Shue, Elisabeth 1963- (Lisa Shue)

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Shue, Elisabeth 1963- (Lisa Shue)


Full name, Elisabeth Judson Shue; born October 6, 1963, in Wilmington, DE; daughter of James (a real estate developer and lawyer) and Anne (a bank executive; maiden name, Wells) Shue; sister of Andrew Shue (an actor, entrepreneur, and soccer player); married Davis Guggenheim (a director, producer, actor, and cinematographer), 1994; children: Miles William, Stella Street, Agnes Charles. Education: Attended Wellesley College, 1981-83; Harvard University, bachelor's degree, political science, 2000; studied acting with Sylvie Leigh; trained in tennis.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).


Actress. Appeared in advertisements. Appeared as Dr. Cynthia Lair in Body Wars, a theme park attraction at EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World. Affiliated with the theatre group the Cooperative.


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award, best young supporting actress in a motion picture musical, comedy, adventure, or drama, Young Artist Foundation, 1985, for The Karate Kid; Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1987, for Link; Paris Film Festival Award, best actress, 1988, for Adventures in Babysitting; Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, best actress, 1995, Independent Spirit Award, best female lead, Independent Feature Project/West, National Society of Film Critics Award, best actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, best actress, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award, best actor, Academy Award nomination, best actress in a leading role, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a motion picture—drama, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role, Film Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Chlotrudis Award nomination, best actress, all 1996, all for Leaving Las Vegas; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actress—suspense, 1998, for The Saint; Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actress—science fiction, 2001, for Hollow Man; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice move scream scene, 2005, for Hide and Seek.


Film Appearances:

(As Lisa Shue) Margie, Somewhere, Tomorrow, Comworld Pictures, 1983.

Ali Mills, The Karate Kid (also known as Karate Kid, Besuto kiddo, Karate Kid—A hora da verdade, Karate Kid, el momento de la verdad, Karate Kid, le moment de verite, Karate Kid—Le moment de verite, Karate Kid—sannhetens oyeblikk, Le moment de verite, Momento da verdade, and Per vincere domani), Columbia, 1984.

Jane Chase, Link, Universal/Cannon, 1986.

Chris Parker, Adventures in Babysitting (also known as A Night on the Town), Buena Vista, 1987.

Jordan Mooney, Cocktail, Buena Vista, 1988.

Jennifer Parker and Jennifer McFly, Back to the Future, Part II (also known as Paradox), Universal, 1989.

Jennifer Parker and Jennifer McFly, Back to the Future, Part III (also known as Three), Universal, 1990.

Adele Horner, The Marrying Man (also known as Too Hot to Handle), Buena Vista, 1991.

Lori Craven and Angelique, Soapdish, Paramount, 1991.

Anne, Heart and Souls (also known as Seven Souls), Universal, 1993.

Emily Adams, Twenty Bucks (also known as 20 Bucks), Triton Pictures, 1993.

Sera, Leaving Las Vegas (also known as Adieu Las Vegas, Adios a Las Vegas, Adjo Las Vegas, Despedida em Las Vegas, Elveda Las Vegas, Farvael Las Vegas, Las Vegas, vegallomas, Liebe bis in den Tod, Morrer em Las Vegas, Via da Las Vegas, and Zbogom Las Vegas), United Artists, 1995.

Susan Crenshaw, Underneath (also known as Present Tense and The Underneath), Gramercy Pictures, 1995.

Annie Kay, The Trigger Effect, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Dr. Emma Russell, The Saint, Paramount, 1996.

Fay, Deconstructing Harry, Fine Line Features, 1997.

Jenny Cadine, Cousin Bette, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997.

(Uncredited) Pregnant woman, City of Angels (also known as A cidade dos anjos, Aenglarnas stad, Englenes by, Enkelten kaupunki, I poli ton angelon, Ingerul pazitor, La cite des anges, La citta degli angeli, Melekler sehri, Mesto angelov, Miasto aniolow, Stadt der Engel, and Un angel enamorado), Warner Bros., 1998.

Rhea Malroux and Mrs. Donnelly, Palmetto (also known as Just Another Sucker and Dumme sterben nicht aus), Columbia, 1998.

Molly McKay (title role), Molly, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

Linda McKay, Hollow Man (also known as Invisible and Hollow Man—Unischtbare Gefahr), Columbia, 2000.

Mary Bloom, Leo, First Look International, 2002.

Narrator, Tuck Everlasting, Buena Vista, 2002.

Mrs. McCormick, Mysterious Skin, TLA Releasing/Tartan Films, 2004.

Elizabeth Young, Hide and Seek, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Lily, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (also known as Dreamer), DreamWorks, 2005.

Laura, First Born, First Look International, 2007.

Lindsay Bowen, Gracie, Picturehouse Entertainment, 2007.

Dr. Elizabeth Barnes, Waking Madison, Annapurna Productions/Fixed Point Films, 2008.

Elisabeth Shue, Hamlet 2, Momentum Pictures/Focus Features, 2008.

Film Work:

Producer, Gracie, Picturehouse Entertainment, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jackie Sarnac, Call to Glory (also known as Air Force), ABC, 1984-85.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kathy Shelton, "Double Switch" (also known as "Switching Places"), The Disney Sunday Movie (also known as Disneyland, Disneylandia, Disney's Wonderful World, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), ABC, 1987.

(As Lisa Shue) Lynn Osborne, Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After (also known as Charles and Diana and The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana), ABC, c. 1992.

Caroline, Blind Justice (also known as Canaan's Way), HBO, 1994.

Natalie, Radio Inside, Showtime, 1994.

Isabelle Goodrow, Amy & Isabelle (also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents: "Amy and Isabelle"), ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Alice Adams, "Hale the Hero," General Motors Playwrights Theatre, Arts and Entertainment, 1992.

(In archive footage) Herself, 50 Years of Funny Females (also known as Fifty Years of Funny Females), ABC, 1995.

Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry, Comedy Central, 1997.

Narrator, The First Year, PBS, 2001.

Narrator, Penguin Safari (documentary), National Geographic Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Herself, The 68th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1996.

Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1996.

Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998.

Herself, The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Herself, Hollywood Salutes Nicholas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 2002.

(Uncredited) Herself, The 79th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1991.

Herself, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 1992.

Maura (some sources cite Moira) Barish, "Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape," Dream On, HBO, 1993, also broadcast on Fox.

(In archive footage) Emily Adams, "Still More Girls with Big Guns," Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater, The Movie Channel, 1995.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, syndicated, 1995.

Herself, Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show, Late Show Backstage, and Letterman), CBS, 1996.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1997.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998, 1999.

Herself, The Daily Show (also known as A Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition, Jon Stewart, Ha-Daily Show, and I satira tou Jon Stewart), Comedy Central, 1999.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999.

Herself, "‘Hollow Man’: Anatomy of a Thriller," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000.

(In archive footage) "Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Child Stars), Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, multiple episodes in 2005.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2005.

(In archive footage) Herself, Corazon de …, Television Espanola (TVE, Spain), 2006.

Herself, Live with Regis & Kelly, syndicated, 2007.

Herself, Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2007.

Appeared in other programs, including Anything but Love, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jackie Sarnac, Call to Glory (also known as Air Force), ABC, 1984.

Stage Appearances:

Donna Silliman, Some Americans Abroad, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1990.

Anna, Burn This, Union Street Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Also appeared in Birth and after Birth.



Herself, Fleshing out the "Hollow Man," Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2000.

Herself, Hollow Man: Anatomy of a Thriller (short), Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2000.

Ali Mills, The Way of The Karate Kid (short), Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004.

Herself, Hide and Seek: Do You Want to Play? The Making of "Hide and Seek" (short), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.


F. Paul Wilson, The Select, Simon & Schuster, 1994.



Advocate, April 2, 1996, pp. 54, 56.

Allure, March, 1997.

Biography, March, 1998.

Buzz, May, 1995.

Empire, issue 80, 1996, p. 56.

Entertainment Weekly, October 27, 1995.

GQ, October, 1996.

Interview, March, 1996, p. 88.

Los Angeles, July, 1998.

Movieline, August, 2000, pp. 44-48, 98.

Parade, March 4, 2001, p. 18.

People Weekly, September 16, 1996, p. 226; June 11, 2007, p. 111.

Times Magazine (London), April 19, 1997, pp. 10, 13.