Ackles departed Days of our Lives in 2000 and went on to appear in the mini-series Blonde, about the life of Marilyn Monroe.
He also auditioned for the role of the young Clark Kent on Smallville, a role offered to actor Tom Welling instead.
He also starred as the lead in the box office success My Bloody Valentine 3D and portrayed Jason Todd in the popular animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood.
Ackles currently stars as Dean Winchester on the CW series Supernatural. Ackles had planned to study sports medicine at Texas Tech University and to become a physical therapist, but instead moved to Los Angeles to start his acting career.
Collins agreed: "There was stuff that was written in that [reunion scene] that was really tough to say."Ackles joked that showrunner and writer Sera Gamble had given their characters such emotional dialogue because "she's a girl"."We proceeded to spend the next hour and a half trying to figure it out," he continued.
"The three of us tried to put our minds together on set to say, 'How can we change this around to make it more believable between these two characters?
He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville.
Jensen Ackles is currently married to Danneel Ackles.
He has been in five celebrity relationships averaging approximately 3.7 years each.
Next he appeared in a guest role on the James Cameron television series Dark Angel on Fox in 2001 as serial killer Ben/X5-493, the brother of main character Max/X5-452 (played by Jessica Alba).
After modelling on and off since the age of 4, Ackles began to concentrate on an acting career in 1996. Rhodes, Sweet Valley High, and Cybill before joining the cast of the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives as Eric Brady in 1997.
He won a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer and went on to be nominated three times (in 1998, 1999, and 2000) for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Days of our Lives.