Gennera Banks – Married Life with Actor Jonathan Banks

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By David

Genera Banks has been married to American actor Jonathan Banks since 1990. The couple has spent three decades together, and there has been no controversy surrounding their marriage. How did they manage to achieve that?

While there is no info on their first meeting and dating history, we know a thing or two about their marriage. How much do we know about Jonathan’s wife? Let’s take a look.

Who is her famous husband?

Born Jonathan Ray Banks in January 1947, the American actor has been part of some iconic series. Born in Washington, DC, he was raised in Chillum Heights, Maryland. Most people recognize the American actor as part of the television series Wiseguy, from 1987 to 1990. In that TV show, he portrayed FBI Special Agent Frank McPike.

Speaking of his family, his father was a civil servant, while his mother worked as a professor at Indiana State University. Fun fact: he graduated from that same university.

His mother also worked as a secretary in various federal government offices, including the CIA. According to Jonathan’s words, she was also the secretary of naval officer Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Now back to his education. The famous actor graduated from Northwood High School in Silver Springs and then attended Indiana University Bloomington. There, he was a classmate of another actor, Kevin Kline. After graduating, he joined a touring company of Hair as a stage manager and traveled to Australia and New Zealand.

In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles. He worked in theater before picking up some big parts. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was part of projects like The Girl in the Empty Grave, Alexander, the Other Side of Dawn, Rage, She’s Dressed to Kill, Desperate Voyage, and more.

From 1980 to 1990, he appeared in movies like Stir Crazy, Airplane, 48 HRs, Frances, Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, Armed and Dangerous, Cold Steel, and many more.

But most people recognize him for the role of Frank McPike in the television series Wiseguy. That performance helped him earn a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

His character was primarily the hero’s mentor and superior officer, but many stories also featured McPike as a hero. In 1996, he reprised his role as the FBI officer in the television film Wiseguy.

In 2009, he got another popular role, playing Mike Ehrmantraut in the second season of Breaking Bad. His successful performance allowed him to become a series regular for the third, fourth, and fifth seasons.

That performance netted him another Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He then continued the life of his character in the spinoff, Better Call Saul.

His latest project is the Netflix animated series, F is for Family. He joined in the fourth season in 2020 as Bill Murphy, portraying the father of the main character.

Quick Bio

Now let’s talk about the woman who has been around Jonathan for more than 30 years. As we said before, there is no info on their previous dating history. Even their wedding ceremony was a private one. You can say Jonathan and his wife love to keep things private.

What we do know about her is her birth name. Originally born Gennera Gonzalez Cebian, she adopted the name Gennera Banks after getting married to Jonathan.

She came to the public eye because of her marital relationship with the famous actor. There is no info on her previous life.

We do not know her birth place, birth date, or anything related. There is no personal information on her educational background, early life, profession, studies, family life, or anything like that.

She was born in the United States of America and spent her childhood with her family. Yet, coming from a low-profile family, there is no information about her.

And for his part, Jonathan doesn’t want to disclose information about his life.

Looking at her, we can assume she is in her late 50s. There is a huge age gap with her husband. Yet, despite the age difference, they have managed to maintain a happy life together.

Judging by her looks, we can also assume her body composition. She appears to be around 5 feet and 7 inches tall, weighing around 140 lbs.

Marriage to Jonathan

Gennera Banks is not the first wife of Jonathan. In fact, he got married to his first wife, Marnie Fausch, in 1968. He has one daughter with his first wife before getting divorced in 1970.

It took Jonathan 20 years after his first marriage, but he eventually found the love of his life. Jonathan and Gennera got married in 1990. They have two children, fraternal twins.

She is a mother to Claudio Jon Henry Banks, Joanna Rae Banks Morgan, and Rebecca Elena Banks. Rebecca and Jon are her twins. She is also the stepmother of Joanna Rae Banks Morgan, Jonathan’s daughter from his first marriage.

Jonathan and Gennera are going strong despite being together for more than three decades. They have not created any headlines about conflicts, affairs, or any other marriage issues.

Their daughter Rebecca is the one with the highest spotlight. Fun fact: She accompanied her father at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony.

She is also an actress, known for her work in Wet Hot American Summer, Audition, and Love Thy Neighbor.

Joanna is a professional photographer, with her studio, Joanna Rae Photography based in the United States.

Fun fact: Gennera’s daughter Rebecca is in a relationship with Kyle Jacobs, a man who loves riding bikes. But do not mistake him for Kyle Christopher Jacobs, an American country music songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and vocalist who was found dead in February 2023.

Is she on social media?

Gennera Banks is an American celebrity spouse. Yet, she somehow manages to live a low-profile life. We have to congratulate her on that part. Her husband is an Emmy-nominated actor, and she manages to avoid the spotlight.

Maybe that is the reason why Jonathan brought his daughter Rebecca Banks to the 71st Emmy Ceremony. Obviously, his wife doesn’t want to be anywhere near cameras and the media spotlight. She doesn’t like to flaunt her personal information and life on media platforms. She rarely joins him on red carpet events.

With that in mind, she is not present on any social media platform like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Fun fact. Neither is her husband. Jonathan is an old-school actor who doesn’t like social media as well. You might find some fan profiles on Instagram, but there is no official profile.

Net worth

How much is the net worth of Gennera Banks? Well, given the fact we know nothing about her career, education, or salary, we cannot talk about her earnings as well. The celebrity spouse is trying hard to hide every personal information from the media, including her work.

We can assume she is a housewife taking care of the household. After all, her husband earns quite enough money for both of them. As of August 2023, Jonathan has a net worth of more than $5 million.