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Overview (3)

Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameElta Danneel Graul
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danneel Ackles (born Elta Danneel Graul, she went by Danneel Harris professionally until after her marriage to Jensen) was born on March 18, 1979, in Lafayette, Louisiana is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles as Shannon McBain on the American daytime soap opera One Life to Live (1968) and as Rachel Gatina on the WB/CW television drama series One Tree Hill (2003). She was named after her great-grandmother. Her first name is Elta, but she goes by her middle name, Danneel, professionally. The name "Danneel" was inspired by Danneel Street in New Orleans. Danneel Harris was born and raised in Louisiana before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. She did some modeling work and in 2004 landed a role in the small independent film The Plight of Clownana (2004), a film was co-produced by Jensen Ackles. Danneel had guest roles in a number of TV series, and a recurring role as Rachel on the CW's One Tree Hill (2003). She has appeared in episodes of a number of TV Shows including, NCSI, CSI and How I Met Your Mother. Her other films include Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011), and Fired Up! (2009). Danneel co-starred with Jensen in Ten Inch Hero (2007) which they filmed in 2006. n May 2009, Harris was announced to have been cast in the Screen Gems Thriller film, The Roommate (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sam013024

Spouse (1)

Jensen Ackles (15 May 2010 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (20)

She was named after her great-grandmother.
She is a gymnast, and her musical talents include playing the piano and singing.
Ranked #62 in Maxim's "Hot 100" list for 2007.
Worked as a model for such companies as Big Sexy Hair and Juicy Jeans before she landed her first acting role.
She is nicknamed Elmo by the cast and crew of One Tree Hill (2003).
Very good friends with her One Tree Hill (2003) co-stars Sophia Bush and Bevin Prince.
Was in Ten Inch Hero (2007) with her One Tree Hill (2003) co-star Elisabeth Harnois and her now-husband Jensen Ackles.
Ranked #45 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Has a dog together with her boyfriend Jensen Ackles. It's a so-called cockapoo named Icarus.
Daughter-in-law of Alan Ackles.
One Tree Hill (2003) costars Hilarie Burton and Bevin Prince were bridesmaids and costar Elisabeth Harnois was the maid of honor at her wedding.
(May 15, 2010) Married her boyfriend of 4 years Jensen Ackles following a 6-month-long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a daughter Justice Jay Ackles on May 30, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Jensen Ackles.
Released from contract with ABC's One Life to Live (1968). Her last air-date is set for December 2nd. [November 2004]
Just wrapped season 3 of One Tree Hill (2003) and has signed on to be a series regular if the show gets picked up for 4th season. [April 2006]
Filming Season 4 of One Tree Hill (2003). [March 2007]
Starring in One Tree Hill (2003) as recurring character "Rachel Gatina". [November 2005]
Filming Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011) in New Orleans. [July 2008]
Gave birth to twins at age 37, Zeppelin Bram Ackles and Arrow Rhodes Ackles, on December 2, 2016. Children's father is her husband, Jensen Ackles.
She is of Italian/Sicilian (from her maternal grandmother), Cajun French, English, Scottish, German, and Irish descent.

Personal Quotes (1)

(on how it feels to be part of the young Hollywood scene): Honestly, it feels like a nine-to-five job.

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