Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her roles in the films The Karate Kid (1984), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Soapdish (1991), The Saint (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Piranha 3D (2010), Battle of the Sexes (2017) and Death Wish (2018). For her performance in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.On television, she has starred as Julie Finlay in the CBS procedural forensics crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2012 to 2015, and as Madelyn Stillwell in the Amazon series The Boys.
Shue married film director Davis Guggenheim in 1994. The couple has three children, Miles William, Stella Street, and Agnes Charles.
Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Anne Brewster (née Wells), and James William Shue, a one-time congressional candidate, lawyer, and real estate developer, who was president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation. Her mother was a vice president in the private banking division of the Chemical Banking Corporation. Shue grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. Her parents divorced when she was nine. Shue's mother is a descendant of Pilgrim leader William Brewster, while her father's family emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. Shue was raised with her three brothers (William, Andrew and John) and was very close to them. Her younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor, best known for his role as Billy Campbell in the Fox series Melrose Place. Shue graduated from Columbia High School, in 1981 in Maplewood, New Jersey, where she and Andrew were inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1994. She has two half-siblings from her father's remarriage, Jenna and Harvey Shue.After graduating from high school, Shue attended Wellesley College. She then transferred to Harvard University in 1985, from which she withdrew to pursue her acting career (she was inspired by a friend to work in television commercials as a way to pay for college) one semester short of earning her degree. Over a decade later, she returned to Harvard and completed her B.A. in political science in 2000.
Movies & TV shows
A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the waters of the Black Pit to the front lines of WW2. In order to give the allies a chance to win the war, th...
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A group of people known as the "The Boys" set out to take down corrupt superheros with no more than a willingness to fight dirty and blue-collar work ethic.
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After his family is torn apart by a violent act, a mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine.
The Karate Kid sequel series picks up 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and finds Johnny Lawrence on the hunt for redemption by reopening the notorious Cobra Kai karat...
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A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.
Rick Stevens is willing to do anything it takes to win the heart of Nina Pennington. If he ever hopes to land the girl of his dreams, he'll have to deal with his best friend's horny mom, a drug abusin...
The Northern California break known as Mavericks has a surfer on it.
After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
House at the End of the Street
A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next to a house where a young girl murdered their parents. The story is far from over when the daughter befriends the son who is sti...
Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria, Arizona explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 residents for the annual Spring Break celebration. An earthquake opens an underwater chasm, releasing an enormo...
A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.
In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet...
A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.
Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section dri...
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Hide and Seek
David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emi...
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...
Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story
Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation. Winnie Foster was growing up in Winesap in 1914, when she was in her early teens. Winnie's parents are pro...
A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories...
The First Year
This fascinating documentary chronicles the emotional turmoil of five Los Angeles schoolteachers charged with educating inner-city youth, making it clear that the teachers helping these disadvantaged ...
Amy & Isabelle
In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper coll...
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Curb Your Enthusiasm
The comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else, is off the hook.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
A team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to disappear. No one can figur...
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The Early Show
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Molly McKay lost her parents in a car accident when she was just a young child and has lived in an institution ever since. When the institution must close due to budget cuts, Buck McKay, an advertisin...
City of Angels
The guardian angel, who watches over the citizens of Los Angeles, contemplated trading in his existence for a mortal life with his beloved when he fell in love with a strong- willed heart surgeon. The...
After the death of her sister, a poor and lonely seamstress tries to ingratiate herself into the lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. She found solace and company i...
A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that is very real.
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The most exciting events of the day are currently being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertai...
This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes c...
Simon Templar is a thief for hire and his latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor who is trying to topple the Russian government as well as the woman who...
Michael Chambers is a native of Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother who's driven by jealousy. He can't forget the places he knows and remembers. To Rachel, the woman...
Leaving Las Vegas
Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. He formed an uneasy friendship and non- interference pac...
As two brothers fall in love with the same woman they must come to grips with the accidental death of their father in this sensitive drama set in Miami.
A gunfighter who was almost blind from the Civil War is roaming through Mexico with a baby he has sworn to protect. On his way to a town where a family will supposedly adopt a baby, he passes through ...
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.
Heart and Souls
The four lost souls who were his guardian angels when he was a child are getting together with a businessman who wants to join the afterlife.
Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant produce...
The Marrying Man
The daughter of a Hollywood tycoon is going to marry a wealthy heir. During a bachelor party in Las Vegas, Charley flirts with Vicki Anderson, who leads to her bedroom. When the couple are discovered ...
Back to the Future Part III
Marty is looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885 in the final chapter of the Back to the Future trilogy. The travelers are stranded in a land of spurs when their time machine breaks down. Marty tangl...
Back to the Future Part II
Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster, as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family troubles in the bud. Biff Tannen and a sports almanac are to...
After being discharged from the Army, Brian takes a job in a bar run by a man who teaches him the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style, a...
Adventures in Babysitting
When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids. When they leave the house to pick up Chris' friend, what should be a quiet night in t...
Teeny bopper rock star Bart Holton is pushed around by his manager for maximum profit and longs for a normal life. Through a look-alike contest he meets Matt, a student who looks exactly like him and ...
The Karate Kid Part II
The man is named Mr. Miyagi and Daniel are going to visit Mr. in Okinawa. The father of Miyagi is dying. Mr. arrived after arriving. There are still feelings for an old love for Miyagi. This leads to ...
Young graduate student Jane Chase becomes the new assistant to an eccentric zoology professor at the remote home he shares with two brilliant chimpanzees and an elderly orangutan butler named Link. Bu...
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The Karate Kid
Daniel LaRusso has had his share of troubles as an adolescent. Fortunately, his apartment building has a martial arts master who agrees to train Daniel. And ends up teaching him a lot more than self-d...
Call to Glory
Call to Glory is an American television series that aired 23 episodes during the 1984-1985 TV season on the ABC-TV network. The show focused on USAF pilot Colonel Raynor Sarnac and his family, living...
Lori Anderson is trying to deal with the recent tragedy of her father's death. As Lori's mother moves on, Lori finds herself stuck, consumed by grief and anger. With the lingering feeling that somethi...
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana
The second Charles and Diana movie, with two virtual unknowns in the leads: Christopher Baines had acted on the British stage and on the BBC, but Catherine Oxenberg, a U.S.-born, British-raised profes...
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The Academy Awards
The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially ...
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