Canadian-born actress and model Elisha Cuthbert began her journey into showbiz as a teenager in the late 1990s. Following her breakthrough role as Kim Bauer in the long-running Fox series 24, the talented actress has obviously been able to make a smooth transition from child star to bonafide screen diva. As evidenced by her numerous acting credits both on the big screen and the small screen, this actress has had a fairly steady rise over the years.
Bio (Age) – Who Is Elisha Cuthbert?
Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born to Patricia and Kevin Cuthbert on November 30, 1982, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has 2 younger siblings; Jonathan and Lee-Ann. Elisha was raised mainly in Greenfield Park, Quebec where she schooled at Centennial Regional High School. Upon graduating from high school, she relocated to Los Angeles.
As early as age 9, Elisha Cuthbert started modeling footwears. Her first television role came in 1994 when she appeared as an extra in the kiddies horror-fantasy series Are You Afraid of the Dark? and later, she was promoted to a series regular (1999–2000). The talented youngster gained international prominence as a co-host of the educational TV show Popular Mechanics for Kids (1997-2000). Thanks to their brilliant performance on the show, Cuthbert alongside her fellow co-hosts earned an invite to the Whitehouse for a rendezvous with then-US first lady Hillary Clinton. During her 3-year run on Popular Mechanics for Kids, Cuthbert equally landed a number of movie roles in her native country. Her lead role in the telefilm Lucky Girl earned her the 2001 Gemini Award for best performance by an actress.
Having established herself in Candian TV and film, Elisha Cuthbert’s move to Hollywood in 2000 was rather effortless for the then-teenager. A few weeks after moving to Tinseltown, she landed a spot on the main cast of the Fox hit series 24, starring as Kim Bauer. Cuthbert’s first lead role in a Hollywood flick came in the romantic comedy The Girl Next Door (2004). Her performance received mixed reactions from critics, however, it earned the actress 2 MTV Movie Award nominations. Elisha Cuthbert also appeared alongside Paris Hilton in the horror film House of Wax (2005), a remake of a 1953 film of the same name. Though the film equally received mainly negative reviews, Cuthbert scored 2 nominations at the Teen Choice Awards for her performance.
Elisha Cuthbert’s career on the small screen was also underway even as she garnered further film credits. After a recurring role in the short-lived crime drama The Forgotten (2010), Cuthbert was cast in the ABC sitcom Happy Endings (2011-13) where she portrayed Alex Kerkovich. She also played the lead character Lizzy in Ellen DeGeneres‘ sitcom One Big Happy, however, the series was canceled after just one season. In September 2015, the actress joined the cast of the Netflix comedy series The Ranch starring as Abigail “Abby” Phillips-Bennett.
Elisha Cuthbert married Canadian professional ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf, who plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). For one who is a huge ice hockey fan, this union is definitely a dream come true for the Hollywood actress. The duo became an item in May 2008 and after 4 years of dating, they announced their engagement in September 2012.
Less than a year later, precisely on July 6, 2013; the couple tied the knot. Their wedding ceremony held at St. James Catholic Church in Summerfield, a rural community in Queens County, Prince Edward Island. The two welcomed their first child on December 21, 2017, a daughter named Zaphire.
Net Worth, How Rich Is She?
Elisha Cuthbert is one of the most notable actresses out of Canada. Back in 2005, the actress was listed among the most powerful Canadians in Hollywood by Canadian Business magazine. Though she is yet to cut her teeth in the blockbuster movies, Elisha Cuthbert has fared well in her acting career over the years. Her net worth is put at an estimate of $20 million.
Cuthbert’s Height and Body Measurements
In addition to her impressive acting talents, Elisha Cuthbert easily stands out for her gorgeousness. She was named 2013’s Most Beautiful Woman in Television by Maxim magazine. The Canadian-born screen diva also made it to GQ magazine’s “100 Hottest Women of the 21st Century” as well as “The 100 Sexiest Women of Millennium”.
Cuthbert stands at a height of 5 feet 2½ inches (159 cm). The dainty actress maintains a body weight of 61 kg (134.5 lb). She has blue eyes and her blonde hair is one of her signature features.