Rachael Leigh Cook Net Worth, Age, Husband and Career

Rachael Leigh Cook net worth is $5 million. Rachael, whose real name and full name is Rachael Leigh Cook, is an American actress and model. She's a proud mother of 2, Charlotte Easton Gillies and Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies, Born on the 4th of October 1979 (age 42 years) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Rachael is 1.57m tall and married her spouse, Daniel Gillies, from 2004 to 2021.

Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress, model, and producer. She is well known for starring in films such as The Baby-Sitters Club (1995), She’s All That (1999), She’s All That (1999), and Josie and the Pussycats (2001), and in the television series Into the West and Perception.

Leigh Cook is also a well-known voice actor as she lent her voice for films like Robot Chicken and the Final Fantasy series (as Tifa Lockhart). Cook was born on October 4, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rachael Leigh Cook

Below is a table of Cook’s Biodata Overview:

1NameRachael Leigh Cook
2Date of BirthOctober 4, 1979
3Place of Birth Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
4 Age 42 Years
5Height5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
6OccupationActress, Model
7Net Worth $5 Million (Approx.)
8IssueCharlotte Easton Gillies; Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies
9Partner (s)Daniel Gillies (Div. 2021)
10ParentsTom Cook (Father)


Joann Leigh (Mother)

12Education Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School, and Minneapolis South High School.
13RelativesBen Cook (sibling)

Rachael Leigh Cook Early Life

Rachael Leigh Cook was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her father is Thomas Howard Cook, who was a social worker and a stand-up comedian. While her mother, Joann Leigh, is a cooking instructor and weaver.

Cook is partly of Italian descent. She schooled at Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School (A school for young actors who cannot find time to school), and Minneapolis South High School.

Her modeling career started in her early years when she appeared in a public service announcement for foster care at the age of seven. She soon began work as a print model couple of years later. She appeared in Ads for Target and was even the face of Milk-Bone dog biscuits, appearing in the merchandise boxes.

Acting, Stardom, Adulthood

Following her success in modeling from her young age, Cook soon became an actor, and by the age of 14, she was auditioning for roles.  In 1995, she made her big-screen debut playing the role of, Mary Anne in the American Comedy-Drama film, The Baby-Sitters Club. She was only 16 at the time. In that same year, Rachael Leigh Cook also appeared in the adventure film Tom and Huck, released later in December.

Cook had support from her modeling agency, who often got her roles. In 1996, she starred in a short film, 26 Summer Street, courtesy of her agency. In 1997, she got a lead role in the movie titled Country Justice,  where she played an impregnated 15-year-old rape victim.

Rachael Leigh Cook

Cook got her breakout role in 1999 when she started in the hit film She’s All That. This Romantic comedy film grossed over a hundred million dollars and remains her most successful film to date. At the turn of the century, she starred in The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, opposite Elijah Wood. In the subsequent years, she starred in  Josie and the Pussycats,  11:14,  Nancy Drew. 

Even though had gained popularity, Rachael Leigh Cook did not stop her career in modeling as she was the Covergirl for the March/April 2000  issue of FHM. Cook also starred in music videos like New Found Glory’s Dressed to Kill and Daniel Powter’s Love You Lately. Cook was so adored in the early 2000s that she was ranked No. 26 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World.

Cook also dabbled into Television shows, appearing or starring in series like Seth Green’s Titan Maximum and Robot Chicken; Psych; Nirvana; Perception.

In recent years, she starred in the movie Broken Kingdom, a film also starring her husband (now divorced), Daniel Gillies. Gillies also produced and directed this movie

Cook also performs as a voice actor for animations, and she has lent her voice for The Batman Beyond series and the animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (voicing Chelsea Cunningham). Cook also voiced Tifa Lockhart in the video games Kingdom Hearts IIDirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, and the movie Final Fantasy VII Advent Children. Other voice performance includes Jaesa Willsaam for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Reina for the game Yakuza.

Rachael Leigh Cook owns her own production company, Ben’s Sister Productions (after her younger brother, Ben Cook).

Family and Personal Life

Cook married actor Daniel Gillies on August 14, 2004. They had both dated for over a year. The two share two children, a daughter (Charlotte Easton Gillies) born in September 2013 and a son (Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies) born in April 2015. Unfortunately, the couple announced their in June 2019 and in 2021, and their divorce was finalized.

Rachael Leigh Cook

Rachael Leigh Cook once dated movie star and producer, Ryan Reynolds in the early 2000s

Rachael Leigh Cook Awards

Rachael Leigh Cook boasts of many filming accolades throughout her acting career:


  • That YoungStar Awards Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film.
  • Teen Choice Awards Film – Sexiest Love Scene


  • The Hi-Line – Santa Monica Film Festival – Best Actress
  • She’s All That – Kids’ Choice Awards – Favorite Movie Couple
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress – Newcomer (Internet Only)
  • Sally – New York International Independent Film & Video Festival – Best Actress


  • Herself – Young Hollywood Awards – Superstar of Tomorrow – Female

Rachael Leigh Cook Paul Walker

Rachael Leigh Cook and the Late Fast and Furious Star, Paul Walker co-starred in the Romantic-Comedy blockbuster, She’s All That (1999).

Rachael Leigh Cook Net Worth

Cook is estimated to have a personal net worth of between $5-10 million due to her exploits in Hollywood and modeling.

How old is Rachael Leigh CookShe was born on October 4, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Therefore she Leigh Cook 42 years in the year 2022.

How Tall is Rachael Leigh CookTalking about Rachael’s highest, Rachael Leigh Cook is 5 feet 2 inches tall, approx to 157 cm.

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Rachael Leigh Cook Measurement


Rachael Leigh Cook Height 5 feet 2 inches approx to 157 cm and Weight 48 Kg approx to 105 lbs. Her bust size is 34B and Measurements 36-26-35 Inches.

Rachael Leigh Cook Height

Rachael Leigh Cook Height 5 feet 2 inches approx to 157 cm. She is of relatively small size.

Rachael Leigh Cook Movies and TV Shows

Here are some selected filmography of Rachael Leigh Cook:

  • The Baby-Sitters Club
  • Tom and Huck
  • Country Justice
  • Living Out Loud
  • Strike!
  • She’s All That
  • The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
  • The Hi-Line
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
  • Get Carter
  • Sally
  • Josie and the Pussycats
  • 11:14
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Nancy Drew
  • Fairy Tale Police
  • Psych
  • Nevermind Nirvana
  • Broken Kingdom
  • Perception
  • He’s All That
  • Love, Guaranteed
  • Summer in the Vineyard

Rachael Leigh Cook Vampire Diaries

Cook does not appear in the Television show, Vampire Diaries. However, her husband at the time, Daniel Gillies, was a recurring actor in the role of an Original Vampire, Elijah Mikaelson. Gillies also reprised his role as Elijah Mikaelson in the spin-off series, The Originals, this time in a lead role.
Also, the author of the Twilight Saga, Stephenie Meyer wrote the Twilight character of Alice Cullen with Rachael Leigh Cook in mind.

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