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ELISABETH SHUE (Lucy Kersey) has had an extensive film career that includes an Academy Award nomination for her performance as a prostitute mixed up with a suicidal alcoholic in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. Her performance opposite Nicolas Cage also earned her a Best Actress award from the Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, and the National Society of Film Critics, as well as nominations from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Golden Globes(r) and Screen Actors Guild Awards(r).

More recently, Shue co-starred in the films Battle of the Sexes, opposite Steve Carrell and Emma Stone; House at the End of the Street, opposite Jennifer Lawrence; Chasing Mavericks directed by Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson and starring Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston and Abigail Spencer; director David Frankel's Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell; and Behaving Badly with Nat Wolff.

Shue's other film credits include David M. Rosenthal's Janie Jones with Abigail Breslin; Hamlet 2 opposite Catherine Keener and Steve Coogan; Davis Guggenheim's Gracie (which Shue co-produced); Hide & Seek opposite Dakota Fanning and Robert De Niro; Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin, with Joseph Gordon Levitt; Amy and Isabelle, produced by Oprah Winfrey; Hollow Man, with Josh Brolin and Kevin Bacon; Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry; Phillip Noyce's The Saint; as well as earlier projects The Karate Kid; Adventures in Babysitting; Cocktail; Back to the Future Parts I and II and Soapdish.

Shue's theater credits include starring in Richard Nelson's "Some Americans Abroad" on Broadway as well as an Off Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This" along with Peter Sarsgaard, Ty Burrell and Dallas Roberts.

She is an avid tennis player and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, director Davis Guggenheim, and their three children.

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