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  • Danneel’s real name is actually ‘Elta Danneel Graul’. After her great-grandmother.
  • She was born in Louisiana   .
  • She loves sharks.
  • On the One Tree Hill set, she was known as Elmo.
  • Between Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush (her OTH co-stars) Danneel is the only one to graduate.
  • She studied beat poetry.
  • Conan O’Brien is her celebrity crush.
  • She loves mens calves.
  • She is a natural brunette.
  • Danneel had a very minor role in The Plight of Clownana which also starred Jensen Ackles.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Danneel knew Jensen for about 4 years before they starred in Ten Inch Hero together.
  • They didn’t even know each other was cast until they met on set.
  • She is terrified of flying.
  • Danneel is a skilled gymnast.
  • She can play the piano and also can sing.
  • Moved to Hollywood after graduating college.
  • Was a model before she started acting.
  • She knew Jared Padalecki before she knew Jensen.
  • This is because her then boyfriend Riley Smith co starred in New York Minute with Jared.
  • She has appeared in Maxim and its list 4 times; 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 07, 08 and 09 she was ranked 62, 45 and 28 respectively.
  • She was handpicked by Maxim in 2007 to star on their cover.