Ten fun facts about Elisabeth Shue


Fact 1
Elisabeth Shue's mother was a descendant of the famed Pilgrim leader, William Brewster.

Fact 2
Her acting debut was in the 1982 “made-for-television” movie, "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana".

Fact 3
In 1985, Elisabeth transferred from Wellesley College to Harvard University. One semester short of her degree, she withdrew to pursue a career in acting.


Fact 4
Not one to leave her education incomplete, in 1997, Shue returned to Harvard and gained her bachelors degree in Political Science in the year 2000.

Fact 5
She started her acting career by appearing in television commercials. Shue was a common face in Hellman’s Mayonnaise, Burger king, DeBeers diamonds ads.

Fact 6
Shue’s first movie role was in the 1984 film,“ The Karate Kid”. She was Ralph Macchio’s onscreen girlfriend in the film.

Fact 7
She acted the "Call to Glory" television series as well as its movie version.

Fact 8
In 1990, Elisabeth’s Broadway debut at the Lincoln Center was in “Some American Abroad”.

Fact 9
She broke out of the girl-next-door typecast in the 1995 film, “Leaving Las Vegas”. She played a prostitute in the film. She earned Best Actress Academy Award nomination.

Fact 10
As a teenager, she was quite the tomboy and was the only girl on the boys’ soccer team in school. Elisabeth and her brothers produced the 2007 film “Gracie” which was based loosely on her experiences as part of the soccer team.


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