Genevieve Nicole Cortese was born in San Francisco on January 8th, 1981. She married Jared Padalecki on February 27th, 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho. On March 19, 2012, the couple welcomed Thomas Colton Padalecki and their second son, Shepherd Padalecki on December 22, 2013. This is a blog for all the fans/supporters of this wonderful woman, her husband, and their children.
Random Gen facts! All there is to know about Genevieve!
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama and a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Lit at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she attended the Stella Adler Acting Studio and Atlantic Theater Co.
Gen grew up riding horses and learned horseback riding from her mother. She says she isn’t an expert at it though.
She loves sports and loves soccer
She’s very flexible and she says she can do all different kinds of yoga positions
Diane Lane is the actress who’s had the biggest influence on her personally or professionally. She also looks up to Rachel McAdams.
Her favorite wine is Siduri Pinot Noir
Three songs that mean a lot to her are: "America," Razorlight, "Gimme Shelter," The Rolling Stones, and "Let Go," Frou Frou
Three films that mean a lot to her are: "The Great Escape" directed by John Sturges, "The Philadelphia Story" directed by George Cukor, and "Fried Green Tomatoes" directed by Jon Avnet
Three books that mean a lot to her: "The Fountainhead," Ayn Rand, "Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov, and "The Sound and the Fury," William Faulkner
She loves first edition books and owns hundreds and hundreds of books because she was an English major.
She’s obsessed with the band the Kooks
She liked to go mountain biking while living in New Mexico
In her spare time she likes to travel and she loves doing yoga.
She really enjoyed hiking to Machu Picchu, that’s probably why she took Jared with her on their honeymoon. :)
She has a friend that lives in Amsterdam
She liked working with Nicole Richie on Kids in America
Her favorite charity action is the Lollipop Theater Network
Her favorite spots to go in New York are Chai Tea with Max at the MUD TRUCK, or to have lunch at Grey Dogs. and she always loves going to the Met which is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The most memorable actors she has worked with have been working with Nana Visitor, Dennis Weaver on Wildfire and Jim Beaver on Supernatural.
She also likes to listen to bands like the Kinks, Interpol, Shiny Toy Guns, and Florence and the Machine as some of her favorites and also the Kooks.
She likes finding new obscure bands to listen to and explore European bands.
Genevieve was her grandmother’s name.
She’s recommended SPN fans to check out her other show FlashForward as well, she thinks SPN fans would really enjoy it, it’s a good show I like it myself. Tracy Stark in my opinion is one of my favorite characters Gen’s ever played, if you guys haven’t checked that show out yet, give it a shot I think you’d really like it especially if you were unsure if you liked her as Ruby or not and don’t believe she has acting abilities, check that show out.
Brian Buckley wrote and sang them a song he wrote for them at their wedding.
When Gen was seven years old she told her mother she wanted to become an actor.
A few more of her favorite movies were: "The Breakfast Club", "Napoleon Dynamite", "To Kill A Mockingbird", "North Shore" and "The Great Escape"
Her favorite TV shows are or were: "Alias" and "Reno 911"
She likes snowboarding, surfing, running, acting, and reading as well as soccer.
Her nationality is Italian/Sicilian, Flemish and French.
Her family calls her Genny but everyone else calls her Gen.
She has a tattoo of a star on both her wrists and a tattoo on her back.
She has 3 siblings. Sarah, John and Ben.
Her dogs Liv and Indy are both cavaliers.
Born in San Francisco, California and her hometown was Sun Valley, Idaho.
She also has admitted she doesn’t take criticism well, and they all decided to take Ruby in a different direction than Katie’s so when she got all the backlash for stepping into her shoes she was like, 'What do you mean? I'm doing my job!'
She likes to make fun of herself and not take herself too seriously.