Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert gained much prominence in the popular action series, 24 where he played the role of Kim Bauer. She is also known for her role in the 2004 teen movie The Girl Next Door. Cuthbert started at a very young age to develop her interest in acting and this inclination was what took her to great heights in the competitive movie industry.
But in recent times, it seems the actress has been on an indefinite hiatus – a concern to her fans. Several questions about the whereabouts of the Canadian actress have been raised on various platforms and as expected, speculations have also followed. To dwell on these questions would mean digging deeper into the life of the talented actress.
Who Is Elisha Cuthbert? Bio, Age
Born Elisha Ann Cuthbert on November 30, 1982, in Alberta, Canada to her parents Patricia and Kevin, she was raised in Greenfield Park Quebec, and attended Centennial Regional High School also in Quebec. Cuthbert was always inclined to the performing arts; she started out as a foot model and subsequently made appearances on TV shows. Her first acting stint was at the age of 14 when she starred in the 1997 drama Dancing in the Moon. Elisha started getting more roles after an impressive performance in the movie. In 2000, she played a role in the Canadian movie Believe.
At the age of 17, Cuthbert moved to Los Angeles which was where she got her big break. She was cast in the popular action series 24, as ‘Kim Bauer’, daughter to on-screen federal agent Jack Bauer; a character played by Kiefer Sutherland. After appearing in three seasons of the series, she landed other minor roles in several other films before she made her big break in the 2004 comedy, Girl Next Door. The following year, she starred in the horror movie, House of Wax alongside Paris Hilton and Chad Michael Murray. The movie was a commercial success grossing up to $70 million.
She co-produced and co-starred in the Indie film The Quiet (2005), like a cheerleader who was constantly abused sexually by her father. In 2007, the talented actress played the character of a fashion model imprisoned by a psychopath in the movie Captivity. She appeared in He Was a Quiet Man in 2007 and in 2008, starred in My Sassy Girl alongside Jesse Bradford. After reprising her role in 24 in the seventh season, Cuthbert joined the cast of ABC’s The Forgotten in 2009. She continued to make other appearances on TV and in 2015 she starred in Goon: Last of the Enforcers, a sequel to the 2011 movie Goon.
Where is Elisha Cuthbert?
Elisha Cuthbert stole the hearts of many after her big break with the movie Girl Next Door. The Canadian actress resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. After her 2015 movie Goon, it seemed like she gradually disappeared from the screen. She was last heard of in 2015 when it was announced that she would star in the Netflix comedy series The Ranch.
Here’s Why You Don’t See Her in Movies Anymore
With the enormous popularity she gained from 24 and Girl Next Door, it was expected that in a few years, Elisha Cuthbert would have been a few steps away from the Hollywood A-list category of actresses. But the reverse seems to be the case for the actress who has not been seen in Hollywood movies in a long time.
In seeking to find answers to the questions on her whereabouts, it is recalled that her role as Kim Bauer in 24 turned out to be a regular and not-so-spectacular one to fans of the series, especially as it became very popular. Moreso, after House of Wax, was released, the movie was greeted with many negative reviews most of which revolved around the shallowness of the movie.
These and more contributed to Cuthbert’s seeming bad blood with Hollywood stakeholders. She didn’t develop a good rapport with her counterparts and to make matters worse, she spends most of her time in Canada. This has been tabled as the possible reason behind her Hollywood no-show nowadays.
Elisha Cuthbert did join the cast of the comedy series The Ranch in the year 2016. The Netflix series seems to have ushered her back onto the Hollywood screen, but Cuthbert may need more than her Abigail “Abby” Phillips-Bennett character to fully return to the limelight.