Birth Date: October 4, 1979
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Education: Laurel Springs School
Relationship: Daniel Gillies (actor; born on March 14, 1976; engaged in December 2003), Vincent Kartheiser (actor; born on May 5, 1979; broke up), Shane West (actor; born on June 10, 1978; broke up), Ryan Alosio (actor; born on January 11, 1975)
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My First Wedding (2004) (post-production) .... Vanessa
Rachael Leigh Cook was an overnight success after She’s All That, but it’s the old story: “overnight” takes many, many nights (and days).
The Minnesota-born beauty was a print model by 1989, at age 10, for products that required wide-eyed wholesome little girls (like dog biscuits…), and later moved to television commercials – she’s particularly remembered for two public service ads, one for a foster parents program, and the other a this-is-your-brain-on-heroin egg-smashing shocker. Cook’s first magazine cover shoot was for the November ’96 issue of React, and she appeared in the 1998 music video, Kiss Me, for Sixpence None the Richer.
Acting gigs had already come along, requiring Cook to, first, move to Los Angeles, and, second, complete high school studies via a special school for working actors. Cook first hit the big screen in 1995’s The Babysitters’ Club, and went on to a mix of film and television work: 26 Summer St (1996), Tom and Huck (1996 – for a Young Star award nomination), Carpool (1996), The Eighteenth Angel (1997), True Women (1997, TV), Country Justice (1997, TV), The Defenders: Payback (1997), The House of Yes (1997), Strike! (1998), The Naked Man (1998), Living Out Loud (1998), The Bumblebee Flies Away (1999), three episodes of Dawson’s Creek (TV) and one episode of The Outer Limits (TV).
After the huge hit, She’s All That (1999), Cook didn’t, as one would have predicted, stick exclusively with a teen flick run. The actor mixed her genres: Blow Dry (2000), Texas Rangers (2000), Get Carter (2000), Batman Beyond (2000, voice), Antitrust (2001), and Tangled (2001).
Cook is a popular goddess of Internet shrines, and, on the quirky side, has a musical group named in her honour – “Budding Hollywood Starlet” of Minneapolis named themselves for their hometown sweetheart. She has one amateur writing credit, as scriptwriter for a high school drama department production, A Broom With A View. On the “appearances only” side, she’s featured as Best Dressed in teen magazines, and continues to model for movie promotion spreads.
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