Elisabeth Shue



  • Birth Name: Elisabeth Judson Shue
  • Birth Place: Wilmington, DE
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/06/1963, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Elisabeth Shue Fast Facts:
  • Broke into acting in the early 1980s with a series of national Burger King commercials.
  • Made her big-screen debut playing the girlfriend of Ralph Macchio's character in The Karate Kid (1984).
  • Took a break from Hollywood in 2000 and returned to Harvard to finish her political-science degree.
  • Played on a boys' soccer team for three years prior to high school; the experience inspired the 2007 indie drama Gracie, which was directed by her husband Davis Guggenheim.
  • Elisabeth Shue Relationships:
  • Davis Guggenheim - Husband
  • James Shue - Father
  • Anne Harms - Mother
  • Miles William Guggenheim - Son
  • Andrew Shue - Brother
  • Stella Street Guggenheim - Daughter
  • John Shue - Brother
  • William Shue - Brother
  • Agnes Charles Guggenheim - Daughter
  • Elisabeth Shue Awards:
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1995 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Harvard University, Boston, MA (BA in Political Science, 2000)

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