A. J. Cook

Born Jul 22, 1978

Andrea Joy "A.J. " Cook-Andersen is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau in the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also appeared in several Hollywood films including The Virgin Suicides, Out Cold, and Final Destination 2.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on July 22, 1978.


1997 18 Years Old Cook's first job was in a McDonald's commercial in 1997. … Read More


1999 20 Years Old Cook launched her feature film career as one of five captivating suicidal sisters in 1999's The Virgin Suicides. … Read More
2000 21 Years Old After Higher Ground, Cook appeared in the 2000 TV movie The Spiral Staircase (alongside Higher Ground alum Kandyse McClure), and then captured leading roles in several films, including Out Cold (as Jason London's love interest), Ripper, I'm Reed Fish, and Final Destination 2.
2001 22 Years Old In August 2001, Cook married her long-time boyfriend Nathan Andersen, whom she met in a film class at Utah Valley University. … Read More
2003 24 Years Old In 2003, A.J. guest starred in a pivotal role on the critically acclaimed series Dead Like Me. (Interestingly, the episode preceding her appearance in Sunday Mornings was entitled A Cook, although there was no connection between the guest characters in either episode.)


2010 31 Years Old She currently stars as Jennifer "J.J." Jareau in the CBS drama Criminal Minds. On June 14, 2010 it was announced that her contract option would not be picked up for the show's sixth season as a series regular, but she did return for two episodes to wrap up her character's storyline due to thousands of letters and petitions written to the show's producers. … Read More
2011 32 Years Old On April 16, 2011 it was reported that she had signed to reappear for two more seasons of the show. … Read More
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