Rachael Leigh Cook’s beauty and versatility combine to establish her as one of the most talented young actresses in Hollywood. Her memorable and riveting performance in the 1998 antiheroin “kitchen smashing” public service announcement (“This is your brain...”) led to her first starring role in Miramax’s breakout hit “She’s All That,” the enchanting teen comedy costarring Freddie Prinze Jr. Cook’s next role put her comedic ability to work in the title role of aspiring rock star Josie McCoy in Universal’s “Josie and the Pussycats” alongside Parker Posey and Rosario Dawson.
Continuing to lend her talent to notable films, Cook starred with Hilary Swank and Colin Hanks in New Line’s dark comedy “11:14,” and alongside Sylvester Stallone in “Get Carter.” She also starred in “The Big Empty” opposite John Favreau, and the romantic comedy “Blow Dry” with Josh Hartnett. In “Living Out Loud” with Danny De Vito, Cook played the younger version of Holly Hunter’s character and in the “House of Yes” she portrayed a younger version of Parker Posey’s character Jackie-O.
On the small screen, Cook dazzled in the role of Clara Wheeler for Steven Spielberg and TNT’s award- winning mini-series “Into The West,” and was a recurring character on the hit series, “Psych,” for USA Network. Cook most recently completed three seasons on TNT’s, “Perception” starring opposite Eric McCormack.
Cook currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Daniel Gillies, 3-year old daughter Charlotte and 1-year old son Theo.