Elisabeth Shue

Elisabeth Shue

actress, producer, soundtrack

Elisabeth Shue was born on Oct 06, 1963 in USA. Elisabeth Shue's big-screen debut came with The Karate Kid directed by John G. Avildsen in 1984. Elisabeth Shue is known for The Boys directed by Philip Sgriccia, Karl Urban stars as Billy Butcher and Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell. Elisabeth Shue has got 8 awards and 15 nominations so far. The most recent award Elisabeth Shue achieved is Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. The upcoming new movie Elisabeth Shue plays is Greyhound which will be released on Jul 10, 2020.

Elisabeth Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Anne Brewster (Wells), who worked for the Chemical Banking Corporation, and James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer. She is of German and English ancestry, including descent from Mayflower passengers. Shue's parents divorced while she was in the fourth grade. Owing to the occupational demands of her parents, Shue and her siblings found plenty of time to get into trouble in their suburban neighborhood, but Elisabeth soon enrolled in Wellesley College, an all-female institution which kept her out of trouble.During her studies, she found a way to make a little extra money by acting in television commercials. Elisabeth became a common sight in ads for Burger King, DeBeers diamonds, and Hellman's mayonnaise. In 1984, she landed a role in the Le moment de vérité (1984) as the on-screen girlfriend of Ralph Macchio and a role as the teenage daughter of a military family in the short-lived series Call to Glory (1984). At this time, Shue got herself an acting coach and transferred to Harvard, where she began studying political science.She continued her acting work with Nuit de folie (1987), Cocktail (1988), La télé lave plus propre (1991) and La chanteuse et le milliardaire (1991). Unfortunately, time was catching up with the impressive girl-next-door. Her brother Andrew Shue had almost eclipsed her own fame by landing a starring role in the hit TV series Melrose Place (1992). It was at this time that Elisabeth took a chance on a low-budget, high-risk project entitled Leaving Las Vegas (1995), directed 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. This was the turning point of her career. What followed was a barrage of film roles, including Le Saint (1997), Woody Allen's Harry dans tous ses états (1997), Palmetto (1998) and Hollow Man: L'Homme sans ombre (2000).

  • Birthday

    Oct 06, 1963
  • Place of Birth

    Wilmington, Delaware, USA
  • Also known

    Elisabeth Judson Shue, Элизабет Шу, Ελίζαμπεθ Σου, Lisa Shue, 엘리자베스 슈

Known For


8 wins & 15 nominations

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
Best Actress
Winner - CFCA Award
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
Best Actress
Winner - DFWFCA Award
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