Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Elisha Cuthbert

Name: Elisha Cuthbert
Birth Name: Elisha Ann Cuthbert
Nickname: Heesh
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 110 lbs (49kg)
Eye Color: Blue
Sex: F
Nationality: Canadian
Birth Date: November 30, 1982
Birth Place: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Profession: actress
Hight School: Centennial Regional High School
Relationship: Andrew Keegan (actor; born on January 29, 1979), Trace Ayala (an aspiring designe; born on September 11, 1980)
Famous for: TV Series

SA former child star whose flame continued to burn bright into her teen years, blonde beauty Elisha Cuthbert has successfully carried the success from Popular Mechanics for Kids and Are You Afraid of the Dark? into a featured role on the hit FOX series 24 and a successful film career. A Calgary native who landed her first modeling job at the tender age of seven, it was a mere four years later that Cuthbert instinctively knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her days in front of the lens. Following an appearance in the 1997 feature Dancing on the Moon, Cuthbert landed a job as a field correspondent for the acclaimed Canadian television series Popular Mechanics for Kids, and her reporting proved so effective that she caught the attention of first lady Hillary Clinton, who invited Cuthbert to Washington for a meeting.

Though she spent the majority of her youth in Montreal, Cuthbert moved to Los Angeles at age 17 in order to pursue an acting career. Featured roles as a reluctant pilot in Airspeed (1998) and a time traveling teen in Time at the Top (1999) were soon to follow, and by the time Cuthbert joined the cast of Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? in 1999, it was obvious that her talent was growing. Her role in the made-for-Canadian-television feature Lucky Girl only furthered her reputation as a dramatically capable rising starlet, and her distinct onscreen facial expressions and convincing performance soon caught the eyes of producers who were preparing a new thriller series for FOX. Cast as Jack Bauer's (Kiefer Sutherland) damsel-in-distress daughter, Kimberly, in the breakout hit 24, Cuthbert's character suffered through multiple kidnappings and a mountain lion attack over the course of the series' first two seasons. In the episode of 24 in which she shared a scene with the mountain lion, Cuthbert made news when the beast actually attacked her on the film set, sending the frightened actress on a trip to the hospital with an injured hand. On the heels of 24, Cuthbert took a supporting role in the comedy Old School before appearing in the subsequent romantic comedies Love Actually (2003) and The Girl Next Door (2004), the latter of which found her taking the lead as an ex-porn star who becomes the object of affection to a lonely suburban boy unaware of her past.

2007 My Sassy Girl
2007 Captivity
2006 He Was a Quiet Man
2006 24: Season 05
2005 The Quiet
2005 House of Wax
2004 The Girl Next Door
2003 24: Season 03
2003 Old School
2003 Love Actually
2002 24: Season 02
2001 24: Season 01
2000 Mail to the Chief
1999 Time at the Top
1998 Airspeed
1998 Nico the Unicorn
1997 Popular Mechanics for Kids: Spaceships
1997 Popular Mechanics for Kids: Cool Cars
1997 Popular Mechanics for Kids [TV Series]
1997 Dancing on the Moon
1997 Popular Mechanics for Kids: Boats
1997 Popular Mechanics for Kids: Submarines

Associate Producer
2005 The Quiet

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Year : 2003
Category : Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
For : 24

Gemini Awards
Year : 2001
Category : Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
For : My Daughter'S Secret Life

Is engaged to her boyfriend Trace Ayala, a personal assistant to pop star Justin Timberlake. (June 4, 2004)
* Was savagely attacked by a cougar and had to be rushed to the hospital while filming the hit American TV series 24. (April 16, 2004)
* Sometimes credited as: Elisha Cuthbert Pompis
* Nickname: Heesh
* While trotting the globe as a correspondent for the award-winning series Popular Mechanics for Kids, she caught the eye of First Lady Hillary Clinton and was invited to Washington for a meeting with her.
* Grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada until moving to L.A. at age 17.
* Is a former foot model.
* Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at Screen Actors Guild Awards for 24 (2003)
* favorite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers.
* Loves seafood.
* Doesn't like flying.
* Favorite show is King of the Hill.
* Enjoys listening to rock and hip-hop music.
* Favorite drink is Strawberry Kiwi Gatorade.
* Enjoys painting in her spare time.
* Has two younger siblings, Jonathan and Lee-Ann.
* Eye color is blue.
* Natural hair color is dirty blonde.
* Moved to Los Angeles when she was only 17 years old.
* Began modeling when she was 11 years old.
* Shares a birthday with Ben Stiller, Clay Aiken, Dick Clark, and Billy Idol.
* Grew up in the Montreal area.
* Speaks fluent French.
* Used to be a foot model.
* Features in 24:The Game, lending her voice and likeness to complete the whole 24 experience for players.
* Resides in Los Angeles, California.
* Got engaged to her boyfriend, Trace Ayala in 2002.
* Wears a chi necklace everytime she's on a plane because she believes it stops sickness.
* Graduated from Centennial Regional High School on the South Shore of Montreal in the year 2000.

Elisha Cuthbert Quotes

* (on wearing the same clothes on 24) At the time, Sex and the City was in its prime and I remember thinking, 'God, those girl are so lucky! They got to wear all these different outfits and I'm stuck in the same thing for ten months
* I definitely believe in fate. And I believe what you put in is what you get in return. That's the way it's worked for me. As for the big picture - there's some sort of plan.
* (on her opinion of nude scenes): I just don’t feel it’s necessary. First of all, I’m not comfortable with it. Two, I think you can be a leading lady and not be naked. I think you can still pull off an idea of a film and make the character believable without going there.
* (on her love scene in The Girl Next Door): You mean making love to a box? Because that's exactly what it was. I don't know. You do the best you can, I guess. I think the love aspect of it all was the drawing point for me, I mean, just the chemistry and all that.
* (on her role in The Girl Next Door): I'm trying to pick projects that I feel somewhat connected to, and I didn't feel like I was anything like this character, but I read the script going, I know what I want to do with this scene, I know what I want to do with that scene.
* (on her movie The Girl Next Door): I had come off of doing Old School and Love Actually – small parts that didn't have the weight of the film riding on my shoulders. I wanted something to kind of showcase more of a range of emotions.
* I am a big horror fan. I've always gone to see horror films. A lot of horror films scared me as a kid. In particular was Fire in the Sky. Anything that had to do with extra terrestrials scared the crap out of me. Some people, the religion thing freaks them out, or whatever it may be - ghost vampires - but aliens did it for me.
* (on her fear of flying): I always get on the plane with my right foot first. I pray a lot. I always talk to my mom before I get on a flight. There's all kinds of things, but I try not to be a psycho about it. I realize with my job that I have to fly so I kind do bite my lip and go for it, but there's always that fear in the back of my mind.
* (on her fear of flying): Flying. That's my most…I think I worry about it so much. I think fear comes from a lack of knowledge as far as…anyway for me, the fact that I don't understand how a 40 ton craft somehow maneuvers itself in the air and I'm 106lb and I can't lift off at any means. It just doesn't feel safe. So I think it's the unknown. Yeah, flying is definitely frightening.
* (on her possibly doing theater work): Yeah, you know, I’m interested in it. It’s a different style. It’s a whole different form of acting. Right now, I’m just really focused on the film and stuff, but yeah I’d love to. It’s a long process though because it’s live and it’s obviously a grueling schedule and it takes up a lot of time, which I don’t have because of the show. Maybe eventually.
* (on going to Hockey games): I try really hard after the games not to make too many comments about how I thought the guys performed. I mean I don't know how I'd feel if one them came up to me after a scene and said, 'I don't know if that was believable enough.'
* It’s me who usually approaches a guy. Except this one guy who tried to pull my bikini string. It was quite embarrassing, but then I went on a date with him.
* I’m actually more productive at night. The morning freaks me out for some reason... I have no problem going to bed at four in the morning and waking up at four in the afternoon.
* I was a real freak when I was a kid. I thought aliens were going to come after me. If I saw something in the sky, I wouldn’t make direct eye contact, because I thought it would take me away.
* I got a surprise birthday party, and I had a cake that was shaped as a driver’s license. It looked just like me. And then I partied until 2:30 in the morning. I got really drunk and finished off a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.
* I usually get up around one o’clock. And the first thing I do is eat.
* I’m very mellow. I think if I hadn’t become an actress, I would’ve lived the simple life. You know, get married and sit on my porch.
* It was a little bit voyeuristic and also I'm one of the youngest on the show and I want to show things like that sometimes. I think that'll be the only moment on the show that will get that risque, so I hope everyone enjoyed it.
* I don't ever want to be doing the same sort of thing, I never want to be typecast, because I have way too much to give to be sort of, to always be the hot chick in the movie.
* I was lucky, I found what I wanted to do when I was 11.
* (about having to wear the same clothes all season on 24): I feel like I'm one of the Simpsons.
* Says that she really misses everything about Canada and she gets homesick a lot.
* Hobbies: Skiing, Snow boarding, Drawing, Photography, Roller Blading and Painting (she has her garage set up as a paint studio)