Elisabeth Shue

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Elisabeth Judson "Lisa" Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an American actress and producer, 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. Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Her mother, Anne Harms (née Wells), was vice president of the private banking division of the Chemical Banking Corporation. Her father, James Shue, a lawyer and real estate developer, was the president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Congress in New Jersey in 1970, as a liberal Republican. Shue's mother was a descendant of Pilgrim leader William Brewster, while her father's family emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. Shue's younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor. Shue grew up in Bergen and Essex counties in New Jersey. Her parents divorced while she was in the fourth grade.
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