Birthday: 06-10-1963
Age: 55
Star sign: Scorpio

Elisabeth Shue is an actor who got her first break in the movie The Karate Kid in 1984. Shue, who was born on 6th of October 1963, was raised by her parents Anne Brewster and James William Shue in Wilmington, Delaware along with her two brothers. Born to working parents, Shue spent most of her time with her brothers. After her parents had been separated when she was around nine-years-old, Shue was raised by her mother and lived with her two brothers William and Andrew. Studied at Wellesley College and later at Harvard, Shue is not only just talented but comes from a strong academic background.

Shue’s teenage was spent on becoming the face of commercials like Burger King, Hellman’s mayonnaise, and De Beers Diamonds. She enjoyed participating in these television commercials and later was cast in the film The Karate Kid movie as a girlfriend to Ralph Macchio in 1984. Her role in the movie got Shue the desired attention and laid foundation for her acting career. In the same year, Shue got a part in the television series Call To Glory playing Jackie Sarnac. The show, however, was short-lived and ran for only one season of 24 episodes. Shue realized that her career was taking a turn in Hollywood and hired an acting coach and also moved to Harvard University to pursue her graduation in Political Science.

Her movie career was also on the go with not so popular movies like ‘Link’ playing Jane Chase and Double Switch (Disney’s television series) as Kathy. Her popularity was boosted by her next movie Adventures In Babysitting, playing the role of Chris Parker in the movie in 1987. She was seen mostly as playing somebody’s love interest and got famous for her girl next door image during the early days of her career. Shue, who is keen on keeping herself fit is known to have been in the cheerleading squad and football team during her school days. But her athletic feature was only exploited in her movies much later.

Shue was cast in the famous science fiction comedy movie Back To The Future Part 2 and 3 as Jennifer Parker and Jennifer McFly respectively. This movie again brought her some popularity playing the love interest to the main character Michael J Fox in the movie. She plays a dual role in the series playing both the younger and older self in it. She played the role of a girlfriend aptly and was well appreciated by the fraternity. Some of her popular flicks include ‘ Cocktail’ in 1998 where she plays Jorden Mooney starring opposite Tom Cruise. This movie is a romantic comedy and her chemistry with Cruise is a treat to watch.

Later they released Body Wars and the sequel to Back to the Future. And one of her favorite movies was Soap Dish which was in the theaters in 1991 in which she is Lori Craven and then in Heart And Souls she plays Anne. She appears in a television series by General Motors Playwrights theater 1992 as Alice Adams. Her stint of some mediocre roles continues with her in Twenty Bucks, Radio Inside, and Blind Justice. Her roles were not that significantly worth remembering, and she slowly drifted to the horror/thriller genre. After her career had hit the rock bottom stage, Shue took a chance with a low budget movie playing a prostitute.

She played Sera, a prostitute opposite a drunkard character played by Nicholas Cage. Her acting skills were appreciated and how. She got nominated for all the major awards for that movie, which includes the Academy Awards and BAFTA. She did not win the Academy Award, but that was the closest she ever got in her career. Like some of the big names like Jane Fonda and Elizabeth Taylor who claimed to fame donning prostitutes, Shue’s acting too was recognized playing one. After her nomination, Shue was seen in plenty of movies untill 2014. Not all her movies were a commercial success, but her characters seemed to vary a little.

Her best so far she says is playing a dark character which she enjoys playing. After The Trigger Effect and The Saint, she was cast in a Woody Allen movie called Deconstructing Harry as Fay. She is also seen in ‘Palmetto’, City Of Angels and The Saint. She has credit for working alongside some great actors like Robert Downey Jr (Heart And Souls and Soap Dish), Nicholas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas and Tom Cruise in Cocktail. In 2000, she claimed to fame in Hollow Man with Kevin Bacon and Josh Brolin. She plays Dr. Linda McKay in the movie. This thriller was a huge success commercially, and Shue earned her fair share of fame in Hollywood.

This is an action packed adventurous thriller where an invisible serum is wrongly used by Kevin Bacon, and things get worse after that. Shue also appeared in a television series for CBS produced by Oprah Winfrey in Amy And Isabelle, which received only critical appreciation for her. In 2000 Shue also went back to Harvard to complete her BA degree in Political Science as she had quit her education to pursue her film career. Then she appeared in different films like ‘Leo’ in 2002 where she worked with Joseph Fiennes and in the movie Hide And Seek in 2005 alongside Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning.

She also played in ‘Dreamer’ with Kurt Russel. She also remained present on Broadway production and played a role with her name in the comedy Hamlet 2. Like this, she was seen starring alongside big A-listers. Shue lost her brother William in the earlier days. Shue’s other brother Andrew is also a talented actor like his sister and can be spotted in shows like Melrose Place. Both siblings also starred in a movie based on their personal life about losing their brother Will. The movie ‘Gracie’ was produced by Shue’s husband, Davis Guggenheim, whom she married in 1994 and had three kids with him.

Her long association with ‘CSI’ began in 2000, and she is seen playing Julie Finlay in the hit series. Again in 2012, she was seen in CSI, and she continued with the show till 2015 but did not make it to the finale. She was also seen briefly in Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009 playing Virginia. She also appeared on ‘Seinfeld’'s reunion episode. In 2010, she shot for Piranha 3D. In the movie she plays a cop Julie Forester and is seen trying to save her family. This movie was successful and showcases her action skills. She appeared with legends like Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Springs in the movie Hope Springs playing a bartender.

Shue was in the news for being in such cinemas which gave her the opportunity to be in some good movies. With Jennifer Lawrence, Shue was seen in the famous thriller/horror House At The End Of The Street in 2012. This movie was the talk of the town and was a hit film for both the actors. And with Gerard Butler she was cast in the movie Chasing Mavericks and she played Kristy Moriarty which was released in 2012 and another movie called Behaving Badly in 2014 after a two-year gap from her last movie. Her latest was her show CSI which she bid goodbye to in 2015. Shue also appeared in the show Blunt Talk in the same year as Suzanne Mayview in the episode Queen Of Hearts.

In 2017, she is scheduled to appear in the flick Battle Of The Sexes. Shue has been a guest on several talk shows which include The Ellen Show, Late Night Show, and others. She is still active though she has crossed fifty. She is married to David and maintains that she has a healthy relationship with him. One of her three kids (Miles, Stella, and Agnes) is named after her brother William.

She studied with her brother in Columbia High as well and both are listed in the hall of fame. Shue also has siblings from her father’s remarriage. She gives her time to raising kids and is with her family. Though she has not won an Academy Award, she has won awards like Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.

Elisabeth Röhm English Actress

Elisabeth Röhm

Elizabeth is German born and that is evident with her last name. She was born in Dusseldorf, Germany to Eberhard Röhm and Lisa Loverde. They had to shift base to New York as her father was a lawyer working in NYC and her mother, a writer, who is known to have written for soap operas in her earlier days such as Guiding Lights and others. Elisabeth, having come from German descent, has her maternal grandparents in Germany and she is very fluent in German too. Having studied in boarding school in a small place like Sewanee, Tennesee, she later graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She did not undertake any professional acting or theater courses, rather studied European and writing. This helped her write and publish her book in the later years. She has published a cookbook for starters and also a novel named Nerissa which is based during second world war. Elizabeth was born on April 28th, 1973. She got her first touch of makeup on her face for the soap One Life To Live in 1997. After two years, she appeared in the show Eureka Street, a Brit miniseries playing Max. She then played Alison Jeffers in about twenty episodes of the television show ‘Bull’. She appeared on the show ‘Angel’ for about three years till 2001 playing a cop in the vampire show. Here, she was recognized for the role as Det. Kate Lockley. In 2005 she as saw in TV movie Briar And Graves. Before appearing on the famous show Law And Order, Elizabeth appeared in the video game version of the show twice. Her journey and association with the famous show Law and Order began in 2001 and lasted till 2005 where she is seen playing Assistant DA named Serena Southerlyn. This role was donned by many actresses and it had become somewhat special. At the end of the show, she was revealed a lesbian, which came about as a surprise for many fans. Although she was not nominated individually for an award, the show was a success basking in awards for Best Ensemble. Elizabeth is one of those actors whose career in the small screen as well as the big screen flourished exponentially. She is repeatedly seen on television and also in movies, either as a supporting actor or working with big names and prominent directors. She was seen in the 2007 movie Big Shots, working with Michael Vartan and Dyan McDermott. The next year she appeared in eight episodes of ‘Heroes’ as Lauren Gilmore. In 2005, Elizabeth appeared as Janet, a cop working with Sandra Bulluck in the hit sequel film Miss Congeniality 2. She has a serious role with humor cracks here and there in the movie, giving space for her comic skills to showcase. It was a great opportunity for her when she was cast in the TV movie The Awakening by the legend himself Stephen Hawking. In this sci-fi film, she is seen playing Lt. Granger. She recalls that she has played more serious roles and many cop roles than any other in her career. Losing her grandparents was tough for this strong woman who works for several independent organizations supporting children and women for a better living. Growing up in Bedford, she is a pro at horse riding and is said to spend exclusive times on getting herself into a fit shape and have a good physique. She was affected mentally when her mother passed away as she considered her mother very close to her. Her love life has not been as successful as her career as she is assumed to have been engaged to three men and being not successful at either. She, however, had a child with her then engaged fiancé Ron Wooster. She raises her child Easton August Anthony all by herself. She has been very successful balancing both her personal life playing the role of a single mom and also a successful actor on screen. Elizabeth appeared on numerous shows for about fifteen years in her career in acting. Always busy with acting projects, she was seen in CSI: Miami, in The Client List as Taylor Berkhalter in 2013. She was again featured as FBI agent in 2014 show The Beauty And The Beast for two episodes. She was also cast in some not so popular movies like In The Dark, ‘Aftermath’, and ‘Chlorine’ as Katherine in 2014. She landed the role of the mayor’s wife in David O’ Russel’s critically awarded and also highly regarded movie The American Hustle. She plays wife to Jeremy Runner in the movie alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale. This movie won major awards which include the Best Cast as well. The next major TV series she appeared in was The Stalker as Amanda Tyler. Elizabeth rejoined the cast of American Hustle, working with the famous director for the second time in the movie ‘Joy’. David who wanted her in the movie cast her as a sister of the lead played by Jennifer Lawrence. She shined along with Robert Di Nero and Bradley Cooper in the movie and was appreciated. The movie released in 2015 and her role Peggy had Deniro as her father. One of her spiritual connections came about in the movie Finding Happiness which released in 2014. This documentary movie has Elizabeth interact with Swami Kriyananda and she finds the role challenging to enact the role of Juliet in the movie. She has proved that she is versatile in her acting skills and she has a line of projects she will be appearing in 2016 and 2017. She is seen playing Allison Shaw in the TV series The Last Ship which was a hit program on TV. She has seen some movies like ‘Everlasting’, Love Is All You Need as a reverend, in ‘Seduced’ as Caroline and Bood Father as Ursula. All this was within a year for Elizabeth. This clearly portrays her career graph soaring upward and keeping her busy. Some of her upcoming movies include Going Under, ‘Trafficked’, ‘Minkow’ and ‘Adolescence’ which are set to release in the second half of 2016 and 2017. Elizabeth considers that her talent comes from her mother who called herself a Gypsy. She has been part of some of the big movies in Hollywood but was repeatedly seen on the small screen too. She gives her daughter the top priority and wishes her to be multi-lingual like herself.


Elise Schaap

A Dutch Actress, Elise Schaap came to life on 21 September 1982, in the Country of Tulips, Netherlands, in the city of Rotterdam. She made her debut on television in a cameo role in the series “Bitches.” She joined the University of Amsterdam to study communication sciences after high school, which helped her get a role in (a youth series of three seasons).While studying dramatics; she was offered a role of Marjorie Mullin in the movie “Bride Flight,” which was her debut movie. Plays like Zomergasten, The Taming of the Shrew, and Rocco & his Brothers also had her in the lead. She completed her graduation in 2009 after which she starred in the floor for three years. Elise also worked in The Swing Girls, and her role was appreciated a lot . She also bagged the Golden Nymph Award in 2011 for Best Actress. She worked in various movies like Facing West. Crime series Hart to Hart had her in a regular role for the season. She never left her passion for theater while working in movies. Silver screen had her in the movies Valentino and Farewell to the Moon. She was nominated for the Golden Calf Award in the Best supporting role for her flawless work in Farewell to The Moon, and she managed to get an award in Romania’s Film Festival. Musical drama, ‘He Believes in Me’ had her in the role of Rachel Van Galen in the year 2014.Elise has worked for various TV commercials, and she also works as a voice-over.TV series like Core and Family Kruys where she played the role of Ruxandra Nikolayev. She won a musical award for her performance in the Return of Hansel and Gretel. Her works in short films like Love, Death & Air Guitar, and Click made her win hearts and awards too. She is in a relationship with a Dutch actor Woute de Jong for the past 11 years, and they had a child together in 2015.Elise has a deep passion for theatre, and she has managed to work on TV, movies, and theatre very well. She feels that each character played or interpreted by an actor or an actress has a part of him/her in that. She has been called an ideal woman who has managed her family and her work very well. She believes that as she is growing older, she is maturing and learning more about love.

Elise Schaap English Actress