Elisha Cuthbert was born in Alberta, Canada to Patricia, a housewife, and Kevin, an automotive design engineer.
At the age of 14, Cuthbert made her feature film debut in the 1997 family-drama Dancing on the Moon. Her first major lead role came in the 1998 drama film Airspeed (No Control).
In 2001, she starred in the movie, Lucky Girl, in which she received her first award, the Gemini Awards, but her career began in earnest in the decade of 2000 when she was listed to play Kim Bauer in the award-winning action series, 24.
In 2012, Cuthbert was host of the American Music Awards.
- A former foot model.
- Speaks French.
- Both her mother and her brother play on hockey teams in Canada.
- Has a son, Zaphire Phaneuf (b. December 21, 2017), with her husband Dion Phaneuf.