Elisabeth Shue

Born Oct 6, 1963

Elisabeth Judson Shue 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Elisabeth Shue.


1963 Birth Born on October 6, 1963.


1984 20 Years Old Shue made her feature film debut in 1984, when she co-starred opposite Ralph Macchio in The Karate Kid as the love interest of Macchio's character.
1986 22 Years Old Shue had a role as the teenage daughter of a military family in the short-lived series Call to Glory and, in 1986, starred alongside Terence Stamp in the British simian horror film Link. … Read More
1988 24 Years Old …  Andrew initially conceived of it as a story about their late brother William, the oldest Shue sibling, who was the captain of the high school soccer team; he died in a freak accident, while the family was on a vacation in 1988. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old She appeared as Jennifer Parker in the 1989 Back to the Future Part II and the 1990 Back to the Future Part III, succeeding Claudia Wells, who declined to reprise the role from Back to the Future because of a family illness.
1990 26 Years Old In May 1990, Shue made her Broadway debut in Some American Abroad at the Lincoln Center.
1993 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Also on Broadway, in 1993, she performed in Tina Howe's production of Birth and After Birth.


1995 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 33 Years Old Shue also displayed some action movie skills in the 1997 spy remake The Saint as Val Kilmer's love interest. … Read More
1999 35 Years Old In 1999, Shue starred with Aaron Eckhart in Molly as an autistic young woman who undergoes an operation that allows her to become more "normal."
2001 37 Years Old 1 More Event
She played a mother that reveals her dark past to her teenaged daughter in the 2001 ABC movie Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy and Isabelle. … Read More


2007 - 2008 2 More Events
2009 45 Years Old In 2009, Shue appeared on the seventh season of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm as an actress competing with Cheryl Hines's character for the part of George's ex-wife for the Seinfeld reunion.
2010 46 Years Old In 2010, Shue top-lined the horror flick Piranha 3D as Sheriff Julie Forester.
…  She starred as Julie Finlay in the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2012 to 2015. … Read More
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