• Elisabeth Shue is a prominent Academy Award-nominated actress
• She is currently active in the Amazon original series “The Boys” and the television film “Constance”
• She has three siblings and two half-siblings
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $12.5 million
• She has blonde hair and brown eyes and is 5ft 1in tall.



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$12.5 million
Date Of BirthOctober 6, 1963
SpouseDavis Guggenheim
FactThe 2007 film Gracie (2007) is based upon events that occurred in her and her brother Andrew Shue's lives.


Who is Elisabeth Shue?

For those who don’t know who Elisabeth Shue is, Elisabeth is an Academy Award-nominated actress who reached stardom with the role of Sera in the film “Leaving Las Vegas” (1995), and as Linda McKay in the horror film “Hollow Man” (2000), among other roles.

So, do you want to know more about Elisabeth, from her childhood to where she is now and what she has been up to lately? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we bring you closer to this prominent actress.

What Happened to Elisabeth Shue?

If you wondering what Elisabeth is doing today and where she is, we can assure you that she is still active as an actress.

You can see her in the new TV series “The Boys”, an Amazon original series about a group of vigilantes who are focused on defeating the corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers, and is also working on the television film “Constance”, scheduled for release late in 2019.

Elisabeth Shue Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Elisabeth Judson Shue on the 6th October 1963, in Wilmington, Delaware USA, she is the daughter of James William Shue, who died in 2013, and was a real estate developer and president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation, and his wife, Anne Brewster, who was a vice president of the private division of the Chemical Banking Corporation. Elisabeth has three siblings, all brothers, including Andrew, who is also an actor.

Her parents divorced when she was nine years old, and she has two half-siblings from her father’s second marriage, named Jenna and Harvey. Elisabeth went to Columbia High School, located in Maplewood, New Jersey, and later enrolled at Wellesley College, but transferred to Harvard University in 1985. However, her studies didn’t last long, as she decided to quit and focus on pursuing a career in acting.

Career Beginnings

Elisabeth’s career actually started when she was still in high school; she began appearing in commercials, and as a result was seen in TV advertisements for Burger King, and DeBeers diamonds, among other brands and companies.

Elisabeth Shue

At an early age, she worked closely with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lea Thompson, and other future stars. She made her acting debut in the television film “The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana” in 1982, and continued with other minor roles, such as Margie in “Somewhere, Tomorrow” (1983), while in 1984 she secured her first notable role, as Ali in the action-drama film “The Karate Kid”, co-starring Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio.

Rise to Prominence

Elisabeth continued quite successfully into the second half of the ‘80s, starring in several blockbuster films, including the adventure comedy crime film “Adventure in Babysitting” (1987) and the sci-fi adventure comedy “Back to the Future II”.

Nothing changed in the early ‘90s, as Elisabeth continued on her way to stardom, first with the supporting role in the romantic comedy film “The Marrying Man” (1991), starring Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin and Robert Loggia, then the role of Lori Craven in the Golden Globe-nominated romantic comedy film “Soapdish” (1991), while in 1995 she starred alongside Nicolas Cage in the romantic drama film “Leaving Las Vegas”, for which she earned an Oscar nomination.mThe following year she starred in the thriller drama film “The Trigger Effect”, next to Kyle MacLachlan and Dermot Mulroney, and in 1997 in the action-adventure film “The Saint”, alongside Val Kilmer. Before the decade ended, Elisabeth starred next to Woody Harrelson in the mystery crime drama film “Palmetto” in 1998.

Continual Success

With the start of the new millennium, Elisabeth wanted to use the momentum she had from the last two decades and a string of successful appearances; she started with the lead role in the film “Hollow Man”, which earned an Academy Award-nomination, and won several awards, and continued with the lead role in the drama film “Mysterious Skin” (2004). However, her career started declining in the second half of the 2000s, as Elisabeth failed to secure any notable role.

She returned in 2012, first with the lead role in the horror film “House at the End of the Street”, co-starring Jennifer Lawrence and Max Thieriot, and then playing Julie Finlay in the TV crime-drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2012-2015). To speak further of her recent success, in 2017 she was Priscilla Riggs in the biopic film “Battle of the Sexes”, and in 2018 starred in the action-filled crime-drama film “Death Wish”, with Bruce Willis and Vincent D’Onorfio”.

Elisabeth Shue Net Worth

Since launching her career, Elisabeth has featured in more than 50 film and TV titles, all of which have increased her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Elisabeth Shue is, as of mid- 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Shue’s net worth is as high as $12.5 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you agree? Undoubtedly, her wealth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming that she successfully continues her career.

Elisabeth Shue Personal Life, Dating, Husband, Marriage, Children

What do you know about the personal life of this prominent actress? Well, Elisabeth isn’t one of those celebrities who tend to share all the information about their personal life.

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In fact, she is quite the opposite of that, and has hidden all the major information about herself from the media. However, we have still managed to discover some interesting facts about her; Elisabeth has been married to Davis Guggenheim, film director, since 1994, and the couple has welcomed three children, Miles William born in 1997, Stella Street in 2001, and the youngest, Agnes Charles, born in 2006.

Elisabeth Shue Social Media Presence

Since launching her career, Elisabeth has built a decent fan base on social media platforms, especially Instagram and Twitter, though she can also be found on Facebook. Her official Instagram page has more than 18,000 followers, with whom she has shared her most recent career endeavors, among numerous other posts.

Elisabeth is also quite active on Twitter, with more than 11,500 followers, and has also used her popularity to promote her career, while on Facebook, Elisabeth has around 4,000 loyal fans. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages, and see what she is up to next.

Elisabeth Shue Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

Do you know how tall Elisabeth Shue is, and how much she weighs? Elisabeth stands at 5ft 1ins, which is equal to 1.57m, while her weight is approximated at 119lbs or 54kgs, and her vital statistics are 35-25-33 inches, while her bra size is 32C. She has naturally blonde hair and brown eyes.

General Info

Full NameElisabeth Shue
Net Worth$12.5 million
Salary$12.5 million
Date Of BirthOctober 6, 1963
Height1.57 m
ProfessionActor
EducationHarvard University, Columbia High School, Wellesley College
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseDavis Guggenheim
ChildrenAgnes Charles Guggenheim, Miles William Guggenheim, Stella Street Guggenheim
ParentsAnne Harms, James Shue
SiblingsAndrew Shue, William Shue

Accomplishments

AwardsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
NominationsAcademy 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...
MoviesLeaving 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...
TV ShowsCSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Call to Glory

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1[on acting] The darker, more complex and emotional the part is, the easier it is for me. But I don't take any of that stuff home with me at the end of the day.
2I may look like the girl next door, but you wouldn't want to live next door to me.
3On Cocktail (1988): "If I'd known that it was just going to be about these guys throwing drinks around, then I might have had some second thoughts . . ."

Facts

#Fact
1Co-starring with Peter Sarsgaard in the Off-Broadway Revival of "Burn This" by Lanford Wilson. [December 2002]
2She has German and English ancestry.
3She and her brother, Andrew Shue, were inducted into Columbia High School's Hall of Fame in 1994.
4Growing up in Maplewood, New Jersey, Zach Braff lived around the corner from the Shues.
5Sister-in-law of Amy Robach.
6Elisabeth replaced Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker, Michael J. Fox' girlfriend, in the two sequels to Back to the Future (1985). Claudia's mother was dying from cancer, requiring the re-casting.
7The 2007 film Gracie (2007) is based upon events that occurred in her and her brother Andrew Shue's lives.
8She was amongst the final candidates for the female lead in Say Anything... (1989). According to director Cameron Crowe, "Elisabeth Shue did an amazing version of the graduation speech". Jennifer Connelly was runner-up to Ione Skye, who got the role in the end.
9Elisabeth and Davis became the parents of their third child, a daughter named Agnes Charles Guggenheim, on June 18, 2006.
10Was cast as the female lead in the Jim Carrey movie The Number 23 (2007) but had to drop out just weeks before shooting because of her pregnancy. Shue was replaced by Virginia Madsen.
11Sister-in-law of Jonathan Guggenheim and Grace Guggenheim.
12Daughter-in-law of Charles Guggenheim and Marion Guggenheim.
13Auditioned for the Sherilyn Fenn role in Of Mice and Men (1992).
14Named 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.
15Daughter, Stella Street, was born weighing 6 lbs. 7 oz. [March 2001]
16Graduated 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.
17Majored in Government at Wellesley College; transferred to Harvard University in 1985; planned to become an attorney.
18Was 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.
19Got started in commercials as "The Burger King Girl.".
20Older sister of Andrew Shue.
21Son, Miles William, with Davis Guggenheim was born. [November 1997]

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Battle of the Sexes2017completed
Death Wish2017completedLucy Kersey
Blunt Talk2015TV SeriesSuzanne Mayview
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2012-2015TV SeriesJulie Finlay
Behaving Badly2014Pamela Bender / Saint Poppy
Chasing Mavericks2012Kristy Moriarity
House at the End of the Street2012Sarah
Hope Springs2012Karen, The Bartender
American Dad!2012TV SeriesFemale Detective
Janie Jones2010Mary Ann Jones
Piranha 3D2010Julie Forester
Waking Madison2010Dr. Elizabeth Barnes
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesVirginia
Don McKay2009Sonny
Hamlet 22008Elisabeth Shue
First Born2007Laura
Gracie2007Lindsay Bowen
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story2005Lily
Hide and Seek2005Elizabeth
Mysterious Skin2004Mrs. McCormick
Leo2002Mary Bloom
Tuck Everlasting2002Narrator (voice)
Amy & Isabelle2001TV MovieIsabelle Goodrow
Hollow Man2000Linda McKay
Molly1999Molly McKay
Cousin Bette1998Jenny Cadine
City of Angels1998Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
Palmetto1998Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux
Deconstructing Harry1997Fay
The Saint1997Dr. Emma Russell
The Trigger Effect1996Annie Kay
Leaving Las Vegas1995Sera
The Underneath1995Susan Crenshaw
Blind Justice1994TV MovieCaroline
Radio Inside1994Natalie
Heart and Souls1993Anne
Dream On1993TV SeriesMaura Barish
Twenty Bucks1993Emily Adams
The General Motors Playwrights Theater1992TV SeriesAlice Adams
Soapdish1991Lori Craven / Angelique
The Marrying Man1991Adele Horner
Back to the Future Part III1990Jennifer Parker
Back to the Future Part II1989Jennifer
Body Wars1989ShortDr. Cynthia Lair
Cocktail1988Jordan Mooney
Adventures in Babysitting1987Chris
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1987TV SeriesKathy Shelton
Link1986Jane Chase
Call to Glory1984-1985TV SeriesJackie Sarnac
The Karate Kid1984Ali
Somewhere, Tomorrow1983Margie (as Lisa Shue)
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana1982TV MovieLynn Osborne (as Lisa Shue)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cousin Bette1998performer: "The Other Side of Heaven", "The Tiger Song", "The Devil Song", "Farewell, My Friends", "Le Carilloneur"
Adventures in Babysitting1987performer: "Babysitting Blues"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gracie2007producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way of the Karate Kid2005Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20162016TV MovieHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 15: Cool Cars2015ShortHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 15: Following the Evidence2015ShortHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 15: Killer Crime Scenes2015ShortHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 15: That's All, Stokes2015ShortHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 14: Back to Basics2014Video documentary shortHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 14: Guest Who's Coming to Visit?2014Video documentary shortHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 14: The Making of Girls Gone Wild2014Video documentary shortHerself
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 14: Throwback 300th2014Video documentary shortHerself
The Talk2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 13: Providing Food and Shelter2013Video shortHerself
CBS Cares2013TV SeriesHerself
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas2012Video shortHerself
The 37th Annual Gracie Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Don't Scream, Just Swim: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Piranha 3D'2011VideoHerself
Ving Rhames Wins Oscar for Piranha 3D2010Video shortHerself
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan1995-2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Penguin Safari2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Reichen Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hide and Seek: Do You Want to Play? The Making of 'Hide and Seek'2005Video documentary shortHerself
The View2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute2002TV SpecialHerself
The First Year2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Fleshing Out the 'Hollow Man'2000Video documentaryHerself
Hollow Man: Anatomy of a Thriller2000Video documentary shortHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentary shortHerself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Showbiz Today1991-1998TV SeriesHerself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
The 49th Bafta Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1996TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary
Welcome to the Basement2015-2016TV SeriesJennifer
CSI: Cyber2015TV SeriesJulie Finlay
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHerself
Biography1999-2005TV Series documentaryElizabeth / Herself
The Way of the Karate Kid2005Video documentary shortHerself / Ali (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV SeriesEmily Adams

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1996CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1996DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1996Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1996NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1995ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Leading RoleLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1995LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1988Best ActressParis Film FestivalAdventures in Babysitting (1987)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Musical, Comedy, Adventure or DramaThe Karate Kid (1984)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Scream SceneHide and Seek (2005)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Science FictionHollow Man (2000)
1998Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - SuspenseThe Saint (1997)
1996OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1996BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1996Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleLeaving Las Vegas (1995)
1988Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActressAdventures in Babysitting (1987)
1987Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressLink (1986)

2nd Place Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1995NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressLeaving Las Vegas (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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