ELISABETH SHUE (Kristy Moriarity) has had an extensive film
career that garners the respect and admiration of fans and critics alike. Shue's
performance in "Leaving Las Vegas," opposite Nicolas Cage, earned her an Academy
Award nomination for Best Actress. She also received a Best Actress award from
the Los Angeles Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics, the National Society of
Film Critics, as well as nominations for an Independent Spirit Award, Golden
Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the film.
Most recently, Shue has been seen in Relativity's "House at the End of the
Street," opposite Jennifer Lawrence; David M. Rosenthal's "Janie Jones" with
Abigail Breslin; and as the female lead in the CBS series "CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation." Earlier this year, she starred opposite Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee
Jones and Steve Carell in David Frankel's "Hope Springs."
Shue's other film credits include: "Hamlet 2" opposite Catherine Keener and
Steve Coogan; Davis Guggenheim's "Gracie" (which Shue co-produced); Katherine
Brooks' "Waking Madison" opposite Sarah Roemer; "Hide & Seek" opposite Dakota
Fanning and Robert De Niro; Gregg Araki's "Mysterious Skin"; "Dreamer"; "Amy and
Isabelle," produced by Oprah Winfrey; "Hollow Man" with Josh Brolin and Kevin
Bacon; John Duigan's "Molly"; Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry"; Phillip
Noyce's "The Saint"; as well as earlier projects including "The Karate Kid,"
"Adventures in Babysitting," "Cocktail," "Back to the Future Parts I and II," "Soapdish,"
and "Radio Inside." Shue also starred on Broadway in Richard Nelson's "Some
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, director Davis
Guggenheim, and their children.
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