And that is most certainly true.
But Genevieve Padalecki, previously Genevieve Cortese who was born on January 8, 1981, is also a talented actress who became known to television audiences when she played Kris Furillo on ABC Family’s Wildfire. Kris was a fiery young girl with a love and passion for horses who comes to work at Raintree, a horse ranch owned by the Ritter family.
Wildfire aired an ABC Family from June 20, 2005 to May 26, 2008.
Genevieve next went on to a recurring role on The CW’s Supernatural where she assumed the role (from Arrow’s Katie Cassidy) of the demon with ulterior motives, Ruby. It was on the set of Supernatural that Genevieve met her future husband, Jared Padalecki.
She was in a handful of Supernatural episodes during its fourth season before Ruby’s met her demise in the season four finale, “Lucifer Rising”.
After Supernatural, Genevieve appeared in 10 episodes of Flash Forward before returning to Supernatural (as herself) in the meta episode “The French Mistake” in Season 6.
Genevieve Cortese married Jared Padalecki in Sun Valley, Idaho on February 27, 2010. The couple have two children, Thomas Colton and Austin Shepherd.
Happy Birthday, Genevieve and thank you for your contributions to the television shows we’ve loved.