Elisabeth Judson Shue is an American actress who is famous for her role in films such as ‘The Karate Kid’, ‘Adventures in Babysitting’, and ‘Leaving Las Vegas’. She made her debut through a martial arts drama, ‘The Karate Kid’ in 1984. Since then she has proved her immense versatility as an actress appearing in diverse roles in both film and television.
She portrayed the role of a toughened prostitute in the 1995 romantic drama film, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’. She won several awards in the best actress category and was critically acclaimed for her performance. She also made her appearance in the sports comedy film, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and the action film, ‘Death Wish’. Elisabeth Shue is 56, born on 6 October 1963 in Wilmington, Delaware. Her parents divorced when she was only nine and grew up with her three brothers: William, Andrew, and John. She also began acting in television commercials during her college days.
She became the popular face of brands like Burger King, DeBeers diamonds, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise while acting in television commercials. She played the role of a military family’s teenage daughter in the TV series ‘Call to Glory’. She got a major role in ‘Adventures in Babysitting’ (1987) and also appeared in the British horror film ‘Link’.
She appeared alongside Tom Cruise in ‘Cocktail’. In the science fiction movie, ‘Back to the Future Part II’ (1989) she played the role of Jennifer Parker, and also appeared in its sequel, ‘Back to the Future Part III’. She featured in Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Hollow Man’ which was a global hit. In Oprah Winfrey’s ABC movie ‘Amy and Isabelle’ she played the role of a mother to a teenage daughter. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for her performance in the movie, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’.
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