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Danneel Ackles

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Danneel Ackles Birthday Highlights

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43 years old
Birth Date
March 17 1979

Danneel Ackles Facts

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About Danneel Ackles

Danneel Ackles (known professionally as Danneel Harris until 2012) is an actress and professional model.

On March 18, 1979, Danneel Ackles was born in the United States of America. She is known for portraying Shanon McBain on the soap opera 'One Life To Live' and Rachael Gatina on 'On Tree Hill'.

Before becoming an actress, Ackles was a famous model who worked with reputed modeling agencies, such as Juicy Jeans. She was seen in a television commercial. Ackles' got her first acting role in the ABC soap opera 'One Life To Live', where Ackles played a college student attending the fictional Llanview University. Then she appeared in many other TV series, including 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'NCIS', 'Charmed', and many more. Ackles' first movie role was in the short film 'The Plight Of Clowanana'. In 2005, she made an appearance as a recurring character in 'One Tree Hill'. In the comedy film 'Harold&Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay', Ackles was cast as the female lead. 

From 2009-2010, Daneel Ackles played supporting roles in films 'The Back-up Plan' and 'Fired Up!'. In 2012, she changed her name from Danneel Harris to Daneel Ackles following her marriage to the actor Jensen Ackles. She appeared in many movies and shows and has become a successful American actress.

Danneel Ackles Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Danneel Ackles's net worth?

Danneel Ackles has an estimated high net worth of $3 million through proceeds from her career as a model and actress. While her husband, Jensen Ackles, has a net worth of around $14 million.

How much does Danneel Ackles earn per year?

Danneel Ackles has not revealed her actual yearly earnings to the public yet.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Danneel Ackles?

Danneel Ackles stands at 5 ft 7 in (170 cm).

How old is Danneel Ackles?

Born on March 18, 1979, Danneel Ackles is 43 years old.

Childhood And Education

Elta Danneel Graul was born in Lafayette, Louisianna, to Edward E. Graul Jr, an ophthalmologist, and Deborah Graul, an interior designer. She and her brother, Gino Graul, were raised in Eunice, Louisianna. Although her first name is Elta, she chose Danneel as her professional name. There is little information about her early life.

Concerning her education, Danneel Ackles graduated from the Eunice High School in St.Landry Parish. She didn't attend college. Ackles moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in modeling.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Danneel Ackles's partner?

Danneel Ackles's partner is Jensen Ackles. Jensen Ackles is a famous actor and filmmaker known for his appearance in 'Days Of Our Lives' and 'Supernatural'. Jensen and Daneel Ackles met on the series 'Supernatural' set and dated for four years before tying the knot. Today, they have three children Arrow Rhodes Ackles, Justice Jay Ackles, and Zeppelin Bram Ackles. Before this, Dannel Ackles was involved with the actor Riley Smith for four years, from 2002-2006.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Danneel Ackles is best remembered for playing the recurring character of Rachael Gatina in WB/CW's TV drama series 'One Tree Hill' and Shannon McBain in the ABC daytime soap opera 'One Life To Live'.

Before becoming an actress, Danneel Ackles worked under companies like Juicy Jeans and Big Sexy Hair as their model. Then she appeared in a TV commercial. Following this, Ackles landed her first acting role, which became her breakthrough, as Shannon McBain in the soap opera 'One Life To Live', which aired on the ABC Network from 1968-2012. She played a student who attended a fictitious Llanview University. Ackles moved to New York to play the role. In 2004, she left the show. Since then, Ackles went on to appear in TV shows such as 'Charmed', 'JAG', 'Joey', 'What I Like About You', 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', and 'NCIS'. Ackles received her first film role in 'The Plight Of Clownana', a short film.

In 2005, Danneel Ackles was announced to be cast as a recurring role in the third season of the WB/CW's drama series 'One Tree Hill'. Ackles played the character of Rachael Gatina, a spoiled girl who creates mayhem for the tenants of Tree Hill. She became a regular character in season four of 'One Tree Hill'. Nevertheless, in season five of 'One Tree Hill', Ackles made an appearance in only two episodes due to the season's format modification. In 2009, she reprised the part of Rachel in the seventh season throughout seven episodes. Harris was in discussions to return in season eight, but because of scheduling clashes, these plans never molded.

In January 2007, Danneel Ackles was cast as the female lead in the comedy film 'Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay', which was the sequel to the film 'Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle' (2004). The movie received negative reviews despite grossing over $43 million worldwide. She played Vannessa Fanning, a role which she reprised in the final installment of the film's trilogy, 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas'.

Between 2009-2010, Danneel Ackles made appearances in films and TV series like 'Still Waiting' as Sherry, 'Fired Up!' as Bianca, 'The Backup Plan' as Olivia, 'NCIS' as Jessica Shore, 'Trust Me', and 'CSI: Miami' as Abby Dawson. She was cast alongside Leighton Meester in the thriller film 'The Roommate'. Ackles portrayed Irene Crew. The movie suffered various backlogs due to undisclosed causes and was finally released in February 2011. Although it received negative reviews, the film grossed over $40 million worldwide.

In 2011, Danneel Ackles made an appearance in the pilot of the American sitcom 'Friends With Benefits', a show that was later chosen by the NBC network. Ackles played the character of Sar Maxwell, a physician desperate to look for the right guy. It received mixed reviews and low viewers and was not renewed due to the inability of the show to retain viewers.

After changing her last name to Ackles, Danneel Harris joined the TV land sitcom 'Retired At 35' casts.

In December 2017, it was confirmed that Danneel Ackles would join the cast of the CW dark fantasy drama 'Supernatural' with the role of Sister Jo in its season 13.

In 2018, Ackles made an appearance in the television film by Lifetime called 'The Christmas Contract', where she co-starred with her former 'One Tree Hill' stars Antwon Tanner, Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, and Robert Buckley.

Ackles appeared in other movies and series such as 'Mardi Gras: Spring Break' (2012) as Erica, a comedy film; 'Naughty Or Nice' as Jill Rhodes; 'How To Live With Your Parents' (2013), a single-camera comedy, as Olivia; 'TSA America: Suspicious Bulges' (2014), a short movie, as Christine; and 'Baby Boot Camp' (2014) as Julia.

Danneel Ackles and her husband, Jensen Ackles, recently founded Chaos Machine Productions and entered an agreement at Warner Bros. Television.

Charity Work

Daneel Ackles and her husband, Jensen Ackles, did fundraising for the charities, Out for Youth (a non-profit organization that accommodated the LGBTQIA+ community for 32 years) and Random Acts.

Danneel Ackles's Hobbies And Interests

Daneel Ackles enjoys doing yoga and pilates.

Other Interesting Danneel Ackles Facts And Trivia

  • Danneel Ackles was named by her parents after her great-grandmother.
  • The name Danneel was inspired by a street with the same name in New Orleans.
  • Ackles was ranked 62 in the list of 'Hot 100' byMaxim in 2007 and ranked 45 in 2008.
  • Danneel Ackles' birth sign is Pisces.
  • Ackles has a mixed descent. She has Italian (from her maternal grandmother), English, Cajun French, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry.
  • She is one of the famous actresses born in the United States of America.

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