Genevieve was born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria but grew up in Lagos. She is the fourth of eight children and was brought up in a middle class environment. She started acting at the age of 8 in the then popular television soap opera, Ripples.
At the age of 19 in 1998, Genevieve Nnaji was introduced into the growing Nigerian film industry with the movie Most Wanted. Some of her subsequent movies include Last Party, Mark of the Beast and Ijele. In 2010 she starred in the award winning film Ijé: The Journey and has since starred in over 80 Nollywood movies. Genevieve Nnaji is said to be one of the best paid actresses in Nollywood.
In 2008 Genevieve launched her clothing line, ‘St. Genevieve’, which donates its proceeds to charity.
Happy Birthday Genny!