Neve Adrianne Campbell
October 3, 1973
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(m. 1995; div. 1998)
(m. 2007; div. 2011)
|Partner(s)||JJ Feild (2011–present)|
|Relatives||Christian Campbell (brother)|
Neve Adrianne Campbell (/ /; born October 3, 1973) is a Canadian actress, who has been noted as an influential media and popular culture figure since the late 1990s. Her accolades include two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, a Fangoria Chainsaw Award, a Saturn Award and an MTV Award.
Following a series of guest appearances, Campbell first received recognition for starring in the Canadian drama series Catwalk (1992–1994) and the family television film The Canterville Ghost (1996), before starring as Julia Salinger in the Fox teen drama series Party of Five (1994–2000), which is her breakthrough role. She subsequently achieved her first leading feature film role with the supernatural horror The Craft (1996) and rose to international prominence for starring as Sidney Prescott in Wes Craven's slasher film franchise Scream (1996–present). The first film, released in 1996, emerged as a critical and commercial success, and was the highest-grossing slasher film for over 20 years; the franchise has since attained a cult following, and her performance in the series established her as one of the highest-grossing and acclaimed horror heroines in modern time.
Following Scream 2, Campbell achieved mainstream success in films such as the neo-noir thriller Wild Things (1998), the crime films Drowning Mona and Panic (both 2000), all of which garnered critical acclaim. She has since starred in the dramas The Company (2003) and When Will I Be Loved (2004), the comedies Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004) and Relative Strangers (2006), the romantic-drama Closing the Ring (2007) and the comedy-drama Walter (2015), the action Skyscraper (2018), the Canadian-drama Castle in the Ground (2019) and the musical drama Clouds (2020). She also starred as Olivia Maidstone in the NBC action drama series The Philanthropist (2009) and as LeAnn Harvey in the Netflix political thriller series House of Cards (2016–2017).
Campbell has been regarded as a sex symbol of the 1990s. She has been on the cover of several magazines, such as Empire and Rolling Stone. She appeared on People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in both 1998 and 2000.
Campbell was born as Neve Adrianne Campbell on October 3, 1973, in Guelph, Ontario, where she was raised. Her Dutch mother, Marnie (née Neve), is a yoga instructor and psychologist from Amsterdam. Her Scottish father, Gerry Campbell, immigrated to Canada from his native Glasgow, Scotland, and taught high school drama classes in Mississauga, Ontario. Campbell's maternal grandparents ran a theatre company in the Netherlands, and her paternal grandparents were also performers. On her mother's side, Campbell is descended from Sephardic Jews who immigrated to the Netherlands and converted to Catholicism. She has stated, "I am a practicing Catholic, but my lineage is Jewish, so if someone asks me if I'm Jewish, I say yes." Campbell has three brothers: Christian, Alex, and Damian. Her parents broke up when she was two years old.
At age six, she saw a performance of The Nutcracker and decided she wanted to take ballet, enrolling at the Erinvale School of Dance. She later moved into residence at the National Ballet School of Canada, training there and appearing in performances of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. After accumulating numerous dance-related injuries, Campbell moved into acting at the age of 15, performing in The Phantom of the Opera at the Canon Theatre in Toronto while attending John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph, where she trained in acting and worked in theatre.
Campbell began her professional career appearing in a 1991 Coca-Cola commercial, and promoted its sponsorship on Bryan Adams' Waking Up the Nation Tour (1991–1992). She followed this with an uncredited cameo appearance on the series My Secret Identity in 1991. The next year, she played the minor role of Laura Capelli on an episode of The Kids in the Hall, and landed her first starring role as Daisy in the Canadian drama series Catwalk. She subsequently made several guest appearances on various Canadian television shows, such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, both occurring in 1994.
With a desire to perform in Hollywood, Campbell went to Los Angeles to find a talent manager to represent her, and ended up going on several auditions while she was doing so. One of these auditions was for Party of Five, which cast her in the role of orphaned teenager Julia Salinger, whereupon Campbell permanently relocated to the United States in order to play the role.
Party of Five premiered in 1994, and went on to receive critical acclaim, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama in 1996. Her performance was lauded by critics and audiences alike, described as "television's most believable teenager"; the series is credited as her breakthrough role. After portraying the role for six seasons, Campbell did not renew her contract for a seventh season in order to pursue film work, which led the series' end in 2000.
Campbell's first widely released film was The Craft (1996), which she starred in alongside Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True. The movie was a surprise summer hit, earning $55 million against a budget of $15 million. Campbell's major rise to fame occurred when she starred as Sidney Prescott in the horror film Scream (1996), a major hit which earned over $173 million at the worldwide box office and won critical acclaim. Her performance received significant critical praise: Patrick Mullen of Medium stated that "I've always appreciated Neve Campbell in the lead just as much. She plays the role so straight while everyone else winks at the camera. It may sound like it wouldn't work, but it actually does. Sidney Prescott is a more compelling heroine than you usually get in a horror movie." For her performance, she won the Saturn Award for Best Actress.
In 1997, Campbell reprised the role in Scream 2, which earned over $170 million and alike to the first installment, was critically acclaimed. She won her the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance. Campbell next appeared in the 1998 films, Hairshirt and 54 and voiced Kiara in the Disney animated musical film The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. She followed this with a role in the erotic thriller film Wild Things (1998) alongside Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon and Denise Richards. Glamour praised the film's female characters by describing Richards and Campbell as "two of the most well-rounded, fascinating, and exciting characters to ever grace the screen."
Campbell went on to appear in several films that received a limited theatrical release, but were well reviewed by critics, including the 2000 film Panic, in which she starred with William H. Macy and Donald Sutherland. Campbell starred again as Sidney Prescott in Scream 3 (2000), which earned over $160 million but marked a temporary end for the franchise. In his review of Scream 3, Roger Ebert wrote: "The camera loves her. She could become a really big star and then giggle at clips from this film at her AFI tribute."
In 2002, she starred in Last Call with Sissy Spacek and Jeremy Irons, for which she won a Prism Award for Performance in TV Movie or Miniseries. Campbell co-wrote, produced and starred in the 2003 film The Company, about Chicago's Joffrey Ballet, and the independent film When Will I Be Loved (2004), which was praised by critics, but received only a brief and limited theatrical release.
In March 2006, Campbell made her West End theatre debut, in a version of Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues at the Old Vic theatre. Matthew Modine and Maximilian Schell also appeared in the play, which received mixed reviews. Resurrection Blues was directed by Robert Altman, with whom Campbell had previously worked in The Company. Later in 2006, Campbell performed again in the West End in Love Song, alongside Cillian Murphy, Michael McKean and Kristen Johnston, to mixed reviews.
It would have to be something really special and really different. They'd have to be really convincing about who they decided to bring on as director, and I'd still have to do a bit of soul-searching on that one.
— Campbell on the possibility of returning to the Scream series
On June 24, 2009, Campbell returned to television in a starring role on NBC's short-lived drama series The Philanthropist. In 2011, Campbell starred in The Glass Man, which received a limited release. Also in 2011, 11 years after the previous instalment, Campbell made her comeback to the Scream franchise with Scream 4 (2011), which received positive reviews and earned over $97 million.
Campbell starred in the drama film Singularity, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival in May 2012. She also appeared in the 2012 miniseries Titanic: Blood and Steel, and starred in the 2013 Lifetime crime film An Amish Murder. Campbell guest-starred in several television series, including the NBC supernatural drama Medium, the Fox animated sitcom The Simpsons, the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy, the AMC period drama Mad Men, and the NBC sitcom Welcome to Sweden.
In 2015, she guest starred in the WGN period drama series Manhattan. On June 30, 2015, it was announced that Campbell would star in the Netflix television drama House of Cards, beginning in the fourth season. She portrayed Texas based political consultant LeAnn Harvey. On June 22, 2017, it was reported that Campbell would star in Rawson Marshall Thurber's action film Skyscraper. She played Sarah Sawyer, the wife of Will (Dwayne Johnson). The film was released on July 13, 2018, to box office success. Campbell co-starred as Valerie Gannon in the 2018 independent drama film Hot Air.
In 2019, Campbell starred as Rebecca Fine, a single mother struggling with a serious illness, in the Canadian drama film Castle in the Ground. The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and received generally positive reviews. It was announced in 2019 that Campbell would star as author Laura Sobiech in the biographical musical drama film Clouds, which is based on the true story of Zach Sobiech. It was released in 2020 to positive reviews on Disney+.
In September 2020, it was confirmed that Campbell would be reprising her role as Sidney Prescott for the fifth Scream film, which was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. The film will be released on January 14, 2022. In February 2021, Campbell was cast as Mickey Haller's ex-wife Margaret "Maggie" McPherson in a television adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer for Netflix.
Campbell married Jeff Colt on April 3, 1995. The couple met when he was a bartender at Toronto's Pantages Theatre, where she was performing. They divorced in May 1998.
In 2005, Campbell began dating John Light, whom she met while filming Investigating Sex. They became engaged in December 2005 and married in Malibu, California, on May 5, 2007. The couple lived together in Islington, London for five years, until Campbell filed for divorce on June 30, 2010, in Los Angeles.
In March 2012, Campbell and her partner, actor JJ Feild, confirmed that they were expecting their first child together. Their first son, Caspian, was born in August 2012. On June 29, 2018, Campbell announced on Instagram the adoption of their second son.
Campbell has been included in magazine lists of the world's most beautiful women. She was selected as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in 1998 and 2000. In 1998, she was ranked third in Empire's 100 Sexiest Movie Stars list. She was included in FHM's "Sexiest Women in the World" list in 1998 (at No. 31), 1999 (at No. 20), 2000 (at No. 31), and 2001 (at No. 42).
Campbell has graced the cover of numerous magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Empire, Rolling Stone, Health, FHM, Entertainment Weekly, Lucky, Veronica and Jane. She has appeared in television commercials for Coca-Cola, Tampax, McDonald's and Crunchie.
|1993||The Dark||Officer Jesse Donovan|
|1994||The Passion of John Ruskin||Effie Gray||Short film|
|1996||The Craft||Bonnie Harper|
|1998||Wild Things||Suzie Marie Toller|
|1998||Hairshirt (home video title: Too Smooth)||Renée Weber||Also producer|
|1998||The Lion King II: Simba's Pride||Adult Kiara (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Three to Tango||Amy Post|
|2000||Drowning Mona||Ellen Rash|
|2000||Scream 3||Sidney Prescott|
|2003||Lost Junction||Missy Lofton|
|2003||The Company||Loretta "Ry" Ryan||Also story writer and producer|
|2003||Blind Horizon||Chloe Richards|
|2004||When Will I Be Loved||Vera Barrie|
|2004||Churchill: The Hollywood Years||Princess Elizabeth|
|2006||Relative Strangers||Ellen Minola|
|2007||I Really Hate My Job||Abi|
|2007||Closing the Ring||Marie|
|2008||Agent Crush||Cassie (voice)|
|2011||Scream 4||Sidney Prescott|
|2011||The Glass Man||Julie Pyrite|
|2018||Hot Air||Valerie Gannon|
|2019||Castle in the Ground||Rebecca|
|1991||My Secret Identity||Student||Uncredited; Episode: "Pirate Radio"|
|1992||The Kids in the Hall||Laura Capelli||Episode: #3.13|
|1992||Catwalk||Daisy McKenzie||4 episodes|
|1994||I Know My Son is Alive||Beth||Television film|
|1994||The Forget-Me-Not Murders||Jess Foy||Television film|
|1994||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Nonnie Walker||Episode: "Tale of the Dangerous Soup"|
|1994||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Trish Collins||Episode: "Kundela"|
|1994||Aventures dans le Grand Nord||Nepeese||Episode: "Bari"|
|1994–2000||Party of Five||Julia Salinger||142 episodes|
|1996||The Canterville Ghost||Virginia "Ginny" Otis||Television film|
|1997||Saturday Night Live||Host||Episode: "Neve Campbell/David Bowie"|
|2002||Last Call||Frances Kroll||Television film|
|2005||Reefer Madness||Miss Poppy||Television film|
|2008||Burn Up||Holly||2 episodes|
|2009||The Philanthropist||Olivia Maidstone||8 episodes|
|2009||Sea Wolf||Maud Brewster||2 episodes|
|2009||The Simpsons||Cassandra (voice)||Episode: "Rednecks and Broomsticks"|
|2012||Titanic: Blood and Steel||Joanna||6 episodes|
|2012||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Lizzie Shepherd||2 episodes|
|2013||An Amish Murder||Kate Burkholder||Television film; also executive producer|
|2014||Mad Men||Lee Cabot||Episode: "Time Zones"|
|2015||Welcome to Sweden||Diane||4 episodes|
|2015||Manhattan||Kitty Oppenheimer||2 episodes|
|2016–2017||House of Cards||LeAnn Harvey||26 episodes|
|TBA||The Lincoln Lawyer||Margaret "Maggie" McPherson||Main role|
Awards and nominations
|1996||Family Film Award||Best Actress – TV||The Canterville Ghost||Won|
|1997||Online Film & Television Association||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Party of Five||Nominated|
|Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Actress||Scream||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Award||Best Female Performance||Nominated|
|Fangoria Chainsaw Award||Best Actress||Won|
|Saturn Award||Best Actress||Won|
|1998||Blockbuster Entertainment Award||Favourite Actress – Horror||Scream 2||Won|
|MTV Movie Award||Best Female Performance||Won|
|Online Film & Television Association||Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Actress||Nominated|
|Fangoria Chainsaw Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|1999||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actress||Party of Five||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Award||Best Kiss (shared with Matt Dillon and Denise Richards)||Wild Things||Nominated|
|2000||MTV Movie Award||Best Female Performance||Scream 3||Nominated|
|2001||Blockbuster Entertainment Award||Favourite Actress – Horror||Won|
|2003||Prism Award||Performance in TV Movie or Miniseries||Last Call||Won|
|2011||Scream Award||Best Horror Actress||Scream 4||Nominated|
|2012||Golden Nymph Award||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Titanic: Blood and Steel||Nominated|
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'I am a practicing Catholic, but my lineage is Jewish, so if someone asks me if I'm Jewish, I say yes.' That's Neve Campbell at Elaine's after the premiere of 'The Company,' explaining to Webster Hall's Baird Jones that 'Neve' was a family name that was first used by her ancestors, Sephardic Jews who later emigrated to the Netherlands and converted to Catholicism.
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