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Updated September 07, 2008 11:00 AM
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In 2002, Elisabeth Shue — already a Harvard graduate — was contemplating a return to academia in order to "reconnect with what’s real" when she agreed to replace Catherine Keener in the stage production of Burn This. "That sucked me back into the vortex," the 44-year-old actress tells New York magazine, and while she hasn’t looked back since she does set some limits. Mom to Miles William, 10 ½, Stella Street, 7, and Agnes Charles, 2, with husband Davis Guggenheim, Elisabeth says she’s happy to keep the entertainment industry at arm’s length.

Elisabeth’s latest film, Hamlet 2, is in theaters now.

Source: New York