Danneel Harris, Jensen Ackles’ Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Supernatural star Jensen Ackles is married to a fellow actor that was also a gymnast and a model. Get all the details on Danneel Harris, now Danneel Ackles …


1. The Two Co-Starred in Ten Inch Hero Together

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Ackles may have a net worth of $10 million, but he’s not the only actor in the family. In fact, he co-starred with his wife in Ten Inch Hero together. In the summer of 2007, Ackles snagged the role of Priestly in the movie, which was an independent comedy. The film hit the film festival circuit in early 2007 and Ackles received high praise for his performance.


2. Harris Was Friends With Ackles for Ten Years Before They Got Together

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According to The Bustle, Ackles and his wife were friends for seven years and then dated for three years before getting married in 2010. The Bustle dishes on the wedding, writing: The wedding took place at sunset at the Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas, Texas in May of 2010, Celebrity Bride Guide reports. One Tree Hill’s Hilarie Burton, Bevin Prince, and Elisabeth Harnois were bridesmaids, and Supernatural co-star Jared Padadlecki was a groomsman.

Ackles was also a groomsman and Padalecki’s wedding, and like Padalecki’s wife, Harris wore a Monique Lhuillier wedding gown as well.


3. She’s Best Known for Being a Villain on One Tree Hill

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Harris is mostly known for being on the CW’s One Tree Hill, where she played the role of Rachel Gattina. Gattina was the cheerleader and party girl who eventually married the character Dan for his money. Harris has also had recurring roles on Friends with Benefits and How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) in addition to other projects.

Her character Shannon McBain on One Life to Live was another role Harris is known for.


4. Harris and Ackles Have One Daughter Together

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Their daughter, Justice Jay Ackles, was born on May 30, 2013 and they call her “JJ.” Danneel Harris Ackles shared the first photo of their child on Twitter after earning over $50,000 in donations to hatsoffforcancer.org.

Instead of baby gifts, Harris and Ackles asked fans to donate to charity, Hats Off for Cancer, in JJ’s name. The charity helps to provide hats to children diagnosed with cancer. The Ackles helped to raise over $52,290 from over 3,662 supporters, according to Zap2it.

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5. She Comes From a Small Town

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Elta Danneel Graul is her given name. Harris was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and was brought up in the small town of Eunice in St. Landry Parish. Her dad is a practicing Ophthalmologist and her mother is an interior designer. Harris was actually named after her great-grandmother Elta, but she goes by her middle name, Danneel, for her stage name. The name “Danneel” was reportedly inspired by Danneel Street in New Orleans.


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Toba

Jensen Ackles Roles-
2004 The Plight of Clownana Jensen Short film
2005 Devour Jake Gray Straight-to-DVD
2007 Ten Inch Hero (Boaz) Priestly
2009 My Bloody Valentine 3D Tom Hanniger
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Jason Todd / Red Hood DC Original animated film; voice role

Television-
1996 Wishbone Michael Duss Episode 1.34: “Viva Wishbone!”
1996 Sweet Valley High Brad Episode 3.17: “All Along in the Water Tower”
1996–97 Mr. Rhodes Malcolm 7 episodes
1997 Cybill David Episode 3.22: “The Wedding”
1998–2002 Days of our Lives Eric Brady #6 Role held: November 6, 1998 – July 31, 2000
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer (1998)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (1998–2000)
2001 Blonde Eddie G Television film
2001–02 Dark Angel Alec McDowell / X5-494, Ben / X5-493 Main cast; 22 episodes
2002–03 Dawson’s Creek C.J. Recurring cast; 12 episodes
2003–04 Still Life Max Main cast; 6 episodes; unaired series
2004–05 Smallville Jason Teague Main cast (Season 4); 22 episodes
2005–present Supernatural Dean Winchester Main role
Directed three episodes
See “Awards and Nominations” (below)
2011 Supernatural: The Anime Series Dean Winchester Voice role, 2 episodes

Video games-
2010 Tron: Evolution Gibson
2011 The 3rd Birthday Kyle Madigan

Discography-
2012 Sharing the Covers Angeles Steve Carlson feat. Jensen Ackles

Not officially recorded-
2010 JIB Con The Weight Jensen Ackles and Jason Manns
2010 100th Episode Party Supernatural Soul Man Jensen Ackles and The Impalas

Awards and Nominations-
1998 Days of Our Lives Soap Opera Digest Awards Best Male Newcomer Won
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1999 Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2000 Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2006 Supernatural Teen Choice Awards TV – Choice Breakout Star[12] Nominated
Constellation Awards Best Male Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Television Episode (for “In My Time of Dying”)[13] Nominated
2007 SFX Awards Best TV Actor[14] Nominated
2008 Constellation Awards Best Male Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Television Episode (for “What Is and what Should Never Be”)[15] Nominated
Ewwy Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series[16] Nominated
2009 Constellation Awards Best Male Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Television Episode (for “In the Beginning”)[17] Nominated
2010 Ewwy Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series[18] Won
Constellation Awards Best Male Performance in a 2009 Science Fiction Television Episode (for “The End”)[19] Nominated
2011 TV Guide Award Favourite Actor[20] Won
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi[21] Nominated
2013 Constellation Awards Best Male Performance in a 2012 Science Fiction Television Episode (for “We Need To Talk About Kevin”)[22] Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actor[23] Nominated
SFX Awards Best TV Actor[24] Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi[25] Nominated
2014 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor [26] Nominated
Favorite TV Bromance shared with Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins Won

Danneel Harris acting roles-
Film
2004 The Plight of Clownana DildoMan’s Fan Short
2005 Rule Number One April Short
2007 Ten Inch Hero Platisha ‘Tish’ Madison
2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Vanessa Fanning
2008 Extreme Movie Melissa
2009 Still Waiting… Sherry
2009 Fired Up! Bianca
2010 The Back-up Plan Olivia
2011 The Roommate Irene Crew
2011 A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Vanessa Fanning
2012 Mardi Gras: Spring Break Erica
2012 Naughty or Nice Jill Rhodes Television film
2014 Baby Bootcamp Julia Television film

Television
2003 One Life to Live Shannon McBain 68 episodes
2004 What I Like About You Kate 4 episodes
2004 Joey London / Katie Harper 3 episodes
2005 Charmed “Glamoured” Paige Matthews” 1 episode: “Something Wicca this way Goes”
2005 JAG Cammie Cresswell 2 episodes
2005-2010 One Tree Hill Rachel Gatina 52 episodes (Seasons 3-7)
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shasta McCloud 1 episode: “A La Cart”
2008 Free Radio Danneel Harris 1 episode: “Lance Gets a Bodyguard”
2008 How I Met Your Mother Nora Zinman 1 episode: “Shelter Island”
2009 NCIS Jessica Shore 1 episode: “Love & War”
2009 Trust Me Jessica 1 episode: “All Hell the Victors”
2009 CSI: Miami Abby Dawson 1 episode: “Sink or Swim”
2011 Friends with Benefits Sara Maxwell 12 episodes
2012 Retired at 35 Jenn 3 episodes
2013 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Olivia 2 episodes

now tell yourself, who is the better actor: Jensen Ackles? or Danneel Harris Ackles aka Elta Danneel Graul?

@JetAirFly767luv

Why did u try & make that into a competition? It’s not a competition! & to the people who complain about Jensen & Danneel & their families being repub u don’t know y they voted for them & neither do I so don’t assume that because they voted for them, their homophobic because assuming things is wrong

R Thomas

The number of roles has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the acting.

Donna

Exactly….EXCELLENT MAN, ACTOR n ENTRRTAINER………Even I have a SUPERNATURAL poster

BeBe Carmichael

Face it, Jensen is D List and she’s, what? F List? She’s supremely lucky to have hooked up with him, and he’s SUPREMELY lucky to have landed SPN. He’s a terrible actor and really lucky to have landed a show where his looks and chemistry with his costar paved the way. Don’t care for their politics and attitudes toward the LGBT community.

Cindy

He’s a good actor and seems like a nice guy. And yeah, really hot. I don’t understand why people jump on him for anti-gay attitude. You’re assuming you know his views which you don’t. That situation at the convention was overblown and who cares anyway. It’s his right to believe whatever he wants like it’s the gay community right to believe what they like. Gays can’t demand rights and deny it to others. Don’t like him? Don’t watch him or SPN. Problem solved.

antonia

Great comment. People assume that everybody is obliged to fight for gay’s rights. But he might think differently, for instance he helps in a cancer center, which might seem to him much more important than LGBT. Plus, his acting is AWESOME

stacy

uh, ‘helps in a cancer center’? No, he doesn’t. Or if you feel otherwise, post a link to show him helping. He picked some stupid charity that–wait for it–gives HATS to kids with cancer. Sure, let’s COVER UP YOUR CANCER WITH A HAT instead of collecting money for a cure. He’s a AFUL actor who is an Evangelican Republican who got lucky.

Lisa

I just have 1 question for you. When is the last time you donated $50,000 to a Cancer charity of any kind? You’re judging him made on assumptions yet he’s never publicly made a negative comment about anyone LGBT. You have a double standard and that’s not fair to you and your loved ones or him and his loved ones. All the judging does is cause anger, hurt feelings, confused kids, etc. My beliefs are like his, but I was raised that God does the judging, not man. I have several LGBT friends who I love dearly and can’t imagine my life without. I was also raised that if you don’t have anything positive to say, remain silent and smile. Most certainly he loves his aunt but that doesn’t mean he has to share his viewpoints on LGBT’s. Perhaps his silence is in order not to hurt someone he loves. Just my opinion. God Bless.

Stacy

I know this article is old but as a gay woman I’m throwing in my two cents. First of all, to those saying we don’t know Jensen’s views, he’s a registered Republican. He registered as such years ago and re-registered every other year when he was in CA, as required by the LA County Voter’s Office. I saw his registration on the LA County Voter’s site because it’s public information. That tells me PLENTY about his views. Secondly, he has an aunt who is gay and everyone talks about how much he cares about her . . . yet never once–not one single time–has he said a positive word about about the gay community. You would think that if he loves her so much that he would want her to have the same rights ]he has. He refused to do an “It Gets Better” PSA and I know that first hand. Jared had agreed to do it but when Jensen declined Jared pulled out. And the OP up there is only stating the truth! Jensen IS D List and he INCREDIBLY lucky. Sorry, but I don’t support those who don’t support me, my wife and my two kids.

Anonymous

He’s entitled to his views As are you! And he is certainty Allowed to keep his private life PRIVATE! He doesn’t owe you or anyone else personal info on his aunt. So in reality you are just passing judgement on person without having all the facts. you are the definition off a double standard. Good Lord you even judge people by their voters card..what a joke ! That was a mindless, unintelligent comment with no real footing.

melsano

He’s many things, but a bad actor isn’t one of them. Jensen is actually quite good and even funny.

BGT

You obviously don’t watch the show or take the time to see what they support in any way shape or form- being a LBGT supporter myself I am sorry that you spoke before you checked your facts

Anonymous

If it is so miserable 4 u y do u watch it?
Can’t u just b positive instead of putting down a man & his wife?
What do u do? What makes u so great 2 judge others anyway?

Karyn

You don’t even really know his attitude…SPN is a TV show…he is an non-denomination Christian. Do you think he believes all the show lines he has to say. I think he’s lucky…handsome, a good actor, singer, viovce over, model, guidtar player, family man, and works towards giving to charities.

Bobbie O'Brien

What an ass you are! Jensen is a great actor! You may not like his show but he’s perfect in the role. He is so believe able I continually have to remind my self it’s a show. Stop being jealous of his success and work on your own life. You OBVIOUSLY have issues.

GuessieBessie

Oh yeah, sure. Because he wants people to watch Supernatural for the plot, not for rabid sexual fantasies about two men gettin it on. I’d say he’s preserving the integrity of the LGBT community actually, by not being a fan of homoerotic fetishization; reducing the LGBT community into a mere fetish. Just saying.

Anonymous

That he is a Republican is very disappointing. Unfortunately, “Republican” brings forth the thoughts of selfishness, greed, hate, no empathy and great at projecting. Perhaps he is old school Republican like my father was. He had honor. I do enjoy Sam though. Good acting.

Ornella

Where are you getting your info. from ? Supernatural haters. I’m 56 years old. I am not a tween. He is an amazing actor especially when it comes to comedy. He has the slapstick humor that has been lost. Just the expression on his face say’s it all. Have you ever read any reviews on his plays on Broadway or his other movies he has made. They might have not all been hits but the one thing they all say is Jensen is a remarkable upcoming actor who should be in film. As for not having respect for the LGBT community all this came about because Jensen said at one of his conventions that Dean was not gay because Eric Kripe wrote Supernatural for two straight brothers. But if you want Dean to be gay in your mind that’s fine with him. Sub texting as you call it. Then his comment was turned around so viciously that it haunts him to this day. These vicious lies don’t ever stop. So now any questions concerning LGBT rights in the supernatural conventions are forbidden because LBGT community have targeted him and come to the convention to give him a hard time. They ruin a good time for all the straight, gay, transsexual, bisexual, and transgender fans as well, These people attack and leave him on the spot I have met him here in Canada. Do you know his conventions are full of gay men who love him. Would someone who is a gay hater pose to have his photo taken with a gay man”s arm around him. Or would he even hug a gay man. Really. I’ve seen this with my own eyes. More than once. He is a man that I would be proud to call my son and friend.

So know your facts please and don’t believe everything you read or hear until you know the true facts. He is, as well as Jared, such nice down to earth people who have been wronged.
Please share my comment.

Anonymous

I totally agree with you. And all you retarded fans going against BB carm, for all I know you could be popping pills every hour just to keep your sanity. I hope you guys have good psychiatrist

Hello

BeBe is right that Jensen is only mediocre when it comes to acting, but I think he is perfect for the role he is playing in SPN. I don’t know his spouse or his attitudes towards LGTB and politics, but I think BeBe mentioned to not care. People love to interpret things that aren’t there. *lol*
Again, his acting ain’t that good and he probably never will be more than the hot badass. There are not many facets to his acting, or I haven’t seen it. The problem with such long running shows are that the actors stay vastly in their comfort zone and don’t really try new things (I mean different acting roles). For some it’s good, for others it might even a waste of amazing talent.

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