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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 4, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor, model, producer

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Practically born in front of the camera, actress Rachael Leigh Cook began her career in the public eye when she decided to become a model while in the second grade. Before she tried her hand at acting, Cook appeared extensively in print campaigns and was featured in a public service announcement encouraging people to be foster parents. The Minnesota native began acting at age 15 - a career choice that would have her working steadily through her teen years, appearing as co-star, and later, the lead of numerous features and television programs, including her most famous offering, "She's All That" (1999) - the film that made her a star. Petite, with expressive pixyish features and hair that was at different times, sandy blonde, chestnut brown and everything in between, the versatile actress was drafted to play younger versions of performers as varying as Holly Hunter, Angelina Jolie and Parker Posey.

Practically born in front of the camera, actress Rachael Leigh Cook began her career in the public eye when she decided to become a model while in the second grade. Before she tried her hand at acting, Cook appeared extensively in print campaigns and was featured in a public service announcement encouraging people to be foster parents. The Minnesota native began acting at age 15 - a career choice that would have her working steadily through her teen years, appearing as co-star, and later, the lead of numerous features and television programs, including her most famous offering, "She's All That" (1999) - the film that made her a star. Petite, with expressive pixyish features and hair that was at different times, sandy blonde, chestnut brown and everything in between, the versatile actress was drafted to play younger versions of performers as varying as Holly Hunter, Angelina Jolie and Parker Posey.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Kingdom Come (2012)
2.
 Left to Die (2012)
3.
 Vampire (2011)
4.
5.
 Falling Up (2010)
6.
 Bob Funk (2009)
7.
 Lodger, The (2009)
8.
 Poliwood (2009)
9.
 All Hat (2007)
10.
 Antique (2007)
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Milestones close milestones

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Born and raised in Minnesota
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Worked as a print model; featured in campaigns for Milk-Bones, Target stores and 3M products
1994:
Film acting debut in the short "26 Summer Street"
1995:
Starred in the film "The Baby-sitter's Club", based on the popular children's book series
1995:
Played Becky Thatcher in "Tom and Huck"
1996:
Had featured role in "Carpool"
1997:
Starred in the CBS TV-movie drama "Country Justice"
1997:
Portrayed the younger version of Angelina Jolie's character in the CBS miniseries "True Women"
1997:
Featured as a withdrawn assault victim in the Showtime courtroom drama "The Defenders: Payback"
1997:
Appeared as the younger incarnation of Parker Posey's character in "The House of Yes"
1998:
Acted in the teen ensemble comedy "Strike!/The Hairy Bird!"
1998:
Featured in an anti-drug public service announcement
1998:
Appeared as the younger incarnation of Holly Hunter's character in "Living Out Loud"
1999:
Starred opposite Freddie Prinze Jr in the teen comedy "She's All That"
1999:
Featured in "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway" with Janeane Garofalo and Elijah Wood
1999:
Starred as an adopted girl searching for her birth mother in the drama "The Hi-Line"
:
Formed Ben's Sister Prods
2001:
Portrayed a computer programmer in "Antitrust"
2001:
Cast as Josie, an aspiring rock singer, in the live-action version of the cult cartoon series "Josie and the Pussycats"
:
Co-executive produced and starred in "Invisible Girl" (lensed 2001)
2003:
Acted in the comedy "The Big Empty"
2004:
Starred opposite Jonathan Tucker in the drama "Stateside"
2005:
Cast as Clara Wheeler in the TNT mini-series "Into the West"
2005:
Guest-starred in three episodes of NBC's "Las Vegas," playing the love interest for Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel)
2007:
Cast in the big-screen adaptation of "Nancy Drew"
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Education

South High School: St Paul , Minnesota - 1998

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Vincent Kartheiser. Actor. Dated briefly.
companion:
Shane West. Actor. Dated briefly in 1998.
companion:
Ryan Alosio. Actor. Born c. 1973; starred opposite Cook in "The Hi-Line"; no longer together.
companion:
Brandon Davis. Son of former Paramount executive Martin Davis; claim to be "just friends".
companion:
Colin Hanks. Actor. Rumored to be dating as of October 2002.
companion:
Daniel Gillies. Actor. Engaged December 2003.
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brother:
Ben Cook. Born c. 1982.

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