A.J. Cook

Actress, Dancer
Gifted with wholesome, girl-next-door looks which she convincingly clouds when danger and darkness loom, A. J. Cook has emerged as her generation's Jamie Lee Curtis by headlining a series of post-modern horror films ... Read more »
Born: 07/21/1978 in Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Criminal Minds 2003 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Like Me 2003 - 2004, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living in Neon Dreams 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Night Skies 2014 (Movie)

Lilly (Actor)

Wer 2014 (Movie)

Kate Moore (Actor)

Least Among Saints 2012 (Movie)

Cheryl (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Misconceptions 2010 (Movie)

Miranda Bliss (Actor)

I'm Reed Fish 2007 (Movie)

Theresa (Actor)

Vanished 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Tru Calling 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Destination 2 2003 (Movie)

Kimberly Corman (Actor)

Out Cold 2001 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal 1996 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ripper 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Devilstone: Wishmaster 3 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Higher Ground 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spiral Staircase 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

Mary Lisbon (Actor)

Blue Moon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Sorcery 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bloodsuckers (TV Show)

Actor

Bringing Ashley Home (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Meets Nixon (TV Show)

Actor

In His Father's Shoes (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Gifted with wholesome, girl-next-door looks which she convincingly clouds when danger and darkness loom, A. J. Cook has emerged as her generation's Jamie Lee Curtis by headlining a series of post-modern horror films. The Canadian actress began her professional career as a competitive dancer before getting her first big break at age 17, appearing in an episode of the kid-oriented TV scarefest "Goosebumps" and nabbing a role in the TV drama "In His Father's Shoes," both in 1997. Other made-for-TV fare followed before Cook appeared prominently as Mary Libson, one of the doomed sisters of "The Virgin Suicides" in 1999, followed by her first leading role in the straight-to-video supernatural thriller "Teen Sorcery" (1999), traveling through time while battling a malevolent cheerleader. She was next cast in a recurring role on the Fox Family Channel family drama "Higher Ground" in 2000, playing Shelby, the girlfriend of regular cast member Hayden Christensen. Cook then got her first leading role in a full-blown horror film, playing the heroine of the bloody, straight-to-video "Ripper" (2001), which she followed up with a prominent turn in the direct-to-video sequel "Wishmaster III" (2001). She also tried her hand at a comedic role, appearing in the lunkheaded snowboard comedy "Out Cold" (2001), and then quickly found her way back to C-grade horror with the little-seen "The House Next Door" (2001). She next assumed the lead role in the 2002 sequel "Final Destination 2" playing the latest college student who's caught up in the franchise's not-as-clever-as-it-thinks-it-is conceit, stalked by Death after having cheated it. Although required to play morose and traumatized through most of the film, Cook did demonstrate a decent range of acting skills that suggested she'd fare well if cast in a better grade of films.

Relationships

Mike Cook

Father

Sandra Cook

Mother

Nathan Cook

Brother

Paul Cook

Brother

Angie Cook

Sister

Nathan Anderson

Husband
married in September 2001

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in screenwriter, Reed Fish's semi-autobiographical tale about seizing the day, "I'm Reed Fish"

2005

Cast as Jennifer 'JJ' Jareau on the CBS drama, "Criminal Minds"

2003

Cast in the Fox series "Tru Calling"

2003

Co-starred in the horror sequel "Final Destination 2"

2002

Cast as Lori Peterson in "The House Next Door"

2001

Starred in the John Eyres horror "Ripper"

2000

Co-starred in the television series "Higher Ground"

1999

Breakout role in the sex drama "Virgin Suicides"

1997

Cast in the television drama "In His Father's Shoes"

1997

Appeared on an episode of the TV series "Goosebumps"

Dancing competitively since the age of 4

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