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Elisabeth Shue

Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress, most famous for her roles in the films The Karate Kid, Adventures in Babysitting, Cocktail, Back to the Future Parts II and III and Leaving Las Vegas, for which she won five acting awards and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Her mother, Anne Brewster (née Wells), was vice president of the private banking division of the Chemical Banking Corporation. Her father, James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer, was the president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation. Shue grew up in Bergen and Essex counties in New Jersey. Her parents divorced while she was in the fourth grade. Shue's mother was 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 and was very close to her siblings. 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 Maplewood, New Jersey, where she and Andrew were

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Elisabeth Shue: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Elisabeth Shue: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Whether in 3D or not, Elisabeth Shue is too fab.Here's the 20-year-old Elisabeth back in the 1984 film "The Karate Kid" (left) -- and 26 years later, the 46-year-old Oscar-nominee at the premiere… READ MORE >

Jessica vs. Elisabeth vs. Kelly: Who'd You Rather?

Jessica vs. Elisabeth vs. Kelly
Who'd You Rather?

"Piranha 3D" babes Jessica Szohr, Elisabeth Shue and Kelly Brook all showed up to the film's premiere in L.A. last night.Question is ... READ MORE >

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