Actor Jared Padalecki and his actress wife Genevieve Cortese happily raise their two sons in Austin, Texas. Both have said they prefer to live a normal happy life away from Hollywood. The couple have just celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary. Padalecki,32, is the star of the ultra popular TV show, ‘Supernatural’. Padalecki was driven to life as a performer early in life. In high school he was an accomplished member of his high school’s Forensic team, winning many awards and was a candidate for the prestigious Presidential Scholars Program. He was slated to attend the University of Texas, but he elected to use his excellent orator skills in Hollywood.
He found success quickly in Hollywood by winning the talent competition show ‘Claim to Fame’ in 1999. He was able to procure an agent early on, and started a journey of success shortly after that. He had several roles in TV shows and films. He was cast in the starring role as Sam Winchester on the CW show ‘Supernatural’ in 2005. The show is wildly popular with a huge fan base, and is in it’s tenth season.
He met his wife Genevieve Cortese, 34, when she guest stared on the show in the 4th season. The two married in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010 after a whirlwind courtship. For all intents and purposes the two seem like regular down to earth people, just raising their two young sons, one 3 and one a year and half.
Padalecki talked about the journey his character Sam has been on for the last ten years. He was asked about Sam having a brother that is demon, and how that compares to the other drama Sam has dealt with in the last 10 seasons. He said ” Well Sam doesn’t know, at first Sam was in the dungeon trying to summon Crowley when Crowley was actually there with Dean. So Sam got back to Dean’s room and Dean was gone. So starting out with the next show, Sam looks for his brother, because he does know he gone, but doesn’t know where he is gone to.
When Sam does find out what happens to his brother, he’s not pissed at Dean, but he just wants to fix the situation. He made a promise to Dean to try to repair things, so he going to do whatever he has to do, to fix things.” Padalecki, was also asked about playing different characters on the show, which he has to do from time to time. He said “It’s very challenging, just when I’m comfortable with a character there is a new one to develop and play, so it keeps me on my toes. It’s very challenging as an actor, You don’t just want to do another voice or something silly like that, because often times that’s not enough. Whenever Sam has to go through some alteration, I pretend I’m auditioning for another show and another character. It’s a lot of fun but at the same time, it’s extremely challenging. It can be nerve racking at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”