Eve Hewson

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Eve Hewson
Born Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson[1][2]
(1991-07-07) 7 July 1991 (age 23)
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Residence Brooklyn, New York
Nationality Irish
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Parents Paul Hewson (Bono) (father)
Ali Hewson (mother)
Relatives Jordan Lena Hewson,
John Abraham Hewson

Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson (born 7 July 1991) is an Irish actress. She is the daughter of U2's lead singer Bono and activist Ali Hewson. Her first big role was in Paolo Sorrentino's This Must Be the Place in 2011, alongside Sean Penn.

Early and personal life[edit]

Hewson was born in Dublin in 1991, the second daughter of activist Ali Hewson (née Alison Stewart) and singer Bono (Paul David Hewson). She was named after being born on 7 July at 7:00; "eve" is the middle of the word "seven".[3] She has three siblings: older sister Jordan and younger brothers Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and John Abraham. She was educated at St. Andrew's College in Dublin and attended New York University.[4]

U2 song "Kite" was inspired by a moment when Bono took a kite up on Killiney Hill with his two daughters, but the kite blew off and smashed and Eve asked if they could go home to play with their Tamagotchis.[3]


Although her father and mother were against Hewson performing,[5] she made her acting début in 2005 alongside her sister Jordan in Erica Dunton's short film Lost and Found.[6] She made her feature-length début in 2008 in another film directed by Dunton, The 27 Club.[7] The same year Hewson took part in an acting programme at the New York Film Academy. In 2010 she appeared in the music video and accompanying short film for Irish band The Script's song "For the First Time".[8]

In 2011, Hewson appeared alongside Sean Penn and Frances McDormand in Paolo Sorrentino's This Must Be the Place, playing the role of a young punk called Mary.[9] She portrayed Yvonne in the film thriller Blood Ties by French director Guillaume Canet.[10] Hewson received her degree from New York University on 22 May 2013, her father turned down an offer of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on the same day.[11]

In July 2013, Jack Quaid of The Hunger Games, and Hewson, asked fans to help them fund a new film called Roadies using crowdsourcing.[12] In September of the same year, Hewson appeared with James Gandolfini in the American comedy film Enough Said (one of Gandolfini's final film roles).[13] Hewson also co-stars with Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh's TV drama The Knick.[14] In November 2013 Hewson was nominated for the Tatler Irish Woman of the Year award, for her work in films.[15]


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Lost and Found Credited as Brenda M. Stankard
2008 Jorma's Blind Date The Blind Date Credited as Eve Hewston
2008 The 27 Club Stella
2010 For the First Time Della Music Video
2011 This Must Be the Place Mary
2013 Blood Ties Yvonne
2013 Enough Said Tess
2014 The Knick Lucy Elkins Main cast
2015 Untitled Cold War thriller Filming


  1. ^ "All About Eve Hewson". Belfast Telegraph Woman. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Margaret Eby (2013). "Bono attends daughter Eve Hewson's NYU graduation at Yankee Stadium - NY Daily News". nydailynews.com (New York). Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. U2 by U2. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-077674-9. 
  4. ^ "All About Eve Hewson". The Belfast Telegraph. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Chrissie Russell (10 March 2012). "Eve Hewson". Independent.ie. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Sarah Nathan (2013). "It's All About Eve: Bono's rarely seen daughter sizzles in her modelling debut as she hits Hollywood | Mail Online". dailymail.co.uk (London). Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "The 27 Club, Meet the Filmmakers, Erica Dunton, Writer and Director". the27clubmovie.com. 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bono's daughter stars in Script video - RTÉ Ten". rte.ie. 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Eve Hewson at Sundance 2012: Bono's daughter talks about new movie with Sean Penn | Mail Online". dailymail.co.uk (London). 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. "Cast in the role of Mary – a young punk" 
  10. ^ MICHELLE K SMITH (2013). "Eve Hewson talks about growing up with Bono’s fame - U2 frontman's daughter can spot fakers | Irish Entertainment | IrishCentral". irishcentral.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Contact Music (2013). "Bono | Bono Turns Down Honorary Degree From Daughter's College | Contactmusic.com". contactmusic.com. Retrieved 15 May 2013. "will receive her degree from New York University on 22 May" 
  12. ^ "Jack Quaid And Eve Hewson Need Fan Funding for New Movie". femalefirst.co.uk. 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  13. ^ Wright, Shauna (2013). "Bono's Daughter Stars in Acclaimed New Movie". ultimateclassicrock.com. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  14. ^ RTT Staff Writer (2013). "Bono Has An Up-and-Coming Actress Daughter". rttnews.com. Retrieved 23 September 2013. "Hewson will also star in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming TV drama The Knick." 
  15. ^ Rabbitte, Eimear (7 November 2013). "Who are Ireland's women of the year? - Independent.ie". independent.ie. Retrieved 7 November 2013. "Irish Woman of the Year" 

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