Rachael Leigh Cook is an American actress and model best known for acting in the television series Into the West and Perception and several others. Further, she is also known for being the ex-wife of Daniel Gillies. Her ex-husband is also a well-known Canadian/American actor known for his role in the Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
She was married to him for almost 15 years and many people want to know why the pair decided to part ways. Similarly, they are also curious about the actress on a more personal level including her childhood, career, and more. Also, find out if the couple has any children.
Hence, today we will cover all the facts and mysteries surrounding the life of Rachael Leigh Cook, the ex-wife of Daniel Gillies.
Who is Rachael Leigh Cook?
Rachael was born on October 4, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Similarly, she was born to Thomas Howard Cook, a social worker and a former stand-up comedian, and JoAnn, a cooking instructor, and weaver. Talking about her age, she is 42 years old as of 2022.
Similarly, she also has a younger brother whose name is Ben Cook. She has a mixed racial background belonging to a mix of English, Irish and Italian descent and is an American as per her nationality.
Additionally, talking about her educational details, the actress studied at Clara Barton Open School, and Laurel Springs School, and completed her high school at Minneapolis South High School. However, not much is known regarding her further studies.
Rachael Leigh Cook Began Her Career At 14 Years of Age
She began her career at a very early age, auditioning for movies at 14. Her first film appearance was in the 1995 film Baby-Sitters Club. Similarly, she also worked in the adventure movie Tom and Huck.
However, her breakthrough came after appearing in the hit movie She’s All That (1999). Shortly after that in 2000, she appeared in The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, where he work was highly praised.
Apart from her acting career, the multi-talented actress is also a model. She first started as a child print model at the tender age of 10. Likewise appearing on the cover of the U.S. issue of FHM in 2000. The actress also starred in a music video Dressed to Kill and was ranked 26th in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World.” Later down the line, she was cast as one of the leading members in the 2005 TV miniseries Into the West and the movie 11:14.
Additionally, in 2012, she also appeared in the crime series Perception and her other works include Summer Love (2016), and Summer in the Vineyard (2017). Cook has also appeared alongside her then-husband Daniel Gillies in the movie the Broken Kingdom.
Her most recent appearance was in a Netflix movie that she self-produced and starred in. The film was named Love, Guaranteed released on September 3, 2020.
Rachel Leigh Cook Was Married To Daniel Gillies, Details on Their Marriage
The megastar was previously married to her husband Daniel Gillies. The couple walked down the aisle on August 8, 2004. The wedding ceremony was held privately and attended by only a handful of friends and family members.
Similarly, the couple hasn’t disclosed when they first met. However, when asked about the dating, Cook revealed that she and her partner married incredibly fast, adding,
“We got engaged after dating for maybe five months and we got married a couple of months after that, There was just so much more both of us wanted to do.
Cook also added that they wanted to travel and accomplish a lot more in their professional lives.
The Couple Share Two Children Together
Rachel Leigh Cook and her spouse are blessed with two beautiful kids. Rachel gave birth to her first child a daughter named Charlotte Easton Gillies on 28 September 2013 in Los Angeles California. Similarly, she gave birth to her second child, this time a boy born on 4 April 2015. They named him Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies.
According to her and her other half, the kids enjoy each other’s company very much and their daughter is very sweet to their now seven-year-old son.
The Couple Decided to Part Ways After Nearly Being Together for 15 Years
The former couple Rachel Leigh Cook and Charlotte was happily married for almost 15 years before they decided to walk different paths in their lives. They announced that they were splitting on June 13, 2019, via their Instagram account with a joined announcement that cited,
“With deep gratitude for every year, we have spent together and the thousands of beautiful memories shared, we have mutually decided to separate as a couple. This decision isn’t one we have come to easily or lightly. We love and respect each other as parents, people, and artists and look forward to maintaining the best parts of our relationship for many years to come.”
Similarly, after the split, Cook’s ex filed for divorce a year later on July 10, 2020, stating irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in March 2021 and talking about the settlement details Rachael got to keep their mansion in Redondo Beach, California including her belongings and a 2020 Audi. Whereas Daniel received a 2019 BMW and Lovesfool Production Inc interest and title.
Despite being separated, the former lovebirds are still good friends and are co-parenting their two children.
Rachael Leigh Cook’s Life After Divorce, Is She Dating Someone Else?
Rachael and her then-partner shocked the world with the news of their split. As we already said previously they had been married for almost 15 years. So, the question remains whether or not the multi-talented actress is dating and in a relationship with anyone else. So, is She?
The answer is Cook is in a relationship. She revealed that she has been dating Kevin Mann, a producer, and a high school swim coach. In an interview talking about him, she said,
“He’s absolutely amazing, He’s just one of the kindest, smartest, silliest, most incredibly wonderful humans you could ever want to meet. And I’m lucky that he is also tolerating me.”
On the other hand, her ex-husband Daniel is also currently in a relationship. He found love in Julia Misaki. She is a professional cellist and model.
Who Is Rachael’s Ex-husband Daniel Gillies?
Daniel is a Canadian/ American actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter, born on 14 March 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was fond of acting from a very early age and started his career acting in multiple Auckland Theatre Company productions.
Soon he landed the lead role in the TV series Street Legal for two seasons. He later moved to Los Angeles for more opportunities and in 2002 started acting in Canadian and American movies and TV series including Masters of Horror, NCIS, and True Blood.
Similarly, in 2010, he got his breakthrough by appearing in the hit drama series The Vampire Diaries, and later down the line appeared in The Originals (2013). He also directed and starred in a movie along with Rachael in the movie Broken Kingdom in 2012.
Rachael Leigh Cook’s Net Worth
She is estimated to have a total net worth accumulating to $5 million. She has gathered her wealth from her long career as a well-established actress and model.
On the other hand, her ex-hubby Daniel Gillies is estimated to have a total fortune of $3 million. He has gathered his wealth from his career as an actor.