Jensen Ackles was born in Dallas, Texas, and he continues to show pride in his Texas heritage to this day. He had a relatively normal upbringing, though his father, Alan Ackles, worked as an actor throughout his childhood. Alan’s credits include series like “Dallas” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” but later in life, he managed to work alongside his son in two episodes of “Supernatural” as Detective Pike, and he provided the voice for a newscaster.
Jensen described his upbringing in an interview with SFX when asked about his portrayal of Soldier Boy on “The Boys.” He described a childhood filled with toxic masculinity, saying, “It’s just what we were taught. You stand up, you dust it off, and you be a man about it, not really knowing the implications that might have on a person. That’s just how I was taught and how my dad was taught.” He used those experiences to craft his character in “The Boys.”
Jensen’s family life was relatively normal, and his family was of modest means. He began working as a model for department stores at an early age, so he started padding his net worth far earlier than most. Still, it’s unlikely he earned much during this time, and there’s no data indicating his salary from modeling. Like most kids, he didn’t hit it big as a child and had to wait to get some acting work before he started making the big bucks, though this would take some time.