Andrew Shue

Actor, Businessman, Professional soccer player
After receiving his start with small parts in movies starring his older sister, Elizabeth Shue, actor Andrew Shue came into his own as taxi driver Billy Campbell on the iconic primetime soap, "Melrose Place" (Fox ... Read more »
Born: 02/19/1967 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

Coach Owen Clark (Actor)

The E! True Hollywood Story: Heather Locklear 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Keeping America's Promise 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Melrose Place 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

John Grisham's The Rainmaker 1997 (Movie)

Cliff Riker (Actor)

Springfield's Most Wanted 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Madman of the People 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Camera With Dean Cain 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

The World's Game 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gracie 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

After receiving his start with small parts in movies starring his older sister, Elizabeth Shue, actor Andrew Shue came into his own as taxi driver Billy Campbell on the iconic primetime soap, "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-98). The role turned Shue into an overnight star, as well as a long-running object of female desire during the show's run. He made the transition to features playing Claire Dane's abusive husband in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Rainmaker" (1997), but once "Melrose" ended its soap opera reign, Shue left acting to focus on running Do Something, a non-profit organization he founded in 1993 that sought to help motivate young people to make social change through various causes. Despite stepping back in front of cameras for a minor role in his sister's indie drama, "Gracie" (2007), fans of "Melrose Place" were forced to wait longer to see if Shue would ever again return to acting.

Born Feb. 20, 1967 in South Orange, NJ, Shue was one of four siblings, including actress Elizabeth Shue, born to parents who later divorced. During a 1988 family vacation, he watched in horror as his brother William, then 26, was killed when a tire swing he was on collapsed, impaling him on a tree branch. At a young age, his father instilled in him a strong desire to serve the community, encouraging him to start a student group serving the elderly while in high school. He was also class president and an All-American soccer player, with his skills later earning him All-Ivy League and Regional All-American honors at Dartmouth College. After graduating from Dartmouth, Shue also played soccer in Africa while teaching math to high school students.

When he returned to the USA, Shue followed his sister to Hollywood, landing bit parts in several of her films, including "The Karate Kid" (1984), "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) and "Cocktail" (1988). (She would later receive a Best Actress nomination for her role in 1995's "Leaving Las Vegas"). He also landed roles on his own, including a 1992 guest role on ABC's "The Wonder Years," but the best was yet to come. As Billy Campbell, Shue played the hunky-but-not-so-bright roommate and eventual lover of Alison (Courtney Thorne-Smith) on the new "Beverly Hills 90210" spin-off, "Melrose Place." As one third of the classic love triangle that included Alison and her rival Amanda (Heather Locklear), Shue's "Melrose" love life was an ever revolving door which aside from Amanda and Alison (who left him at the altar) included Brooke (Kristin Davis) who drowned in the celebrated pool and Samantha (Brooke Langton). Towards the end of the "Melrose" run, Shue acted in films including 1997's "The Rainmaker." He also played two seasons of professional soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the first of which was the 1996 inaugural season of Major League Soccer.

Shue had stated all along that he hoped to take advantage of his fame to reach kids through charity. But many fans were still shocked and saddened when after the conclusion of the show's run in 1998, the actor focused solely on his Do Something foundation, founded in 1993 with childhood friend Michael Sanchez with the goal of "[making] community service as cool as sports" to kids. In 1999, Shue, Sanchez and "The View" (ABC, 1997- ) co-host Meredith Vieira co-founded Club Mom, an organization intended as "the premiere online destination for moms, by moms."

After eight years away from the Hollywood spotlight, Shue returned to the screen as the coach in the all-in-the-family production of "Gracie" (2006). Inspired by his sister Elizabeth's experiences playing soccer against boys as a child, the film was produced by the siblings and their brother John, directed by Elizabeth's husband Davis Guggenheim and also co-starred Elisabeth as the titular soccer player's mom. But the return proved fleeting, as Shue went back to working fulltime for his charitable organizations.

Relationships

Davis Guggenheim Director

Brother-In-Law

Jennifer Hageney

Wife
Married Oct. 7, 1994 Divorced 2009

Amy Robach Director

Wife
Met April 2009 at a book party Engaged September 2009 Married Feb. 6, 2010 in NYC

Elisabeth Shue Actor

Sister
Born Oct. 6, 1963; played Ralph Macchio's onscreen girlfriend in "The Karate Kid" (1984), Tom Cruise's love interest in "Cocktail" (1988), and a prostitute in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)

Jim Shue

Father

Nathaniel Shue

Son
Born August 1996; mother, Jennifer Hageney

John Shue

Brother

William Shue

Brother
Born c. 1962 Died 1988 in a swimming accident during family vacation

Courtney Thorne-Smith Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Melrose Place" (Fox) Dated c. 1993

Anne Wells

Mother

EDUCATION

Columbia High School

Maplewood , New Jersey
Was student council president; during high school he created a foundation to help senior citizens

Dartmouth College

Hanover , New Hampshire 1989
While in school, played soccer in Glasgow, Scotland for one winter

Milestones

2007

Collaborated with his sister Elisabeth and his brother John on the feature film, "Gracie"; co-produced and played a minor role

1997

Appeared as Claire Danes' abusive husband in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Rainmaker"

1996

Briefly played with the Los Angeles Galaxy Major League Soccer team

1992

Replaced actor Stephen Fanning as Billy Campbell on the Aaron Spelling hit show, "Melrose Place" (Fox)

1990

Traveled to Zimbabwe after graduating college to play for the Zimbabwe National Champions, the Bulawayo Highlanders

Returned to the US to pursue acting in NYC

Had small roles in films starring his sister Elizabeth Shue, "The Karate Kid" (1984), "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987), and "Cocktail" (1988)

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