Elisha Cuthbert Biography
Elisha Cuthbert is an actress from Canada. Elisha is known for hosting the show Popular Mechanics for Kids and in TV series such as Are You Afraid Of The Dark, 24, The Forgotten, Happy Endings and movies such as Dancing On The Moon, Nico The Unicorn, Airspeed, Lucky Girl, Love Actually, Old School, The Girl Next Door, etc.
Elisha Cuthbert was born on 30th November, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta. Her parents are Patricia and Kevin Cuthbert. She is the oldest of the three children with one brother and one sister. She was brought up in Greenfield Park, near Montreal, Quebec. She studied in Centennial Regional High School and went to Los Angeles as she wanted to pursue a career in acting.
From an early age of 9, she was modeling for children’s products. Her first appearance on TV was on TV show Are You Afraid Of the Dark? and co-hosted the show, Popular Mechanics For Kids. Her talent was noticed by none other than the then First Lady, Hillary Clinton. Clinton invited her to the White House. She was cast in a family drama, Dancing On the Moon in 1997. She was cast in the hit TV series “24” as the daughter of federal agent Jack Bauer.
Elisha Cuthbert’s entry into films was through teen comedy movies such as Old School, Love Actually, the Girl Next Door, etc. For the character of Danielle in The Girl Next Door, Elisha received mixed responses from critics. While some remarked that it was bold, others said that it was an unpleasant character.
Her next movie House Of Wax along side Paris Hilton failed to make any mark at the box office. But Elisha’s performance was given an exception and was considered best among others in the movie.
This was followed by the movie, The Quiet. This movie was about a teenage cheerleader who faces sexual abuse. Several other movies followed which included Captivity, He Was A Quiet Man, My Sassy Girl, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, etc.
Elisha was also part of mini series in Canada, Guns. In this series, gun violence across Canada was explored. She had also given voice for the character of Cleo in the animated movie Cat Tale. Elisha was also seen on The Forgotten as Maxine Denver on ABC. She is also part of ABC’s Happy Endings.
Cuthbert has been featured on the covers of many magazines such as FHM, Maxim, etc. She has also been named several times as one of the sexiest women of year for many years following 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 by magazines such as FHM, Maxim, AskMen.com, Buddy TV, etc.
Elisha had dated Sean Avery and they both split up. After that, Elisha is dating Dion Phaneuf, who is an ice hockey defanceman and captain of Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. The relationship between Elisha and Dion Phaneuf was a centre of controversy when Sean Avery commented about other players dating his ‘sloppy seconds’ referring to Dion Phaneuf’s relationship with Elisha Cuthbert. Sean Avery was later suspended for six games.