Cortese-Padalecki in September 2011
|Born||Genevieve Nicole Cortese
January 8, 1981
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genevieve PadaleckiJennifer Cortese
|Spouse(s)||Jared Padalecki (m. 2010-present)|
Genevieve Nicole Cortese, also known as Genevieve Padalecki (born January 8, 1981), is an American actress known for her role on the television series Wildfire as Kris Furillo. She is also known for her recurring role in Supernatural as Ruby. She is married to actor Jared Padalecki.
Life and career
Cortese was born in San Francisco, California. She has two brothers, Johnny and Ben, and a sister, Sarah. At the age of 13, she moved with her family 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.
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 guest starred on his show Supernatural during its fourth season. 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 engagement was announced in January 2010. 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. Their son, Thomas Colton Padalecki, was born in Seattle, Washington, on March 19, 2012. Cortese gave birth to their second son, Austin Shepherd 'Shep' Padalecki, on December 22, 2013, via natural home birth.   The family currently lives in Austin, Texas, and are neighbors to Supernatural co-star and close friend Jensen Ackles and his family.
|2005||Kids in America||Ashley Harris|
Credited as Jennifer Cortese
|2006||Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas||Toga girl||Credited as Jennifer Cortese|
|2006||Life Is Short||Ashley||Short film|
|2007||Salted Nuts||Jen||Credited as Jennifer Cortese|
|2005||Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone||Chloe Greeg / Laura Tierney||Episode: "Still Life"
Credited as Jennifer Cortese
|2005–2008||Wildfire||Kris Furillo||Lead role (51 episodes)|
|2008–2009||Supernatural||Ruby||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2009–2010||FlashForward||Tracy Stark||Recurring role (10 episodes)|
|2011||Supernatural||Herself||Episode: "The French Mistake"|
- "Genevieve Cortese bio". TV Guide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
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