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11 Things Criminal Minds Star A.J. Cook Finds Irresistible

Photography by Gilles Toucas Photography.

These pretty photos of A.J. Cook prove that she's all that!


As Criminal Minds fans well know, A.J. Cook's beauty can be disarming—literally. When she isn't playing special agent Jennifer "J.J." Jareau on CBS' long-running crime drama, often doing her own stunts, A.J. Cook spends time with family, delights in some indulgences, and glams up for the occasional photo shoot. Watch shares some of our favorites from Gilles Toucas Photography and little luxuries she can't live without.

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Beloved book

A.J. Cook in pink outfit

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"To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a beautiful classic I will always cherish. I am currently going down the rabbit hole of anything and everything written by Brené Brown." —A.J. Cook

Favorite hot spot

A.J. Cook in black and white photo

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"My castmate's [Kirsten Vangsness] hot tub we sacredly refer to as 'Hot Tub Time Machine.' This is where the cast occasionally convenes when we're off the clock. Oh, the stories that tub could tell..." —A.J. Cook

Hair product you live for

A.J. Cook in black and white photo

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"I live at the beach, and I love that carefree, styled-by-Mother-Nature look. I've probably tried every salt spray out there. My favorite is by label.m. It gives incredible texture without feeling sticky or stiff." —A.J. Cook

Color you most love to wear

A.J. Cook in black and gold leopard print dress

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"Black with a splash of tan. If you ask my husband, he'll say I stole this 'colorway' from him." —A.J. Cook

Everyday bag

A.J. Cook in white dress

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"A custom-made leather backpack from Killspencer. They make beautiful, buttery leather goods. The more beat-up it gets, the better it becomes." —A.J. Cook

Beauty product you can't live without

A.J. Cook in white dress

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"Lucas' Papaw Ointment from Australia. This stuff is magical. I use it mostly as a lip balm, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. I've used it on everything from irritated skin and sunburns to insect bites and my children's diaper rash." —A.J. Cook

Workout of choice

A.J. Cook in gray shirt and black pants

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"High-intensity Pilates. This workout has completely changed the shape of my body. I've been going to the studio RockIt Body Pilates for years. It's my foundation. I like to mix Pilates with CrossFit and yoga. When these three work together, you feel like a beast! In a good way." —A.J. Cook

Favorite designer

A.J. Cook in white top

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"I find myself consistently drawn to the modern, minimalistic approach of Elizabeth and James. It's easy and clean." —A.J. Cook

Skin care regime

A.J. Cook in white top

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"I'm a Proactiv+ lady! I use the cleanser every day. I wear CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cream with SPF 30. I also drink lots of water!" —A.J. Cook

Go-to polish shade

A.J. Cook in white dress

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"Anything neutral, like OPI Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey. It has a rose-gold hue to it." —A.J. Cook

Favorite app

A.J. Cook in black and white photo

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"I just discovered Rehearsal Pro. It helps you memorize your lines. It runs your scenes over and over until you've learned them. While I'm stuck in traffic, I'm running lines. Brilliant!" —A.J. Cook

She's all that!

A.J. Cook in pink outfit

Photography by Gilles Toucas Photography.

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