- Danced competitively for most of her childhood before deciding to try acting at 17.
- Film breakthrough was in 1999 in Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides.
- Starred in Canadian TV series Higher Ground, opposite Hayden Christensen.
- Best known as Special Agent Jennifer "J.J." Jareau on Criminal Minds.
- Nathan Andersen — Husband
- Angela — Sister
- Mekhai Allan Andersen — Son
- Mike Cook — Father
- Nathan Cook — Brother
- Sandra Cook — Mother
- Paul Cook — Brother
- Attended Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT
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