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Elisabeth Shue

Elisabeth Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Anne Brewster (Wells), who worked for the Chemical Banking Corporation, and James William Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer. She is of German and English ancestry, including descent from Mayflower passengers. Shue's parents divorced while she was in the fourth grade. Owing to the ... See full bio »
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Leaving Las Vegas
The Saint
The Saint Dr. Emma Russell
Hollow Man
Hollow Man Linda McKay


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 2018 Death Wish
Lucy Kersey
 2017 Battle of the Sexes
Priscilla Riggs
 2015 Blunt Talk (TV Series)
Suzanne Mayview
- The Queen of Hearts (2015) ... Suzanne Mayview
 2012-2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Julie Finlay
- Under My Skin (2015) ... Julie Finlay
- The End Game (2015) ... Julie Finlay
- The Last Ride (2015) ... Julie Finlay
- Merchants of Menace (2015) ... Julie Finlay
- Hero to Zero (2015) ... Julie Finlay
 2014 Behaving Badly
Pamela Bender / Saint Poppy
 2012 Chasing Mavericks
Kristy Moriarity
 2012 Hope Springs
Karen, The Bartender
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series)
Female Detective
- Less Money, Mo' Problems (2012) ... Female Detective (voice)
 2010 Janie Jones
Mary Ann Jones
 2010 Piranha 3D
Julie Forester
 2010 Waking Madison
Dr. Elizabeth Barnes
 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
- Seinfeld (2009) ... Virginia
- Officer Krupke (2009) ... Virginia
 2009 Don McKay
 2008 Hamlet 2
Elisabeth Shue
 2007 First Born
 2007 Gracie
Lindsay Bowen
 2005 Hide and Seek
 2004 Mysterious Skin
Mrs. McCormick
 2002 Leo
Mary Bloom
 2002 Tuck Everlasting
Narrator (voice)
 2001 Amy & Isabelle (TV Movie)
Isabelle Goodrow
 2000 Hollow Man
Linda McKay
 1999 Molly
Molly McKay
 1998 Cousin Bette
Jenny Cadine
 1998 City of Angels
Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
 1998 Palmetto
Mrs. Donnelly / Rhea Malroux
 1997 The Saint
Dr. Emma Russell
 1996 The Trigger Effect
Annie Kay
 1995 Leaving Las Vegas
 1995 The Underneath
Susan Crenshaw
 1994 Blind Justice (TV Movie)
 1994 Radio Inside
 1993 Heart and Souls
 1993 Dream On (TV Series)
Maura Barish
- Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape (1993) ... Maura Barish
 1993 Twenty Bucks
Emily Adams
 1992 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series)
Alice Adams
- Hale the Hero (1992) ... Alice Adams
 1991 Soapdish
Lori Craven / Angelique
 1991 The Marrying Man
Adele Horner
 1990 Back to the Future Part III
Jennifer Parker
 1989 Back to the Future Part II
 1989 Body Wars (Short)
Dr. Cynthia Lair
 1988 Cocktail
Jordan Mooney
 1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Kathy Shelton
- Double Switch (1987) ... Kathy Shelton
 1986 Link
Jane Chase
 1984-1985 Call to Glory (TV Series)
Jackie Sarnac
- The End, the Beginning (1985) ... Jackie Sarnac
- Fathers and Daughters (1985) ... Jackie Sarnac
- JFK: Part 2 (1985) ... Jackie Sarnac
- JFK: Part 1 (1985) ... Jackie Sarnac
- Just in Time (1985) ... Jackie Sarnac
 1984 The Karate Kid
 1983 Somewhere, Tomorrow
Margie (as Lisa Shue)
 1982 The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (TV Movie)
Lynn Osborne (as Lisa Shue)
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Lisa Shue


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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I may look like the girl next door, but you wouldn't want to live next door to me. See more »


Elisabeth replaced Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker, Michael J. Fox' girlfriend, in the two sequels to Back to the Future (1985). Claudia's mother was dying from cancer, requiring the re-casting. See more »



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