ways with “Gilmore Girls”, Jared signed for sci-fi fantasy drama “Supernatural”. The TV serial was an instant hit and at present, is the longest running sci-fi series in North American history.
The Supernatural star married Genevieve Cortese, an actress who was a guest actor in same show. The couple tied matrimonial knot in Sun Valley, Idaho on 27 February, 2010.The beautiful couple resides in Austin, Texas and are blessed with two sons. Jared and Genevieve are expecting their third child in March 2017.
Education: Jared, despite having an interest in acting, was always a brilliant student. He is a graduate form James Madison High school in 2000.Jared has been taking acting classes from the age of 12.He is also a skillful chess player. Jared has also won the National Forensic League national with Chris Cardenas. He was also a candidate for the Presidential Scholar Program. Jared’s actual plan was that after high school, he would attend the University of Texas to do majors in engineering. But, in order to pursue his acting career, he opted to move to L.A.
Net Worth of Jared Padalecki
The television superstar Jared Padalecki is estimated to be net worth $5.5 million. The major share of Jared’s earning is from his role of Sam Winchester in all twelve seasons of Supernatural. It is reported that he bags a whooping sum of $125 thousand per episode. He also lends his voice for the same character in the animated series of Supernatural.
Jared owns a 10,600 sq. ft mansion in Austin. His luxurious house includes a guesthouse, home theater and wine cellar. The actor’s favorite space in the mansion is his home office. Jared resides with wife Genevieve and his two sons Thomas, and Shepherd. The actor has a habit of collecting memorabilia, like his son’s footprint, a prop from the movie “Flight of the Phoenix” and many more.
Jared launched a campaign Always Keep fighting to raise funds and lend a helping hand to people struggling from depression, addiction and suicide. Jared, who himself, has struggled depression, so far, has launched three campaigns of Always Keep fighting through Represent.com. Jared uses his stardom to raise funds and awareness for the campaigns.
Jared had short film career but a very prolonged and successful TV career. His list of movies includes Friday the 13th in 2009, Christmas Cottage 2008 and New York minute 2004. His work was recognised on TV screen where he had many memorable roles in famous TV serials like, Gilmore Girls 2000-05, Supernatural 2005-present, and Room 401 in 2007.
Jared Padalecki, in his illustrative career, has won 2 awards and 13 nominations. He has won the prestigious People Choice awards in 2014 and Teen Choice award in 2015; both for Supernatural. His key nominations are for the best actor category and majority of them are for Supernatural.
Jared is an international TV star but, he still had struggles and in his life. At one point in his life, he was suffering from severe depression and trying to pave his way out of it. He successfully did overcome depression and now, his charity work for his initiative is commendable Jared is a perfect example that hard work and dedication eventually gets rewards.