Genevieve was born in San Francisco, California and as a young child she moved to Idaho. She has one sister and two brothers. Living in Idaho gave her a good country background for her role in "Wildfire" where she worked around horses frequently. Her hobbies include snowboarding, surfing, soccer, running, and reading. She studies acting at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. Genevieve married her on screen co star Jared Padalecki from "Supernatural" her most recent role. The wed on February 27th, 2010 in Sun Valley Idaho, where she considers home.