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Name: Andrew Shue.                                                                               
Born: 20 February 1967                                                                           
Wilmington, Delaware, United States                                                               
Andrew Shue (born February 20, 1967 in Wilmington, Delaware U.S.) is an American                 
actor, best known for his role as Billy on the television series Melrose Place (1992–1998).     
Shue is the brother of the American actress, Elisabeth Shue. He is currently on                   
the Board of Directors for Do Something (which he co-founded) and is the co-founder               
Shue attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey. He, along with his                   
sister Elisabeth, was inducted into the CHS Hall of Fame in 1994. Shue                           
received his B.A. in history from Dartmouth College in 1989. He visited Zimbabwe                 
as an All-American soccer player after graduation. He simultaneously played for                   
the Zimbabwe national champions, the Bulawayo Highlanders, and taught high                       
school math.                                                                                     
In May 1992 Andrew was selected to play Billy Campbell on the Aaron Spelling hit                 
show Melrose Place. He starred opposite Courtney Thorne-Smith, whom he later                     
dated. Andrew stayed on the show for six years, during which Melrose became a                     
smash TV hit. During this time he appeared as a wife beater in the Francis Ford                   
Coppola film The Rainmaker (starring Matt Damon and Claire Danes).                               
In 1996, Shue played soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy team.                                     
A 1996 commercial for Sports Center 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 Sports Center.                                               
Shue worked with his sister Elisabeth, his brother John, and his brother-in-law                   
Davis Guggenheim (the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth) on the                     
the 2007 feature film, Gracie. This film (which he co-produced and had a minor                   
role in) 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.