Born on July 22, 1978, in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Mike and Sandra Cook, Andrea Joy Cook is one of the rising young stars in Hollywood today. Though she didn't begin acting until age 17, Miss Cook has appeared in nearly a dozen films and several TV shows before the age of twenty-five. Before taking up acting, she was a dancer, having started dancing competitively at age 4 in the styles of tap, jazz, and ballet. Her first big role came in the 1999 film The Virgin Suicides (1999), directed by Sofia Coppola. Later that year she landed the role of Shelby Merrick in the TV series "Higher Ground" (2000), which also starred her good friend and fellow Canadian Jewel Staite.IMDb Mini Biography By: Zootipantz
|Nathan Andersen||(3 August 2001 - present) 1 child|
Met her husband in film class at UVU (Utah Valley University, formerly UVSC, Utah Valley State College).
Her father, Mike, is a teacher and her mother, Sandra, works for a psychiatrist.
Before she got into acting, she was a competitive dancer and taught dance back home in Oshawa
Didn't begin acting until she was 17 years old
Her first acting job was in a McDonald's commercial in 1997
She has three siblings, Nathan, Paul and Angela.
AJ and her husband, Nathan Anderson, welcomed baby boy, Mekhai Allan Anderson, September 13, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs, 10 oz and was 20 inches long.
Fan of New York Jets.
At a young age, she suffered from extreme astigmatism (which caused her to have been previously declared "legally blind"). She ultimately obtained an eye-implant called "Visian ICL", which drastically improved her vision.
I am just your everyday, average girl. I live by the beach. I wear flip flops. I don't wear make-up. I go to the gym. My husband and I are just really laid back people.
[about her fans] I have some amazing fans! They're just so dedicated and so nice and so sweet. I'm like no one and I'm just starting out and these people appreciate your work and it's nice to hear that.
[on her role in Final Destination 2 (2003)] It's challenging in the way that it's a lot of work, I'm very busy. It's challenging in a way that it's a sequel and I feel I got big shoes to fill. I wasn't at all affiliated with the first one and it was very successful and I'm just kind of afraid that people will get to the theatre and say, "Who's this girl? She wasn't in the first one!" So that pressure is there and in that sense . . . it has been difficult.
(August 2003) Filming "Tru Calling" (2003) in Canada.
(March 2008) (March 2008) Filming "Criminal Minds" (2005) in California.
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