Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax. She was voted the sexiest actress in the world in 2015 by the magazine Glam’Mag. In 2013, she was named the most beautiful woman of American TV.
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.
Cuthbert is considered a sex symbol. 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,No. 9 in 2003, No. 21 in 2004, No. 92 in 2006, No. 25 in 2007, No. 6 in 2008, No. 43 in 2009, No. 65 in 2011,No. 34 in 2012, and No. 10 in 2013. The magazine also featured her in its Girls of Maxim Gallery. BuddyTV ranked her No. 33 on its TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2011 list. In 2013, Maxim named her the most beautiful woman in American television.
Complex has ranked her in “The 25 Hottest Canadian Women”, “The 100 Hottest Women of the 2000s”,and “The 25 Hottest Blonde Bombshell Actresses”. In 2013, GQ magazine listed her among “The 100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century.”
Cuthbert has two younger siblings, Jonathan and Lee-Ann. She is an avid ice hockey fan; in 2005, she maintained a blog on the NHL’s website, though she did not post for most of the season.
Cuthbert dated NHL player Sean Avery for nearly two years; they broke up in August 2007. Cuthbert began dating NHL player Dion Phaneuf in May 2008. She was the subject of media attention over these relationships in December 2008, when Avery told reporters that “it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds”. He was subsequently suspended for the comment.
Cuthbert and Phaneuf announced their engagement in September 2012, and they married on July 6, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Prince Edward Island. Living in Toronto during the hockey season, Cuthbert and Phaneuf spend their summers at Phaneuf’s waterfront estate outside of New London, Prince Edward Island, in his parents’ home province.
|1997||Dancing on the Moon||Sarah|
|1997||Nico the Unicorn||Carolyn Price|
|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||Girl Next Door, TheThe Girl Next Door||Danielle|
|2005||House of Wax||Carly Jones|
|2005||Quiet, TheThe Quiet||Nina Deer|
|2007||He Was a Quiet Man||Vanessa|
|2008||My Sassy Girl||Jordan Roark|
|2008||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Herself|
|2009||Six Wives of Henry Lefay, TheThe Six Wives of Henry Lefay||Barbara “Barby” Lefay|
|2014||Just Before I Go||Penny Morgan|
|2016||Goon: Last of the Enforcers||Mary|
|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|
|2010||Forgotten, TheThe 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||The Ranch||Maria||In Production|
|2012||Happy Endings: Happy Rides||Alex Kerkovich||Directed 1 episode|
|2005||“Perfect Situation”||Weezer||Lead Singer of “Weeze”|
|2006||“Nothing in This World”||Paris Hilton||Popular Girl|
|2012||“Here Comes My Man”||The Gaslight Anthem||Girlfriend|
|2015||“Make Our Own Way”||Little Brutes|
|2006||24: The Game||Kim Bauer|
Awards and nominations
|2001||Gemini Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series||Lucky Girl||Won|
|2002||Online Film Critics Society||Best Cast in a Drama Series||24||Nominated|
|2003||Online Film Critics Society||Best Cast in a Drama Series||24||Won|
|2003||Teen Choice Awards||TV Breakout Star – Female||24||Nominated|
|2003||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award||Best Ensemble||Love Actually||Won|
|2003||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||24||Nominated|
|2003||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Ensemble||Love Actually||Nominated|
|2005||MTV Movie Awards||Best Kiss||The Girl Next Door||Nominated|
|2005||MTV Movie Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance, Female||Girl Next Door, TheThe Girl Next Door||Nominated|
|2005||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||24||Nominated|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards||Movie Actress: Action/Adventure/Thriller||House of Wax||Nominated|
|2005||Teen Choice Awards||Movie Rumble||House of Wax||Nominated|
|2006||Spike Video Game Awards||Best Female Interpretation of a Supporting Character||24: The Game||Nominated|
|2006||Online Film & Television Association Award||Best Cast in a Drama Series||24||Nominated|
|2007||Teen Choice Awards||Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller||Captivity||Nominated|
|2008||Golden Raspberry Awards||Worst Actress||Captivity||Nominated|