Genevieve Padalecki bio, marriage, career, and net worth

Who is Genevieve Padalecki?

Genevieve Padalecki is an American actress, blogger, and businesswoman. Married to actor Jared Padalecki, Genevieve Padalecki is known for her portrayal of Demon Ruby in the CW TV series Supernatural. An experienced stage actress, Genevieve Padalecki made her television debut in the TV series Wildfire as Kris Furillo. 

Quick facts

Full nameGenevieve Nicole Cortese
Birthday January 8, 1981
BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA.
Also known asGenevieve Padalecki, Gen
Father’s nameNot available
Mother’s nameCamille Batt
Step-father’s nameJeffrey Batt
Height5 feet 4 inches
Weight54 kg
Dress sizeUS 4
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBrown
CollegeTisch School of Arts, New York University
Marital statusMarried
Husband’s nameJared Padalecki
ProfessionActress, Blogger, and Businesswoman
Net worthUSD 2 million

Early life, parents, and siblings

Genevieve was born as Genevieve Nicole Cortese. Though she was born in San Francisco, she only spent a few years there. At the age of 13, Genevieve and her family moved to Montana where she spent her teens. 

Later, the Cortese family relocated to Sun Valley, Idaho. Genevieve Padalecki has refrained from talking about her father until now. However, it is known that her parents are divorced.


Genevieve’s mother’s name is Camille Batt. After separating from Genevieve’s father, Camille Batt got remarried to a man named Jeffrey Batt. She shares a good bond with her step-father.

Growing up, Genevieve was very close to her mother. Her mother, Camille even taught Genevieve to ride horses which quickly became one of Genevieve’s many talents. 

Likewise, Genevieve expressed her desire to be an actress to her mother when she was only 7 years old. Camille fully supported her daughter’s decision. She also encouraged her to study another subject so that she could make a good living if her acting career did not take off. 

Apart from this, Genevieve also has two brothers and a sister. Their names are Johnny Cortese and Ben Cortese. Her sister’s name is Sarah Cortese. 

Genevieve Padalecki birthday

Genevieve was born on January 8, 1981. She was born in San Francisco, California, USA. She is 42 years old

Since Genvieve was born on January 8, her horoscope is Capricorn. People having this horoscope are known to be caring, hardworking, ambitious, realistic, and social. 

Nationality, ethnicity, and religion

As Genevieve was born in San Francisco, California, USA, she is an American. She is of mixed ethnicity. The TV actress belongs to Italian, German, Belgian, English, and French descent. When it comes to her religion, Genevieve Padalecki is a follower of Christianity.

Educational background

Genevieve is a well-educated woman. She graduated from a California-based boarding school which she attended with her brother. 

After graduating from high school, Genevieve joined Tisch School of Arts, New York University. She graduated from New York University with a BA in English and a BFA degree in drama. In addition, she also studied at the Stella Adler Acting Studio and the Atlantic Theater Co.

Height, weight, and measurements

Genevieve Padelecki stands tall at 5 feet and 4 inches. She is exactly a foot shorter than her husband Jared who is 6 feet and 4 inches tall. In addition, Genevieve has been estimated to weigh approximately 54 kilograms. Her measurements are 36-25-34 Inches. 

Moreover, Genevieve has a gorgeous hourglass figure. Her dress size is US size 4. Likewise, she looks quite attractive with her luscious brown hair and her beautiful brown-colored eyes. 

Relationships and dating history

Genevieve met her husband, Jared Padalecki for the first time in 2008 when she was cast as Demon Ruby in the CW show Supernatural. They quickly became friends and four months after their first meeting, Genevieve and Jared went on a date. 

Genevieve and Jared Padalecki

After dating each other for almost a year, Jared proposed to Genevieve at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October 2009. He proposed to her in front of their favorite painting, “Joan of Arc” by French realist Jules Bastien-Lepage. Before the big proposal, Jared made sure to call Genevieve’s step-father and her two brothers to ask for her hand in marriage. 

However, the couple decided to keep their engagement under wraps. Eventually, the couple publicly announced their engagement in January 2010. 

Genevieve and Jared tied the knot on February 27, 2010, in Genevieve’s hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho. The ceremony was quite intimate with the couple’s closest friends and family members in attendance. Likewise, Jared Padalecki’s co-star Jensen Ackles was also invited to the wedding which took place at The Valley Club, the picturesque mid-Valley golf and country club in Idaho.

The love birds chose to get married in the winter and the wedding venue blanketed by the February snow added a romantic touch to their day of union. Instead of intricately planning the wedding themselves, Genevieve and Jared entrusted a family friend to help them achieve their dream wedding. 

The wedding theme was centered on the colors silver, light blue, and navy. With about 150 guests in attendance, Genevieve Cortese walked the aisle in a stunning Monique Lhuillier wedding gown and statement Badgley Mischka heels. 

While the bride wore an off-white wedding gown with intricate lace details, the bridesmaids accompanied the bride in matching navy blue dresses. She walked down the aisle with her step-father Jefferey Batt and her brother John Cortese.

On the other hand, Jared Padalecki looked as dashing as ever in a black-colored tuxedo. He wore a classic white shirt along with a matching tie underneath it. The couple was married by Genevieve’s grandfather, Ron VandenBerghe, and a special song was written and performed in their honor by Brian Buckley from the Brian Buckley Band. 

Later, the newlyweds enjoyed the delicious cake from Cristina’s in Ketchum as well as the elegantly plated dinners of steak and halibut prepared by the Valley Club’s chef Mike Diem. Once the festivities ended, Genevieve and Jared went on a ten-day-long honeymoon to Machu Picchu in Peru. 

Genevieve Padalecki children

Genevieve Padalecki is the mother of three wonderful children who she shares with her husband, Jared Padalecki. In October 2011, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. They welcomed son Thomas Colton Padalecki on March 19, 2012.

A year after the birth of Thomas, Genevieve and Jared welcomed another bundle of joy in their lives. Their son Austin Shepherd Padalecki was born on December 22, 2013.

Likewise, their daughter, Odette Elliott Padalecki, was born on March 17, 2017. 

Genevieve Padalecki with husband Jared Padalecki and their children

In an interview with Us Weekly, the Wildfire actress described the importance of setting priorities for a healthy work-life balance. She mentioned how she and her husband set time to talk “about how our week’s going to look or how we’re gonna find the time to have that family dinner, talk about our kids’ schedules, go over report cards or teacher comments.” 

She further added, “Also, with filming in Austin, I don’t have to fly back and forth. Our kids are here and we can wake up with them in the morning and give them breakfast and send them straight for school, and then be home for when they need to go to bed. It’s really a perfect world.”

Genevieve Padalecki career

Acting career

Genevieve had always been interested in becoming an actor. This prompted her to get a degree in drama and as soon as she graduated from Tisch School of Arts, New York University, Genevieve kickstarted her acting career. 

Her first acting job was a TV commercial for a New York shoe store. This helped her get noticed and enabled her to establish herself as a serious actor. After this, she appeared in many regionally produced stage plays such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Crimes of the Heart” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. 

After this, Genevieve was able to land the leading role in the TV series Wildfire. She appeared in the ABC Family series as Kris Furillo. The show follows the life of a troubled teen named Kris Furilo who has the chance to start a new life after spending some time at a teen detention center. 

Kris is a talented equestrian and owing to this, she can land a job at the Ritter’s family-run ranch, Raintree with the help of local trainer and volunteer, Pablo. Genevieve was able to land this role since she was an accomplished equestrian in real life. 

Wildfire ran for four seasons from 2005 to 2008. In the end, the show was canceled due to its low ratings.

Following this, Genevieve was hired to be Katie Cassidy’s replacement for the character Ruby in season 4 of Supernatural. She was cast instead of Cassidy due to budget constraints. 

This happened in the year 2008 which was also the year that Genevieve met her future husband Jared Padalecki. The recast was quite easy to justify, as Ruby is just a demonic soul that can possess a different host at will. 

Likewise, Genevieve has had roles in movies like Salted Nuts, Death Valley, Life is Short, and Hated. She has also been a part of TV shows such as The Dead Zone and FlashForward.

After her marriage to her co-star Jared Padalecki, Genevieve retired from acting to focus on her married life. However, the talented actress could not stay away from her passion for too long. 

On September 14, 2020, it was revealed that Genevieve was cast in a recurring role in The CW‘s crime drama series Walker. The show is a reboot of the original television show of Walker, Texas Ranger. 

Genevieve Padalecki was cast to play the role of Emily Walker, the late wife of Cordell Walker. Coincidentally, her husband Jared Padalecki was cast as her husband Cordell Walker in the show. The series premiered on January 21, 2021

Blogging career

Besides a successful acting career, Genevieve Padalecki is also a blogger. Her lifestyle blog, Now and Gen, focuses on a variety of topics such as wellness, fashion, family life, and healthy recipes. 

Detailing her sudden career change, Genevieve said in an interview, “Acting requires having a thick skin. The amount of rejection and criticism is part of the process.

Thankfully, I went through this schooling early on, so when I approached social media, the negativity that exists didn’t penetrate. It’s important to not let criticism get in the way of your message. Be true to yourself.”

Additionally, Genevieve has also started her new business called Towwn. Towwn is an eco-friendly brand dedicated to sustainable living.

Net worth, income, and lifestyle

As of 2021, Genevieve Padalecki is estimated to have a net worth of approximately USD 2 million. She has been able to accumulate such impressive net worth through her work as a TV actress. Similarly, her lifestyle website, Now and Gen, and her business, Towwn have also contributed to her earnings. 

Apart from this, Genevieve’s husband, Jared has a net worth of USD 13 million. Together, this power couple boasts a combined USD 15 million net worth. As a result, both Jared and Genevieve have been leading quite a luxurious lifestyle with their three adorable kids at their Austin, Texas home.

social media


Joined in June 2011, Genevieve Padalecki is quite active on Twitter. The actress has 730.1k followers, along with 325 followings on the social networking site. Her username is “GenPadalecki.”


On Instagram, Genvieve has a personal account as well as an account dedicated to her business Towwn. Her personal account “genpadalecki” contains over 1.3 million followers while Genevieve herself follows 1,080 other accounts.

Moreover, the “towwn” Instagram account has about 20.1k followers. The account contains 98 posts to date. 


Starting her YouTube career, Genevieve Padalecki joined the video-sharing platform for her blog, Now and Gen. Her channel “nowandgen” was created on December 24, 2017, and it has been able to accumulate about 60k subscribers until now. The channel contains videos related to family, style, food, and fitness. 

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