Danneel Ackles

Danneel Ackles

Active - 2008 - 2011  |   Born - Mar 18, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy

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Lafayette, LA, native Danneel Harris first caught the attention of the public eye as a model for Juicy Jeans before displaying her talents as an actress with roles in One Life to Live, What I Like About You, Joey, and Jag. While the skilled gymnast, pianist, and vocalist was best known for her television roles early on, she soon segued into features in such films as Parental Guidance Suggested and Ten Inch Hero. In 2005, Harris joined the cast of the small-screen weekly sports drama One Tree Hill as town vixen Rachel Gatina -- a role perfectly suited to her vampish good looks. Subsequently slated to appear in Harold and Kumar 2, Harris was quickly coming into her own as a comic actress when she made Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100" list in 2007. In the coming years, Harris would continue to find success on the small screen, particularly on Friends with Benefits.

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  • Her middle name, Danneel, was inspired by Danneel Street in New Orleans.
  • Moved to L.A. from Louisiana and modeled for a couple years before she started acting.
  • Worked as a model with such companies as Big Sexy Hair and Juicy Jeans.
  • Skilled in gymnastics, and her musical talents include playing the piano and singing.
  • Made Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2007, 2008, and 2009.