Originally from Montreal, Canada; Genevieve Joy, was born in a small village called St-Aimé (St-Love for English speakers ). Born Geneviève Joyal, she was drawn early on to the vulnerability of self in acting. She began her journey on stage at 11 years old. Eager to learn, she soon left her home to study all the techniques that could improve her craft on stage as well as on camera. She has studied with some of the finest acting coaches ; including in Casablanca, with Daniele J. Suissa , at the HB Studio in New York City and the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles. She has spent a year studying under the private tutelage of Matthew Barry (casting director: "The Notebook", '' The Other Woman ''). She is now back in Canada, auditioning in English as well as in French.