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ELISHA CUTHBERT

Elisha Cuthbert

Born Elisha Ann Cuthbert
November 30, 1982
Calgary, Alberta, Ca

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Residence Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation
Actress model

Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Darcie Goldberg in the college comedy Old School, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax. In 2013, Maxim magazine named her “TV’s most beautiful woman”.

At the age of 14, Cuthbert made her feature film debut in the 1997 family-drama Dancing on the Moon. Her first major lead role came in the 1998 drama film Airspeed (No Control) alongside Joe Mantegna. In 2001, she starred in the movie Lucky Girl, in which she received her first award, the Gemini Awards, but her career began in earnest in the 2000s when she played Kim Bauer, daughter of Jack Bauer in the action series 24. Subsequently, Cuthbert appeared in the lead role in the films The Quiet (2005) and Captivity (2007).

From 2011 to 2013, Cuthbert starred as Alex Kerkovich in the three seasons of the ABC comedy Happy Endings.

Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born November 30, 1982, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Patricia, a housewife, and Kevin, an automotive design engineer. She grew up in Greenfield Park, Quebec. She also lived in Toronto, Ontario, before moving onto acting. In 2000, she graduated from Centennial Regional High School and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17.

When she was nine, Cuthbert started modelling children’s clothing and also became a foot model. She made her first televised appearance as an extra in the horror-themed series for children, Are You Afraid of the Dark?; she later became a regular on the show. Cuthbert co-hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids with Jay Baruchel, filmed in Montreal. Her reporting captured the attention of Hillary Clinton, who invited her to the White House.

She began her Hollywood film career with small roles in Old School, which grossed $87 million. Her next film, Love Actually, earned $246.4 million worldwide.

Her first break in a major film role was in 2004, The Girl Next Door. She played an ex–porn star, Danielle, opposite Emile Hirsch. She had reservations about the part, but was persuaded by director Luke Greenfield. She researched the role, speaking to adult actresses from Wicked Pictures and Vivid Entertainment. The film was compared to Risky Business.

In He Was a Quiet Man, Cuthbert played Vanessa, a quadriplegic, starring with Christian Slater. The film was in limited release in 2007, and it was released on DVD in early 2008.

In 2008, Cuthbert appeared in My Sassy Girl, a remake of a Korean film, starring with Jesse Bradford. Her next film was the family comedy, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, with Tim Allen, in which she played his daughter. She starred in the Canadian miniseries Guns. She was a judge in season two, episode two of Project Runway Canada, in which designers were challenged to create a “party dress” for her.

Cuthbert reprised her character Kim Bauer in the seventh season of 24 for five episodes.[40] She was also to star in the CBS drama pilot Ny-Lon, playing a New York literacy teacher/record-store clerk who embarks on a transatlantic romance with a London stockbroker. The project, based on a British series starring Rashida Jones and Stephen Moyer, was canceled.

In 2012, Cuthbert was host of the American Music Awards.[50] In October 2012, she appeared in The Gaslight Anthem’s music video “Here Comes My Man”, playing the girlfriend of a man who mistreats her, until she imagines a romantic relationship with a character in a film and chooses to end her real relationship.

In 2013, she made the cover of Maxim, who named her TV’s Most Beautiful Woman.

Since she began playing Kim Bauer, she has frequently made the magazines FHM and Maxim’s annual “hottest women” lists. Her highest ranking was No. 4 in the 2008 UK Edition of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list. She was ranked No. 14 in 2003, No. 10 in 2004, No. 5 in 2005, No. 22 in 2006, No. 10 in 2007 and No. 7 in 2009. The U.S. Edition ranked her No. 53 in 2003, No. 63 in 2004, and No. 54 in 2006. She was not listed in the U.S. 2005 list.

Cuthbert was ranked No. 10 by AskMen.com readers in the list “Top 99 Women of 2007.” In Maxim’s Hot 100 list, she was ranked No. 84 in 2002.

Personal life

Cuthbert has two younger siblings, Jonathan and Lee-Ann, and enjoys painting, is an ice hockey fan and Los Angeles Kings season-ticket holder. In 2005, she maintained a blog on the NHL website, though she did not post for most of the season.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role

1997 Dancing on the Moon Sarah
1997 Nico the Unicorn Carolyn Price
1998 Airspeed Nicole Stone
1999 Believe Katherine Winslowe
1999 Time at the Top Susan Shawson
2000 Who Gets the House? Emily Reece
2003 Love Actually American Goddess Carol
2003 Old School Darcie Goldberg
2004 The Girl Next Door Danielle
2005 House of Wax Carly Jones
2005 The Quiet Nina Deer
2007 Captivity Jennifer Tree
2007 He Was a Quiet Man Vanessa
2008 My Sassy Girl Jordan Roark
2008 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Herself
2008 Guns Frances Dett
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Barbara “Barby” Lefay
2014 Just Before I Go Penny Morgan
2017 Goon: Last of the Enforcers Mary

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1997–2000 Popular Mechanics for Kids Herself Host
1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Megan Main role, 24 episodes
2000 Mail to the Chief Madison Osgood Television movie
2001 Largo Winch Abby Episode: “Dear Abby”
2001 Lucky Girl Katlin Palmerson Television movie; also known as My Daughter’s Secret Life
2001–10 24 Kim Bauer Main role, 79 episodes
2004 MADtv Herself / Kim Bauer 1 episode: 24 parody
2008 NY-LON Edie Failed television pilot[91]
2008 Family Guy New Bedford Season 7, episode 6
2010 The Forgotten Maxine Denver Recurring role, 6 episodes
2011–13 Happy Endings Alex Kerkovich Main role, 57 episodes
2013 24/7 Winter Classic: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Herself
2015 One Big Happy Lizzy Main role, 6 episodes
2016–present The Ranch Abby Recurring role
Main role 2017–present

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