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Genevieve Cortese Biography

Birth Place:
Danville, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Although born in California, she moved with her family to Montana when she was 13, and then to Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Her first acting job was in a TV commercial for a New York shoe store
  • Appeared in regional theater, including productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Crimes of the Heart
  • Was taught by her mother to ride horses, a skill she put to good use in her role as a teen who works with horses on ABC Family's Wildfire
  • Met her future husband, Jared Padalecki, when she was cast in a recurring role on his sci-fi series Supernatural