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A.J. Cook

Highest Rated:   76% The Virgin Suicides (2000)
Lowest Rated:   8% Out Cold (2001)
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Birthplace:   Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Canadian-born A.J. Cook trained as a competitive dancer before beginning her acting career at age 17 in the children's TV series Goosebumps. She started out in small roles on made-for-TV dramas until her first big break as one of the blonde Lisbon sisters in The Virgin Suicides. She went on to a recurring role on Higher Ground, a Fox Family Channel series about teens in boot camp, where she played the love interest of fellow Canadian Hayden Christensen prior to his role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones. After another TV movie and the snowboarding comedy Out Cold, Cook found her niche as a lead actress in horror movies with Ripper: Letter From Hell in 2001. She then headlined a number of other thrillers, including Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell, The House Next Door, and Final Destination 2. In 2005, she began her run in the series Criminal Minds, playing special agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau. Cook took on a supporting role in the romantic comedy I'm Reed Fish in 2006, and starred in director Ron Satlof's comedy Misconceptions in 2008. The actress took another lead role in 2011 for Bringing Ashley Home, a docudrama following a woman (Cook) determined to find her sister when she suddenly goes missing. Cook returned to the horror genre in 2013, with Wer. A member of the Mormon church, Cook lives in Salt Lake City, UT, with her husband, Nathan Andersen.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wer
  • Kate Moore
2013
36% Least Among Saints
  • Cheryl
$28.5k 2012
42% Mother's Day
  • Vicky Rice
$94.9k 2012
No Score Yet Bringing Ashley Home
  • Libba Phillips
2011
No Score Yet Misconceptions
  • Miranda Bliss
2010
52% I'm Reed Fish
  • Theresa
2007
No Score Yet Night Skies
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Night Skies
  • Lilly
2006
No Score Yet Vanished
  • Hope
2006
48% Final Destination 2
  • Kimberly Corman
$46.5M 2003
No Score Yet The House Next Door
  • Lori Peterson
2002
8% Out Cold
  • Jenny
$13.9M 2001
No Score Yet Ripper: Letter From Hell
  • Molly Keller
2001
No Score Yet Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell
  • Diana
2001
76% The Virgin Suicides
  • Mary Lisbon
2000
No Score Yet Spiral Staircase
  • Local Girl
2000
No Score Yet El Hechizo de un Sueño Eterno
  • Dawn
1999
No Score Yet In His Father's Shoes
  • Lisa Palmineri
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Jennifer "JJ" Jareau Jennifer Jennifer Jareau Jennifer `J.J.' Jareau Jennifer "J.J." Jareau Jennifer 'J.J.' Jareau Jennifer "J.J" Jareau
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Debbie Shields
  • 2011

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