(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
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
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