Jared Padalecki is an American actor born in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas. He plays the role of Sam Winchester on The CW television series Supernatural. Padalecki first earned prominence for his roles in the films New York Minute and House of Wax as well as the television series Gilmore Girls. Other films he as appeared in include Friday the 13th, Cry World, New York Minute, and Flight of the Phoenix. Padalecki has been nominated for multiple Teen Choice Awards and an SFX Award. He is married to actress Genevieve Nicole Cortese and has two children.