The American actress Elisabeth Shue was born in October 6th 1963 in Wilmington, Delaware, earlier her name was Elisabeth Judson Shue. Her mother name is Anne Brewster and father James William Shue. She comes from a non-movie background. Her parents however got divorced when she was only nine year old. Elisabeth Shue grew with her three brothers with whom she shares great bonding.
She got married to film director Davis Guggenheim and they are parents to three kids, Miles, Stella and Agnes. She was an athlete and was interested in sports activities. Apart from acting tennis is her favorite sport. She is an educated actress with her degree of B.A. in Political Science.
She started her career at her Columbia high school days when she was sixteen year old with modeling for ads of Burger King, Debeers diamonds, etc. in 1984 she first got featured in a movie opposite Ralph Macchio in the movie Karate Kid.
However at the time of her movie Cocktail she lost her brother with whom she was very close, her older brother William died in an accident. This shocking incident had a serious impact on the actress.
Elisabeth Shue education
Elisabeth Shue is a graduate from Columbia High School from New Jersey. She also studied at Wellesly college post which she transferred to Harvard University in 1985. She left Harvard in the year 1988 to follow her dreams of becoming an actor. However she rejoined her college in Harvard in 1997 to complete her B.A. in Political Science in 2000.
Elisabeth Shue Career and awards
Started with some small modeling like for Burger King, she made her debut in the movie The Karate Kid in 1984 which was a turning point in her career. Post this she worked in Call of Glory, Terence Stamp, Link, Adventures in Babysitting (1987) and Cocktail opposite Tom Cruise. In 1990 she did Broadway and in 1993 played role in Hearts and Souls. She got mostly roles of girl next door kind. However she portrayed the role of a prostitute opposite Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas in 1995, which also got her academy award nomination of best actress. Post this career took a new sweep. She got several projects like The Trigger Effect, Woody Allens’ Deconstructing Harry, The Saint, Palmetto, Femme Fatale, Hollow man (2000).
In 1999 she played an autistic women role in the flick Molly. In 2007 she with her brother produced Gracie, Hamlet 2, Piranha 3D, House at the End of the street (2012) to name few. She even worked for the CSI crime series until the show came off the television.
Her upcoming ventures are Battle of the Sexes, a remake of Death wish by Eli Roth.
Elisabeth Shue has won the award of young artist for her role in movie Karate Kid. She got nominated for the best actress award at Saturn awards for her role in the movie Link. She bagged the best actress award for her role in the movie Leaving Las Vegas at several award shows like: Circuit community award, independent spirit awards, Los Angeles film critics award, National society of film critics, Academy awards, and got nominated at BAFTA awards, Golden globe awards, Screen actor guild award for the same movie. Her work in Leaving Las Vegas is one of best work so far and a notable one too.
Elisabeth Shue Net worth in 2017 is approximately $14 Million
According to source Elisabeth Shue net worth is estimated at $14 million.
The 80s sensation is now seen playing role of the oldies on silver screen, 2012 horror movie ‘ House at the end of the street’. She also wants to play some tennis now.
Elisabeth Shue is the sexy siren of the 80s is a person of intelligence. She has made remarkable silver screen appearances through her different roles. She is a woman of today. She suffered a great loss when her brother died of an accident and that made her question the fragility of human existence.