Rachael Leigh Cook (born October 4, 1979) is an American actress. She came to fame after her role in the 1999 teen romantic comedy, She's All That, and has since appeared mostly in lower-profile films.
Cook was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Thomas H. Cook, a social worker and former stand-up comic, and JoAnn, a cooking instructor and weaver. Cook attended school at Laurel Springs School and Minneapolis South High School. She began working as a print model at the age of 10, most notably in nationwide advertisements for Target and appearing on the boxes of Milk-Bone dog biscuits for medium sized dogs.
At the age of fourteen, Cook began auditioning for acting work. Her modeling agency sent her to read for a short film, 26 Summer Street (1996). She first gained national attention when she was featured in a memorable This is Your Brain on Drugs public-service television advertisement. Consequently, Cook began her feature film career, debuting in The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) as shy 13...
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Matters of Life and Death is a film about three siblings who lost their parents on 9/11. It is also Joseph Mazzello's directorial debut. Joseph Mazzello's most notable roles as one of the leading young actors of the day are Tim in the 1993 film Jurassic Park and Dexter in the 1995 cult classic, The Cure.
On September 11, 2001, David Jennings lost his parents.
There was no warning, no planning, not even a real will. David is left to sort through the aftermath with his siblings, Jon and Emily. None of the three could have ever fathomed the pain they feel, and none of them are quite sure of what to do. When the unthinkable happens, the mind goes blank.
David, an ordinary kid, tries his best to hold his brother and sister together, but he does so without any help. Jon refuses to go to school, watching TV all day on the couch. Emily runs off with her worthless boyfriend, stealing the insurance checks to pay for her new drug habit. David is left alone, trying desperately to deal with his...,
Scorched is a 2003 independent film starring Alicia Silverstone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Woody Harrelson, and John Cleese. It was a major box office bomb , making approximately $8000 in theatrical release.
Three mischievous employees (Paulo Costanzo, Woody Harrelson, Alicia Silverstone) of a bank in a small desert town all make plans to rob it at the same time; however, none of them knows about the others. Meanwhile, a clothing store employee (Rachael Leigh Cook) has plans for revenge against a local millionaire (John Cleese). While all of this is going on, Doleman, a jobless loser, is applying for jobs and has very little hope. The film begins with the end of the plot, with Doleman showing up for his first day of work at a local bank that has just been robbed and getting fired instantly for no reason. After that, the film returns to one week earlier, showing the development (and results) of the robbery.
Josie and the Pussycats is a 2001 comedy film released by Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, and starred Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Parker Posey, and Alan Cumming. It is based upon the Archie comic of the same name, which had been adapted into a Saturday morning cartoon by Hanna-Barbera in 1970.
Wyatt Frame (Cumming) is a record executive, working for record label MegaRecords. The label, headed by the trendy and scheming Fiona (Posey) pumps out pop bands and, through an arrangement with the United States government, get teens to buy their records and follow "a new trend every week" by putting subliminal messages under the music. These messages change weekly; a fill-in-the-blank phrase of the film is [Blank] is the new [blank], such as Orange is the new pink! The Goverment's motive in the scheme is to help build a robust economy from the "wads of cash" teenagers earn from babysitting and minimum wage jobs....,
Antitrust is a 2001 film directed by Peter Howitt and written by Howard Franklin. The cast included Ryan Phillippe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Tim Robbins, Douglas McFerran, Richard Roundtree, Tygh Runyan, and Yee Jee Tso. Outside the United States and the UK, this film is titled Conspiracy.com and Startup.The film is a thriller portraying young idealistic programmers working at startup companies and a large corporation (NURV) which offers money, a playful working environment and creative opportunities to talented programmers if they are willing to work for them. The charismatic CEO of NURV seems at first to be good natured, but eventually the hero of the story starts to unravel the terrible hidden truth of NURV's operation. The film concludes with the collapse of NURV and the arrest of NURV CEO Gary Winston.
She's All That is a 1999 romantic comedy film, directed by Robert Iscove, and is a modern remake of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (which was also the basis for the musical comedy My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison).Zach Siler (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) is a popular football player and Class President of his high school. On the day back from Spring Break, his popular girlfriend, Taylor, dumps him. Zach alleges that Taylor is replaceable. That's when Zach's best friend, Dean, says it's impossible. They make a bet on whether or not Zach can turn any girl into prom queen within six weeks. While walking around the school, Dean picks out Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) as his choice for Zach to turn into prom queen.Zach embarks on a mission to turn Laney from a geek into a prom queen. The first time Zach tries to approach Laney, she leaves him feeling weird. Zach constantly tries as Laney is forced by peers and embarrassment to hang out with Zach. The film's signature scene...,
Carpool is a 1996 film starring Tom Arnold and David Paymer. A man (Paymer) with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get doughnuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. The situation worsens as a desperate man (Arnold) who had been contemplating a bank robbery, robs the robbers and takes the man and the kids hostage in their van as his truck is blocked by an armored car. The movie then proceeds into a comedic chase movie. The father finds his kids don't really respect him and they react better to the robber....
The Baby-Sitters Club is a 1995 family film directed by Melanie Mayron. It is based upon The Baby-sitters Club series of books and is about one summer in the girls' lives in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
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The interweaving plots of the story are based loosely on the plots of Baby-Sitters Club books #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade, #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC, and Kristy's Book. The girls start a summer camp for the local children.
Kristy Thomas faces problems when she meets her estranged father (who abandoned her family seven years ago), and faces a dilemma about telling her friends and family of this. Her best friend, Mary Anne Spier, is the only one she tells of the visit, and she too is under pressure as the curiosity of her friends grows. Claudia Kishi is stuck in summer school and is forced to retake a test, or face repeating a grade. Stacey McGill has a crush on a seventeen-year-old boy, Luca, who is the cousin of one of her baby...,
Rachael Leigh Cook was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hennepin County