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Rachael Leigh Cook

Rachael Leigh Cook consistently lights up her various roles, most recently in the role of Clara Wheeler in Steven Spielberg's successful miniseries, Into the West. Cook now will appear as the potential love interest of series' lead Josh Duhamel in a multi-episode arc on NBC's hit Las Vegas. Cook's standout performances include her starring role opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in the teen comedy feature She's All That, and her lead role as aspiring rock singer Josie McCoy in Josie and the Pussycats.

Cook's other starring film roles include her performance opposite Jonathan Tucker in the drama Stateside and her portrayal of an adopted girl searching for her birth mother in the drama The Hi-Line. Cook brought her talent to many notable films including 11:14 (with Hilary Swank and Colin Hanks), the hilarious comedy The Big Empty, the romantic comedy Blow Dry (with Josh Hartnett), and re-make Get Carter, alongside Sylvester Stallone.

In the film Living Out Loud with Danny DeVito, Cook played the young version of Holly Hunter's character and also portrayed a young Jackie-O in House of Yes with Parker Posey. Cook impressed a younger crowd with her feature role in The Babysitter's Club, based on the popular children's book series, and her role as Becky Thatcher (alongside Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro) in Tom and Huck.

Cook currently resides in Los Angeles with husband, actor Daniel Gillies, and their two dogs.

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Rachael Leigh Cook Facts

BirthdayOctober 4, 1979 (44)
BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Rachael Leigh Cook compared to you?
Social Media RachaelLCook

Selected Filmography

All Hat
Texas Rangers
Stealing Paradise
Into the West
Tom And Huck
She's All That
Josie and the Pussycats
The Final Season
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