Elisabeth Judson Shue is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films The Karate Kid and Cocktail. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Leaving Las Vegas. On television, she has starred as Julie Finlay in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
About Elisabeth Shue in brief
Elisabeth Judson Shue is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films The Karate Kid and Cocktail. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Leaving Las Vegas. On television, she has starred as Julie Finlay in the CBS procedural forensics crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2012 to 2015, and as Madelyn Stillwell in the Amazon series The Boys. Shue’s mother is a descendant of Pilgrim leader William Brewster, while her father’s family emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. Her younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor, bestknown for his role as Billy Campbell in the Fox series Melrose Place. She and Andrew were inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1994. She has two half-siblings from her father’s remarriage, Jenna and Harvey Shue. She had small parts, credited as Lisa Shue, in The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana and Somewhere, Tomorrow which provided an early starring role for Sarah Jessica Parker. She made her feature film debut in 1984, when she co-starred opposite Ralph Macchio in TheKarate Kid as Ali Mills, the love interest of Macchio’s main character.
Other roles followed, including appearing as Jennifer Parker in Back to the Future Part II and Back to The Future Part III, where she replaced Claudia Wells who declined to reprise the role because of a family illness. In May 1990, Shue made her Broadway debut in Some American Abroad at the Lincoln Center for the Arts. The following year she returned to cinema where she appeared in the comedy Twenty Bucks No Heart, The Heart Under The Heart, and The Man No Underneath. She also appeared in Twenty Bucks no Dream, The Man no Underneath, and On the Heart Of The Heart. She returned to the cinema in 1992 and 1994 and appeared in a variety of supporting roles in both film and television. She appeared in The Saint, Hollow Man, Piranha 3D, Battle of the Sexes and Soapdish with Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, and Sally Field with Kevin Kline and Whoopi Goldberg. She starred in the short film Body Wars, which was used at Epcot in an ATLAS Simulator in the Wonders Of Life Pavilion until 2007.