Before making her television debut as Kris Furillo, she performed in regional theater productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Crimes of the Heart, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Cortese met actor Jared Padalecki when she had a recurring role on his show Supernatural during its fourth season, replacing Katie Cassidy, who previously played the role.
By the end of Season 4, Ruby had manipulated Sam’s demon side into breaking the final seal and starting the apocalypse.Dean kills Ruby immediately after, ending their short lived onscreen romance.At the age of 13, she moved to Montana, and later to Sun Valley, Idaho.She holds a BA in English and a BFA degree in drama from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.She shares a special bond with Wildfire, a horse she saved from going to slaughter and helped turn into a champion racehorse …
Kris spent most of the show in an on-and-off relationship with Junior Davis, until she pursued a brief but passionate fling with Matt Ritter in Season 3.
She then proceeded to marry Junior in the series finale.
On October 10, 2011, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child, a son named Thomas Colton Padalecki, who was born in Seattle, Washington, on March 19, 2012.
The engagement was officially announced in January 2010.
Padalecki actually got married to Cortese within just a few months of co-star Jensen Ackles getting married.
Sun Valley Magazine wrote: The ceremony was in a clear tent on The Valley Club’s terrace while a second tent held the band and “cigar smokers.” … Her talent with horses is recognized by a volunteer and local trainer Pablo, who arranges a job for her at the Ritter’s family run ranch, Raintree.