Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She began her career as the co-host of the Canadian children's television series Popular Mechanics for Kids (1997–2000). Since then, her best known television roles have been Kim Bauer on the Fox action-thriller series 24 (2001–2010) and Alex Kerkovich on the ABC comedy series Happy Endings (2011–2013). She has appeared in such films as Airspeed (1998), Love Actually (2003), Old School (2003), The Girl Next Door (2004), House of Wax (2005), and CaptivityWhen she was 9, Cuthbert started modelling children's clothing and also became a foot model. She made her first televised appearance as an extra in the horror-themed series for children, Are You Afraid of the Dark?; she later became a regular on the show.Cuthbert co-hosted Popular Mechanics for Kids with Jay Baruchel, filmed in Montreal. Her reporting captured the attention of Hillary Clinton, who invited her to the White House.Cuthbert landed her first role in a feature film in the family drama Dancing on the Moon (1997).She appeared in other Canadian family movies and in an airplane thriller, Airspeed. Cuthbert co-starred in Believe a Canadian movie with Ricky Mabe in 2000. She starred in the Canadian television movie, Lucky Girl, in 2001 and was awarded a Gemini Award for her performance.