Amanda Cook (singer)
Amanda Lindsey Cook is a Canadian singer and contemporary Christian music recording artist from Niverville, Manitoba. She received a Juno Award at the 2006 awards ceremony for her eponymous debut album. Cook has released three albums under her maiden name – Amanda Falk, In Between the Now & Then. In 2010, Cook joined the Bethel Music collective, has since released two albums under Bethel – Brave New World and House on a Hill. In 2004, Cook released Amanda Falk, on Winnipeg label Avante Records, it was released to the iTunes Store on May 30, 2006. The album received the 2006 Juno Award for the Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year. Cook's second album Beautiful was released on October 2007, on Avante Records. During this time she was a part of the Beautiful Unique Girl Movement. Cook has received a GMA Canada Covenant Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years, 2005 through 2008. On March 1, 2010, she released her third album In Between the Now & Then on the record label Signpost Music.
In 2010, Cook became a worship leader at Bethel Church in Redding, joining the Bethel music collective, Bethel Music. She has appeared on many Bethel Music albums since then. On September 25, 2015, Cook released her first studio album Brave New World through Bethel Music under the new name "Amanda Lindsey Cook"; the album received the Inspirational Album of the Year award at the 2016 GMA Dove Awards. On March 29, 2019, Cook released her second album under House on a Hill. In an interview to Soul Shine Magazine, she said that she is musically influenced by Sarah McLachlan, Nicole Nordeman, Norah Jones, John Mayer. Cook married Jacob Cook on January 16, 2011. Albums Songs on compilations 27th Annual Covenant Hits, "Broken" 28th Annual Covenant Hits, "Endless" GMA Canada presents 30th Anniversary Collection, "Small" Gospel Music Association Canada Covenant Awards 2005 Female Vocalist of the Year 2006 Female Vocalist of the Year 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year 2008 Female Vocalist of the Year 2008 Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year: "Beautiful" 2010 nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: In Between the Now & Then, Inspirational Song of the Year: "Song For Matthew" 2014 Female Vocalist of the Year: Amanda Cook 2014 Song of the Year: You Make Me Brave 2014 Praise & Worship Song of the Year: You Make Me BraveJuno Awards 2006 Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: Amanda Falk 2008 nominee, Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year: BeautifulShai Awards 2005 New Artist of the Year 2007 Female Soloist of the YearWestern Canadian Music Awards 2005 nominee, Outstanding Christian Recording: Amanda Falk 2010 Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year: In Between the Now & ThenGMA Dove Awards 2016 winner, Inspirational Album of the Year: Brave New World 2016 nominee, Inspirational Song of the Year: Pieces Music of Canada List of Canadian musicians Cook was nominated for 2008 GMAC Awards in the categories of Album of the Year: Beautiful, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year: Beautiful, Song of the Year: "Beautiful".
Official website Montague, Joe. "Amanda Falk: Living Big by Being'Small': Soul Shine Magazine". Soul Shine Magazine. Retrieved February 18, 2016
Dalvin James Cook is an American football running back for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He played college football at Florida State, where he finished his career as the school's all-time leading rusher. Cook was drafted by the Vikings in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Born in West Little River, Cook attended Miami Central High School, the same as former Seminole and current Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman. Cook did not join the football program until his sophomore year, figuring he had no chance to supplant senior running back Devonta Freeman, who led Central to a Class 6A state title in 2010. Cook played as defensive back under coach Telly Lockette. In his junior year, he shared carries with Joseph Yearby, his best friend. On running downs, Yearby played Cook lined up at running back; as a senior in 2013, Cook rushed for a county-best 1,940 yards and 34 touchdowns on 177 carries and intercepted three passes on defense. In Central's Class 6A regional final win against Palm Bay Heritage, Cook ran for 244 yards and three touchdowns as Yearby fractured his fibula in the first quarter of the game.
From that point on, Cook led his team to the Class 6A state championship by rushing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in a 52–7 win over Seffner Armwood, helping the Rockets win their third state championship in the past four seasons and become the first Dade team to advance to four consecutive state finals. For his season efforts, Cook was named Mr. Florida Football by the Florida Dairy Farmers Association, becoming the third recipient of the award since its inception from Miami-Dade County, joining former Miami Northwestern quarterback Jacory Harris and former Miami Norland running back Duke Johnson. Cook finished his prep career with 4,267 rushing yards and 64 touchdowns, while leading Miami Central to a 52–5 record, his senior season accolades included USA Today All-USA Football Team, 247Sports Second Team All-American and All-State Class 6A first-team. Following his senior season, Cook was invited to play at the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game, where he rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries for Team Nitro.
Cook participated in "The Opening", an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus. In track & field, Cook was one of the state's top sprinters, he recorded a personal-best time of 22.10 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the 2013 Sam Burley Invitational, where he placed 13th. At the 2013 FHSAA 3A Region 4, he ran the third leg on the Miami Central 4 × 100 m relay and 4 × 400 m relay squads, helping them win both events with times of 41.15 seconds and 3:17.58 minutes, respectively. In the preliminary rounds of the 2013 GMAC North Qualifier, he was clocked at 10.08 seconds in the 100-meter dash, but would run a 10.92 to earn a fifth-place finish in the finals. Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Cook was ranked as the second best all-purpose back in his class. Before he signed with Florida State in January 2014, he had taken the summer and night classes necessary to graduate high school early and enroll in the spring. Cook committed to Clemson University flipped to the University of Florida under coach Will Muschamp in the spring of 2013.
However, after Florida’s 4–8 season that year, the 5-star running back began wavering on his pledge—privately. Despite visiting other schools, Cook claimed he was "100 percent" committed to the University of Florida in every interview. During the week of the Under Armour All-America Game, he did the Gator Chomp on social media and posed for a pictures with Florida commits after one of the practices. On January 1, 2014, Cook flipped to Florida State University. Cook attended and played college football at Florida State from 2014 to 2016 under head coach Jimbo Fisher. Cook split carries with Karlos Williams and Mario Pender as a true freshman in 2014. In his first game against The Citadel, he rushed 67 yards with one touchdown, he rushed for 100 yards for the first time in his college career against Syracuse, gaining 122 yards over 23 carries with a touchdown. Cook was named the MVP of the 2014 ACC Championship Game against Georgia Tech after earning a career-high 177 yards on 31 carries and one rushing touchdown.
Overall, in the 2014 season, he finished with 1,008 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, 22 receptions, 203 receiving yards. In July 2015, Cook was suspended after he was charged with battery following an incident outside a bar; the following month, he was reinstated by Florida State. He started the season off strong with 156 rushing a rushing touchdown against Texas State. In the next game, against South Florida, he had 266 three rushing touchdowns. On October 10, against the Miami Hurricanes, he had 222 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with 47 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown to help the Seminoles to a 5–0 record. During the team's tenth game, against NC State, Cook broke Warrick Dunn's Florida State single-season rushing yards record of 1,242. In the annual rivalry game against the Florida Gators, he had 183 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Overall, he finished the 2015 season with 1,691 rushing yards, 19 rushing touchdowns, 24 receptions, 244 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown.
Cook started the 2016 season with 91 rushing yards and 101 receiving yards in a victory over Ole Miss. On September 24, against South Florida, he had 267 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with 62 receiving yards. In the next game, against North Carolina, he had 140 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go along with six receptions for 106 yards. On No
Daequan Cook is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Premier League. He was taken 21st overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers subsequently traded to the Miami Heat. Daequan Cook attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Ohio; as a junior, he led Dunbar to the Ohio Division II state semifinals where they lost to eventual champion Upper Sandusky High School. As a senior, he averaged 24.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game and led Dunbar to a Division II state championship. He was named onto the 2006 McDonald's All-American Team. Playing for the West, Cook scored 17 points in the 112–94 win, he was named a third-team Parade All-American. Cook was a high school teammate of Norris Cole. Cook played with Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr. on the SPIECE Indy Heat high school AAU team. Cook was the team's leading scorer in the 2004 Big Time event in Las Vegas; the team won the championship. One of Ohio State University Coach Thad Matta's famed "Thad Five", Cook averaged 10.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.7 steals in 20.4 minutes per game.
On April 20, 2007, Cook announced his intentions to enter the 2007 NBA Draft, along with fellow freshmen teammates Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr. Daequan Cook was averaging 8.2 points per game in his rookie season with the Miami Heat before being sent to the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League in late February 2008. He returned to the Heat on March 8 and in his second game back on March 10 he scored a career-high 23 points in a one-point loss to the L. A. Clippers, he scored a new career-high of 27 against the Phoenix Suns on March 4, 2009, going 6–8 from 3-point range. Cook won the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend Three-Point Shootout in Phoenix, ending Jason Kapono's two-year winning streak. On June 23, 2010, Cook was traded with the 18th pick in the 2010 Draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 32nd pick in the 2010 Draft. In 2010–2011, Cook emerged as a useful bench player for the Thunder as a three-point specialist, he was a key player in the Thunder's emergence as a Western Conference contender.
In December 2011, Cook signed a two-year extension with the Thunder. Cook reached the 2012 NBA Finals with the Thunder. On October 27, 2012, James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Lazar Hayward were traded to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, draft picks. Cook was waived by the Rockets on January 2, 2013. On January 6, 2013, Cook signed with the Chicago Bulls, played there for the remainder of the season. On November 23, 2013, Cook has signed his first overseas contract, with Ukrainian SuperLeague team Budivelnyk Kyiv, which participating in the Euroleague. In his Euroleague debut, Cook scored 16 points with 4/8 from 3-point range in his team loss 74–82 to CSKA Moscow. Budivelnyk waived him on January 14, 2014. On January 29, 2014, he signed with Walter Tigers Tübingen of Germany for the rest of the 2013–14 season. On August 12, 2014, Cook signed with SPO Rouen Basket of the French LNB Pro A for the 2014–15 season. On August 14, 2015, Cook signed with Portuguese champions S. L. Benfica of the Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol.
In December 2016, Cook signed with Chemidor Tehran of the Iranian Super League. On August 9, 2017, Cook signed with the Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona for the 2017–18 season. In 32 games played during the 2017–18 season, Cook led the team in scoring with 16 points per game. Cook helped Nes Ziona to reach the 2018 Israeli League Playoffs, where they lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv. On June 7, 2018, Cook signed a one-year contract extension with Nes Ziona. On December 9, 2018, Cook recorded 24 points, shooting 5-of-8 from three-point range, including a game-winning three-point shot with 2.9 seconds left to give Nes Ziona an 83–81 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 9 MVP. On April 7, 2019, Cook recorded a season-high 30 points, shooting 7-of-11 from three-point range, along with three assists, leading Nes Ziona to a 97–84 win over Hapoel Holon, he was subsequently named Israeli League Round 25 MVP. 2006 high school boys basketball All-Americans Career statistics and player information from NBA.com RealGM profile
A. J. Cook
Andrea Joy Cook is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has appeared in films such as The Virgin Suicides, Out Cold, Final Destination 2. Cook was born in Oshawa and spent most of her life growing up in nearby Whitby, where she attended Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute, she has three siblings: Nathan and Angela. Cook was declared blind in the second grade because of a severe astigmatism, but wore contacts and thick glasses to correct her vision. In 2007 she underwent surgery. A dancer from age four, Cook began taking jazz and ballet lessons, she danced competitively for many years, before deciding at the age of 16 that she wanted to try acting. Cook taught dance when she was younger and has stated that if she hadn't become an actress, she would most have set up a small dance studio somewhere. In an interview, she admitted. Cook's first job was in a McDonald's commercial in 1997, she graduated to series work with a guest role on the television series Goosebumps, parts in two television movies, In His Father's Shoes and Elvis Meets Nixon.
Cook launched her feature film career as one of five captivating suicidal sisters in 1999's The Virgin Suicides. That year, she took a starring role in the TV series Higher Ground, in which Cook played Shelby Merrick, a rough-around-the-edges teenage girl dealing with abuse and heartache at a wilderness school for struggling kids. Higher Ground lasted one season, ending with a romance between Shelby and Hayden Christensen's character, Scott. After Higher Ground, Cook appeared in the 2000 TV movie The Spiral Staircase, captured leading roles in several films, including Out Cold, Ripper, I'm Reed Fish, Final Destination 2. In 2003, Cook guest starred in Dead Like Me, she was in season one of Tru Calling as Lindsay Walker. Since September 2005, she has starred as Jennifer "J. J." Jareau in the CBS drama Criminal Minds. On June 14, 2010, it was announced that her contract option would not be picked up for season six as a series regular due to budget cuts on the show, but she did return for two episodes to wrap up her character's storyline due to thousands of letters and petitions written to the show's producers.
She returned for one episode for the departure of Paget Brewster from the series. On April 16, 2011, it was reported. In 2013, it was announced, she appeared in the January/February 2014 issue of Maxim magazine. She was ranked at 88 on the Maxim Hot 100 2014 list, she was the Grand Marshal for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia on April 3, 2016. Cook is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but does not limit her acting to roles reflecting her beliefs. On August 3, 2001, she married Nathan Andersen; the two met in a film class at Utah Valley University, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to be with him. They reside in California with their two sons. In September 2008 their son, was born. Mekhai makes a brief appearance as Henry LaMontagne in Criminal Minds, when Cook's character is buying children's medicine from a pharmacy, he reprised the role in the two-hour season seven finale in 2012 and several other episodes throughout the series. The couple's second son, Phoenix Sky, was born in July 2015.
He appears in Criminal Minds as JJ's second son, Michael. A. J. Cook on IMDb A. J. Cook at TV Guide A. J. Cook Bio at CBS — Criminal Minds
Donna Jean Cook was a pitcher and outfielder who played from 1946 through 1954 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5 ft 2 in, 121 lb. she batted right-handed and threw left-handed. Donna Cook played for eight different teams of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in a span of nine years, she moved around for a while, as the league shifted players as needed to help some teams stay afloat. Born in Muskegon, Donna was one of twelve children into the family of Sidney and Daisy Cook, she played five years of organized softball before joining the league with her hometown team, just days after graduating from Muskegon Heights High School. In 1946 Cook opened at right field for the Muskegon Lassies, she hit a.156 average in 78 games. The next year she was switched to pitcher and became a proven starter, turning in a 14–8 record with a sparkling 1.42 earned run average, as the Lassies posted a 69‑43 record en route to win the regular season championship in a close pennant race.
Muskegon, managed by Bill Wambsganss, nailed down the victory with two days remaining on the schedule, though the team was eliminated in the playoffs by a strong Racine Belles squad. During a stretch in the season, Cook belted two home runs in a game. In addition, she ended fourth in the league for the best winning percentage and tenth in ERA. Cook started 1948 with Muskegon, but was traded to the Chicago Colleens in the midseason and ended the year with the Fort Wayne Daisies, which took a toll on her performance, dropping to a 4–9 record with a 4.03 ERA. She made a successful comeback for the Daisies in 1949, evening her record at 9–9 with a 1.94 ERA in 22 pitching appearances. She injured a knee toward the end of the season, which affected her for the rest of her career, she slumped for the next five years, pitching in only 32 games with the Grand Rapids Chicks, Battle Creek/Muskegon Belles, South Bend Blue Sox and Rockford Peaches. Her younger sister, Doris Cook played in the league; the sisters came together in South Bend.
After baseball Cook worked as a bank teller at Comerica Bank in Muskegon during 25 years. She had three surgeries on her injured knee. Since 1988 she is part of Women in Baseball, a permanent display based at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, unveiled to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, she was inducted into the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame along with her sister Doris in 1993. Donna Cook died in 2006 in North Muskegon, Michigan, at the age of 79. Pitching Batting Fielding
Carole Cook is an American actress of musical theatre and television. She was born Mildred Frances Cook in 1924 in Abilene, one of four children born to Leland Preston Cook, Sr. and his wife, Maudine. She became a protégé of actress and comedian Lucille Ball, who gave the ingenue her stage name of "Carole", for Ball's friend Carole Lombard. Ball told Cook, "you have the same healthy disrespect for everything in general". Cook appeared on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy. Ball was matron of honor at Cook's wedding in 1964 to whom she remains married. Cook starred in the animated Disney film Home on the Range, she appeared in such feature films as The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Sixteen Candles, Grandview, U. S. A. American Gigolo, Summer Lovers, Palm Springs Weekend, she made guest appearances on such television shows as The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, Knight Rider, Emergency!, Magnum, P. I. McMillan and Wife, She Wrote, Charlie's Angels, Grey's Anatomy. In addition to her film and television work, Cook appeared in the original Broadway productions of 42nd Street and Romantic Comedy and was the second actress to star as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!
She played Mrs. Peacham in the 1956 off-Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera, starring Lotte Lenya. Cook is a longtime supporter of various AIDS organizations and appears as a featured performer in the annual Los Angeles S. T. A. G. E. Benefit. With her actor husband, Tom Troupe, Cook received the 2002 Theatre Ovation Award for Lifetime Career Achievement, the first husband and wife to be so honored. Cook received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Baylor University, the S. T. A. G. E. Producers Award and the Hero in the Fight Against AIDS Award from the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation, as well as eight Drama-Logue and Robby Awards. On Sunday September 9, 2018, a reporter from TMZ approached Cook to ask her opinion about an actor who grabbed a Trump 2020 sign from someone who held it up in the audience during a performance of the musical Frozen, she replied, "Where's John Wilkes Booth when you need him?" Someone off camera questioned, "So we need to kill President Trump?", to which she replied, "Why not?"
Cooks's comment received widespread criticism. Palm Springs Weekend The Incredible Mr. Limpet The Gauntlet American Gigolo Summer Lovers Sixteen Candles Grandview, U. S. A. Lost & Found Home on the Range – Pearl Gesner A Very Sordid Wedding Carole Cook on IMDb Carole Cook at the Internet Broadway Database Carole Cook at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Beryl Cook, OBE was an English artist best known for her original and recognisable paintings. Comical, her works pictured people whom she encountered in everyday life, including people enjoying themselves in pubs, girls shopping or out on a hen night, drag queen shows or a family picnicking by the seaside or abroad, she did not take up painting until her thirties. She was a shy and private person, in her art depicted the flamboyant and extrovert characters she would like to be. Cook admired the work of the English visionary artist Stanley Spencer, his influence evident in her compositions and bold bulky figures. Another influence was Edward Burra, who painted sleazy cafes, gay bars and prostitutes, unlike Burra, she did not paint the sinister aspects of scenes, she had an photographic memory. Although popular and recognized as one of the most well-known contemporary British artists, Cook never enjoyed acceptance by the art establishment. Since her death in 2008 Beryl's son John & granddaughter Sophie have run the official Beryl Cook website providing a fun but factual look into the life of one of Britain's best loved artists.
Beryl was born in Surrey, as one of four sisters. Her parents, Adrian S. B. Lansley and Ella Farmer-Francis, separated early and mother moved to Reading, Berkshire with her daughters. Beryl attended Kendrick School there, but left education at fourteen and started to work in a variety of jobs. Having moved to London towards the end of war, Beryl attempted working as a showgirl. In 1948, she married her childhood friend John Cook, in the merchant navy; when he retired from the sea, they ran a pub in Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk. Their son John was born in 1950, in 1956, the family left to live in Southern Rhodesia, they would remain in Africa for the next decade, where in 1960, Cook produced her first painting, Hangover. The family returned to England in the mid-sixties and moved to East Looe, Cornwall in 1965, where Beryl focused more on her painting, they moved to Plymouth in 1968, where they bought a guest house on the Hoe. Cook shared her time between producing more and more paintings. In the mid-seventies, her works caught the attention of one of their guests, who subsequently put her in touch with the management of the Plymouth Arts Centre, where her first exhibition took place in November 1975.
The exhibition resulted in a cover feature in The Sunday Times. This was followed by an exhibition at the Portal Gallery in London in 1976, where Cook continued to exhibit until her death. Cook was enjoying growing popularity and her paintings soon were in great demand, her first book of collected arts was published by John Murray in 1978, in 1979, a film was made for LWT's The South Bank Show, where she discussed her work with Melvyn Bragg. Cook collaborated with such authors as Edward Lucie-Smith and Nanette Newman by providing illustrations for their books, she continued to publish books of her own artworks up into the early 2000s, including Beryl Cook's New York, inspired by her visit to the New York City. In 1994, she received the Best Selling Published Artist Award from the Fine Art Trade Guild. In 1995, Beryl Cook was awarded the Order of the British Empire, she did not attend the official ceremony due to her shyness, accepted the honour at a quieter ceremony in Plymouth the following year.
Post Office reproduced one of her paintings as a first class postage stamp. In 2002, her painting The Royal Couple featured in the Golden Jubilee exhibition in London. Tiger Aspect Productions made two animated films called Bosom Pals using characters from her paintings, voiced by Dawn French, Rosemary Leach, Alison Steadman and Timothy Spall, broadcast in February 2004. Channel 4 News produced a short film on Beryl and her work in 2005, she was the featured artist in BBC Two's The Culture Show in 2006. Beryl Cook died on 28 May 2008 at her home in Plymouth. Peninsula Arts of the Plymouth University mounted a major retrospective exhibition in November that year. Two books devoted to the artist were subsequently released, Beryl Cook 1926-2008 and The World of Beryl Cook. In 2010, two of her paintings were used as part of the Rude Britannia exhibition at the Tate Britain. Beryl Cook's paintings have been acquired by the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Art Gallery and Durham Museum.
The Works Private View Seven Years and a Day One Man Show Bertie and the Big Red Ball My Granny Was a Frightful Bore Beryl Cook's New York On the Town Beryl Cook's London Bouncers Happy Days Cruising The Bumper Edition Beryl Cook at Library of Congress Authorities, with 11 catalogue records