Birthday: July 22, 1978
Place of birth: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Height: 169 cm
Agent JJ from the series “Criminal Minds”
Cook was best known for her role as FBI Special Agent Jennifer Gero ‘JJ’ in the television series ‘Criminal Minds’. In addition, the actress participated in the filming of several Hollywood movies, including ‘The Virgin Suicides’ with Kirsten Dunst, ‘Frostbite’ and the ‘Final Destination 2’.
Andrea Joy ‘AJ’ Cook was born July 22, 1978 the first in Oshawa, Ontario. At an early age AJ was almost blind because of severe astigmatism, inability to focus the eye to correct vision. However vision helped restore contact lenses. Ultimately, Cook fell under the knife, and for the correction of violations of her were implanted lens implants.
She has long lived in Whitby, where she studied in school ACVI (Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute), famous for its academic and extracurricular programs. Her father Mike – teacher, and her mother, Sandra – psychiatrist. AJ Cook has two brothers, Nathan and Paul and sister Angela. She began dancing at the age of four.
Cook took lessons in jazz, tap dancing and ballet. For a long time she was focused on dancing career and achieved good results before the age of 16 decided to test himself in the acting area.
His first role playing Cook received in a commercial ‘McDonald’s’ in 1997. She then co-starred in an episode of ‘Goosebumps’ and two television movies, ‘In place of the father’ and ‘Elvis Meets Nixon’. The first experience in cinema AJ was in the drama Sofia Coppola ‘The Virgin Suicides’ 1999, where she played Mary Lisbon, one of five sisters suicide. In the same year she appeared in one of the main roles in the television series ‘Higher Ground’, in the form of a teenage girl Shelby Merrick, one of the occupants of the school for ‘difficult’ children. The series lasted only one season, finishing the novel between Shelby and Scott, character, played by Hayden Christensen.
Since September 2005, Cook worked in multiseries project ‘Criminal Minds’. In June 2010, it was reported that the sixth season of her character Jennifer Gero actually ‘fall’ of the storyline. And yet, she starred in two new episodes after the producers of the series inundated with letters and petitions by those who did not want to part with Cook. On April 16, 2011 it was announced that Andrea will return to the role of a special agent for two more seasons.
In 2012 she played in the drama ‘Least Among Saints’, and in 2013 took the lead role in the horror film ‘Werewolf’. In 2014, Cook photos appeared in the winter issue of ‘Maxim’.
August 3, 2001 Cook married her longtime boyfriend Nathan Anderson. Their firstborn son Mika Allan Andersen, Born September 13, 2008. Young Mika has already light up in my mother’s TV series ‘Criminal Minds’. Andrea and Nathan also brought Yorkshire terrier named Zara.
AJ and TV star Meghan Ory – best friends. Cook is a member of a religious organization known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.