Andrew Shue

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Andrew Shue
Andrew Shue (1993).jpg
Andrew Shue at the 1993 Emmy Awards
Born Andrew Eppley Shue
(1967-02-20) February 20, 1967 (age 47)
Wilmington, Delaware
Alma mater Dartmouth College (B.A., History, 1989)
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Jennifer Hageney (1994-2008)
Amy Robach (2010-present)
Children 3 sons, 2 stepdaughters[1]
Relatives Elisabeth Shue (sister)

Andrew Eppley Shue (born February 20, 1967) is an American actor, known for his role as Billy Campbell on the television series Melrose Place (1992–1998). He is on the Board of Directors for Do Something (which he co-founded)[2] and is the co-founder of the social networking website CafeMom.[3]

Early life[edit]

Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware. His mother, Anne Brewster (née Wells), is a bank executive who was the vice president of the private division of the Chemical Bank Corporation. His father, James W. Shue (d. May 24, 2013), was a lawyer and real estate developer who was the president of the International Food and Beverage Corporation and was active in Republican politics, having once unsuccessfully run for the U.S. Congress in New Jersey.[4][5][6] His mother was a descendant of Pilgrim leader William Brewster and his father was of German ancestry, from Pennsylvania.[7][8] His sister, Elisabeth, is also an actress.

Shue attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. As a young boy, he attended YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, backpacking in the Absaroka Range with a friend from the midwest. Along with his sister, actress Elisabeth Shue, he was inducted into the CHS Hall of fame in 1994.[9] At Dartmouth College, as he was in high school, Shue was a Regional All America soccer player and spent a winter studying and playing soccer in Glasgow, Scotland for Queen's Park FC. Shue received his B.A. in history from Dartmouth in 1989. After graduating, he visited Zimbabwe, where he simultaneously played soccer and taught high school math.

Personal life[edit]

From 1994-2008 he was married to floral designer Jennifer Hageney.[10] Together they had three sons Nate (1997), Aidan (1999), and Wyatt (2004).[11]

Shue met former The Today Show co-anchor and ABC News correspondent Amy Robach in April 2009 at a book party; by September they were engaged.[12][13] They were married on Robach's 37th birthday, February 6, 2010 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, adjacent to the Hudson River.[14] She brings to their marriage her two daughters Ava (2003) and Analise (2006).[11]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

In May 1992, Shue was cast to play the role of Billy Campbell on the Aaron Spelling soap opera Melrose Place. He starred opposite Courtney Thorne-Smith, whom he later dated. Shue stayed on the show for six years. During this time he appeared as a wife beater in the Francis Ford Coppola film The Rainmaker, starring Matt Damon and Claire Danes.

A 1996 commercial for SportsCenter on ESPN has Shue being traded for former Sports Center anchor Charlie Steiner, where Steiner takes his position on Melrose Place and Shue takes his on SportsCenter.

He worked on the 2007 feature film, Gracie, with his sister Elisabeth, his brother John, and his brother-in-law, Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth. Shue co-produced the film and also appeared in a minor role. It pays tribute to the Shue siblings' elder brother Will, who died in an accident in 1988. The story is loosely based on Elisabeth's childhood, when she was the only girl playing on an all-boys soccer team.

Soccer[edit]

During his time in Zimbabwe, Shue played for the Bulawayo Highlanders. That season, the Highlanders won "the double", which is both Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League and CBZ Cup titles. At the time, Shue was the only white player in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League.[15] In September 1993, he played one game with Los Angeles United of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. In July 1994, he played two games for the Anaheim Splash.[16] In 1996, while still on Melrose Place, Shue played for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, recording one assist in five games.[17] He spent the entire 1997 season on injured reserve.

Entrepreneur[edit]

Along with his childhood best friend Michael Sanchez, Andrew co-founded Do Something. He now sits on the Board of Directors.

In 2006 Shue and Sanchez co-founded the social networking website CafeMom.[18] Lead investors are Highland Capital Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The site provides an online community for moms to connect and share advice and ideas.

The CafeMom is now a family of companies, including blog The Stir,[19] Baby Name Wizard and popular Latina site MamasLatinas.

Andrew currently co-hosts the webisode series "Mad Life" along with comedian Chuck Nice and his mother-in-law Joanie Robach (mother of Amy Robach.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amy Robach Joins ABC News" (Press release). ABC News. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Do Something". Do Something. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Cafemom.com". Cafemom.com. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Elisabeth Shue Biography (1963-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  5. ^ "WEDDINGS;Jody Buonanno, John M. Shue". The New York Times. 1995-06-04. 
  6. ^ Elisabeth Shue - Family and Companions - Yahoo!7 Movies[dead link]
  7. ^ Carr, Jay (1991-05-26). "Elisabeth Shue commutes from academe to Tinseltown". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  8. ^ Rader, Dotson (1997-11-23). "Let Yourself Feel It All". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  9. ^ Hall of Fame[dead link]
  10. ^ Sep 27, 2009 05:33 PM ETby Adam Bryant (2009-09-27). "Andrew Shue Engaged - Melrose Place's Andrew Shue and Amy Robach Are Engaged - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  11. ^ a b Messinger, Eric (2013-06-03). "Mad Love With Andrew & Amy - New York Family MagazineNew York Family Magazine". Newyorkfamily.com. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  12. ^ "Wedding Belle". New York Post. 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  13. ^ Miller, Samantha (2009-09-27). "Engaged: Andrew Shue and Today's Amy Robach!". People magazine. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  14. ^ Caplan, David (2010-02-07). "Andrew Shue and Today's Amy Robach are married". People magazine. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  15. ^ Dartmouth Alumni[dead link]
  16. ^ "Melrose Place Actor to Play for Orange County Team". Articles.latimes.com. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  17. ^ Los Angeles Galaxy
  18. ^ "cafemom.com". Cafemom.com. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  19. ^ http://thestir.cafemom.com/about.php

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