She attended Clara Barton Open School, Laurel Springs School, and Minneapolis South High School.
Cook began auditioning for acting work at the age of 14.
best known for her starring role in films She’s All That (1999), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), and the television series Into the West and Perception, as well as being the voice behind various characters in Robot Chicken and Tifa Lockhart in the English version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Rachael Leigh Cook chats with Access Hollywood Live’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover about a recent comment her husband, Daniel Gilles, made, saying he is more attracted to her now than when they first met.
Cook first appeared in a public service announcement for foster care at seven years of age, and began working as a child print model at the age of 10, most notably in nationwide advertisements for Target and appearing on the boxes of Milk-Bone dog biscuits.
Before her Italian mother and Cajun father divorced, they owned a restaurant in Cape Cod.
Most of Ray's childhood was spent in Lake George, New York.
Rachael Ray pet food is manufactured by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition.
The company has been in business for some 75 years.