Elisabeth Shue Joins the Cast of CSI

Elisabeth Shue is going back to Las Vegas.

The award-winning actress, who was nominated for a best-actress Oscar for her role in Leaving Las Vegas, is joining the cast of the Vegas-based CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS announced Friday. Her character’s first appearance will be in the Feb. 15, 2012 episode.

Shue, 48, also known for her roles in 1980s flicks including Adventures in Babysitting and The Karate Kid, will be a series regular.

Elisabeth Shue Has a Girl

Elisabeth Shue and her husband, Davis Guggenheim, welcomed a baby girl, Agnes Charles Guggenheim, on Sunday, a rep for the actress tells PEOPLE.

“Mother and daughter are happy and healthy,” says rep Stephen Huvane.

This is the third child for Shue and Guggenheim, who are both 42. They have a son, Miles, 8, and a daughter, Stella, 5.

Shue was nominated for an Oscar for 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas.

Elisabeth Shue

She was nominated for an Oscar, then disappeared into the ivory tower. Now Elisabeth Shue, who returned to Harvard in 2000 to finish her bachelor’s degree, is back on the big screen in Hide and Seek, a spooky thriller costarring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning, and Mysterious Skin, an entry at the Sundance Film Festival. The actress, 41, who earned her Academy Award nod for 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas, also focused on family in the meantime, with daughter Stella, 3, joining son Miles, 7.

Shue Hurts Foot

Elisabeth Shue is recovering from surgery to repair an Achilles tendon which she tore during a gym workout. The actress was injured Monday and had surgery a day later, said her spokesman Steven Huvane. Shue had been filming “The Hollow Man,” a science fiction film in which she plays a scientist working on serum that makes people invisible. The filming schedule has been rearranged to shoot around her while she recovers.

Harvard Fits Shue

Elisabeth Shue is planning to drop her film scripts temporarily in favor of cracking the books. The “Leaving Las Vegas” star, 36, “needs one more semester to get her degree in government,” her rep told New York’s Daily News. So, she’s off to Harvard, where she had been a student in the ’80s before her acting career took off. (Her first film was 1984’s “The Karate Kid.”) The exact date she re-enters the Cambridge, Mass., campus reportedly depends upon the scheduling of an upcoming movie.

Shue Fits Caps and Gown

“Leaving Las Vegas” costar Elisabeth Shue, 36, graduated from Harvard University on Thursday, 15 years after she dropped out to take up acting. Her degree is in political science.