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Rachael Leigh Cook Biography

Birth Name:
Rachael Leigh Cook
Birth Place:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Ben Cook -- Brother
  • Charlotte Easton Gillies -- Daughter
  • Tom Cook -- Father
  • JoAnne Cook -- Mother
  • Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies -- Son