Elisha Ann Cuthbert is an actress from Canada and also a model, born on 30th November 1982 in Alberta, Canada. Her father, Kevin was an automotive design engineer and Patricia is her mother. She got raised up in Greenfield Park, Quebec. Her younger siblings are Jonathan Cuthbert and Lee-Ann Cuthbert. At the age of 17, she moved to Los Angeles after completing her education at Centennial Regional High School in the year 2000. She is an avid hockey fan. She dated Sean Avery, National Hockey League (NHL) player for two years and they ended their relationship in 2007. On 6th July 2013, she got married to NHL player Dion Phaneuf, whom she dated since 2008.
At a young age of 9, Elisha began modeling footwear and childrens clothing. As a child actor, she co-hosted the Canadian TV series 'Popular Mechanics for Kids' with young child actors- Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel (also known as
), Vanessa Brittany Lengies and Jonathan Tyler Kyte. It was based on the magazine - Popular Mechanics, and it taught viewers how things work. In 2003, this series won the Parents Choice Award. While Elisha hosted the show, famous American politician Hillary Clinton noticed her work, and she got so impressed with her reporting talent that she invited her for a visit to the White House. Did she make her TV debut as an extra in the horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark? And later Elisha appeared regularly on the show. She starred in the Canadian drama film Lucky Girl (2001); wherein she played the role of Kaitlyn, a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads her life into troubles.
In 2001, she won the Gemini Awards for Best Performance in a Leading Role. She rose to fame with her portrayal as Kim Bauer, daughter of federal agent Jack Bauer in the suspense thriller TV series 24. She appeared in the series first three seasons. In 2003, she got nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Breakout Star Female category. In 2004, she got her first major role in the film The Girl Next Door; wherein she played the role of Danielle, a former porn star. She got praised for her performance in the flick. She got nominated for the Best Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards in the year 2005. Well-known Director Roger Ebert remarked her character as quite the most unpleasant character I have seen in some time. She appeared in the music video for Weezers Perfect Situation in 2006. She hosted the American Music Awards in 2012. Maxim magazine elected her as The Most Beautiful Woman in American TV.