Rachael Leigh Cook Biography

Birthday: 1979-10-04
Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Wiki Biography: Minneapolis native Rachael Leigh Cook began her career as a model at the tender age of 10, gracing Milk-Bone(R) boxes and Target(R) ads nationwide in the USA. She also appeared in a now-famous (in the USA) anti-drug TV spot in which, armed with a frying pan, she bashed her way through a kitchen to show the disastrous effects of heroin. At 14, her modeling agency sent her to read for a short film (26 Summer Street (1996)) and changed the course of her young life--from that moment on, Cook was hooked on acting. When she reached L.A. later that year, Cook bypassed the wannabe stage and nailed her first audition (for the part of a budding entrepreneur in The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)). She returned to theaters three months later in the Jonathan Taylor Thomas vehicle Tom and Huck (1995), then filled her calendar with appearances in independent and made-for-TV movies. She divided her time between Minneapolis and Tinseltown, shuttling from school events to movie shoots with her mother in tow. Cook's starlet status crystallized in 1999, when she starred opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in the Pygmalion retelling She's All That (1999). Her on-screen transformation from ugly duckling to ravishing beauty scored several teen-oriented awards and made Cook a hot commodity in Hollywood. She signed for a handful of plum follow-up roles, including a troubled adolescent in Sylvester Stallone's Get Carter (2000), a frontier gal in Texas Rangers (2001), and the caterwauling lead in the live-action version of Josie and the Pussycats (2001). Cook now lives primarily in Los Angeles, but she returns home frequently to visit with friends and family. Her father, Tom (a former stand-up comic), is a social worker in the public school system, and her younger brother, Ben, is an aspiring filmmaker.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Josie and the Pussycats Josie McCoy 1970 - 1971 Comedy
The Babysitters Club Mary Anne Spier 1995 Comedy
Backstage Pass Herself 2001 Documentary
Into the West Clara Wheeler 2005 - 2005 Adventure
Titan Maximum 2009 Animation
De Ombudsman (2010) Ruthie 2010
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Sally Beth 1929
The Baby-Sitters Club Mary Ann Spier 1995 0, 0
Tom and Huck Becky Thatcher 1995 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Carpool Kayla 1996 0
The House of Yes Young 'Jackie-O' 1997 Comedy, Drama
All I Wanna Do Abigail 'Abby' Sawyer 1998
The Eighteenth Angel Lucy Stanton 1998 Action, Horror, Adventure
The Naked Man 1998
Hi-Line Vera Johnson 1999
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway 2000 Drama, Romance
Sally Beth 2000 Drama, Romance
Get Carter Doreen 2000 Action, Crime, Drama
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker 2000 Animation, Action, Crime
Blow Dry 2001 0, 0
Antitrust Lisa Calighan 2001 0, 0, Comedy
Josie and the Pussycats Josie McCoy 2001 Comedy, Music
Tangled Jenny Kelley 2001 Drama, Thriller
Texas Rangers 2001 Adventure, Drama
Scorched 2003 0
The Big Empty 2003 0, 0, Game Show
Bookies Hunter 2003 0
Tempo Jenny Travile 2003 Romance, Crime, Thriller
Stateside Dori Lawrence 2004
American Crime Jesse St. Clair 2004
Into the West Clara Wheeler 2005 Adventure, Drama
Matters of Life and Death Emily Jennings 2007
All Hat 2007 Fantasy, 0, 0
Bob Funk 2008
Blonde Ambition Haley 2008 Comedy, Romance
The Lodger Amanda 2009 Reality Tv, Game Show
Falling Up Caitlin O' Shea 2010 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Family Tree Rachel 2011 0
Vampire Laura King 2011 Reality Tv, Game Show
Broken Kingdom Marilyn 2012 Drama