Elisabeth Shue Returning to Las Vegas as ‘CSI”s Newest Cast Member

Oscar nominee replaces Marg Helgenberger

In a long and varied film and television career, Elisabeth Shue has played a hooker with a heart of gold, a babysitter lost in the big city and Marty McFly's love interest.

But she's never nailed a serial killer using DNA evidence while the Who blared on the soundtrack — until now.

Cue up "Who Are You," the Oscar nominee is joining the cast of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS announced Friday. 

The "Leaving Las Vegas" star replaces Marg Helgenberger, who is exiting the show after playing a blood splatter analyst for 12 seasons.

Shue will first appear on the series on Feb. 15 

Shue will play the newest CSI, fresh off an anger management course, amid rumors that D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) fired her when she worked for him in Seattle. Danson is himself a recent transplant to the Las Vegas crime lab. The "Cheers" star replaced Laurence Fishburne as top investigator this season. 

Shue’s film credits include “Adventures in Babysitting,” “Back to the Future Part II,” “Mysterious Skin,” “Hollow Man,” “The Karate Kid.” She also stars in the upcoming film from Relativity Media, “House at the End of the Street,” starring opposite Jennifer Lawrence and scheduled for April 2012, and is currently filming Fox 2000’s “Of Men And Mavericks,” with director Curtis Henson and starring opposite Gerard Butler.

Her television credits include “Call to Glory,” and guest starring roles on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Dream On.”