Danneel Ackles | Net Worth, Education, Family & Career

Danneel Ackles or Danneel Harris is a model turned actress. She is best known for her roles in the TV series One Tree Hill and Supernatural. The fans of One Tree Hill recognize her as Rachel Gatina, while she is Sister Jo for Supernatural’s fans.

Besides being known for her roles in movies and TV series, Ackles is also known for being the wife of the Emmy Award nominee actor Jensen. She has been married to the actor for eleven years and has three beautiful children with him.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Popular NameDanneel Ackles/ Danneel Harris
Real NameElta Danneel Graul
Date of birthMarch 18, 1979
Age45 years old
Place of birthLafayette, Louisiana, USA
FatherEdward E. Graul Jr.
MotherDeborah Graul
BrotherGino Graul
SpouseJensen Ackles
DaughtersJustice Jay Ackles and
Arrow Rhodes Ackles
SonZeppelin Bram Ackles
OccupationModel and Actor
Net worth3 Million USD
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight58 kgs
Hair colorBrown
Eye ColorHazel
Instagram iddanneelackles512
TwitterDanneel HarrisAckles

Danneel Net Worth

Ackles has been active in Hollywood since 1999 as a model and as an actress. 

She has worked on a fair number of projects which include commercially successful movies and hit TV series.

Besides her career in Hollywood, she also runs the Family Business Beer Company and a production house with her husband.

All these engagements have allowed her to earn a good amount of money for herself. The beautiful actress has around 3 million USD as her net worth.

Along with her own earnings, she also shares the net worth of her husband by association, which is 14 million USD.

Physical Measurements

The 45 year-old actress still has a great figure to this day.

Her 5 feet 7 inches tall height perfectly complements her attractive figure. The actress has even maintained her weight at 58kg.

Danneel’s Personal Life and Family

Ackles was born Elta Danneel Graul. Her father is Edward, and her mother is Deborah, who named her after her great-great-grandmother.

Though her first name is Elta, she goes by her middle name Danneel, inspired by one of the streets in New Orleans.

While her father was a practicing ophthalmologist, her mother was an interior designer.

She grew up along with her brother Gino in St. Landry Parish. She has not shared anything besides these about her early life.

She went by Danneel Harris till 2012 but changed it to Ackles after two years into marriage.

Currently, Ackles is married to her friend of ten years and husband of eleven years, Jensen, and has two daughters and a son.

Danneel Husband and Relationship

The Juicy Jeans model has been married to her husband, Jensen, since May 15, 2010.

She was friends with her husband for ten years before dating him. 

She had worked beside him in the show Ten Inch Hero and started dating him after the show in 2006.

Besides this, she has also worked with him on other shows like One Tree Hill and Supernatural.

Initially, the couple kept their relationship private for two whole years before making it official in 2008.

Just a year after going public, they got engaged. Without wasting any time, the couple then tied the knot in 2010.

After three years of marriage, they welcomed their first child, a daughter in 2013 whom they named Justice.

After three years of their first child, they welcomed their twins in 2016, a son and a daughter. They named their son Zeppelin and their second daughter Arrow.

Even after eleven years of marriage and three kids, the couple is going strong to this day.


Ackles has not shared anything about her academic qualifications. However, it is out that she attended Eunice High School for her high school degree.

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Ackles started her career as a model by leaving her hometown and moving to Los Angeles.

She initially worked as a model for the companies like Juicy Jeans and Big Sexy Hair. Her modeling gigs also got her some TV commercials.

While still modeling, Ackles tried her luck in acting too. Soon, she got cast in One Life to Live. For this project, she even moved to New York. She did the role for a year before leaving the show in 2004.

After leaving the show, she appeared in many other shows and even got an opening in movies.

She got the chance to act in the comedy movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Though it received negative reviews from critics, it still earned a whopping sum of 43 million USD.

The crew of the movie again approached Ackles for its final installment titled  Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Like the previous one, this installment also received negative criticisms but did well in terms of money.

Between these two installments of Harold & Kumar, she also acted in movies like The Backup Plan and Fired Up!.

Even before signing all these movies, Ackles was already working in the TV show One Tree Hill.

Initially, she got a recurring role, but later it became a regular since the fourth season. However, she had to leave because of the change in the format of the show.

She returned to the show in season 7 as a guest star but could not continue in season 8 because of a schedule conflict.

After One Tree Hill, she joined the cast of Friends with Benefits, which did not get a new season because of a smaller number of viewers.

Once the sitcom was complete, Ackles joined her husband in the Supernatural with her recurring role of Sister Jo.

Besides acting, she is also the co-founder of the Chaos Machine production, which is associated with Warner Bros. Television.

She also helps her husband out in running the Family Business Beer Company.