ELIZABETH SHUE

(Dr. Emma Russell) received both Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for her starring role in "Leaving Las Vegas." Shue has also played opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in "Heart and Souls," and earned rave reviews for her performance in "Twenty Bucks." She has also appeared in "The Trigger Effect" and "Radio Inside," among other films. Not satisfied with formula roles, Shue accepted a smaller supporting role in Steven Soderbergh's "The Underneath" because of the opportunity to play opposite Soderbergh. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Shue grew up in a close-knit family, the only sister among three brothers. She enrolled in Wellesley, planning to become a lawyer, but landed roles in commercials to pay her college expenses. This in turn led to her film debut in the critically acclaimed "Call to Glory." She subsequently appeared in "Adventures in Babysitting," "Cocktail," with Tom Cruise, and "Soapdish," with Sally Field and Kevin Kline. Shue made her Broadway debut three years ago, winning rave reviews for her performance in "Some Americans Abroad" at Lincoln Center. She has also appeared in "Birth and After Birth" by Tina Howe, which led her to participate in the development of a new theater group, The Cooperative.

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