1. She has won several acting awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
2. Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Anne Brewster, a one-time congressional candidate, lawyer, and real estate developer, who was president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation.
3. Her mother was a vice president in the private banking division of the Chemical Banking Corporation Shue grew up in South Orange, New Jersey.
4. Her parents divorced when she was nine. Shue was raised with her three brothers, Will, Andrew, and John, and was very close to her siblings.
5. Her younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor, best known for his role as Billy Campbell in the Fox series Melrose Place.
6. Shue attended Wellesley College and, in her junior year, was inspired by a friend to work in television commercials as a way to pay for college.
7. She transferred to Harvard University in 1985, from which she withdrew to pursue her acting career one semester short of earning her degree.
8. The same year she left Harvard, 1988, her older brother, William, died in a swimming accident while on a family vacation.
9. She returned to Harvard in 1997 and completed her BA in political science in 2000.
10. Shue had a role as the teenage daughter of a military family in the short-lived series Call to Glory and, in 1986, starred alongside Terence Stamp in the British simian horror film Link.
11. 她出现珍妮弗·帕克 1989 回到未来II和 1990 Back to the Future Part III, succeeding Claudia Wells, who declined to reprise the role from Back to the Future because of a family illness.
12. Although often cast as a girl-next-door type, Shue starred as a prostitute in the 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas with Nicolas Cage.
13. The role earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
14. She was also nominated for a BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG Award for Best Actress, and won Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and the National Society of Film Critics Awards.
15. Her career flourished after her Oscar nomination, landing her diverse roles.