Elisha Cuthbert is a Canadian actress whose career spans the past three decades, beginning with her television debut on Are you scared of the dark? Cuthbert received a lot of recognition for his performance in the teen comedy The girl next door, which landed her more steady work as an actress. From there, Cuthbert starred in a string of comedy, romance, and horror hits.
While Cuthbert started his career as a young actor, his career hasn’t slowed down over the years. Since its conclusion the ranch in 2020, she moved on to new works like The cave (premiering at the next SXSW Festival), Bandit, and Friday afternoon in the Universe – all slated for release in 2022. With all these movies to look forward to this year, it’s only fitting that we look back at some of Cuthbert’s past work. These are Elisha Cuthbert’s best performances, ranked.
8 wax house
wax house is a modern remake of the 1933 original Mystery of the wax museum. The film follows a group of college students who get stuck after getting a flat tire. The group seeks help and soon discovers that their only hope is in the only open building: the Wax Museum. Upon discovering that the museum is not what it seems, they realize they are being stalked by the twin brothers who run the museum. Elisha Cuthbert stars as Carly, the main character who nearly fell victim to the museum owners. While wax house received a lot of reviews, it’s an overall fun thriller worth watching.
7 Old school
When Mitch (Luke Wilson) finds out his girlfriend has been cheating on him with a number of people, at the same time he moves to a new place where his best friends Frank (Will Ferrell) and Beanie (Vince Vaughn) start hanging out. . Thanks to the proximity of Mitch’s new pad to the local college, the trio decides to start their own fraternity. Elisha Cuthbert plays the small but unforgettable role of Darcie Goldberg, Mitch’s one-night stand who helps Mitch begin to get over his ex. Old school was well received at the box office and although a potential sequel was written by Scot Armstrong, co-writer of the original film, it was turned down by Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn.
6 The silence
This disturbing thriller follows the story of Dot, a newly orphaned deaf girl, who is brought into the Deer family. While the Deer family may seem perfect on the outside, they are the very definition of dysfunction, from matriarch Olivia’s drug abuse to Nina’s open abuse of Dot. There is one thing that Nina and Dot have in common and that is that they both carry huge secrets. Playing the role of pretentious cheerleader Nina, Elisha Cuthbert shows off her naughty side in The silence. The silence was criticized for oversimplifying the plot and for not utilizing the talents of both Camilla Belle and Cuthbert.
5 happy endings
Completing its final season in 2013, happy endings was a comedy series that follows the lives of six young adults as they navigate adulthood and their relationships with each other. Elisha Cuthbert stars as Alex, the youngest of the group, who leaves her fiancé Dave at the altar on their wedding day. Alex isn’t the brightest bulb in the tanning booth and is often confused by many of the group’s jokes. happy endings was critically acclaimed, nominated for a number of awards including the Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
4 He was a quiet man
He was a quiet man follows Bob who, tormented by his mundane work life, decides to fulfill his fantasies and go wild at his workplace only to find that his colleague Ralf has beaten him to it. In the heat of the moment, Bob shoots Ralf, saving Vanessa’s life, although she has become a quadriplegic. This wonderfully dark comedy stars Christian Slater as Bob and Elisha Cuthbert as Vanessa. The film won numerous awards, including Best Feature at the True Independent Film Festival in Seattle. Needless to say, there’s no other movie on the market quite like this and it’s definitely worth watching if you’re in the mood for some dark humor.
3 Are you scared of the dark?
This one may surprise some, but Elisha Cuthbert was well and truly in Are you scared of the dark? as Megan, a member of the Midnight Society from 1999 to 2000. Are you scared of the dark? follows the group of young members of the Midnight Society as they take turns telling ghost stories. The show aired for 11 years and has become a fixture in the lives of many children. The show’s popularity and legacy led to a revival of the show in 2019, which received such success that it was renewed for a second season titled Are you scared of the dark ? : the curse of shadows which was created in February 2021.
2 The girl next door
Probably one of Elisha Cuthbert’s best-known roles is her role as Danielle in The girl next door, a story about 18-year-old Matthew, whose new neighbor Danielle turns out to be an ex-porn star. The two strike up an unusual friendship, and Danielle helps Matthew realize there’s more to life than getting good grades. Cuthbert’s performance earned him an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance. The film received mixed reviews, but became beloved by many, especially for Cuthbert’s raunchy performance which proves that women can be both sexy and endearing.
1 the ranch
Playing the role of Colt’s high school fling, wife and mother of his child Abby, Elisha Cuthbuert shines in her role on the ranch. the ranch follows the life of Colt who returns home after failing to become a professional NFL player and learns the ropes to work the ins and outs of his father Beau’s Ranch. As the two struggle to bond after 15 years apart, Colt reunites with his mother Maggie, brother Rooster and high school sweetheart Abby. This Netflix original series started in 2016 and ended in 2020, with four seasons divided into eight parts.
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