• Jared Padalecki was born on 19 July 1982 to Gerald and Sherri Padalecki in San Antonio, Texas.Facebook/Jared Padalecki
  • The celeb was very keen about acting at a very young age and joined acting school when he was 12 years old.Facebook/Jared Padalecki
  • He also attended James Madison High School in San Antonio, Texas.Facebook/Jared Padalecki
  • Onscreen Sam Winchester was among the 2000 candidates selected for Presidential Scholars Program.Facebook/Jared Padalecki
  • Through a duo interpretation of National Forensic League, Padalecki and his partner won the national championship in 1998.Facebook/Jared Padalecki
  • He dropped his plan to attend University of Texas for graduation and moved to Los Angeles in California for pursuing an acting career.Facebook/Jared Padalecki
  • He joined the popular horror series ‘Supernatural’ in 2005.Facebook/Jared Padalecki
  • Padalecki married “Wildfire” actress Genevieve Cortese on 27 February 2010.Twitter/Jared Padalecki
  • The celeb was two sons: Thomas Colton Padalecki and Shepherd Padalecki.Twitter/Jared Padalecki
  • The “Gilmore Girls” actor celebrates his 33rd birthday on Sunday, 19 July.Facebook/Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki, who is popularly known for his role as Sam Winchester in The CW series "Supernatural", celebrates his 33rd birthday on Sunday, 19 July.

The celeb became part of Hollywood through "Claim to Fame Contest" organised by Fox Broadcasting Company in 1999, which gave him an opportunity to attend Teen Choice Awards. During the event, he met an agent, who offered him a small role in the movie "A Little Inside".

Although he began his television career through the short film "Silent Witness", the American actor rose to fame after portraying Dean Forester in the popular comedy drama "Gilmore Girls".

During his five year journey with the popular series, Padalecki was part of numerous other projects, including "Close to Home", "A Ring of Endless Light", "Cheaper by the Dozen", "New York Minute", "Flight of the Phoenix", "House of Wax" and "Cry Wolf".

The celeb has been playing Sam Winchester in "Supernatural" since 2005. The CW drama will be back with season 11 on 7 October.