Canadian born actress/director. Her first big role came in the Critically Acclaimed Independent film The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola. AJ has gone on to star in both dramatic (Back Fork, Final Destination 2) and comedic films (Out Cold). Cook stared as Jennifer "JJ" Jareau in the long running hit TV show Criminal Minds. She will reprise her role as "JJ" in the upcoming Paramount+ revamp of Criminal Minds.