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Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid
(1984), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back to the Future
Back to the Future
Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III
Back to the Future Part III
(1990), Soapdish
Soapdish
(1991), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), The Saint (1997), Hollow Man
Hollow Man
(2000), and more recently Death Wish (2018). She has won several acting awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and a BAFTA. She starred as Julie Finlay
Julie Finlay
in the CBS
CBS
police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2012 to 2015.[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1980s and early 1990s 2.2 1995–present

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Anne Brewster (née Wells; b. 1938), and James William Shue (1936–2013),[2] a one-time congressional candidate, lawyer, and real estate developer, who was president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation. Her mother was a vice president in the private banking division of the Chemical Banking
Chemical Banking
Corporation.[3][4][5] Shue grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. Her parents divorced when she was nine.[6][7] Shue's mother is a descendant of Pilgrim
Pilgrim
leader William Brewster, while her father's family emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
in the early 19th century.[8][9] Shue was raised with her three brothers (William, Andrew and John) and was very close to them. Her younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor, best known for his role as Billy Campbell in the Fox series Melrose Place. Shue graduated from Columbia High School, in Maplewood, New Jersey, where she and Andrew were inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1994. She has two half-siblings from her father's remarriage, Jenna and Harvey Shue.[10][11] Shue attended Wellesley College
Wellesley College
and, in her junior year, was inspired by a friend to work in television commercials as a way to pay for college. She transferred to Harvard University
Harvard University
in 1985, from which she withdrew to pursue her acting career one semester short of earning her degree. The same year she left Harvard, 1988, her older brother, William, died in a swimming accident while on a family vacation. She returned to Harvard in 1997 and completed her B.A. in political science in 2000.[12] Career[edit] 1980s and early 1990s[edit] During her studies at Columbia High School and after her parents' divorce, Shue acted in television commercials. Shue became a common sight in ads for Burger King, DeBeers
DeBeers
diamonds, and Hellmann's mayonnaise.[13] Shue made her feature film debut in 1984, when she co-starred opposite Ralph Macchio
Ralph Macchio
in The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid
as the love interest of Macchio's character. Shue had a role as the teenage daughter of a military family in the short-lived series Call to Glory
Call to Glory
and, in 1986, starred alongside Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp
in the British simian horror film Link. She continued with Adventures in Babysitting
Adventures in Babysitting
(her first starring role), Cocktail as the love interest of Tom Cruise's character and the comedies Soapdish
Soapdish
and The Marrying Man
The Marrying Man
with Sally Field
Sally Field
and Alec Baldwin, respectively. In 1989 she starred as Dr. Cythnia Lair in the 1989 Film "Body Wars" which was used at Epcot
Epcot
in an ATLAS Simulator attraction in the Wonders Of Life Pavilion until 2007. She appeared as Jennifer Parker
Jennifer Parker
in the 1989 Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part II
and the 1990 Back to the Future
Back to the Future
Part III, succeeding Claudia Wells, who declined to reprise the role from Back to the Future
Back to the Future
because of a family illness. In May 1990, Shue made her Broadway debut in Some American Abroad at the Lincoln Center.[14] Also on Broadway, in 1993, she performed in Tina Howe's production of Birth and After Birth.[15] Also in 1993, she played Robert Downey Jr.'s girlfriend in the romantic comedy Heart and Souls. 1995–present[edit] Although often cast as a girl-next-door type, Shue starred as a prostitute in the 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas
with Nicolas Cage. The role earned her an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Actress. She was also nominated for a BAFTA, Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and SAG Award
SAG Award
for Best Actress, and won Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and the National Society of Film Critics Awards. Her career flourished after her Oscar nomination, landing her diverse roles. She starred in The Trigger Effect
The Trigger Effect
in 1996. Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry
Deconstructing Harry
showcased her comedic abilities amongst heavyweight co-stars Billy Crystal, Demi Moore, Robin Williams and Stanley Tucci. Shue also displayed some action movie skills in the 1997 spy remake The Saint as Val Kilmer's love interest. The thriller Palmetto (1998) afforded her the chance to play a film noir-ish femme fatale opposite Woody Harrelson; and Paul Verhoeven's Hollow Man (2000) with Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
proved another summer blockbuster. In 1999, Shue starred with Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart
in Molly as an autistic young woman who undergoes an operation that allows her to become more "normal." She played a mother that reveals her dark past to her teenaged daughter in the 2001 ABC movie Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Presents: Amy and Isabelle. Shue also had supporting roles in Cousin Bette with Jessica Lange, Hide and Seek opposite Robert De Niro, and Mysterious Skin opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In 2007, Shue and her two brothers produced Gracie. She had a role in the film loosely based on her own experiences as the only girl on a boys' soccer team. Andrew initially conceived of it as a story about their late brother William, the oldest Shue sibling, who was the captain of the high school soccer team; he died in a freak accident, while the family was on a vacation in 1988. The character of Johnny was based on Will.[16][17] In 2008, Shue starred in Hamlet 2
Hamlet 2
as a fictionalized version of herself. In the film, she has quit acting to become a nurse and is the favorite actress of Dana Marschz (Steve Coogan). In 2009, Shue appeared on the seventh season of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm
as an actress competing with Cheryl Hines's character for the part of George's ex-wife for the Seinfeld
Seinfeld
reunion. In 2010, Shue top-lined the horror flick Piranha 3D
Piranha 3D
as Sheriff Julie Forester. In 2012, Shue appeared in three wide-release theatrical films: the thriller House at the End of the Street
House at the End of the Street
with Jennifer Lawrence; Curtis Hanson's Chasing Mavericks
Chasing Mavericks
opposite Gerard Butler; and David Frankel's Hope Springs as Karen the bartender in a cameo scene with Meryl Streep. Also in 2012, Shue joined the cast of Season 12's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Julie Finlay
Julie Finlay
opposite Ted Danson, and replacing Marg Helgenberger. Finlay is the newest CSI, who just finished anger-management classes.[18] She continued in the role until the end of Season 15 where her character's fate was left hanging in the balance, later revealed in the two-part 2015 TV movie wrap-up finale of the entire series to have died (Shue did not appear). During her time on the series Shue re-united with Back to the Future
Back to the Future
alumna Lea Thompson, who guest starred in an episode of Season 14. In 2014 she appeared as a cougar in Behaving Badly along with Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff
Nat Wolff
and Heather Graham. In 2015 she guest-starred in an episode of the Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
series Blunt Talk. In 2017, she appeared in Battle of the Sexes, opposite Steve Carell and Emma Stone. She will co-star in Eli Roth's remake of Death Wish, playing Bruce Willis's character's wife, a role played by Hope Lange in the original starring Charles Bronson, where the character was raped and murdered. In the movie, Shue will be re-united with Vincent D'Onofrio, who appeared in Adventures in Babysitting
Adventures in Babysitting
with her. Personal life[edit] Shue is married to film director Davis Guggenheim.[19] The couple have three children: Miles William (1997), Stella Street (2001), and Agnes Charles (2006).[20][21][22] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1983 Somewhere, Tomorrow Margie

1984 Karate Kid, TheThe Karate Kid Ali Mills

1986 Link Jane Chase

1987 Adventures in Babysitting Chris Parker

1988 Cocktail Jordan Mooney

1989 Body Wars Dr. Cynthia Lair Disney attraction

1989 Back to the Future
Back to the Future
Part II Jennifer Parker

1990 Back to the Future
Back to the Future
Part III

1991 Marrying Man, TheThe Marrying Man Adele Horner

1991 Soapdish Lori Craven / "Angelique"

1993 Twenty Bucks Emily Adams

1993 Heart and Souls Anne

1994 Radio Inside Natalie

1995 Underneath, TheThe Underneath Susan Crenshaw

1995 Leaving Las Vegas Sera Nominated for Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress

1996 Trigger Effect, TheThe Trigger Effect Annie Kay

1997 Saint, TheThe Saint Dr. Emma Russell

1997 Deconstructing Harry Fay

1998 Palmetto Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux

1998 City of Angels Pregnant woman Uncredited

1998 Cousin Bette Jenny Cadine

1999 Molly Molly McKay

2000 Hollow Man Linda McKay

2002 Tuck Everlasting Narrator

2004 Mysterious Skin Mrs. McCormick

2005 Hide and Seek Elizabeth Young

2005 Dreamer Lilly Crane

2007 Gracie Lindsay Bowen

2007 First Born Laura

2008 Hamlet 2 Herself

2009 Don McKay Sonny

2010 Piranha 3D Julie Forester

2010 Janie Jones Mary Ann Jones

2010 Waking Madison Dr. Elizabeth Barnes

2012 Hope Springs Karen, The Bartender

2012 House at the End of the Street Sarah Cassidy

2012 Chasing Mavericks Kristy Moriarity

2014 Behaving Badly Pamela Bender

2017 Battle of the Sexes Priscilla Wheelan

2018 Death Wish Lucy Kersey

TBA Greyhound

Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1982 Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, TheThe Royal Romance of Charles and Diana Lynn Osborne Television film

1984–1985 Call to Glory Jackie Sarnac Main role (23 episodes)

1987 Wonderful World of Color Kathy Shelton Episode: "Double Switch"

1992 General Motors Playwrights Theater, TheThe General Motors Playwrights Theater Alice Adams Episode: "Hale the Hero"

1993 Dream On Maura Barish Episode: "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape"

2001 Amy & Isabelle Isabelle Goodrow Movie

2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Virginia Episodes: "Officer Krupke", "Seinfeld"

2012 American Dad! Detective Lacey Sole Episode: "Less Money, Mo' Problems"

2012–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julie Finlay Main role (71 episodes)

2015 Blunt Talk Suzanne Mayview Episode: "The Queen of Hearts"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result

1984 Young Artist Awards Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama The Karate Kid Won

1986 Saturn Awards Best Actress Link Nominated

1995 Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress[citation needed] Leaving Las Vegas Won

Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actress Won

National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Won

Academy Awards Best Actress Nominated

BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Nominated

References[edit]

^ "Check out the cast for the CSI goodbye special - EW.com". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com.  ^ Obituary for James Shue Archived 2015-02-21 at the Wayback Machine. retrieved 2/20/2015 ^ Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
Biography (1963-), Film Reference ^ "Weddings;Jody Buonanno, John M. Shue". The New York Times. June 4, 1995.  ^ Special
Special
to The New York Times. (1961-09-12). "Son to Mrs... W. Shue - Birth Notice - NYTimes.com". Select.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26.  ^ Bandler, Michael J. "The Will to Win; Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
and her brother Andrew had a dream to honor their brother’s memory with a film about family and soccer. They didn’t trust Hollywood to get it right, so they financed and filmed it here at home.", New Jersey Monthly, December 20, 2007. Accessed December 23, 2013. ^ Actress in `Babysitting' takes charge of her life, Author: Bob Strauss, Date: July 12, 1987 Publication: Chicago Sun-Times ^ Carr, Jay (1991-05-26). " Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
commutes from academe to Tinseltown". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-07-26.  ^ Rader, Dotson (1997-11-23). "Let Yourself Feel It All". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved 2010-07-26.  ^ " Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2013-02-13.  ^ Columbia High School - Library Information Technology Center Archived October 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ The Harvard Guide: A Harvard Yearbook, James - Updike Archived September 2, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
- You can enjoy the screams and the gore and the fun". The Independent. 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2011-01-28.  ^ "Internet Broadway Database". The Broadway League. Retrieved 3 October 2012.  ^ Surette, Tim. "Elisabeth Shue". TV.com. Retrieved 2013-02-13.  ^ Bonelli, Winnie (2007-06-13). " Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
Revisits Her Past". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-09-25.  ^ Stoynoff, Natasha (2007-06-11). "Catching Up with ... Elisabeth & Andrew Shue". People. Retrieved 2015-09-25.  ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'CSI's New Leading Lady: Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
To Replace Marg Helgenberger
Marg Helgenberger
On CBS
CBS
Series". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26.  ^ "Elisabeth Shue". womencelebs.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12.  ^ "Davis Guggenheim". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2 July 2017.  ^ "Elizabeth Shue". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2 July 2017.  ^ Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
- Profile, Latest News and Related Articles Archived December 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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Awards for Elisabeth Shue

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1985) Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini
(1986) Sally Kirkland
Sally Kirkland
(1987) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1988) Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
(1989) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1990) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1991) Fairuza Balk
Fairuza Balk
(1992) Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd
(1993) Linda Fiorentino (1994) Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
(1995) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1996) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2000) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(2001) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2003) Catalina Sandino Moreno
Catalina Sandino Moreno
(2004) Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
(2005) Shareeka Epps (2006) Ellen Page
Ellen Page
(2007) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2008) Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe
(2009) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2010) Michelle Williams (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2017)

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress

Florinda Bolkan
Florinda Bolkan
(1975) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1976) Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
(1977) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1984) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1985) Sandrine Bonnaire
Sandrine Bonnaire
(1986) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
/ Sally Kirkland
Sally Kirkland
(1987) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1988) Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
/ Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1994) Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
(1995) Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
(1996) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(1997) Fernanda Montenegro
Fernanda Montenegro
/ Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(1999) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(2000) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(2001) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2002) Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Vera Farmiga
Vera Farmiga
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau
(2009) Kim Hye-ja (2010) Yoon Jeong-hee (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
/ Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
/ Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adèle Exarchopoulos
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2017)

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National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress

Sylvie (1966) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
(1967) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1968) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1972) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1973) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1974) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1975) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Marília Pêra
Marília Pêra
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Debra Winger
Debra Winger
(1983) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1984) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1985) Chloe Webb
Chloe Webb
(1986) Emily Lloyd (1987) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1990) Alison Steadman
Alison Steadman
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1994) Elisabeth Shue
Elisabeth Shue
(1995) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(1996) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1997) Ally Sheedy
Ally Sheedy
(1998) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(1999) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2000) Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
(2001) Diane Lane
Diane Lane
(2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
/ Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Yolande Moreau
Yolande Moreau
(2009) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2010) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(2011) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(2012) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2013) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2014) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2015) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2016) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2017)

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