A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook is Canada’s most recognized name in Hollywood.

A.J. Cook is Canada’s most recognized name in Hollywood. She is popular for portraying Supervisory Special Agent named Jennifer ‘JJ’ Jareau in TV series, ‘Criminal Minds’. Having amassed huge success in her hometown, she has also appeared in a few Hollywood hits including ‘Out Cold’, ‘The Virgin Suicides’ and ‘Final Destination 2’.

Famous For

  • Her play in such films as ‘Night Skies’, ‘The Virgin Suicides’, ‘Final Destination 2’, ‘Higher Ground’, ‘Bloodsucker’, ‘The house next door’.
  • Her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer “JJ” Jareau in the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds.

Early Life of A.J. Cook

A.J Cook was born as Andrea Joy Cook in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada to Michael Cook and Sandra Cook. Her birth sign is Cancer and holds Canadian nationality. She has a quite ordinary origin. Her father Michael is a school teacher and her mother Sandra worked as a psychiatrist. She grew up in Whitby and attended Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute. She has three siblings named Nathan, Paul, and Angela.
Moving towards her childhood, she was declared blind at her second grade because of severe astigmatism. She wore thick glasses and contacts to correct her vision. At an early age, she underwent surgery in which a lens implant corrected the impairment.
As Cook loved to dance at her early age of four she started taking Jazz, tap and Ballet lessons. She danced for many years before deciding to try her hands in acting.

Career of A.J. Cook

  • A.J. Cook’s first acting role was in the TV series ‘Goosebumps’, which was based on the popular Goosebumps horror storybook series by American author RL Stine. Her next appearances were in the TV movies ‘His Father’s Shoes’ and ‘Elvis Meets Nixon’.
  • In 1999, she made her film debut in the drama film ‘The Virgin Suicides’. She gained popularity the following year for her appearance in ‘Higher Ground’ where she was seen in one of the main roles. The show did well and was quite appreciated. However, due to the sale of its broadcast network, it had to be canceled after one season.
  • In 2001, she played a lead role in the British Canadian horror film ‘The Ripper’. Two years later she appeared in the main role in ‘Final Destination 2’, an American supernatural horror film which turned out to be a commercial success.
  • She played an important role in the American supernatural drama ‘Tru Calling’ which started airing from 2003 on Fox network. The show focused on a medical student serving her internship in a morgue. Her life takes a turn when a corpse seems to come to life and ask for help. Despite having an interesting plotline, the show received low ratings in the US.
  • In 2005, she played a lead role in the horror TV movie ‘Bloodsuckers’ which was directed by Matthew Hastings. The show received mixed reviews.
  • The same year she started starring in ‘Criminal Minds’ which has so far been the most significant work in her career. The show was a huge success and won numerous awards and nominations. It was met with positive reviews.
  • In 2006, she appeared in the romantic comedy film ‘I’m Reed Fish’ which was directed by Zackary Adler. The film was met with average reviews.
  • A.J. Cook then appeared in the main role in the 2007 horror film ‘Night Skies’. Directed by Roy Knyrim, the film revolved around a group of friends who are kidnapped by aliens on their way to Las Vegas.
  • She was also seen in the psychological horror film ‘Mother’s Day’ in a minor role. Her latest appearances were in the films ‘Least Among Saints’ (2012) where she played a supporting role and ‘Wer’ (2013) in which she portrayed the main role. In addition, She appeared in Back Fork (2018).

Awards and Achievements of A.J. Cook

  • A.J. Cook was nominated for a Prism Award for her performance in the TV movie ‘Bring Ashley Home’.
  • She was also ranked at 88th position on the Maxim Hot 100 2014 list.

Net Worth of A.J. Cook

She is active in the entertainment industry since 1997, she has collected her whopping fortune entirely from starring in a dozen films & TV series. Her salary is reported to be around $100,000 per episode as reported by different sources which add up to her net worth. Her net worth is estimated to be $ 4 million.

Personal Life of A.J. Cook

A.J. Cook, who is one of the brilliant actresses is the member of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” She married her longtime boyfriend Nathan Anderson in the year 2001 to whom she met in the Utah Valley University. Later she moved to Salt Lake City at Utah to be with him. Currently, they reside in Los Angeles, California along with their two sons.
Their first son Mekhai was born in the year 2008. Mekhai made a brief appearance in Criminal Minds as Henry LaMontagne. Their second child Phoenix was born in July 2015 who also appeared in “Criminal Minds” as their second child.

Body Measurements of A. J. Cook

A.J.Cook maintained a perfect supermodel-like figure. She was standing a height 5 feet 7 inches, she possesses the stereotype model body type i.e. banana shape with measurements of 34-24-34 inches and a body weight of 58 kg. Similarly, she has a pair of blue eyes and blonde hair color. Furthermore, her bra size is 34B and wears 8 (US) size of shoe.

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