Early life[ edit ] Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born November 30, , in Calgary , Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Patricia, a housewife , and Kevin, an automotive design engineer. She also lived in Toronto , Ontario, before moving onto acting. Her reporting captured the attention of Hillary Clinton , who invited her to the White House. She appeared in other Canadian family films and in an airplane thriller, Airspeed. The following year, she starred in the Canadian television movie, Lucky Girl , and was awarded a Gemini Award for her performance.
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 The Game and again guest-starred in five episodes of the seventh season and in two episodes of the eighth season.
She played an ex—porn star, Danielle, opposite Emile Hirsch. She had reservations about the part, but was persuaded by director Luke Greenfield. She researched the role, speaking to adult actresses from Wicked Pictures and Vivid Entertainment. Critics were divided; some praised the film for boldness, others, notably Roger Ebert , called it gimmicky and exploitative. Cuthbert is surprisingly good, too — aside from being drop dead gorgeous, she also proves herself a capable comic actress in the Cameron Diaz mould.
In one scene, her character attempted to open her mouth while her lips were sealed with glue. For realism, she used Superglue over prosthetics. It was called "notable for having some of the most moronic protagonists ever to populate a horror film," though of those characters, critics tended to think Cuthbert "fares the best. Seeing her turn into wax would be as bad as seeing that happen to Glenda Farrell the star of the version.
Cuthbert digs into the role of Carly with strength, determination, and horrified realism; you believe as you watch her that she is going through these things and forget all about the actor playing the part, which is the biggest compliment of all.
She's overshadowed by the strong work from the rest of the cast, notably Chad Michael Murray and especially Elisha Cuthbert, who gives the film a strong dose of enthusiasm with her Jamie Lee Curtis esque performance. Cuthbert at a screening for the 24 season 7 finale Cuthbert's next film was the indie film The Quiet. She was co-star and co-producer. She played Nina, a temperamental year-old cheerleader who suffers sexual abuse by her father.
Cuthbert looked to her younger cousin as inspiration for how to play a teenager. Cuthbert initially wanted to play role of the silent Dot, but director Jamie Babbit instead cast Camilla Belle in that part  after Thora Birch pulled out.
You look at Elisha, this beautiful woman with the most perfect body you've ever seen, and you think, there's no high school in America where this girl could be invisible. No matter how much hair and makeup I do, it's not going to happen. Cuthbert's Nina has the majority of the most graphic and disturbing dialogue in the film, especially during one particular lunchroom scene where the camera is close up on Cuthbert and Belle's faces.
The film was in limited release in , and it was released on DVD in early She starred in the Canadian miniseries Guns. She was a judge in season two, episode two of Project Runway Canada , in which designers were challenged to create a "party dress" for her. Cuthbert's performance also received positive reviews from critics. Cuthbert stars as Lizzy, a lesbian who gets pregnant just as her straight male best friend Luke played by Nick Zano meets and marries the love of his life, Prudence.
The series was canceled after one season. The new film, titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers , went into production in June in Toronto. Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill will also reprise their roles from the first film.
Her highest ranking was No. She was ranked No. Edition ranked her No. She was not listed in the U. Cuthbert was ranked No. In , the magazine named her the Most Beautiful Woman in Television.
In , she maintained a blog on the NHL website, though she did not post for most of the season.