Elisha Cuthbert

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Elisha Cuthbert, born November 30, 1982, is a Canadian model and actress. She started off her career co-hosting popular Canadian children television shows and then slowly transitioned into more prominent television roles that garnered her widespread recognition. She has also made numerous ventures into the filming industry with an amalgamation of roles in movies like Airspeed (1998), Love Actually (2003), Old School (2003), The Girl Next Door (2004), House of Wax (2005), and Captivity (2007).

Born in Calgary, Alberta to Kevin Cuthbert and Patricia Cuthbert, Elisha Cuthbert spent her most of her early life in Greenfield Park, Quebec before moving to Toronto, Ontario. At the age of 17, she graduated from Centennial Regional High School and subsequently moved to Los Angeles in order to professionally pursue a career in acting. She is the oldest child out of three, her siblings being Jonathan and Lee-Ann Cuthbert. She is also an avid hockey fan, and has dated NHL player Sean Avery for almost two years, however the pair broke up in August 2007. In May 2008, she then started to date NHL player and Toronto Maple Leafs captain, Dion Phaneuf whom she ended up marrying in July 2013.

Her career initially started at the age of 9, when she would basically model children’s clothing and footwear for numerous local brands in her hometown. She proceeded to make appearances on televisions serials, such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? and also co-hosted the show Popular Mechanics for Kids alongside Jay Baruchel, which was filmed in Montreal. This promptly acquired her an invitation to the White House as the show managed to capture the attention of Hillary Clinton. Her first role in a feature film came from the family drama film Dancing on the Moon (1997). This led to a brief sequence of roles in various family movies, including the Canadian air drama thriller Airspeed (1998). Following her move to Hollywood, Cuthbert took her most renowned role to date by starring in the television series 24 as a series regular through seasons one to four. Her exposure from the show allowed her to start her acting career in Hollywood with movies like Old School and Love Actually in 2003. Her following film, The Girl Next Door (2004) saw her star for the first time in a lead role. Her next films were the 2005 remake of House of Wax, The Quiet (2005), He Was A Quiet Man (2007) and Captivity (2007). Sadly, all these films did not pan out well at the box office and Cuthbert failed to achieve any prominent praise from critics. This stint continued with her appearance in the comedies My Sassy Girl (2008) and The Six Wives Of Henry Lefay (2009). Cuthbert then made a return to television by joining the cast of The Forgotten in 2009 and Happy Endings in 2011. Despite received widespread claim from fans and critics alike, the latter was eventually cancelled after only three seasons were produced. As of lately, Elisha Cuthbert has signed on to the new NBC sitcom, One Big Happy, which sees her playing the role of a lesbian named Lizzy who becomes pregnant while living with her male best friend who is straight. The pilot aired on May 9, 2014 and the show is expected to debut by mid to late 2015.


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