Famous Actress Elisabeth Shue Smoking
Shue's mother was a descendant of Pilgrim leader William Brewster, while her father's family emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. Shue's younger brother, Andrew, is also an actor.
Shue grew up in Bergen and Essex counties in New Jersey. Her parents divorced while she was in the fourth grade.Shue graduated from Columbia High School, in Maplewood, New Jersey, and attended Wellesley College and Harvard University, from which she withdrew to pursue her acting career.
She returned to Harvard to finish her degree in Government in 2000. Shue was awarded entrance into Columbia High School's Wall of Fame in 1994, along with her brother Andrew.