Elisabeth Judson Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware on born October 6, 1963 to parents Anne Harms, was the vice president of the private division of the Chemical Banking Corporation and James Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer,that was the president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Congress in New Jersey in 1970, as a liberal Republican.
Elisabeth Shue's mother was a descendant of Pilgrim leader William Brewster, while her father's family immigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 19th century.
Elisabeth Shue's has a younger brother Andrew. Although typecast as a girl next door, Elisabeth Shue starred as a prostitute in the 1995 film “Leaving Las Vegas” with Nicolas Cage. Her career went over the top after
her Oscar nomination landing her diverse roles.
She starred in” The Trigger Effect” in 1996, “The Saint” in 1997 with Val Kilmer proved to be another box-office success , Woody Allen's “Deconstructing Harry” showcased her comedic abilities amongst heavyweight co-stars Billy Crystal, Demi Moore, Robin Williams and Stanley Tucci, the thriller “Palmetto” in 1998 afforded her the chance to play a noir-ish femme fatale opposite Woody Harrelson and Paul Verhoeven's “Hollow Man” in 2000 with Kevin Bacon proved another summer blockbuster.
In 2010, the indie “Don McKay”, also starring Thomas Haden Church and Melissa Leo, was released after acquiring much fanfare at the previous year Tribeca Film Festival. Elisabeth Shue also toplined the big-budget horror flick “Piranha 3D” as Sherriff Julie Foster.
Why is Elisabeth Shue famous?
Elisabeth Shue is an American film actress.
Why do we like Elisabeth Shue?
Elisabeth Shue is most famous for her role in the film ”Leaving Las Vegas” for which she won five acting awards and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
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