- 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.
- Sandra Cook — Mother
- Paul Cook — Brother
- Nathan Andersen — Husband
- Nathan Cook — Brother
- Phoenix Sky Andersen — Son
- Angela — Sister
- Mekhai Allan Andersen — Son
- Mike Cook — Father
- Attended Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, United States