Monday, August 8, 2022

What Happened to Elisha Cuthbert – Now in 2018 Update

Elisha Cuthbert is best known as 24’s own damsel in distress Kim Bauer. The Canadian actor has a wide variety of roles and award nominations under her belt. Beginning her career in 1992 she has been a mainstay of television ever since. So what she doing now?

Elisha Cuthbert’s Early Life

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Cuthbert on Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Elisha Cuthbert was born on November 30th 1982 in Alberta, Canada. Her parents Patricia and Kevin Cuthbert are a homemaker and automotive designer respectively. The family moved to Quebec when Elisha was still young. She graduated from Centennial Regional High School in 2000. Elisha began modelling as a child, advertising children’s clothing from the age of nine. She made her television debut in 1996 in the Canadian Horror fantasy show “Are You Afraid of the Dark”. She would become a primary cast member years later.

Her first feature film was the 1997 flick”Dancing on the Moon”. She continued to work in Canada until the end of 2000, appearing in “Airspeed” and “Lucky Girl”. Soon after her move to Hollywood she was cast as Kim Bauer in ’24”.

Starring opposite Canada’s favorite son Kiefer “Lost Boys” Sutherland, Elisha portrayed his daughter for the first three seasons of the show, making guest appearances in a few subsequent seasons. She also reprised her role in the 2006 video game adaptation. The game was poorly received by critics, but was nominated for a BAFTA for its script. Elisha Cuthbert appeared in a few successful films around the time she was on “24”. Including a small role on the commercially successful “Old School” and the Brit flick “Love Actually”.

Her major Hollywood breakthrough came in 2004 when she starred in “The Girl Next Door”. In it she played ex-porn star Danielle. Elisha spoke to many women in the field in preparation for her role in the comedy film. It received a mixed reception from critics, but was a minor success critically. Her next film was the 2005 remake of “House of Wax” opposite Paris HIlton. This film too was reviewed poorly, but was a major commercial success, grossing over $68 million. Elisha Cuthbert was noted as being exceptional, in that she wasn’t a horrible actor.

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Elisha on One Big Happy

Over the years she has appeared in a variety of films and TV shows, though none would match the success she had in “24”. In 2011 she starred as Alex Kerkovich in three seasons of the ABC comedy series “Happy Endings”. Elisha Cuthbert is a huge fan of Hockey, she maintained a blog on the NHL website in 2005, though her updates were few and far between. She dated NHL player Sean Avery for close to two years, before breaking up in 2007. Since then she has dated Dion Phaneuf. Sean Avery said of her new relationship, In an astoundingly stupid move, that it had become a thing among NHL players to fall in love with his sloppy seconds. The comments caused controversy, rightly so, and h was suspended for them.

What is Elisha Cuthbert Doing Now in 2018?

Elisha and Dion married in July of 2013 on Prince Edward Island. They live in Toronto during the hockey season and on Prince Edward Island during the off season. They do not currently have any children.

Last year Elisha Cuthbert starred in Ellen DeGeneres’ short lived comedy “One Big Happy”. She played Lizzy, a lesbian who falls pregnant with her best friend Luke’s baby just as he discovers the love of his life. The show lasted only one season. This year we can expect to see her in a few shows. She joined the cast of Sean William Scott’s “The Goon” sequel, titled “Goon: Last of the Enforcers”. It is currently in post production. She will also be appearing in the Netflix Original Series “The Ranch”, a rare multi-camera comedy.

She maintains an active twitter account.

Barry W Stanton
Irish born writer who drinks too much caffeine and reads too much Terry Pratchett. I enjoy long walks on the server and Korean cuisine.
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