Genevieve Cortese is an American actress who was born on 8 January 1981 in San Francisco, California, and from a young age, she showed an aptitude for show business. Being in the hub of the movie and TV business, the initial desire to become an actress was further fueled by her surroundings.
The actress took her first steps in the world of entertainment at the age of 23 after finishing her education. She was, first, cast in the movie 'Death Valley' and then she made her first foray into the TV industry with the show 'The Dead Zone.' Though the actress did not stay in the entertainment business for even a decade, she made the best of her opportunities.
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But she is not particularly known for her appearance in TV shows and movies. Instead, most fans know her as the wife of the famed actor Jared Padalecki from 'Supernatural' (recently arrested for public intoxication). So, here are five facts you should know about the actress Genevieve Cortese.
5. Genevieve Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree
Genevieve moved to Sun Valley, Idaho, at the age of 13, and she got most of the adult education in the state. After she was done with her high school education, Genevieve decided to move to New York, where she enrolled in the reputed Tisch School of the Arts and soon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama. Soon after she finished her education, the actress used her education and started acting in theatre.
4. She was Cast in the Theatre Adaptation of the Beloved book, play and movie 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'
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From a young age, Genevieve wanted to be an actress, and after she completed her education in drama, she wanted to put what she learned to work, and soon, the actress was cast in theatres plays. She appeared in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,' 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream,' 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,' and 'Crimes of the Heart.' But soon the actress moved to movies and TV shows.
3. She Played 'Kris Furillo' in ABC Show 'Wildfire' and 'Ruby' in 'Supernatural'; Genevieve Cortese’s Movies and TV Shows
The actress left her theatre days behind and embarked on a new journey of recorded media, and her first major job was playing the character of 'Kris Furillo' in the ABC Family show 'Wildfire,' and between 2005 and 2008, she appeared in 51 episodes of the show. After her stint on the show as done, she was hired to play the character of 'Ruby' is the hit CW show 'Supernatural,' replacing actress Katie Cassidy.
Genevieve played the character in 11 episodes, and it was while filming the show she first met her future husband, Jared Padalecki. Jared is the series regular in 'Supernatural,' and the romance between the two lovebirds sparked during their filming together. 'Ruby' was predominantly playing alongside Jared’s character 'Sam' and the chemistry between the two on the show transferred over to real life.
2. Jared Padalecki Proposed Genevieve, After Asking Her Parents’ Permission, to be His Wife in front of the “Joan of Arc” Painting
Jared and Genevieve sparked romance on the set of 'Supernatural,' and soon the two started dating. Her stint on the show was over, but the two were still constantly in touch, and after about a year of dating, Jared decided he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Genevieve. But before he proposed, Jared won over the hearts of Genevieve’s parents by calling them and asking their permission to propose her.
Genevieve’s parents later stated they knew about the proposal and were giddily waiting for the phone call. Jared, on the other hand, took Genevieve to Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York in October of 2019 and kneeled in front of the "Joan of arc" painting (her favorite) and asked her to be his wife.
The actress said yes, and the couple got married on 27 February 2010 in front of 150 guests in the cold afternoon of Sun Valley, Idaho. The couple tied the knot, and about a year and a half later, they welcomed their first bundle of joy.
1. Genevieve is the Proud Mother of Three Kids; Two Boys and One Girl
The couple was married for over a year when they announced the soon arrival of their first child on 10 October 2011, and their first son, Thomas Colton Padalecki, was born on 19 March 2012. A year and a half later, the married couple welcomed their second son Austin Shepherd Padalecki on 22 December 2013. Then, their first and only daughter, Odette Elliott Padalecki, was born on 17 March 2017.
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