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Elisabeth Shue

Elisabeth Shue has had an extensive film career that garners the respect and admiration of fans and critics alike. Shue's performance in Leaving Las Vegas, opposite Nicolas Cage, earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She also received a Best Actress award from the Los Angeles Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics, the National Society of Film Critics, as well as nominations for an Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the film.

Most recently, Shue has been seen in Relativity's House at the End of the Street, opposite Jennifer Lawrence; David M. Rosenthal's Janie Jones with Abigail Breslin; and as the female lead in the CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Earlier this year, she starred opposite Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell in David Frankel's Hope Springs.

Shue's other film credits include: Hamlet 2 opposite Catherine Keener and Steve Coogan; Davis Guggenheim's Gracie (which Shue co-produced); Katherine Brooks' Waking Madison opposite Sarah Roemer; Hide & Seek opposite Dakota Fanning and Robert De Niro; Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin; Dreamer; Amy and Isabelle, produced by Oprah Winfrey; Hollow Man with Josh Brolin and Kevin Bacon; John Duigan's Molly; Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry; Phillip Noyce's The Saint; as well as earlier projects including The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, Back to the Future Parts I and II, Soapdish, and Radio Inside. Shue also starred on Broadway in Richard Nelson's Some Americans Abroad.

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, director Davis Guggenheim, and their children.


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Elisabeth Shue Facts

Birth NameElisabeth J. Shue
OccupationActress
BirthdayOctober 6, 1963 (54)
SignLibra
BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Elisabeth Shue compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Karate Kid
Soapdish
Back to the Future Part II
Cocktail
Back to the Future Part III
Chasing Mavericks
House at the End of the Street
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Hollow Man
Adventures In Babysitting
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