Elisha Ann Cuthbert
(born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian-born actress.
Cuthbert was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Patricia, a homemaker, and Kevin, an automotive design engineer. She has two younger siblings, Jonathan and Lee-Ann and grew up in Greenfield Park, near Montreal, Quebec. In 2000, she graduated from Centennial Regional High School and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen to pursue an acting career.
Cuthbert is known as the former co-host of the Canadian children's television series Popular Mechanics for Kids
. She had her first lead role in the 2003 feature film, Old School
followed by The Girl Next Door
. She has also had starring roles in the 2005 House of Wax
film and the 2007 horror film Captivity
. Her most prominent role is as Kim Bauer in the American action-thriller television series 24