Genevieve Buechner’s onscreen presence, much like her real self, is candid and deep, but with a sort of lightness. The young actress has had a successful career to date and has had a large recurring role in the first two seasons of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series “UnREAL” which was recently renewed for a fourth season. You can keep an eye out for her in the third season, which will premiere in 2018.
Born in Edmonton Alberta, Genevieve grew up back and forth between there and Vancouver BC. She began to pester her mother about acting lessons when she was three. Her mother was reluctant to encourage this interest but Genevieve persevered and finally her mother allowed her to take a course in acting from the local theatre company – Vancouver Youth Theatre. After completing the course Genevieve asked if she could audition for the youth theatre’s acting tour. Her mother refused, explaining that as Genevieve had no experience the chances were not high that she would make the selection. Later that evening the director for the tour called their home demanding to know why Genevieve had not come to the audition. A special audition was set up for her the next day, and Genevieve was selected as the youngest member of the cast. During the tour performances she was scouted by Robert Carrier and signed to Carrier Talent Management.
A week later Genevieve was sent to her first audition for the lead in an indie film called ST. MONICA. After five callbacks and meetings with the director Genevieve landed the lead role and flew to Toronto to shoot. She was 10 years old. The film went on to be a festival success playing across North America and being selected for the Berlin International Film Festival, the Atlantic Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival. Genevieve was nominated for a Canadian Leo Award for Best Lead performance by a female in 2003 for that role.
Since then Genevieve has guest starred on The CW’s “Supernatural”, “Emily Owens M.D.” and “iZombie”, FOX’s “Fringe” and AMC’s critically acclaimed series “The Killing”. She has had recurring roles on CBS’s “The Dead Zone” and “The 4400”, Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica” spin off “Caprica”, Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” and The CW’s “The 100”. On the big screen Genevieve has appeared in the films JENNIFER’S BODY opposite Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, DAYDREAM NATION with Kat Dennings, SAVED! With Mandy Moore and Jena Malone, IF I HAD WINGS and had a lead role in the TV movie JIM HENSON’S TURKEY HOLLOW opposite Mary Steenburgen.
Next up, Genevieve will reprise the role of Madison in the third season of the dark comedy-drama series “UnREAL”, a parody on reality dating shows.
Photographer: Anick Violette
Hair: Christine Leblanc
Hair assistant: Cass Williamson
Makeup: Katie Elwood using NARS Cosmetics
Makeup assistant: Vanessa Jane
Stylist: Cheyenne Hoffman
Model/ actress: Genevieve Buechner @ Carrier Talent Management, and Argent Talent Management