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Rachael Leigh Cook net worth is
$1.5 Million

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Rachael Leigh Cook Biography & Wiki 2017

Rachael Leigh Cook was born on 4 October 1979, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, to mother JoAnn, a cooking instructor and weaver, and father Thomas H. Cook, a social worker and former stand-up comedian, of Italian descent. She is an actress, voice artist, producer and former model, most famous for her role in films “She’s All That” and “Josie and the Pussycats”, and in the television series “Into the West” and “Perception”.

A famous actress, how wealthy is Rachel Leigh Cook? Sources state that Cook has acquired a net worth over $1.5 million, as of mid-2016. Her wealth has mostly been established during her acting career.

Rachael Leigh Cook Net Worth $1.5 Million

Cook was educated at Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School and Minneapolis South High School. She started her career as a child print model when she was ten years old, appearing in Target ads and on Milk-Bone boxes.

She made her feature film debut in 1995, appearing as Mary-Ann Spier in the film adaptation of the popular children’s book series “The Baby-Sitters Club”. Her next memorable appearance was as Becky Thatcher in the film “Tom and Huck”, in the same year. 1997 saw Cook taking the lead role of 15-year-old rape victim Emma Baker in the television film “Country Justice”, while also appearing in the film “The House of Yes” and in another TV film “True Women”. Her net worth was already well established.

Cook came into the national spotlight appearing in the 1998 PSA ad This Is Your Brain on Drugs, simulating how the brain is affected by heroin, by smashing eggs with a frying pan and destroying the kitchen. Several film roles followed in 1998, however, her breakthrough role came the following year, when she was cast as the nerd-turned-high-school sweetheart Laney Boggs in the hit romantic comedy “She’s All That”, which is considered the most financially successful film of her career. Cook’s performance brought her several teen-oriented awards, and considerably added to her net worth. The same year she appeared in the Elijah Wood film “The Bumblebee Flies Anyway” and in several episodes of the television series “Dawson’s Creek”.

After taking several film roles in 2000 and 2001, such as in the Sylvester Stallone film “Get Carter” and Ashton Kutcher’s “Texas Rangers”, Cook was cast as Josie McCoy in the 2001 musical comedy film “Josie and the Pussycats”, gaining additional fame. She went on to appear in the films “29 Palms”, “Scorched”, “11:14” and “American Crime”. In 2005 she joined the cast of Spielberg’s miniseries “Into the West” as Clara Wheeler, and also had a recurring role in the series “Las Vegas”.

2007 was also a productive year for Cook, as she appeared in the films “Descent”, “Nancy Drew”, “The Final Season” and “Blonde Ambition”. In the years since, she has made a number of film and television appearances, including the films “The Lodger”, “Falling Up”, “Vampire”, “The Family Tree” and “Red Sky”. As for the television, she had a recurring role as school teacher Abigail Lytar in the 2008 series “Psych” and as an FBI agent Kate Moretti in the series “Perception” which aired from 2012 to 2015. All have contributed to her wealth.

Cook has also done various voice-over roles; she voiced the character of Chelsea Cunningham in the 2000 animated film “Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker” and the series “Batman Beyond”, and of Tifa Lockhart in the 2005 animated film “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children”. She has had recurring voice-over roles in the series “Robot Chicken” and “Titan Maximum”, while also providing the voice for several video games, including “Yakuza”, two “Kingdom Hearts” and three “Star Wars:The Old Republic” games, significantly improving her wealth. Cook has also been the owner of a production company, Ben’s Sister Productions.

Aside from her involvement in films and television projects, Cook has also appeared in music videos, such as in New Found Glory’s “Dressed to Kill” and Daniel Powter’s “Love You Lately”. She was the cover girl for the USA issue of FHM magazine in 2000, and was listed as one of “102 Sexiest Women in the World” by Stuff magazine.

Speaking about her private life, Cook has been married to actor Daniel Gillies since 2004. The couple has two children and the family resides in Los Angeles.

In 2011, the Obama administration selected the actress as an advocate for Arts and Education in the Champions for Change program. The following year she began awarding scholarships to children and youth, helping them to pay for various school programs and fees.

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Rachael Leigh Cook Quick Facts

Birth date: October 4, 1979
Birth place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Height:5' 2" (1.57 m)
Profession:Actress, Voice artist, Model, Producer
Education:Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School, Minneapolis South High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Daniel Gillies (m. 2004)
Parents:JoAnn, Thomas H. Cook
Awards:YoungStar Awards (1997), Teen Choice Awards (1999), Kids' Choice Awards, Young Hollywood Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Western Heritage Awards (2006)
Nominations:MTV Movie Awards (1999), Teen Choice Awards (2001)
Movies:"The Baby-Sitters Club" (1995), "Texas Rangers" (2001), "The Hairy Bird" (1998), "She's All That" (1999), "Josie and the Pussycats" (2001), "Stealing Paradise" (2011), "Psych" (2008-2010)
TV shows:"Into the West (2005), Perception" (2012-2015), "Robot Chicken" (2006-2014), "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children", "Star Wars: The Old Republic" (2013-2014)
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Rachael Leigh Cook Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a son named Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies on April 4, 2015 in Los Angeles at 5 am weighed in at 8 lbs., 14 oz., and measured 20.5 inches. Child's father is her husband, Daniel Gillies.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter named Charlotte Easton Gillis on September 28, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Daniel Gillies.
3(August 14, 2004) Married her boyfriend Daniel Gillies after less than a year of dating.
4With Kal Penn, appeared at Keene State College on November 3rd to campaign for Barack Obama. [November 2008]
5Filming Nancy Drew (2007) starring alongside Emma Roberts. [January 2006]
6On the set of The Final Season (2007). [July 2006]
7Was 6 months pregnant with her daughter Charlotte when she completed filming the 2nd season of Perception (2012).
8Stephenie Meyer wrote the Twilight character of Alice Cullen with her in mind.
9Her dream role is Kate Nolan from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".
10Did a school senior paper entitled "Politics, Shmolotics, and 10 other reasons I'll never be President".
11Has a toothbrush collection at her parents' home in Minneapolis.
12Has two cats at home in Minnesota named Beau and Skippy.
13Had little interest in modeling by the time she was 15 and tried to focus more on school of which she became fonder.
14Owns a Sports utility vehicle.
15Her guitar teachers were Fast Freddie & Phil X.
16Was considered for the role of Rogue in the X-Men movies but turned the part down due to having work with CGI costumes and effects. The role then went to Anna Paquin, Rachael's fellow co-star from She's All That (1999).
17After reading 'R. Lee Fleming Jr''s script for She's All That (1999) Rachael began to like the storyline more and more, soon after she was asked to play the role of Laney Boggs. She decided to take the lead role.
18Her mother is of Italian ancestry.
19She's All That (1999) was the second time she had worked in a film with Freddie Prinze Jr., although in their first project together, The House of Yes (1997), they shared no scenes together.
20Ranked #26 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
21There is a Minneapolis rock and blues band called "Budding Hollywood Starlet" that is named in honor of her and other budding Hollywood starlets.
22Her mother was a cooking instructor and is currently a weaver.
23In early 2001, she met actor Ryan Reynolds and the two immediately hit it off. However, she had to fly to England shortly after to film Blow Dry (2001). Ryan ended up suprising her, pulling out of his filming schedule and following her all the way to London. It was a success and they ended up dating for a year.
24Was recommended to the producers of Dawson's Creek (1998) by Texas Rangers (2001) co-star James Van Der Beek. She guest starred with him in 3 episodes.
25Noisy underground British artist 'Firexit' has created two songs especially for Rachael Leigh Cook. The two songs are called 'This is for Rachael Leigh Cook' and a rare acoustic track called 'Dear Rachael'. In a interview, Gareth Gerrard (aka Firexit) was asked about the songs, he replied "Rachael is everything, I love her very much".
26Played the younger version of Parker Posey's character in The House of Yes (1997). Posey plays the villain in Josie and the Pussycats (2001).
27Attended Minneapolis South High School, the same school as actor Josh Hartnett and Genevieve Gorder.
28Owns her own production company called Ben's Sister Productions.
29Was in a memorable anti-drug commercial where she smashes an egg with a frying pan ("this is your brain on heroin") and proceeds to trash the room with the frying pan ("this is your family, friends, career, etc."). Arguably one of the few effective anti-drug spots ever made.
30Was a student of the Laurel Springs School, a school for young actors who can't attend a more regular school due to time commitments.
31Is a vegetarian.
32Was a print model for 5 years before becoming an actress.


Rachael Leigh Cook Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Josie and the Pussycats (2001)$1,500,000


Rachael Leigh Cook Quotes

#Quote
1You know, we have to take these characters who, granted, have their separate personalities but, on a lot of levels, are pretty two-dimensional and make them into people with flaws, with insecurities.
2Once I tried highlighting my brother's hair, but I think I mixed it wrong. It was as if someone poured kerosene on his head.
3I always say that even if this were the worst movie in the world, I'd do it again because it was such a good time.
4On Josie and the Pussycats (2001); I'm learning to play guitar. It's very difficult, but I'm determined to do it right so I don't make anybody mad.
5On Josie and the Pussycats (2001); I guess I've done one other movie with a group of girls (All I Wanna Do (1998)), but we weren't as close.
6You wouldn't recognize me from one project to the next.
7Acting just sort of happened and I found that I loved it. It was such a challenge.
8Sometimes I'm just a disaster! Other times it seems like I'm one of the most normal people I know.
9Hours fly by while I'll just be in my apartment, and somehow it will be messy later. I'll clean it up and eat cereal and watch Ricki Lake and call friends I haven't talked to.
10When I came into the business, things changed a lot, and my life was in a real state of flux.
11My height was never a factor.
12I would love to work with Rosario Dawson & Tara Reid again. We were a team on the set of Josie and the Pussycats (2001), our chemistry was great from the first day of filming & you don't really expect that when you work with new people. I still call them everyday, like sisters to me!
13I'd love to do a sequel. Even if it was 'Ernest Goes to Mars 3'- if these girls were in it, I'd do it in a minute". [Referring to Josie and the Pussycats (2001) in an interview she gave to TV Guide (Issue #2505, 31 March 2001; article title "What's new, Pussycats? by Josh Rottenberg)]
14I'm not small, I'm space-efficient.


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Rachael Leigh Cook Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmInto the West (2005)· Steven Spielberg (producer)
· Darryl Frank (producer)
· Justin Falvey (producer)
· David A. Rosemont (producer)
· William Mastrosimone (producer)
· Kirk Ellis (producer)
· Larry Rapaport (producer)
· Matthew Settle (actor)
· Skeet Ulrich (actor)
· Tonantzin Carmelo (actor)
· Irene Bedard (actor)
· Michael Spears (actor)
· Zahn McClarnon (actor)
2001Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsSuperstar of Tomorrow - Female
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Newcomer (Internet Only)She's All That (1999)
2000Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie CoupleShe's All That (1999)· Freddie Prinze Jr.
2000Grand Jury PrizeNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest ActressSally (2000)
2000Moxie! AwardSanta Monica Film FestivalBest ActressThe Hi-Line (1999)
1999Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Sexiest Love SceneShe's All That (1999)· Freddie Prinze Jr.
1999YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy FilmShe's All That (1999)

Rachael Leigh Cook Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameDishidia duodeshimu Fainaru fantajî (2011)· Grant George
· Christopher Sabat
· Johnny Yong Bosch
· Laura Bailey
· Liam O'Brien
· Dave Wittenberg
· Andrea Bowen
· Ali Hillis
· James Arnold Taylor
· Keith David
· Veronica Taylor
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ActressJosie and the Pussycats (2001)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough Female PerformanceShe's All That (1999)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoShe's All That (1999)· Freddie Prinze Jr.
1999Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Breakout PerformanceDawson's Creek (1998)
1997YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy FilmTom and Huck (1995)

Rachael Leigh Cook 2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actress (Schauspielerin)


Rachael Leigh Cook Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
She's All That1999Laney Boggs
The Hi-Line1999Vera Johnson
WOAK Live1999TV Series
Living Out Loud1998Teenage Judith
The Naked Man1998Dolores
All I Wanna Do1998Abigail 'Abby' Sawyer
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesCassie Boussard
The Eighteenth Angel1997Lucy Stanton
The Defenders: Payback1997TV MovieTracey Lane
True Women1997TV MovieGeorgia Lawshe (young)
Country Justice1997TV MovieEmma Baker
The House of Yes1997Young 'Jackie-O'
Carpool1996Kayla
26 Summer Street1996ShortThe Girl
Tom and Huck1995Becky Thatcher
The Baby-Sitters Club1995Mary Anne Spier
Perception2012-2015TV SeriesKate Moretti
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan2014Video GameJaesa Willsaam (voice)
A Christmas Tail2014TV Movie
Robot Chicken2006-2014TV SeriesEvil-Lyn / Melissa / Pheasant / ...
Red Sky2014/IKaren Brooks
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel2013Video GameJaesa Willsaam (voice)
Team Unicorn2013TV SeriesRachel Leigh Cook
Left to Die2012TV MovieTammi Chase
First Kiss with Rachael Leigh Cook & Chad Michael Murray2012ShortSamantha
Broken Kingdom2012Marilyn
Star Wars: The Old Republic2011Video GameJaesa Willsaam (voice)
The Family Tree2011Rachel Levy
Stealing Paradise2011TV MovieAmanda Collier
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy2011Video GameTifa Lockhart (English version, voice)
Vampire2011/ILaura King
Nevermind Nirvana2010TV MovieElizabeth
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III2010TV MovieBeru Lars / Gary's Wife (voice)
Psych2008-2010TV SeriesAbigail Lytar
Titan Maximum2009TV SeriesLt. Jodi Yanarella / Jodi Yanarella / Sensor Tech
Falling Up2009Caitlin O' Shea
Bob Funk2009Ms. Thorne
The Lodger2009Amanda
Fairy Tale Police2008ShortOfficer Duffy
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II2008TV ShortBeru Lars / Sally Johnson / Gary's Wife (voice)
Ghost Whisperer2008TV SeriesGrace Adams
Blonde Ambition2007Haley
The Final Season2007Polly Hudson
Matters of Life and Death2007ShortEmily Jennings
Nancy Drew2007Jane Brighton
All Hat2007Chrissie Nugent
Descent2007Allison (uncredited)
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+2007Video GameTifa Lockhart (English version, voice)
My First Wedding2006Vanessa
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII2006Video GameTifa Lockhart (English version, voice)
Kingdom Hearts II2005Video GameTifa Lockhart (English version, voice)
Yakuza2005Video GameReina (English version, voice)
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesPenny Posin
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children2005Tifa Lockhart (English version, voice)
Into the West2005TV Mini-SeriesClara Wheeler
Fearless2004TV MovieGaia Moore
American Crime2004VideoJesse St. Claire
Stateside2004Dori Lawrence
Tempo2003Jenny Travile
11:142003Cheri
The Big Empty2003Ruthie
Scorched2003/IShmally
Bookies2003Hunter
29 Palms2002The Waitress
Tangled2001Jenny Kelley
Josie and the Pussycats2001Josie McCoy
Texas Rangers2001Caroline Dukes
Blow Dry2001Christina Robertson
Antitrust2001Lisa Calighan
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker2000VideoChelsea Cunningham (voice, as Rachel Leigh Cook)
Get Carter2000Doreen
Sally2000Beth
Batman Beyond2000TV SeriesChelsea
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway1999Cassie
Dawson's Creek1999TV SeriesDevon

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Kingdom2012executive producer
Kingdom Come2011Documentary producer
Tangled2001producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Antitrust: Cracking the Code2001Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horrified2015TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2012TV SeriesHerself
Kingdom Come2011DocumentaryHerself
Hannity2010TV SeriesHerself
The Soup2010TV SeriesHerself
PoliWood2009DocumentaryHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '062006TV SpecialHerself
I Love Toys2006TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - Attendee
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerself
Total Request Live2001-2005TV SeriesHerself
Robot Chicken2005TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHerself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
2003 Much Music Video Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Backstage Pass2001TV Short documentaryHerself
Hot Ticket2001TV SeriesHerself (2001)
The Teen Choice Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Adventures2001TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2001TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2000-2001TV SeriesHerself
Young Hollywood Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Daily Show2000-2001TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2001TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Politically Incorrect1999-2001TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2000-2001TV SeriesHerself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Antitrust: Cracking the Code2001Video documentary shortHerself - 'Lisa Calighan'
MTV New Years Eve 20012001TV MovieHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 2000 Radio Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Teen Choice Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
1999 MTV Movie Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '991999TV SpecialHerself
The 21 Hottest Stars Under 211999TV MovieHerself - #20
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 19991999TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself

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