Alice Eve Biography
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Also Known As: Alice Sophia Eve
Born in: London
Famous as: Actress
Spouse/Ex-: Alex Cowper-Smith (m. 2014 – div. 2017)
father: Trevor Eve
mother: Sharon Maughan
education: Bedales School, University of Oxford, St Catherine's College, Westminster School
Alice Eve is a British actor. A ‘Beverly Hills Playhouse’ alumna, she made her TV and film debut in the same year and has appeared in numerous projects since then. Alice is mostly known for her roles in the 2010 romantic comedy 'Sex and the City 2’ and the 2013 science-fiction film 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' She had the lead role in the 2010 comedy flick 'She's Out of My League,' in which her birth parents played the parents of her character, ‘Molly McCleish.’ Additionally, Alice has appeared in a few short films, too, such as 'The Amazing Trousers' (2007), 'Please, Alfonso' (2012), and 'Lithgow Saint' (2015). Her filmography also includes some direct-to-VOD films. Some of them are 'ATM' (2012), 'Misconduct' (2016), and 'The Con Is On' (2017). Alice has also made appearances in a couple of music videos, such as 'Hotel Ceiling' by 'Rixton.' Her TV credits include a few miniseries, TV movies, and a recurring role in 'Entourage.' Apart from TV and films, Alice is a prominent figure in the theater circuit. Alice married UK-based financier Alex Cowper-Smith in 2014. They divorced in 2017. She has also been in relationships with a few of her co-actors. Alice has also dated poet Adam O'Riordan.
- Alice was born Alice Sophia Eve, on February 6, 1982, in London, to English actor couple Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan. She grew up with her two brothers, Jack and George. Alice is of English, Irish, and Welsh descent.
- Alice attended 'Bedales School' in Hampshire and 'More House School' in Knightsbridge. She completed her A-levels from 'Westminster School' in London. While on her academic break, she attended the acting school 'Beverly Hills Playhouse.' She resumed her formal education and studied English at 'St. Catherine's College’ of the ‘University of Oxford.' At 'Oxford,' Alice was active in theater. Some of her notable projects were the student productions of 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' 'Animal Crackers,' and 'Scenes from an Execution.' ‘Animal Crackers’ was an official entry at the 'Edinburgh Festival Fringe,' one of the world’s largest arts festivals.
- Alice has admitted picking up a California valley-girl accent while at the acting school in Los Angeles, as she was misunderstood because of her British accent.
- Alice began her career in 2004, with the British–American–German romantic period film 'Stage Beauty.' The same year, she appeared as ‘Martha Guthrie’ in the 'BBC' movie 'Hawking' (based on the early life of Stephen Hawking). The following year, she was seen in two period miniseries: as ‘Cicely Boyd’ in 'The Rotters' Club' and as ‘Countess Giulietta Guicciardi’ in 'Beethoven.' She was cast as ‘Lenox Tamplin’ in an episode of the 'ITV' mystery–drama 'Agatha Christie's Poirot.'
- In 2006, Alice portrayed a teenage pageant queen, ‘Josie McBroom,’ in the dark comedy flick 'Big Nothing.' She was also seen as ‘Esther’ in the British TV thriller 'Losing Gemma.' In 2007, Alice appeared as young ‘Esme/Alice’ in the play 'Rock 'n' Roll' that opened at the 'Royal Court Theatre' in 2006. This ‘Broadway’ revival role earned her a nomination for the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at the 'Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards.'
- After appearing in the films 'Crossing Over' (2009) and 'She's Out of My League' (2010), Alice was seen as an Irish nanny named ‘Erin’ in the romantic comedy 'Sex and the City 2.' Alice was cast as ‘Roxane’ for a Cyrano de Bergerac play staged at the 'Chichester Festival Theatre' in 2009.
- In 2011, Alice was seen in the recurring role of ‘Sophia’ in the 'HBO’ comedy series 'Entourage.' Her film credits for the year included the romantic comedy 'The Decoy Bride,' in which Alice portrayed Hollywood actor ‘Lara Tyler.’ She was cast as ‘Dr. Carol Marcus’ in the 2013 science-fiction flick 'Star Trek into Darkness.' To fit in the character's designer space costume, Alice had to undergo an inadequate diet that consisted only of spinach.
- Alice portrayed the young ‘Agent O’ in the 2012 science-fiction comedy 'Men in Black 3.' In 2013, she was one of the participants in the opening session of the annual trade show known as the 'Consumer Electronics Show.' The same year, she appeared in the music video of the track 'Queenie Eye' by Paul McCartney. In 2014, Alice played herself in the comedy film 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.' She has been cast to play ‘Ainsley Earhardt,’ a popular 'Fox News' personality, in the upcoming drama film 'Fair and Balanced.' She was seen as the fictional character ‘Typhoid Mary’ in the 2018 'Netflix' series 'Iron Fist.'
- Alice was earlier married to her high-school sweetheart, Alex Cowper-Smith, a financier from the UK. Their engagement was announced in August 2014. They got married on December 31, 2014. However, their marriage succumbed to Alice’s flourishing career. They got divorced in 2017, the year she became a naturalized American citizen.
- Before being married to Alex, Alice had been in a few relationships. She dated her co-star Rafe Spall from 2004 to 2006. She then began a relationship with her 'Rock 'n' Roll' fellow actor Rufus Sewell. The two broke up in 2008. Alice is also known for her relationship with poet Adam O'Riordan. They met at 'Oxford.' However, they parted ways in 2012, after Alice became too busy with her career.
- Alice has heterochromia, which means her irises are of different colors. Her left eye is blue, while her right eye is green.
- In 2015, Alice was dragged into controversy when she "tweeted" some derogatory remarks aimed at retired 'Olympic' gold medal-winning decathlete Bruce Jenner, who is now Caitlyn Marie Jenner after a sex-change procedure. The athlete was supported worldwide after she revealed about her gender transition. Alice had posted a series of "tweets" that indicated that she believed the transition was fake. Alice had to face a lot of criticism for her insensitive remark and even deleted her “tweets.”
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