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Rachael Leigh Cook Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Boyfriend & Hallmark movies)

Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress and also model. She was born on 4th October 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the USA. Her nicknames are The Indie Queen and Cook.

She is well-known for her movies such as She’s All That in the year 1999, Josie and the Pussycats in the year 2001, and The Baby-Sitters Club in the year 1995, and she was also in a television series Into the West and Perception.  She has also voiced for Robot Chicken and Tifa Lockhart in a series named Final Fantasy series.

Rachael Leigh Cook BiographyPersonal Details

Full Name Rachael Leigh Cook
Nick Name Rachael, The Indie Queen, Cook
Date of Birth October 4, 1979
Age 43 Years as of June 2023
Birth Place Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Residence Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Ethnicity Part-Italian descent
Zodiac Sign Libra
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Profession Actress and Model
  • Clara Barton Open School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Laurel Springs School, Ojai, California, United States
  • Minneapolis South High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Net Worth $5 Million USD as of 2023
Marital Status Divorced
  • 1995 – ”The Baby-Sitters Club” (Film)
  • 1997 – ”Country Justice” (Tv)
  • 2001- ”Dressed to Kill” (Music video)

Physical Appearance

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Figure 34-25-34
Height 5’2″ Feet
Weight 56 kg
Dress Size 4 (US)
Shoe Size 8 (US)

Personal Life (Family, Friends, Boyfriends, Children)

Father Thomas H. Cook
Mother JoAnn Cook
Sibling Ben Cook (Brother)
  • Shane West (1997-1999)
  • Ryan Alosio (1998-1999)
  • Antonio Sabàto, Jr. (1999)
  • Jacob Young (1999-2000)
  • Devon Sawa (2000-2001)
  • Ryan Reynolds (2001)
 Husband Daniel Gillies (married in 2004 – divorced in 2021)
  • Charlotte Easton Gillies (daughter)
  • Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies (son)

Early life, Family, and Relationship

Rachael Leigh Cook, the American actress was born to Thomas H.Cook and JoAnn Cook. Her father Thomas Howard Cook was a former stand-up comedian and a social worker whereas her mother JoAnn is a cooking instructor and a weaver. She has a part of Italian descent and she has been in social service since she was a child.

Her very first social work was when she went in on a public service announcement for foster care when she was just a seven-year-old by age she started working as a child-print model at the age of ten and she is most known for nationally known or nationwide advertisements for Target and also on the Milk-Bone dog biscuit boxes. As for her schooling, she went to Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School, and Minneapolis South High School.

Childhood photo of Rachael with her parents & brother
Rachael’s Ex- Husband Daniel Gillies Photo

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Rachael Leigh Cook’s Success and career

Rachel Leigh Cook started her auditioning for acting in her early teens i.e. when she was fourteen years old and she made her first on-screen debut as an actress in the year of 1995 in the movie The Baby-Sitters Club. She also acted in the Tom and Huck release in December 1995 an adventure film.

In the year of 1996, she had her short film which she got on with a little help from her modeling agency was named 26 Summer Street. Later then she got a lead role in the movie, Country Justice, in the year of 1977 and she acted like a 15 years old rape victim. She also played in Josie and the Pussycats in the year though it was a box office failure.


  • In 1999 She won YoungStar awards for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film.
  • Same year she won Teen Choice Awards for Film – Sexiest Love Scene.
  • In 2000 she won Santa Monica Film Festival for Best Actress.
  • Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Couple. (2000)
  • New York International Independent Film & Video Festival for Best Actress. (2000)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Actress – Newcomer.(2000)
  • In the year 2001 she won Young Hollywood awards for Superstar of Tomorrow-Female.
  • In 2006 She won Western Heritage Awards for Television Feature Film.

Hallmark Movies

Premiere Date Hallmark Movies Casts
December 19, 2021 ‘Tis the Season to be Merry (CtC) Travis Van Winkle and Rachael Leigh Cook
December 20, 2020 Cross Country Christmas (CtC) Greyston Holt and Rachael Leigh Cook
November 7, 2019 A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas (MoC) Benjamin Ayres and Rachael Leigh Cook
February 2, 2019 Valentine in the Vineyard (CtVD) Rachael Leigh Cook and Brendan Penny
January 13, 2018 Frozen in Love (W) Rachael Leigh Cook and Niall Matter
August 12, 2017 Summer in the Vineyard (SN) Rachael Leigh Cook Brendan Penny
August 20, 2016 Summer Love (SN) Rachael Leigh Cook and Lucas Bryant
October 8, 2016 Autumn in the Vineyard (FH) Rachael Leigh Cook and Brendan Penny
2016-2019 In the Vineyard Rachael Leigh Cook and Brendan Penny

Rachael Leigh Cook Movies and Television Shows List:


Year TV Shows Worked As
2021 Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Herself
2020 Criminal Minds Max
2019 Liza on Demand Rachael Leigh Cook
2014 A Christmas Tail (TV Movie) N/A
2013 Team Unicorn Rachael Leigh Cook
2012–2015 Perception Kate Moretti
2012 Left to Die (TV Movie) Tammi Chase
2011 Stealing Paradise (TV Movie) Amanda Collier
2010 Nevermind Nirvana (TV Movie) Elizabeth
2009 Titan Maximum Lt. Jodi Yanarella
2008–2010 Psych Abigail Lytar
2008 Ghost Whisperer Grace Adams
2006–2019 Robot Chicken various
2005 Las Vegas Penny Posin
2005 Into the West (TV Mini Series) Clara Wheeler
2004 Fearless Gaia Moore
2000 Batman Beyond Chelsea Cunningham
1999 Dawson’s Creek Devon
1998 The Outer Limits Cassie Boussard
1997 The Defenders: Payback (TV Movie) Tracey Lane
1997 True Women (TV Mini Series) Young Georgia Lawshe
1997 Country Justice (TV Movie) Emma Baker


Year Film Title Worked As
Upcoming Who Is No/One Julia
Upcoming There She Goes
Upcoming Rescuing Christmas
2023 A Tourist’s Guide to Love Amanda Riley
2022 Spirit Halloween: The Movie Sue
2021 He’s All That Anna Sawyer
2020 Love, Guaranteed Susan
2017 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hermia
2014 Red Sky Karen Brooks
2012 Broken Kingdom Marilyn
2011 The Family Tree Rachel Levy
2011 Vampire Laura King
2009 Falling Up Caitlin O’Shea
2009 Bob Funk Ms. Thorne
2009 The Lodger Amanda Manning
2007 Blonde Ambition Haley
2007 The Final Season Polly Hudson
2007 Nancy Drew Jane Brighton
2007 All Hat Chrissie Nugent
2007 Descent Allison
2006 My First Wedding Vanessa
2005 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Tifa Lockhart
2004 American Crime Jesse St. Claire
2004 Stateside Dori Lawrence
2003 Tempo Jenny Travile
2003 11:14 Cheri
2003 The Big Empty Ruthie
2003 Scorched Shmally
2003 Bookies Hunter
2002 29 Palms The Waitress
2001 Tangled Jenny Kelley
2001 Josie and the Pussycats Josie McCoy
2001 Texas Rangers Caroline Dukes
2001 Blow Dry Christina Robertson
2001 Antitrust Lisa Calighan
2000 Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Chelsea Cunningham
2000 Get Carter Doreen Carter
2000 Sally Beth
1999 The Bumblebee Flies Anyway Cassie
1999 She’s All That Laney Boggs
1999 The Hi-Line Vera Johnson
1998 Living Out Loud Teenage Judith Moore
1998 The Naked Man Dolores
1998 All I Wanna Do Abigail ‘Abby’ Sawyer
1997 The Eighteenth Angel Lucy Stanton
1997 The House of Yes Young ‘Jackie-O’
1996 Carpool Kayla
1995 Tom and Huck Becky Thatcher
1995 The Baby-Sitters Club Mary Anne Spier

Rachael Leigh Cook Unknown Facts:

  • Rachael is a vegetarian.
  • On August 8, 2004 Racheal got married with actor Daniel Gillies, after 15 years of married life they separated in June 2019 and took divorced in 2021.
  • They have two children, daughter Charlotte Easton Gillies was born on September 2013 and son Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies was born on April 2015.

Rachael Leigh Cook Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Boyfriend & More)

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