Elisabeth Judson Shue is an American actress best known for her performance in films like ‘The Karate Kid,’ ‘Adventures in Babysitting,’ and ‘Leaving Las Vegas.’ She is also known for her roles in television series, such as ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’ Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, she studied at ‘Columbia High School’ in Maplewood, New Jersey, and later attended ‘Wellesley College’ and ‘Harvard University.’ While in college, she started trying her hand at acting. Initially, she appeared in television commercials and became the face of several brands. She made her film debut in the early-80s. In 1984, she appeared in the hugely successful martial arts drama film ‘The Karate Kid.’ Since then, she has played diverse roles in films and television series, proving her versatility as an actress. Foremost on her filmography is the 1995 romantic drama film ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ in which she portrayed the role of a toughened prostitute. She earned critical acclaim for her performance in the movie and won several awards in the best actress category; she also received nominations for ‘Academy Award,’ ‘Golden Globe,’ and ‘BAFTA.’ As far as her personal life is concerned, she is married to Davis Guggenheim with whom she has three children.