- 11:40 AM, Feb 20
The ugly duckling might have transformed into a charming swan. The young shy Rachael Leigh Cook has become the dazzling, promising actress Hollywood ever has.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 4, 1979, Rachael was brought up from social worker and former comedian father, Thomas H. Cook, and a cooking instructor, waiver mother, JoAnne. Together with her only younger brother, Ben, she underwent great days with two cats and a dog.
Her on-screen career journey, apparently, began not on the silver screen, but through modeling. However, it appears that through commercial ads, her acting ability started to develop and get polished. The young Rachael at the age of 10 started to do modeling through agent, and soon afterwards appeared on TV commercial. She had also several appearances on school musicals besides became a printed advertisement model for four years on local basis.
Her most nationally notable appearances were appearing in the advertisement for Target Stores and on the boxes of Milk-Bone dog biscuits as the cover. Besides that, there was another unforgotten piece of her in TV ads, where she was featured in an indelible anti-drugs campaign. Her acting and expression in smashing eggs with a frying pan in the anti-drugs ads later brought her to her first screenplay debut.
Rachael's movie-debut entitled “Baby-Sitters Club” in 1995, and the Club, then, brought her to star in eleven movies within the next three years. Drama or blockbuster movies were not the only one she was getting involved in. It is noted that Rachael once joined in a short movie in 1996 entitled “26 Summer Street”. In fact, the short movie finally assured her to the new area where she was hooked on; none other than acting.
Her fame soared when she took part in the 1999 blockbuster movie, “She's All That”. Was the first person recruited for the flick, Rachael proven good her acting skills as the character of Laney Boggs she played led her to receive several nominations, among them were the 1999 MTV Movie Award for the category of Best Breakthrough Female Performance and Best On-Screen Duo which she shared with her opposite Freddie Prinze Jr.. That's not all, the beauty also was granted the Blockbuster Entertainment Award in 2000 for the category of Favorite Actress – Newcomer.
After since, Rachael was hooked up to piles of movie project with other famous Hollywood superstars. Some of them was the