Photo of Rachael Leigh Cook Rachael Leigh Cook

Born Oct. 4, 1979, in Minneapolis, Rachael Leigh Cook began modeling at age 10 and graduated to acting soon thereafter. For one of her earliest jobs, she freaked out with a frying pan in a memorable anti-heroin commercial.

Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Cook landed her first screen role in The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) and played Becky Thatcher in Tom and Huck that same year. Young filmgoers granted Cook stardom after seeing her opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in She's All That (1999). She played James Van Der Beek's girlfriend on TV's "Dawson's Creek" and teamed onscreen with him in Texas Rangers (2001).

Cook led the band in Josie and the Pussycats (2001), starred in the miniseries Into the West and had a recurring role on "Las Vegas." Her other films include Get Carter (2000), Antitrust (2001) and Matters of Life and Death (2006).

Rachael Leigh Cook in She's All That

She's All That

1999 PG-13

In this charming teenage spin on "Pygmalion," jock and class president Zack Siler accepts his friends' bet to make over the geeky, bespectacled Laney Boggs into a prom queen beauty. But along the way, Zack falls in love with his sparkling creation.

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