Birth Date: October 4, 1979
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height: 5' 2"
Quote: "I'm not small, I'm space-efficient."
You may not be familiar with this stunning brunette from the films she has appeared in, but you may find her face familiar thanks to the ads she had done prior to becoming an actress. Having risen to stardom with the film She's All That, Rachael's movie roles have been increasing at an exponential rate.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 4, 1979, Rachael Leigh Cook was shy as a child. She knew early on that she wanted to become an actress. Before jumping onto the big screen, Rachael began acting by the time she was 7 in commercials and school musicals, and modeling at age 10.
Rather than being a fashion model, Rachael used her beautiful face and talent in more beneficial ways: in public service announcements. She appeared in a non-speaking part in a PSA about adopting foster children, while her most notable work was in the famous anti-drug PSA that simulated how the brain is affected by drugs, by smashing eggs with a frying pan and then destroying the kitchen.
Although Rachael was receiving work as a print model during her 4-year modeling stint, Minnesota was not the hub of acting. Rachael headed to the West Coast, to pursue an acting career.
Once in Los Angeles, Rachael didn't have much trouble landing roles. In 1995, she made her feature film debut in the film adaptation of the popular children's book series, The Baby-Sitters Club. Remaining true to her younger fans, she followed up that performance with a role in the film Tom and Huck, co-starring Home Improvement's Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
The rest of the 90's were marked by independent films such as Carpool, the short feature 26 Summer Street, The Eighteenth Angel, and The House of Yes, which earned recognition at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
After a couple more films, including Living Out Loud and Strike!, Rachael bounced onto the big-screen in the sleeper hit She's All That, and landed in the hearts of many a young man. As the nerd-turned-high school sweetheart in the modern day adaptation of Pygmalion, Rachael gave a credible performance, although she couldn't fool audiences into believing that she was really the scrawny, awkward girl she portrayed.
The success of She's All That gave Rachael the recognition she needed to become the in-demand star that she is today. She appeared in Six-Pence None the Richer's video for "Kiss Me" (off the She's All That soundtrack) with co-star, Freddie Prinze Jr.
Television audiences must have been accustomed to seeing Rachael on the television screen by then, as she also had a guest-starring recurring role in the high school series Dawson's Creek; an appearance on The Outer Limits; as well as roles in made-for-TV movies such as True Women, The Eighteenth Angel and Country Justice.
What's next for the young doe-eyed beauty? Since She's All That, she appeared in the film Texas Rangers, and she will next star in a string of upcoming films, including Blow Dry, Northanger Abbey, Get Carter (co-starring Sylvester Stallone), as well as the film adaptation of the popular cartoon, Josie and the Pussycats.
Besides acting, Rachael is passionate about art, especially drawing. She would like to eventually try screenwriting and she will get her chance to co-produce an independent film entitled Tangled.
Rachael lives mostly in her L.A. apartment, and she has a boxer dog and two cats. She's a vegetarian and has a tattoo on her left arm.
Nominated for the MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance for her role in She's All That, and currently one of Hollywood's most promising young actresses, Rachael proves that she's all that -- and then some.
Rachael Leigh Cook Filmography
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2006) (VG) (voice) .... Tifa Lockhart
Blonde Ambition (2007) .... Haley
All Hat (2007) .... Chrissie
The Final Season (2007) .... Polly Hudson
Descent (2006) (uncredited) .... Allison
Matters of Life and Death (2006) .... Emily Jennings
Nancy Drew (2007) .... Jane Brighton
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards (2006) (TV) .... Presenter
"Robot Chicken" .... Frankenstein's Fiancee (2 episodes, 2006)
- Lust for Puppets (2006) TV Episode (voice) .... Frankenstein's Fiancee
- Rodigitti (2006) TV Episode (voice)
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006) (VG) (voice: English version) .... Tifa Lockhart
Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (VG) (voice) .... Tifa Lockhart
... aka Kingudamu hâtsu II (Japan)
Ryû ga gotoku (2005) (VG) (voice) .... Reina
... aka Yakuza (USA)
"Las Vegas" .... Penny Posin (5 episodes, 2005)
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) (voice: English version) .... Tifa Lockhart
"Into the West" (2005) (mini) TV Series .... Clara Wheeler
American Crime (2004) (V) .... Jesse St. Claire
Stateside (2004) .... Dori Lawrence
... aka Sinners (Germany)
Fearless (2004) (TV) .... Gaia Moore
My First Wedding (2004) .... Vanessa
Fearless (2004) (TV) .... Gaia Moore
Tempo (2003) .... Jenny Travile
11:14 (2003) .... Cheri
The Big Empty (2003) .... Ruthie
Bookies (2003) .... Hunter
Scorched (2003) .... Shmally
29 Palms (2002) .... The Waitress
Tangled (2001) .... Jenny Kelley
Texas Rangers (2001) .... Caroline Dukes
Josie and the Pussycats (2001) .... Josie McCoy
Blow Dry (2001) .... Christina Robertson
... aka Über kurz oder lang (Germany)
Antitrust (2001) .... Lisa Calighan
... aka Conspiracy.com (Europe: English title)
"Batman Beyond" (1999) TV Series (voice) .... Chelsea Cunningham (II) (2000-2001)
... aka Batman of the Future (Europe: English title) (UK)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) (voice) .... Chelsea
... aka Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker (Europe: English title: cut version)
... aka Return of the Joker (USA: informal English title)
Get Carter (2000) .... Doreen
Sally (2000) .... Beth
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999) .... Cassie
"Dawson's Creek" .... Devon
She's All That (1999) .... Laney Boggs
The Hi-Line (1999) .... Vera Johnson
Living Out Loud (1998) .... Teenage Judith
The Naked Man (1998) .... Delores
Strike! (1998) .... Abigail 'Abby' Sawyer
... aka The Hairy Bird (Australia) (Canada: English title: working title)
... aka All I Wanna Do (USA: new title)
... aka College femminile (Italy)
... aka Filles font la loi, Les (Canada: French title)
"The Outer Limits"
... aka The New Outer Limits (USA: promotional title)
- Glyphic (1998) TV Episode .... Cassie Boussard
The Eighteenth Angel (1998) .... Lucy Stanton
The Defenders: Payback (1997) (TV) .... Tracey Lane
True Women (1997) (TV) .... Georgia Lawshe (young)
Country Justice (1997) (TV) .... Emma Baker
... aka Family Rescue
The House of Yes (1997) .... Young Jackie-O
Carpool (1996) .... Kayla
26 Summer Street (1996) .... The Girl
Tom and Huck (1995) .... Becky Thatcher
... aka The Adventures of Tom and Huck
... aka Tom Sawyer
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) .... Mary Anne Spier
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