Elisha Cuthbert is a Canadian actress born on November 30, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She began her career as a model at the age of 7, and started to appear in the children’s horror anthology, Are You Afraid of the Dark? This led on to being a co-host in the popular children’s series, Popular Mechanics for Kids. Elisha Cuthbert then graduated at the Centennial Regional High School in 2000 and soon after moved to Los Angeles for a Hollywood career.
Her debut on the big screen was in a feature film Dancing on the Moon in 1997. This was followed by several other Canadian films such as Airspeed. In 2001 she starred in the TV movie Lucky Girl wherein she bagged home a Gemini Award for her performance. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Elisha Cuthbert was cast in the role of Kim Bauer, daughter of agent Jack Bauer in the hit series 24. She was in the show’s first three seasons but not on its 4th. She then made guest appearances on the show’s 5th season as well as reprised her role in 24: The Game.
In Hollywood, Elisha Cuthbert first landed on minor roles in movies such as Old School and Love Actually. Her first lead role was in the movie The Girl Next Door, where she played the role of an ex-porn star, sharing the screen with Emile Hirsch. Her next movie was the classic horror House of Wax, opposite Paris Hilton and Chad Michael Murray, which was universally panned by critics.
Elisha Cuthbert then worked on the indie film The Quiet. The movie premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and received a limited release in New York City and Los Angeles. Her most recent work was in the movie Captivity in 2007. She as well appeared on Paris Hilton’s music video Nothing in this World Matters.