Rachael Leigh Cook is a popular actress who rose to prominence with her role in the movies like ‘She’s All That’ and ‘Jojie and the Pussycats’.

Personal life

Rachel Leigh Cook was born on October 4th, 1979 in Minnesota to parents Thomas H.Cook and Joann Cook. Rachael was raised in a very affectionate environment. Her mother used to be a weaver and a cooking instructor while her father was a stand-up comedian and a social worker. Growing up, Rachael has no issues with her family as her parents always took great care of her. Rachael belongs to Italian ethnicity.

Rachael stole the limelight at a mere age of seven when she did an announcement for public service for foster care. After a period of three years, a young Rachael was hired to work as a child model who mostly appeared in advertisements for ‘Target’ and ‘Milk-Bone’ dog biscuits. The actress completed her studies from three different schools namely Minneapolis South High School. Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School and

Throwing some light on Rachael Leigh Cook’s private life, it has been reported that she has married only once in her life. Rachael married an actor Daniel Gillies in the August of 2004. Rachael gave birth to two children who are named Charlotte Easton Gillies and Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies. The kids have two year’s difference between them.

It is of no doubt that Rachael is a gift to mankind since she has been involved in numerous humanitarian acts. She was recruited as the ‘Champion of Change for Arts Education’ by the Obama administration in the year 2011. An year later, Rachael began granting scholarships to students between the age group of 14-19 in an attempt to help them in paying off their school fees, career classes, student loan, etc.


Rachael Leigh Cook exuded immense talent and zeal for acting since a very tender age. She starting giving auditions for acting as soon as she turned fourteen. She cleared the auditions without difficulty and eventually worked in her debut film ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ which was released in 1995.

Subsequently, Rachael appeared in ‘Tom and Huck’ in which she portrayed Rebecca Thatcher. She also did a documentary film called ‘26 Summer Street’. An year later, Racher portrayed a fifteen year old rape victim in the film ‘Country Justice’. Being a avid humanitarian, Rachael did an advertisement in 1998 in which she talked about the various hazards of drugs on a person.

Rachael Leigh Cook has enacted in numerous films ever since she made her debut in the year 1995. She is a versatile actress who has done different types of movies till date. She has appeared in romantic, action and comedy movies.

Apart from these, she has also appeared in a music video and in several video games. Her most famous character is Jaesa Willsaam in the Star Wars video game series. For her hard work in the Hollywood industry, Rachael has been acknowledged with several awards. She has won the Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Western Heritage Awards, etc. For this purpose, Rachael has a net worth of $5 million.

Last Modified: 30 Apr, 2018

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