Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles as Dean WinchesterFamiliar to The WB audience as Jason Teague, Lana Lang’s (Kristin Kreuk) love interest on “Smallville,” Ackles will next be seen in “Supernatural” as Dean Winchester, the rugged bad boy who teams up with his younger brother to find their missing father and battle evil supernatural forces.

Ackles was also seen on “Dawson’s Creek” in a recurring role and on “Dark Angel” as a series regular. His additional work in television includes co-starring in the miniseries “Blonde,” opposite Poppy Montgomery and Patrick Dempsey. Ackles will make his big screen debut later this year in Sony Pictures’ “Devour,” opposite Dominique Swain and Shannon Sossymon. The film was directed by David Winkler.

In 1997, he began his acting career with much critical acclaim when he joined the cast of “Days of Our Lives.” In addition to three Daytime Emmy Award nominations (1998, 1999 and 2000), he won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer in 1998.

Ackles was born in Dallas and raised in Richardson, Texas. He now resides in Los Angeles.