1. In 2013, she was named the most beautiful woman of American TV.
2. At the age of 14, Cuthbert made her feature film debut in the 1997 family-drama Dancing on the Moon.
3. Her first major lead role came in the 1998 drama film Airspeed alongside Joe Mantegna.
4. 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 2000s when she played Kim Bauer, daughter of Jack Bauer in the action series 24.
5. Subsequently, Cuthbert appeared in the lead role in the films The Quiet .
6. From 2011 to 2013, Cuthbert starred as Alex Kerkovich in the three seasons of the ABC comedy Happy Endings.
7. Elisha Ann Cuthbert was born November 30, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Patricia, a housewife, and Kevin, an automotive design engineer. She grew up in Greenfield Park, Quebec.
8. In 2000, she graduated from Centennial Regional High School and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17.
9. Cuthbert co-hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids with Jay Baruchel, filmed in Montreal.
10. Her reporting captured the attention of Hillary Clinton, who invited her to the White House.
11. Cuthbert landed a role in a feature film in the family drama Dancing on the Moon .
12. She appeared in other Canadian family films and in an airplane thriller, Airspeed.
13. In 2000, Cuthbert co-starred in Believe, a Canadian film with Ricky Mabe.
14. The following year, she starred in the Canadian television movie, Lucky Girl, and was awarded a Gemini Award for her performance.
15. Soon after her move to Hollywood, she was cast as Kim Bauer, daughter of federal agent Jack Bauer, in the television series 24.
16. She also reprised her role as Kim Bauer in 24: The Game and again guest-starred in five episodes of the seventh season and in two episodes of the eighth season.
17. She began her Hollywood film career with small roles in Old School, which grossed $87 million, her next film, Love Actually, earned $246.4 million worldwide.
18. Her first break in a major film role was in 2004, The Girl Next Door.
19. She had reservations about the part, but was persuaded by director Luke Greenfield.