Elisha Cuthbert Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born on November 30, 1982, in Calgary, Alberta. As a child, Elisha’s cherubic looks made her a natural candidate for modeling, and it wasn’t long before she was posing in advertisements for various children’s clothing lines. Elisha, who grew up in Montreal, subsequently began to express an interest in acting; in 1996, she made her professional debut on the popular Canadian anthology series Are You Afraid of the Dark? Elisha Cuthbert’s bubbly demeanor and natural on-camera style made her an ideal fit for the role of host on the show Popular Mechanics for Kids, where she worked side-by-side with fellow up-and-coming performers like Jay Baruchel and Vanessa Lengies.
After being a host on Popular Mechanics for Kids for three years, Cuthbert made a series of Canadian family films. But worldwide recognition came when she landed the role of Kim Bauer on FOX's frantic action series, 24. She also appeared in Old School and Love Actually (both in 2003), and starred as The Girl Next Door (2004).