Genevieve Cortese

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Genevieve Cortese
Born Genevieve Nicole Cortese
(1981-01-08) January 8, 1981 (age 33)
Danville, California, U.S.
Other names Jennifer Cortese
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Jared Padalecki (m. 2010)
Children 2

Genevieve Nicole Cortese,[1] also known as Genevieve Padalecki (born January 8, 1981),[1] 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.[2][3] She is married to actor Jared Padalecki.

Life and career[edit]

Cortese was born in Danville, California. At age 13 she moved with her family to Montana, and later to Sun Valley, Idaho.[1] She holds a B.A. degree in English and a B.F.A. degree in drama from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Cortese married actor Jared Padalecki on February 27, 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho. On October 10, 2011, the couple announced they were expecting their first child.[4][5]

In 2012, she gave birth to the couple's first child.[6] The couple later had a second son.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Death Valley Amber
2005 Kids in America Ashley Harris
2005 Unraveled Video short
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
2012 Hated Veronica


Year Title Role Notes
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"


  1. ^ a b c d "Genevieve Cortese bio". TV Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  2. ^ Peterson, Karla (18 September 2008). "Supernatural: Lazarus Rising". Union Tribune. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Blake, Katie. "Why Supernatural Fans hate Ruby 2.0- and the demons they do like". MultipleVerses. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ Serpe, Gina (March 1, 2010). "Jared Padalecki's Supernatural Wedding Ceremony". E! Online. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  5. ^!/jarpad/status/123902140581289985
  6. ^ "Jared Padalecki names son". US Weekly. March 21, 2012. 

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