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PERSONAL DATA OF ELISABETH SHUE
Age: 57 years old
Height: 157 cm
Born in: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Born on: 06/10/1963
BIOGRAPHY OF ELISABETH SHUE
Elisabeth Shue, known in the registry as her middle name Judson, is originally from Delaware, where she is born the October 6, 1963, although she grew up in South Orange in New Jersey. Her family is of German origin on her father’s side and English on her mother’s side and has a sad story behind her, which began with the divorce of her parents when Elisabeth was only nine years old, which was followed by the tragic death of her older brother in 1988 due to an accident.
During her college years, Shue began working in television commercials, such as Burger King, to pay for her studies, but later left Wellesley College to move to Harvard University, which she left in 1988 shortly before graduating. , to devote himself to acting; he will complete his studies at Harvard in 2000 with a degree in political science. His film debut took place in 1984 with To Win Tomorrow – The Karate Kid in the role of cheerleader Ali Mills, disputed between Daniel and his opponent Johnny, immediately winning a Young Artist Award for Best Young Supporting Actress. Only a few years later he receives his first leading role in the comedy All that night (1987), directorial debut of Chris Columbus, where she plays a teenage babysitter struggling with teenage problems that will catapult her into an adventure in chaotic Chicago.
The following year he starred alongside Tom Cruise in Cocktail (1988) and was later cast for the role of Jennifer Parker, girlfriend of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), in the last two chapters of Back to the Future – in the first film of the trilogy the character was played by Claudia Wells, who refused to replicate the role due to family problems. In 1990 he made his Broadway debut, starting his theatrical career, without forgetting the big screen; in fact ’91 is the year of two successful comedies: Soap bubbles, in which Shue plays a lead role alongside Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr. is Whoopi Goldberg; Beautiful, blonde … and she always says yes, where it flanks Kim Basinger is Alec Baldwin.
It is only the beginning of the nineties and Shue’s career is not only fully underway, but also proceeding in full sails, for this reason it is not surprising that in 1996 the actress receives an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and BAFTA nomination. many others for Best Actress in a Leading Role Away from Las Vegas (1995) of Mike Figgis, in which he acts together with Nicholas Cage surprising critics and audiences with the part of a prostitute, contrasting with the soap and water girl-next-door roles she had played until then. Away from Las Vegas and the Oscar nomination increased her fame, bringing several projects to her desk, such as when in 1997 she joined the cast of Harry in pieces of Woody Allen. A very busy and intense period follows for Shue, she is the brilliant scientist he falls in love with Val Kilmer in The Saint (1997), as well as a seductive as well as devious woman in Palmetto – A murky deception (1998) of Volker Schlöndorff, where it induces Woody Harrelson to defy the law.
The 2000s begin with The man without a shadow (2000), sci-fi thriller by Paul Verhoeven in which the actress is the female protagonist contested by the invisible man Kevin Bacon and the hero of the day Josh Brolin. Small parts in dramatic films follow, such as Mysterious Skin (2004) where she is the mother of a very young man Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and horror, including Hidden in the dark (2005) with Robert De Niro is Dakota Fanning. It is precisely with horror that he receives more important roles, such as the protagonist in the b-movie Piranha 3D (2010) and supporting in Hates – House at the End of the Street (2012), but the new millennium also marks for the actress the entry into the cast of the twelfth season of CSI – Crime scene in 2012 in the role of Julie “Finn” Finlay – who will hold until 2015 – replacing the character of Catherine Willow as supervisor of the team of investigators.
After a few years away from the big screen, following participation in the comedy Very … bad behavior (2014), in 2017 he returns with The battle of the sexes, where is the wife of Steve Carell, here in the suit of tennis player Bobby Riggs ready to fight with a racket against Billie Jane King, played by Emma Stone. The following year Elisabeth Shue is hired by Eli Roth – whom he had already met on the set of Piranha 3D – to take part in the thriller The executioner of the night (2018) next to Bruce Willis.
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THE LATEST FILMS BY ELISABETH SHUE
Greyhound: The Invisible Enemy (Greyhound)
Death Wish (Death Wish)
Battle of the Sexes
Year: 2014 Go to the complete Filmography
THE LATEST TV SERIES BY ELISABETH SHUE
CSI (: Crime Scene Investigation)
Year: 2000 Go to all TV series