Rachael Leigh Cook Biography

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Born: October 04, 1979


Date of Birth: October 4, 1979

This brown haired, doe-eyed beauty was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Despite being extemely shy when she was younger, Rachael Leigh Cook nabbed her first acting role when she was around seven in a non-speaking part in a public service announcement encouraging adults to become foster parents. She also appeared in an anti-heroin commercial in which she smashes up her kitchen with a frying pan.

Cook broke into acting in 1995 with a role in The Baby-Sitters Club. Her next memorable appearance was in The House of Yes (1997), where she played the young Parker Posey. Coincidentally, Freddie Prinze Jr., with whom she would later co-star in She's All That, was also in the film, although they had no scenes together. After The House of Yes, Cook acted in a few forgettable films, the exception being Living Out Loud (1998), in which she played the young Holly Hunter. It was her next film, 1999's She's All That, that garnered her significant attention. As Laney Boggs, Cook went from geek to chic under the tutelage of the most popular boy in school (Prinze Jr.).

Following the success of She's All That, Cook played roles in movies such as Josie and the Pussycats (2001) and Nancy Drew (2007).

A vegetarian, in 2004 Cook married actor Daniel Gillies. They live in the Los Angeles area.


Antique (2008)
Blonde Ambition (2007)
All Hat(2007)
Nancy Drew(2007)
Descent (2007) (uncredited)
Matters of Life and Death (2007)
The Final Season (2007)
Stateside (2004)
My First Wedding(2004)
11:14 (2003)
The Big Empty (2003)
Bookies (2003)
29 Palms (2002)
Texas Rangers(2001)
Sally (2001)
Josie and the Pussycats(2001)
Blow Dry(2001)
Get Carter(2000)
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (2000)
She's All That(1999)
The Hi-Line (1999)
Living Out Loud(1998)
The Naked Man (1998)
Strike! (1998)
The House of Yes (1997)
The Eighteenth Angel (1997)
Carpool (1996)
26 Summer Street (1996)
Tom and Huck (1995)
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

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