He was then cast as Dean Forester on the hit television series Gilmore Girls, which led him to rise to fame.He played the role from 2000 to 2005 and also appeared hand in hand in movies like Silent Witness, A Ring of Endless Light and Close to Home.
At the age of 13, she moved to Montana, and later to Sun Valley, Idaho.
He proposed to her in front of their favorite painting, "Joan of Arc" by French realist Jules Bastien-Lepage at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in October 2009. The pair married on February 27, 2010, in Cortese's hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho.
On October 10, 2011, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together.
Ruby, who was previously portrayed by Katie Cassidy, “possessed the body of a comatose woman whose soul has already fled.” Enters actress Cortese on scene and an onscreen romance between Sam and Ruby begins.
By the end of Season 4, Ruby had manipulated Sam’s demon side into breaking the final seal and starting the apocalypse.
He has been married to co-star of Supernatural Genevieve Cortese.