TWO sons to esteemed former soap opera Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue who had a playing sting with HighlandersA� football giants that gave their father a sporting name.
Nathaniel (19) plays as a right back while his younger brother Adian (17) is a midfielder.
a�?They came with their father and they have been with us for four months now. Andrew Shue is a former Highlanders player and he left the two boys under our care to enjoy the Zimbabwean hospitality and weather,a�? said Highlanders chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede.
He added that while the club was not looking forward to offering the duo contracts, if the members of their technical department do happen to develop a soft spot for their services, they will be signed.
a�?We are not looking forward to signing them but if they do happen to impress the technical team we will rope them in,a�? said Gumede.
In the United States of America, the Shue siblings were very much active in football with Nathaniel turning out for Blair Academy.
Andrew Shuea��s career
In May 1992, Shue was cast to play the role of Billy Campbell on the Aaron Spelling soap opera Melrose Place.
He starred alongside 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 Sports Centre on ESPN has Shue being traded for former Sports Centre anchor Charlie Steiner where Steiner takes his position on Melrose Place and Shue takes his on Sports Centre.
He worked on the 2007 feature film, Grace, 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 siblingsa�� elder brother Will, who died in an accident in 1988. The story is loosely based on Elisabetha��s childhood, when she was the only girl playing on an all-boys soccer team.
During his time in Zimbabwe, Shue played for the Highlanders. That season, the Highlanders won a�?the doublea�?, 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.
In September 1993, he played one game with Los Angeles United of the Continental Indoor Soccer League.
In 1994, he played two games for the Anaheim Splash. In 1996, while still on Melrose Place, Shue played for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, recording one assist in five games. He spent the entire 1997 season on injured reserve.
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. 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, Baby Name Wizard and popular Latina site MamasLatinas.
Andrew also co-hosted the webisode series Mad Life along with comedian Chuck Nice and his mother-in-law Joanie Robach (mother of Amy Robach).