Elisabeth Shue

Ancestry of
Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress


Who is Elisabeth Shue?

Elisabeth Shue is an American television and movie actress. Some of her more memorable roles were in the films Adventures in Babysitting, Back to the Future (Parts II and III), and Leaving Las Vegas. More recently she has starred in the television crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. For her role in Leaving Las Vegas, Elisabeth Shue was nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award.

Famous Kin

Elisabeth Shue is the sister of television actor Andrew Shue and a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger William Brewster. She has kinship to a number of U.S. Presidents including Millard Fillmore, Zachary Taylor, Calvin Coolidge, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington, Gerald Ford, and both Presidents Bush. She has a family connection to the current royal family through Princess Diana.

Elisabeth Shue has numerous famous literary kin in her family tree including authors Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels), Clarence Day (Life with Father), Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom's Cabin), and poet Emily Dickinson. Her fellow celebrity kin include, but are not limited to, actress Paget Brewster, actress Katharine Hepburn, actor Humphrey Bogart, actress Lucille Ball, model Kate Upton, actor Matt Damon, and actor John Wayne.

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Elisabeth Shue photo by Joi (CC BY-SA 3.0)