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Andrew Shue Biography

Birth Name:
Andrew Eppley Shue
Birth Place:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Actor, soccer player

Fast Facts

  • In 1985, as student council president, he founded his high school's Hall of Fame; he was inducted into it, along with his sister Elisabeth, in 1994
  • While in high school, he started a student group to assist local elderly residents called Students Serving Seniors; this group received a service award from President Reagan in 1987
  • After graduating from college, he taught math to 200 high-school students in Zimbabwe, where he lived for a year and also played professional soccer as the only white player in the African First Division for the Bulawayo Highlanders
  • Several days after filming had already started, he replaced Stephen Fanning in the role of Billy Campbell on Melrose Place
  • In 1993 he cofounded the Do Something foundation with childhood friend Michael Sanchez, with the goal of getting young people to become active in their communities
  • Was named one of 10 Outstanding Young Americans by the Junior Chamber of Congress and was given an honorary degree from Drew University in 1995
  • Played professional soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy for two seasons
  • In 1996, he became the first professional athlete to both play and act on a TV show at the same time
  • In 1999, along with friend Michael Sanchez and former The View cohost Meredith Vieira, he cofounded ClubMom, an informational parenting website
  • In 2006, he and Sanchez started a sister site, the social network CafeMom
  • Created the production company Ursa Major Films with his brother John, sister Elisabeth, and her husband, director Davis Guggenheim; their first film, Gracie, was inspired by their family story