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Rachael Leigh Cook

Highest Rated:   92% 11:14 (2003)
Lowest Rated:   0% My First Wedding (2006)
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Birthplace:   Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Born October 4, 1979 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the doe-eyed, fine-boned Rachael Leigh Cook has invited frequent comparisons with the young Audrey Hepburn. The actress began her career at the age of ten as a model, and then broke into acting in 1995 with her role as Mary-Ann Spier in The Baby-Sitters Club. Her next memorable appearance was in The House of Yes (1997), where she played the young Parker Posey. Coincidentally, Freddie Prinze Jr., with whom she would later co-star in She's All That, was also in the film, although they had no scenes together.After The House of Yes, Cook acted in a few forgettable films, the exception being Living Out Loud (1998), in which she played the young Holly Hunter. It was her next film, 1999's She's All That, that garnered her significant attention. As Laney Boggs, Cook went from geek to chic under the tutelage of the most popular boy in school (Prinze Jr.). As the film was essentially billed as an update of My Fair Lady (1964), the comparisons between Cook and Audrey Hepburn seemed particularly apt. Only time will tell if these comparisons extend beyond physical appearance to career trajectory. Taking to the stage (on the screen at least) with her turn in the live adaptation of Josie and the Pussycats, audiences would soon find the attractive actress travelling back in time to the old west in Texas Rangers. An attempt to revive the western from celluloid oblivion, the film documented the true story of the founding of the Texas Rangers and found Cook cast alongside popular actors James Van Der Beek and Oded Fehr. Cook continued to work steadily through the early 2000s, including a recurring role on the show Las Vegas in 2005 and a supporting role in the film Nancy Drew (2007). She also did a stint on prime time drama Psych, in which she played Abigail Lytar, elementary school teacher and ex-girlfriend of the leading character Shawn Spencer (James Roday). In 2012, Cook took on a starring role, opposite Eric McCormack, in the TNT crime drama Perception, playing FBI agent Kate Moretti, which ran for three seasons.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Summer in the Vineyard
  • Frankie Baldwin
2017
No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Summer Love
  • Maya Sulliway
2016
No Score Yet Autumn in the Vineyard
  • Frankie Baldwin
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet Vampire
  • Laura King
2013
No Score Yet Broken Kingdom
  • Producer
  • Marilyn
2012
No Score Yet Left to Die
  • Tammi Chase
2012
10% The Family Tree
  • Rachel
$4.2k 2011
No Score Yet Falling Up
  • Caitlin O'Shea
2010
17% Bob Funk
  • Ms. Thorne
2009
21% The Lodger
  • Amanda
2009
14% Blonde Ambition
  • Haley
2007
26% The Final Season
  • Polly Hudson
$1M 2007
50% Nancy Drew
  • Jane Brighton
$25.5M 2007
20% All Hat
  • Chrissie
2007
33% Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Tifa Lockhart
2006
0% My First Wedding
  • Vanessa
2006
67% Bookies
  • Hunter
2004
24% Stateside
  • Dori Lawrence
$0.2M 2004
No Score Yet American Crime
  • Jesse St. Claire
2004
92% 11:14
  • Cheri
2003
0% 29 Palms
  • The Waitress
2003
17% Esto es un Robo
  • Shmally
2003
71% The Big Empty
  • Ruthie
2003
No Score Yet Tempo
  • Jenny
2003
No Score Yet Tangled
  • Producer
  • Jenny Kelley
2002
No Score Yet Sally
  • Beth
2002
2% Texas Rangers
  • Caroline
2001
53% Josie and the Pussycats
  • Josie McCoy
$14.2M 2001
19% Blow Dry
  • Christina Robertson
2001
24% Antitrust
  • Lisa Calighan
$11M 2001
88% Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
  • Chelsea Cunningham
2000
12% Get Carter
  • Doreen Carter
$14.6M 2000
67% The Hi-Line
  • Vera Johnson
1999
39% She's All That
  • Laney
1999
No Score Yet The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
  • Cassie
1999
59% Living Out Loud
  • Teenage Judith
1998
No Score Yet The Eighteenth Angel
  • Lucy Stanton
1998
67% Strike!
  • Abby Sawyer
1998
20% The Naked Man
  • Delores
1998
62% The House of Yes
  • Young Jackie-O
1997
No Score Yet True Women
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Family Rescue
  • Emma
1997
No Score Yet The Defenders: Payback
  • Tracy Lane
1997
13% Carpool
  • Kayla
1996
25% Tom and Huck
  • Becky Thatcher
1995
64% The Baby-Sitters Club
  • Mary Ann Spier
1995

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • Kate Moretti
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Abigail Lytar Abigail
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Grace Adams
  • 2008
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005-2016
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
  • 2003
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
  • Actor
  • 1999

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