Elisabeth Shue was born on October 6, 1963, in Wilmington, Delaware. Her parents, Anne Harms and James William Shue, were both attorneys. She has three brothers: Andrew, William, and John. Shue was raised in South Orange, New Jersey, and attended Columbia High School. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1986 with a degree in political science.
Know my purpose, feel my birth, Hear, at first faintly, then distinctly The sweet strains of our union.
Shue began her acting career in 1984 with a small role in The Karate Kid. She went on to star in a number of films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), and The Saint (1997). In 1999, Shue starred in the Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker.
Shue has been married to director Davis Guggenheim since 1994. They have three children: Miles, Stella, and Agnes. Shue currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
As of 2021, Elisabeth Shue’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. She has earned her fortune through her successful acting career.
Date Of Birth
October 6, 1963
Harvard University, Columbia High School, Wellesley College
Agnes Charles Guggenheim, Miles William Guggenheim, Stella Street Guggenheim
Anne Harms, James Shue
Andrew Shue, William Shue
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress, Teen Choice Awar...
Leaving Las Vegas, The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Hollow Man, The Saint, Cocktail, Piranha 3D, House at the End of the Street, Behaving Badly, Back to the Future Part II, Palmetto, Chasing Mavericks, Soapdish, The Trigger Effect, Cousin Bette, Back to the Future Part III, Mysterious Skin...
Named her son after her late older brother, William Shue, who died on August 24, 1988 at the age of 26 from a freak swimming accident while on family vacation. A rope broke on a tire swing and he was thrown into a tree branch, impaling him. He was enrolled at Rutgers University's Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine at the time of his death. Her brother Andrew Shue witnessed the accident.
Daughter, Stella Street, was born weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz. [March 2001]
Graduated from Harvard University 8 June 2000 with a degree in Government. Shue was one semester short of earning her degree when she dropped out to pursue her career 15 years ago. She returned to Harvard in the spring of 2000.
Majored in Government at Wellesley College; transferred to Harvard University in 1985; planned to become an attorney.
Was an accomplished high school gymnast, with aspirations to the state finals, at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. Her brother, Andrew Shue, and Zach Braff also attended Columbia High School.
Got started in commercials as "The Burger King Girl.".