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Rachael Leigh Cook’s Movie and TV-Show Roles

Rachael Leigh Cook’s role as outcast Laney Boggs in the iconic 1999 teen rom-com “She’s All That” is the reason so many rom-coms (and parodies of them) have adopted the classic trope of achieving an instant makeover simply by removing one’s glasses. While 1999’s “She’s All That” may have been Cook’s breakout role, she actually got her start as Mary Anne Spier in the 1995 adaptation of “The Baby-Sitters Club.”

From cult classics like “Josie and the Pussycats” to recurring roles on TV shows like “Psych” and “Robot Chicken,” Cook’s proved her comedy prowess. It’s easy to hate on “Josie and the Pussycats,” but it’s also one of those films you can rewatch and find something new to love each and every time — with Cook’s Josie McCoy being one of the highlights. Although she’s mostly known for her lighthearted roles, Cook has dabbled in the world of drama with 2007’s “The Final Season” and the crime series “Perception” alongside Eric McCormack. In October 2022, she starred in “Spirit Halloween: The Movie,” and more recently, she revisited the rom-com genre alongside Scott Ly in “A Tourist’s Guide to Love,” which hit Netflix on April 21. If you’re looking for a dose of Rachael Leigh Cook nostalgia, go ahead and check out some of her best roles ahead.