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Shue at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Elisabeth Judson Shue
October 6, 1963
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
|Years active||1984 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Davis Guggenheim (1994-present; 3 children)|
Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress. She is best known for her work in the movies The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, Back to the Future Parts II and III and Leaving Las Vegas.
Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Shue's mother was a descendant of Pilgrim religious leader William Brewster. Her father's family moved from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. Shue's younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor.
Shue grew up in Bergen and Essex counties in New Jersey. Her parents divorced when she was young. Shue graduated from Columbia High School, in Maplewood, New Jersey. She later studied at Wellesley College and Harvard University. Shue left Harvard early because of her acting career. She returned to Harvard to finish her degree in Government in 2000.
1980s and early 1990s
Her first movie role was in 1984. She acted in The Karate Kid. She played the girlfriend of Ralph Macchio. In 1986, she acted with Terrance Stamp in the British horror movie Link. Adventures in Babysitting was her first acting job where she was the main character.
Shue is married to movie director Davis Guggenheim. Their son, Miles William, was born on November 11, 1997. She gave birth to her first daughter, Stella Street, on March 19, 2001. Her third child, Agnes Charles, was born on June 18, 2006. Her son's middle name is in honor of her second brother, William. This brother died in 1988 at the age of 26 in a swimming accident.
|1984||The Karate Kid||Ali Mills|
|1986||Link||Jane Chase||Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress|
|1987||Double Switch||Kathy Shelton||TV movie (ABC)|
|1987||Adventures in Babysitting||Chris Parker|
|1989||Back to the Future Part II||Jennifer Parker/McFly|
|1990||Back to the Future Part III||Jennifer Parker|
|1991||The Marrying Man||Adele Horner|
|1993||Twenty Bucks||Emily Adams|
|1993||Heart and Souls||Anne|
|1994||Blind Justice||Caroline||TV movie|
|1995||Leaving Las Vegas||Sera||
|1996||The Trigger Effect||Annie Kay|
|1997||The Saint||Dr. Emma Russell|
|1998||Cousin Bette||Jenny Cadine|
|1998||Palmetto||Mrs. Donnelly/Rhea Malroux|
|2000||Hollow Man||Linda McKay|
|2001||Amy & Isabelle||Isabelle Goodrow|
|2002||Tuck Everlasting||Narrator||voice only|
|2004||Mysterious Skin||Mrs. McCormick|
|2005||Hide and Seek||Elizabeth|
|2005||Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story||Lilly Crane|
|2010||Piranha 3-D||Sheriff Julie Forester|
|2010||Waking Madison||Dr. Elizabeth Barnes|
|2012||House at the End of the Street||Sarah|
|2012||Russian of Gold||Green Duck|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Julie Finlay||Series regular|
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