Neve Campbell Biography

Neve Campbell is a popular actress from Canada best recognized for her role in ‘Scream’. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Neve Campbell
Quick Facts

Birthday: October 3, 1973

Nationality: Canadian

Famous: Actresses Canadian Women

Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As: Neve Adrianne Campbel

Born in: Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Jeff Colt (m. 1995–1998), John Light (m. 2007–2011)

father: Gerry Campbell

mother: Marnie Campbell

siblings: Christian Campbell

children: Caspian Feild

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education: National Ballet School of Canada

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Neve Campbell, born as Neve Adrianne Campbell, is a popular actress from Canada. She is best recognized for appearing as Sidney Prescott in the horror movie series ‘Scream’. Besides this, she has starred in numerous other films such as ‘Wild Things’, ‘The Company’, ‘Panic’ and ‘The Craft’. The daughter of a psychologist and high school teacher, she has also done considerable television work. On TV, she has appeared in the American series ‘Party of Five’, Canadian series ‘Catwalk’ and Netflix drama ‘House of Cards’, to name a few. Campbell, who has contributed much to the Canadian as well as American entertainment industry, has won several awards and honors in her career. She won the ‘Saturn Award’ for Best Actress for ‘Scream.’ She was awarded with ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’ for Favorite Actress - Horror and MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance for ‘Scream 2.’ Besides these, her appearance in the television film ‘Last Call’ also fetched her a ‘Prism Award’. The Canadian actress, who is known for her unique acting skills, was once placed in ‘50 Most Beautiful' list by People magazine. She was once ranked #35 in the FHM’s list of ‘50 Sexiest Women’. In 1998, Campbell was voted No. 3 in the EMPIRE (UK) magazine's list of ‘100 sexiest movie stars’. Talking about the star’s personal lifestyle, she is an avid animal lover in real life. She has a quite offensive sense of humor as well.

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Neve Campbell
Childhood & Early Life
  • Neve Campbell was born on October 3, 1973 in Ontario. Her mother Marnie is a psychologist and yoga instructor from Amsterdam. She also had been an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator. Her British father Gerry, who immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland, taught high school drama classes in Ontario.
  • She has three brothers: Damian, Alex, and Christian. Her parents separated when she was aged two.
  • Her maternal grandparents ran a theater corporation in Netherlands. Campbell’s paternal grandparents were also actors.
  • Campbell enrolled at Erinvale School of Dance where she learned ballet. Later on, she attended the National Ballet School of Canada. There she appeared in performances of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘The Nutcracker.’
  • After suffering from many dance-related injuries, she turned to acting at the age of 15 after which she performed in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at Canon Theatre (Toronto) while attending the John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute.
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Career
  • In 1991, Neve Campbell appeared in a commercial for Coca-Cola and promoted the company during the ‘Waking Up the Nation Tour’ by Bryan Adams.
  • She then starred as Daisy in the Canadian series ‘Catwalk’. This was followed by her performance in the short film ‘The Passion of John Ruskin’ and the TV films ‘I Know My Son is Alive’ and ‘The Forget-Me-Not Murders’.
  • Then the actress was cast as Julia Salinger in the drama series ‘Party of Five’. Soon after this, she appeared in an episode of ‘MADtv’.
  • In 1996, Campbell was given the role of Bonnie Harper in the movie ‘The Craft’. That year, she also performed as Sidney Prescott in the flick ‘Scream’. The following year, she did ‘Scream 2’ and appeared in an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a host.
  • The Canadian star was cast in the movies ‘Wild Things’, ‘54’ and ‘Hairshirt’ in 1998. The same year, she also lent her voice to the character of Kiara in the animated film ‘The Lion King II: Simba's Pride’.
  • She then acted in the movies ‘Drowning Mona’, ‘Panic’ and ‘Scream 3’. She was cast as Frances Kroll in the television film ‘Last Call’ and as Alice in the film ‘Investigating Sex’ in 2002.
  • A year later, in 2003, she got featured in the films ‘Lost Junction’, ‘The Company’ and ‘Blind Horizon’. After this, she did the films ‘When Will I Be Loved´ and ‘Churchill: The Hollywood Years’.
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  • In 2007, the actress appeared in the series ‘Medium’. The same year, she acted in the movies ‘Partition’, ‘I Really Hate My Job´ and ‘Closing the Ring’.
  • Soon after this, Campbell guest-starred in the drama series ‘Burn Up’. She then appeared in the drama ‘The Philanthropist’ and the miniseries ‘Sea Wolf’.
  • She then reprised her role of Sidney Prescott in the movie ‘Scream 4’ in 2011. The following year, she was offered roles in the series ‘Titanic: Blood and Steel’ as well as ‘Grey's Anatomy’. In the year 2015, the Canadian beauty joined the cast of the dramas ‘Welcome to Sweden’ and ‘Manhattan’.
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Major Works
  • In 1996, Neve Campbell did the television film ‘The Canterville Ghost’ in which she appeared as Virginia Otis. The family drama fantasy movie was much appreciated by the critics and nominated for several awards.
  • In 2016, she began starring as LeAnn Harvey in the Netflix TV drama ‘House Of Cards’. The character she played was a political consultant. The thriller series received positive reviews and several award nominations.
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Awards & Achievements
  • Neve Campbell has earned several awards in her entertainment career. In 1996, she won the ‘Family Film Award for Best Actress – TV’ for ‘The Canterville Ghost’.
  • In 1997, she won the ‘Saturn Award’ for Best Actress for her movie ‘Scream’.
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  • Her performances in ‘Scream 2’ and ‘Scream 3’ fetched her ‘MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance’ and ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award’ for Favorite Actress – Horror respectively.
  • In 1998 and 2000, the Canadian actress was placed in People magazine’s ‘50 Most Beautiful' list. She was also placed in FHM's list of ‘Sexiest Women in the World’ in the years 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. She was ranked No. 8 in Maxim's list of ‘Hottest Women of Horror Movies’.
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Personal Life
  • In April 1995, Neve Campbell married actor Jeff Colt whom she had first met at Toronto's Pantages Theatre. In May 1998, the couple got divorced.
  • In 2005, Campbell started dating actor John Light. Two years later, she got married to him in Malibu, California. The couple was together for five years before separating in June 2010.
  • She later began a relationship with actor JJ Field. In 2012, the couple confirmed that they were about to become parents. A son, Caspian, was born to them in August that year.
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Trivia
  • Neve Campbell is an official advocate for people living with epilepsy.
  • She holds British citizenship.
  • In Italian and Portuguese, her name means ‘snow’.
  • Campbell is a former sister-in-law of Liz Light and Erin Matthews as well as of Corinne Olivo, Denise Olivo, America Olivo and Jason Brooks.
  • Her family was given the title of ‘spokesfamily’ of Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada.
  • At the age of 14, the actress suffered a ‘nervous breakdown’ that resulted in complete hairloss.
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1. Scream (1996)

  (Horror, Mystery)

2. Partition (2007)

  (Romance, Drama)


3. Panic (2000)

  (Drama, Comedy, Crime)

4. Closing the Ring (2007)

  (Romance, Drama)



5. Wild Things (1998)

  (Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Crime)

6. The Company (2003)

  (Drama, Music, Romance)




7. The Craft (1996)

  (Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Drama)

8. Scream 4 (2011)

  (Horror, Mystery)





Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
1998 Best Female Performance Scream 2 (1997)

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- November 13, 2017

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