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A. J. Cook


B: July 22, 1978 in Oshawa, Ontario

Andrea Joy Cook grew up in Toronto and like many young girls gravitated toward dance taking jazz, tap and ballet lessons at the age of four. She danced competitively for years but decided she wanted to try acting when she was 17 years old. Her first job was in a commercial for McDonald’s but by 1997, A.J. began landing acting roles. She has played the role of Jennifer Jareau on the series Criminal Minds since 2005.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

In His Father’s House (TV-1997)
Elvis Meets Nixon (TV-1997)
Laserhawk (1997)
Blue Moon (TV-1999)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Teen Sorcery (1999)

The Spiral Staircase (TV-2000)
Ripper (2001)
Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (VR-2001)
Out Cold (2001)
The House Next Door (2002)
Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (VR-2002)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Living in Neon Dreams (2004)
Bloodsuckers (TV-2005)
Night Skies (2006)
I’m Reed Fish (2006)
Vanished (TV-2006)
Misconceptions (2008)

Mother’s Day (2010)
Bringing Ashley Home (TV-2011)
Least Among Saints (2012)
Wer (2013)
Back Fork (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
High Ground (2000)
Tru Calling (2003-2004)
Criminal Minds (2005-2020)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Goosebumps (1997)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1998)

First Wave (2000)
Dead Like Me (2003)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2011)

9-1-1 (2022)