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Elisha Cuthbert



A former child star who managed to avoid burning out before her teens, Elisha Cuthbert successfully carried the success from Popular Mechanics for Kids and Are You Afraid of the Dark? into a featured role on the hit FOX series 24 and a successful film career. A Calgary native who landed her first modeling job at the tender age of seven, it was a mere four years later that Cuthbert instinctively knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her days in front of the lens. Following an appearance in the 1997 feature Dancing on the Moon, Cuthbert landed a job as a field correspondent for the acclaimed Canadian television series Popular Mechanics for Kids, and her reporting proved so effective that she caught the attention of first lady Hillary Clinton, who invited Cuthbert to Washington for a meeting.



Though she spent the majority of her youth in Montreal, Cuthbert moved to Los Angeles at age 17 in order to pursue an acting career. Featured roles as a reluctant pilot in Airspeed (1998) and a time traveling teen in Time at the Top (1999) were soon to follow, and by the time Cuthbert joined the cast of Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? in 1999, it was obvious that her talent was growing. Her role in the made-for-Canadian-television feature Lucky Girl only furthered her reputation as a dramatically capable actor, and her distinct onscreen facial expressions and convincing performance soon caught the eyes of producers who were preparing a new thriller series for FOX.



Cast as Jack Bauer's (Kiefer Sutherland) damsel-in-distress daughter, Kimberly in the breakout hit 24, Cuthbert's character suffered through multiple kidnappings and a mountain lion attack over the course of the series' first two seasons. In the episode of 24 in which she shared a scene with the mountain lion, Cuthbert made news when the beast actually attacked her on the film set, sending the frightened actress on a trip to the hospital with an injured hand. On the heels of 24, Cuthbert took a supporting role in the comedy Old School before appearing in the subsequent romantic comedies Love Actually (2003) and The Girl Next Door (2004), the latter of which found her taking the lead as an ex-porn star who becomes the object of affection to a lonely suburban boy unaware of her past.



Having reached starlet status, Cuthbert would continue to act throughout the 2000's and 2010's, most notably in thrillers like The Quiet and Captivity, as well as TV shows like 24, The Forgotten, and Happy Endings.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
10% Just Before I Go
  • Penny
2015
No Score Yet The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
  • Barbara 'Barbie' Lefay
2010
No Score Yet Cat Tale
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet My Sassy Girl
  • Jordan Roark
2008
79% He Was a Quiet Man
  • Vanessa
2007
9% Captivity
  • Jennifer
2007
No Score Yet 24 - Behind the Scenes: The Editing Process
  • Actor
2007
21% The Quiet
  • Nina Deer
2006
No Score Yet Popular Mechanics for Kids - Firefighters and Other Life Saving Heroes
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Popular Mechanics for Kids - Lightning and Other Forces of Nature
  • Actor
2006
25% House of Wax
  • Carly
2005
55% The Girl Next Door
  • Danielle
2004
No Score Yet Popular Mechanics for Kids - Radical Rockets and Other Cool Cruising Machines
  • Actor
2004
63% Love Actually
  • Carol-Anne, American Goddess
2003
60% Old School
  • Darcy Goldberg
2003
No Score Yet Nico The Unicorn
  • Carolyn Price
2001
No Score Yet My Daughter's Secret Life
  • Katlin Palmerston
2001
No Score Yet Believe
  • Katherine Winslowe
2000
No Score Yet Mail to the Chief
  • Madison Osgood
2000
No Score Yet Who Gets the House?
  • Emily Reece
1999
No Score Yet Time at the Top
  • Susan Shawson
1999
No Score Yet Airspeed
  • Nicole Stone
1998
No Score Yet Dancing on the Moon (Viens danser... sur la lune)
  • Sarah
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Forgotten
2009-2010
  • Maxine Denver
67% Happy Endings
2011-2013
  • Alex Kerkovich Alex
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
18% One Big Happy
2015
  • Lizzy
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
56% The Ranch
2016
  • Abby
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
87% 24
2014
  • Kimberly Bauer Kim Bauer

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