- Decided to become a model at an early age---while in the second grade.
- Appeared in a diverse mix of print ads as a model, including ads for Target and Milk-Bone.
- Starred in a memorable 1998 "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" public-service announcement, smashing an apartment with a frying pan.
- Appeared in the 1999 music video for Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me"; the song was featured in She's All That, which she starred in.
- Formed her own production company, Ben's Sister Productions.
- Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies — Son
- Daniel Gillies — Husband
- Tom Cook — Father
- JoAnne Cook — Mother
- Ben Cook — Brother
- Charlotte Easton Gillies — Daughter