Genevieve Cortese is a California-born actress who rose to the mainstream following her remarkable role in the famous American dark fantasy TV series, Supernatural. She made recurring appearances in the series, portraying the role of demon Ruby from 2008 to 2009. Her outstanding performance in the series was able to bring Genevieve to the limelight and since then, she has equally played interesting roles in other notable movies and TV series to date.
In addition, the esteemed actress has constantly been on the spotlight as the wife of an award-winning American actor, Jared Padalecki who was also her Supernatural co-star. Genevieve Cortese was active in the industry from 2004 to 2012, when she decided to take a break from her acting career and focus mainly on her family. She would also be remembered for her role in movies and TV shows such as Kids in America, Salted Nuts, and Wildfire, among others. Read on as we uncover other interesting facts about the talented actress’ life, career, earnings, and personal relationships.
Genevieve Cortese Biography (Age)
The famous supernatural actress was born in Danville, California, United States on the 8th of January 1981. Her mother’s name is Camille Batt while her father’s name is not known. Genevieve Cortese has two brothers and a sister namely Johnny, Ben, and Sarah. At the age of 13, her family left Danville for Montana and they subsequently relocated to Sun Valley, Idaho, a year later.
She graduated from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama. Jared Padalecki’s wife started her career in acting as a stage actress and has gone ahead to perform in several theatre productions which include Crimes of the Hearts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
She made her first television appearance in 2005 when she starred in the series, Wildfire, playing the lead role as Kris Furrilo. Prior to that, she was featured in an episode of The Dead Zone as Chleo Gregg. After the Wildfire series ended in 2008, Cortese quickly earned her breakout role when she joined the cast of the American dark fantasy series, Supernatural. There, she played the recurring role of demon Ruby from 2008 to 2009.
The talented actress, however, was intended to be among the few actresses to portray the character of Ruby but based on her sensational display on the set of the series, Cortese was retained throughout the 11 episodes she appeared as Ruby. Following her outstanding performance in the series, Genevieve Cortese became publicly acknowledged and was endeared to her millions of fans.
Later on, Cortese went on to play the recurring role of Tracy Stark in the TV series, Flash Forward. The amazing actress has also starred in several notable movies including Dead’s Valley, Kids in America, life is Short, and Unravelled. In 2012, after portraying the character of Veronica in Hatred, Genevieve Cortese retired from acting in order to focus on her family life.
Family Life of Genevieve Cortese
The gorgeous actress first got acquainted with her husband, Jared Padalecki during the production of the television series, Supernatural. By 2009, the pair kicked off a romantic relationship which led to their engagement in the following year. The couple moved ahead to seal their love in a marital union held at the bride’s hometown, Sun Valley, Idaho in February 2010.
After their wedding, Genevieve Cortese gave birth to their first child, a son, Thomas Carlton Padalecki on 19th March 2012. The following year, their second child Austin Shepherd Padalecki was born. The couple welcomed their only daughter, Odette Elliott Padalecki on 17th March 2017. They are presently enjoying their lovely union and currently reside in Austin, Texas.
Additionally, Cortese’s husband, Jared Padalecki is an American actor famously known for his role as Sam Winchester, a fictional character in the Supernatural series. He has also claimed several awards as a result of his performance in the aforementioned series which includes People’s Choice Awards.
The talented actress is known to have featured in several movies, TV series and also theatre productions before her retirement from acting and this has earned her a decent fortune. Genevieve Cortese is said to be worth around for $1 million.
The gorgeous wife of Jared Padalecki stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) which perfectly fits with her body weight of 54 kg (119 lbs). Her other body measurements are Burst – 36 inches, Hip – 34 inches, and Waist – 25 inches.