Rachael Leigh Cook born October 4, is an American actress , model , voice artist , and producer. Cook, a social worker and former stand-up comedian. 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. Cook began auditioning for acting work at the age of She also played a role in the adventure film Tom and Huck released in December of In , her modeling agency sent her to star in a short film, 26 Summer Street. In , Cook appeared in a leading role in the film Country Justice as a year-old rape victim who is impregnated by her rapist. In , Cook starred in her breakout role in the sleeper hit film She's All That ,  a romantic comedy that so far is the most financially successful film of her career. She took the lead role in 's Josie and the Pussycats , which turned out to be a box office failure , although it has since become a cult classic. In , she was the cover girl for the U.
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She's All That was one of the first teen movies I ever saw in theaters. I figured, if she could go from being an art freak and social outcast to being pretty and popular — and win over the hottest guy in school — then maybe I could, too. More than this, Zack Siler came to represent everything I assumed I should want in a man. I started to believe that if I became good looking enough and wore the right clothes, I could mold myself into the attractive and submissive woman that kind of guy would want. The movies of this time period were formidable in my own coming of age experience as I consumed all kinds of messages about femininity, relationships, and sexuality, which were always told through the male gaze. Seeing these films again has brought on a wave of complex emotions including nostalgia, joy, and disappointment — and now, at age 29, I can see how they were deeply problematic. Below, the actress reflects on the film that made her an overnight "It girl" and its cultural impact then and now.
It was one of the most popular teen films of the late s and reached No. Zack Siler Freddie Prinze Jr. Zack consoles himself, claiming that Taylor is replaceable by any girl in the school. Zack's friend, Dean Sampson, Jr. Paul Walker , disagrees and challenges him to a bet on whether Zack can turn any random girl into the Prom Queen within six weeks.