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

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

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. Known for playing special agent Jennifer "J.J." Jareau on CBS' long-running crime drama—now streaming on Paramount+—the actress often did her own stunts for the show.

In her downtime, 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.

Photography by Gilles Toucas Photography.

Interview originally published in Watch Magazine, November-December 2017.

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Beloved book

Beloved book

"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 BrenĂ© Brown." — A.J. Cook

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Favorite hot spot

Favorite hot spot

"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

Photography by Gilles Toucas Photography.
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Hair product you live for

Hair product you live for

"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

Photography by Gilles Toucas Photography.
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Color you most love to wear

Color you most love to wear

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

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Beauty product you can't live without

Beauty product you can't live without

"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

Photography by Gilles Toucas Photography.
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Workout of choice

Workout of choice

"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

Photography by Gilles Toucas Photography.
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Favorite designer

Favorite designer

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

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Skin care regime

Skin care regime

"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

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Go-to polish shade

Go-to polish shade

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

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