Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Elisha Cuthbert - 1982
Elisha Cuthbert was born on November 30, 1982. She is a Canadian film and television actress. Cuthbert is the former co-host of the Canadian children's television series Popular Mechanics for Kids. In 1998, she had her first film role in Airspeed. She followed this in 2003 with a role in Old School. Her most prominent role is as Kim Bauer in the American action-thriller television series 24. Since 2011, she has been starring as Alex Kerkovich on the ABC comedy series Happy Endings.
Elisha Cuthbert was born in Calgary, Alberta, daughter of Patricia, a homemaker, and Kevin, an automotive design engineer. She has two younger siblings, Jonathan and Lee-Ann. She grew up in Greenfield Park, near Montreal, Quebec. In 2000, she graduated from Centennial Regional High School and moved to Los Angeles at 17 to act. When she was 9, 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.Cuthbert landed her first role in a feature film in the family drama Dancing on the Moon (1997). She appeared in other Canadian family movies and in an airplane thriller, Airspeed. She starred in the Canadian television movie, Lucky Girl, in 2001 and was awarded a Gemini Award for her performance.Soon after her move to Hollywood, she was cast as Kim Bauer, daughter of federal agent Jack Bauer, in the television series 24. She appeared in the show's first three seasons, but not in its fourth; she guest-starred in two episodes in the fifth season. She also reprised her role as Kim Bauer in 24: The Game and again guest-starred in five episodes of the seventh season and in two episodes of the eighth season.