Andrew Shue

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Andrew Shue
Andrew Shue (1993).jpg
Shue at the 1993 Emmy Awards
Born
Andrew Eppley Shue[1]

(1967-02-20) February 20, 1967 (age 54)
Alma materDartmouth College (B.A., History, 1989)
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)
  • Jennifer Hageney (1994–2008)
  • Amy Robach (2010–present)
Children3 sons, 2 stepdaughters[2]
Parent(s)
  • James W. Shue
  • Anne Brewster
RelativesElisabeth Shue (sister)
Association football career
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Position(s) Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Dartmouth Big Green 53 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 Bulawayo Highlanders
1993 Los Angeles United (indoor) 1 (0)
1994 Anaheim Splash (indoor) 2 (0)
1996–1997 LA Galaxy 5 (0)
Total 8+ (0+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Andrew Eppley Shue (born February 20, 1967) is an American actor, known for his role as Billy Campbell on the television series Melrose Place (1992–1999). He also had a short-lived stint as a professional soccer player. He was on the Board of Directors for Do Something (which he co-founded)[3] and is the co-founder of the social networking website CafeMom.

Early life[edit]

Shue was born in Wilmington, Delaware. His mother, Anne Brewster (née Wells; born 1938), is a bank executive who was the vice president of the private division of the Chemical Bank Corporation. His father, James William Shue (born 1936 – died 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] His mother was a descendant of Pilgrim leader William Brewster and his father was of German ancestry, from Pennsylvania.[6][7]

Shue's sister Elisabeth is an actress; in one of his earliest (unbilled) film appearances, he appeared with her in the movie The Karate Kid.

Shue attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. Along with his sister, he was inducted into the CHS Hall of fame in 1994.[8] 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 at Founders High School.

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 an abusive husband 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 SportsCenter anchor Charley Steiner, where Steiner takes his position on Melrose Place and Shue takes his on SportsCenter.[9]

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 Bulawayo Highlanders.[10] That season, the Highlanders won both Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League and CBZ Cup titles. At the time, Shue was the only white player in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League. In September 1993, he played one game with Los Angeles United of the Continental Indoor Soccer League.[11] In July 1994, he played two games for Anaheim Splash.[12][13] In 1996, while still on Melrose Place, Shue played for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, recording one assist in five games.[14] He spent the entire 1997 season on injured reserve.[15]

Entrepreneur[edit]

Along with his childhood best friend Michael Sanchez, Shue co-founded DoSomething. He now sits on the board of directors.[11]

In 2006 Shue and Sanchez co-founded the social networking website CafeMom.[16] Lead investors are Highland Capital Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The site used to provide an online community for moms to connect and share advice and ideas. CafeMom's community forums were shut down at 5:00 pm EST on May 24, 2018. The company cited high advertising costs as the reason for the shutdown. The CafeMom is now a family of companies, including blog The Stir,[17] Baby Name Wizard and popular Latina site MamasLatinas.

Shue co-hosts the webisode series "Mad Life", along with comedian Chuck Nice and his mother-in-law, Joanie Robach.

Personal life[edit]

Shue was married to floral designer Jennifer Hageney from 1994 to 2008.[18] They had three sons. [19] They divorced in 2008.

In 2010, Shue married former The Today Show co-anchor and ABC News correspondent Amy Robach.[20][21][22] She had two daughters from a previous marriage.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Karate Kid Member of Cobra Kai (Peter) Uncredited
1985 Vision Quest Bar Patron
1987 Adventures in Babysitting Extra
1988 Cocktail Wedding Guest
1992 American Shaolin Competitor
1993 Gulf City Jack Graig TV movie
1997 The Rainmaker Cliff Riker
2007 Gracie Coach Owen Clark Also producer and writer
2009 Goal! III N/A Uncredited
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992 The Wonder Years Brian Billings Episode: "The Lost Weekend"
1992−1998 Melrose Place Billy Campbell Series regular, 191 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Shue at WorldFootball.net
  2. ^ "Amy Robach Joins ABC News". ABC News (Press release). 2012-05-21. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  3. ^ "Do Something". Do Something. 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. ^ Carr, Jay (1991-05-26). "Elisabeth Shue commutes from academe to Tinseltown". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  7. ^ Rader, Dotson (1997-11-23). "Let Yourself Feel It All". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  8. ^ Hall of Fame Archived October 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ ESPN SportsCenter – Melrose Place (YouTube video). February 16, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  10. ^ Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service (July 31, 1992). "'Melrose Place' star a Hollywood sibling". News & Record. Landmark Communications. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Brennan, Patricia (June 9, 1996). "Keeping his goal in sight". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  12. ^ Reilley, Mike (April 9, 1994). "'Melrose Place' Actor to Play for Orange County Soccer Team". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  13. ^ Henderson, Martin (July 19, 1994). "Splash Has Place Saved for Shue : 'Melrose' Series Star to Play Soccer at Pond". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  14. ^ Firchau, Nick (January 1, 2021). "When MLS went Hollywood: The incredible story of Andrew Shue, Melrose Place and the LA Galaxy". Major League Soccer. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  15. ^ Rodriguez, Alicia (April 1, 2020). "But seriously, Andrew Shue played for the LA Galaxy". LAG Confidential. SB Nation. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  16. ^ "cafemom.com". Cafemom.com. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
  17. ^ http://thestir.cafemom.com/about.php
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "Wedding Belle". New York Post. 2009-09-27. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
  21. ^ Miller, Samantha (2009-09-27). "Engaged: Andrew Shue and Today's Amy Robach!". People magazine. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
  22. ^ Caplan, David (2010-02-07). "Andrew Shue and Today's Amy Robach are married". People magazine. Retrieved 2011-11-08.

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