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Shue in THE SAINT.
About Elisabeth Shue (1963 – )
Elisabeth Shue was born on October 6, 1963, in Wilmington, Delaware.
Elisabeth is sometimes credited as Lisa Shue.
In 1984, Elisabeth Shue landed a role in THE KARATE KID as the the onscreen girlfriend of Ralph Macchio. Elisabeth went back to school in 2000, and Graduated from Harvard University June 8, 2000, with a degree in Political Science. Shue was one semester short of earning her degree, when she dropped out to pursue her career 15 years ago.
Shue's hyperkinetic lip-syncing of "And Then He Kissed Me," performed under the opening credits of ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING (1987), is Elisabeth's most memorable role as the wholesome, girl-next-door-pretty blonde.
Elisabeth Shue became a common sight in ads for Burger King, DeBeers diamonds, and Hellman's mayonnaise, this is how she earned extra money during her college years.
Because of her good looks, Elisabeth has had her fair share of being cast playing the girlfriend or love interest; second fiddle to her male co-stars: She was Ralph Macchio's romantic interest in THE KARATE KID, Tom Cruise's in COCKTAIL, and Michael J. Fox's in BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II and PART III.
In the 1991 film, SOAP DISH, Elisabeth was cast in a highly poplular comedy, full of high profile stars:(Kevin Cline, Sally Fields, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty & Whoopi Goldberg). Instead of being someone's girlfriend, Elisabeth was playing the important, supportive part of Lori Craven, which gave her wide exposure, and offers of better roles in other films.
In 1995, Elisabeth Shue took a chance on a low-budget, high-risk project entitled, LEAVING LAS VEGAS by Mike Figgis. Her gutsy portrayal of a prostitute mixed up with a suicidal alcoholic paid off as she was recognized with a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards that year.
Elisabeth Shue also received many honors in nominations from various award shows for this same performance in LEAVING LAS VEGAS. Elisabeth won three Best Actress Awards; from Chicago Film Critics Assoc. Awards, Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics Assoc. Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards.
In December of 2002, Elisabeth Shue co-starred with Peter Sarsgaard in the Off-Broadway Revival of BURN THIS by Lanford Wilson.
Elisabeth Shue has played the role of Julie Finlay on the TV series, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION: (2012-2015)
SINCE 1994, ELIZABETH SHUE has been married to Davis Guggenheim, and they have three children; Miles William, Stella and Agnes.
Elisabeth Shue's notable movie credits include...
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET (2012)
JANIE JONES (2010)
WAKING MADISON (2010)
DON MCKAY (2009)
HAMLET 2 (2008)
FIRST BORN (2007)
DREAMER: INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY (2005)
HIDE AND SEEK (2005)
HOLLOW MAN (2000)
CITY OF ANGELS (1998)
THE SAINT (1997)
DECONSTRUCTING HARRY (1997)
THE TRIGGER EFFECT (1996)
LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
HEART AND SOULS (1993)
SOAP DISH (1991)
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III (1990)
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989)
ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING (1987)
THE KARATE KID (1984)
Elisabeth Shue in COCKTAIL (1988).