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
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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