World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Neve Campbell

Article Id: WHEBN0000083049
Reproduction Date:

Title: Neve Campbell  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Scream 2, MTV Movie Award for Best Performance, Welcome to Sweden (2014 TV series), 1998 in film, Hairshirt (film)
Collection: 1973 Births, 20Th-Century Canadian Actresses, 21St-Century Canadian Actresses, Actresses from Ontario, Canadian Ballerinas, Canadian Catholics, Canadian Expatriates in the United Kingdom, Canadian Film Actresses, Canadian People of Dutch-Jewish Descent, Canadian People of Scottish Descent, Canadian Roman Catholics, Canadian Stage Actresses, Canadian Television Actresses, Canadian Voice Actresses, Christians of Jewish Descent, Jewish Canadian Actresses, Living People, People from Guelph, Sephardi Jews
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Neve Campbell

Neve Campbell
Campbell in 2009
Born Neve Adrianne Campbell
(1973-10-03) October 3, 1973
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Jeff Colt (m. 1995–1998)
John Light (m. 2007–2011)
Partner(s) JJ Field (2012–present)
Children 1
Relatives Christian Campbell (brother)

Neve Adrianne Campbell (; born October 3, 1973) is a Canadian actress. She appeared in the Canadian television series Catwalk, before she played Julia Salinger in the drama series Party of Five. She has also appeared in films, such as The Craft (1996). She is well known for her role as Sidney Prescott in the horror film series Scream. She also starred in the thriller Wild Things (1998) and later several films that were critically acclaimed but had a limited theatrical release, such as Panic (2000) and The Company (2003). She made guest appearances on several television shows, such as Medium, Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • In the media 4
  • Filmography 5
  • Awards and nominations 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Early life

Campbell was born in Guelph, Ontario. Her mother, Marnie (née Neve), is a yoga instructor and psychologist from Amsterdam.[1] Her father, Gerry Campbell, immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland,[2] and taught high school drama classes in Mississauga, Ontario (first at Westwood Secondary School, later at Lorne Park Secondary School, and now at Erindale Secondary School). Campbell's maternal grandparents ran a theater company in the Netherlands, and her paternal grandparents were also performers. On her mother's side, Campbell descends from Sephardi Jews who immigrated to the Netherlands and converted to Catholicism. She has stated: "I am a practising Catholic, but my lineage is Jewish, so if someone asks me if I'm Jewish, I say yes".[3][4]

Campbell has three brothers: Christian, Alex, and Damian (known as Damian McDonald). Her parents divorced when she was two years old. At age six, Neve saw a performance of The Nutcracker and decided she wanted to take ballet, enrolling at the Erinvale School of Dance. She and her brother Christian lived mostly with their father (who received custody of the two),[2] with regular periods at their mother's home until Neve was nine years old. At that time, she moved into residence at the National Ballet School of Canada, training there and appearing in performances of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.[2] After accumulating numerous dance-related injuries and a stress-induced nervous breakdown, she moved into acting at the age of 15, performing in The Phantom of the Opera at the Canon Theatre in Toronto while attending Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph.[2]


Campbell at the Emmy Awards in 1997

Campbell appeared in a 1991 Coca-Cola commercial and promotes its sponsorship on Bryan Adams' Waking Up the Nation Tour (1991–1992). Her first starring role was as Daisy in the Canadian youth series Catwalk, (1992–1994). She made several guest appearances on shows such as The Kids In The Hall, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. Described as "television's most believable teenager", Campbell rose to fame outside Canada after playing Julia Salinger in the drama series Party of Five, (1994–2000).[5] The show won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama in 1996.

Campbell's first widely released film was The Craft (1996). She starred as Sidney Prescott in Scream (1996), which was a huge success, earning over $173 million at the worldwide box office and winning critical acclaim. Her role has received significant critical praise throughout the Scream series, earning her the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role in Scream. The film was followed by three sequels, all of which were also successful, with Scream 2 earning over $170 million, Scream 3 over $160 million, and Scream 4 over $97 million. Campbell won the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance for Scream 2. 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."[6] Campbell appeared in Wild Things and 54, both of which were moderately successful. She also voiced Kiara in the Disney animated direct-to-video, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

Campbell at the 2006 BAFTA Awards

Following the third film in the Scream series, Campbell appeared in several films that received a limited theatrical release but were well reviewed by critics, including the 2000 film Panic, in which she appeared alongside William H. Macy and Donald Sutherland. 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 critic Roger Ebert,[7] but received only a brief and limited theatrical release. In Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide (2009 edition), the film critic describes it as an "Unlikable film ... crammed with coldhearted characters who are obsessed with big bucks, sleazy sex, and endless hustling."

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.[8] Later in 2006, Campbell performed again in the West End in Love Song, alongside Cillian Murphy, Michael McKean and Kristen Johnston, to mixed reviews.[9]

On July 7, 2007, she presented at the UK leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium, London. Later, she was featured for a third time on People most beautiful people list. On June 24, 2009, Campbell returned to television in a starring role on NBC's The Philanthropist. She had a guest voice role on The Simpsons in "Rednecks and Broomsticks" in 2009. On April 1, 2010, the screenwriter of the Scream franchise, Kevin Williamson, confirmed that Campbell would once again portray Sidney Prescott in Scream 4,[10] which was released on April 15, 2011.[11] She then starred in the film, The Glass Man, which received a limited release in 2011.[12] She appeared in the film Singularity, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival in May 2012.[13] Campbell had a starring role in the 12-part mini series, Titanic: Blood and Steel, which originally aired in the US from October 8, 2012 to October 13, 2012 on Encore. She played the role of Norina in the film Vivaldi. It follows the early life of Antonio Vivaldi, the famous musician. A release date for the film is still unknown.[14]

In October, 2012, it was announced that she would guest star on the popular television show Grey's Anatomy, for two episodes that aired in December, 2012. Campbell reunited with Patrick Dempsey on the show, playing his sister, Lizzie.[15] It has also been suggested that she may later guest star in more episodes of the series. Campbell starred in the 2013 Lifetime original movie, An Amish Murder. She plays the lead role of a police detective who returns home to her Amish community, years after surviving a brutal killing spree.[16] It premiered on the network on January 6, 2013. The film stood as a back-door pilot for the show, which would star Campbell, if the film was successful. Campbell recently appeared on the National Geographic Channel for a few episodes of The 90s: The Last Great Decade.

On June 30, 2015, it was announced that Campbell will star in the Netflix television drama House of Cards starting from season 4.[17] Starting in 2015, she also began a featured role in the WGN series Manhattan.

Personal life

Campbell married Canadian actor Jeff Colt on April 3, 1995. The couple, who met when he was a bartender at Toronto's Pantages Theatre, divorced in May, 1998. In 2005, Campbell began dating John Light, an actor whom she met while filming Investigating Sex (2001). The couple became engaged in December, 2005 and married in Malibu, California on May 5, 2007.[18] The couple lived together in Islington, North London for five years,[19] until Campbell filed for divorce on June 30, 2010, in Los Angeles, California.[20] In March, 2012, Campbell and her partner, actor JJ Feild, confirmed that they were expecting their first child together.[21] Their son Caspian was born in August, 2012.[22]

Campbell appeared in campaign literature and videos for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada and the Tourette Syndrome Association.

In the media

In 1998 and 2000, Campbell was on People's "50 Most Beautiful People" list. In 1998, she was ranked #3 in Empire's "100 Sexiest Movie Stars". Campbell was also included in FHM‍ '​s "Sexiest Women in the World" list in 1998 (at #31), 1999 (at #20), 2000 (at #31) and 2001 (at #42).


Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Dark Officer Jesse Donovan
1994 Paint Cans Tristesse
1994 The Passion of John Ruskin Effie Gray Short
1996 Love Child Deidre
1996 The Craft Bonnie
1996 Scream Sidney Prescott
1997 Scream 2 Sidney Prescott
1998 Wild Things Suzie Marie Toller
1998 54 Julie Black
1998 Hairshirt Renée Weber
1999 Three to Tango Amy Post
2000 Drowning Mona Ellen Rash
2000 Panic Sarah Cassidy
2000 Scream 3 Sidney Prescott
2002 Investigating Sex Alice
2003 Lost Junction Missy Lofton
2003 The Company Loretta "Ry" Ryan
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 Partition Margaret Stilwell
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
2015 Walter Allie
TBA Bremen Town Musicians Princess Lielle Voice
Year Title Role Notes
1991 My Secret Identity Student Uncredited
Episode: "Pirate Radio"
1992 The Kids in the Hall Laura Capelli Episode: # 3.13
1992 Catwalk Daisy McKenzie 3 episodes
1994 I Know My Son is Alive Beth Movie
1994 The Forget-Me-Not Murders Jess Foy Movie
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 143 episodes
1995 MADtv Julia Salinger Episode: # 1.6
1996 The Canterville Ghost Virginia "Ginny" Otis Movie
1997 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Neve Campbell/David Bowie"
2002 Last Call Frances Kroll Movie
2005 Reefer Madness Miss Poppy Movie
2007 Medium Debra 3 episodes
2008 Burn Up Holly 2 episodes
2009 The Philanthropist Olivia Maidstone 8 episodes
2009 Sea Wolf Maud Brewster Miniseries
2 episodes
2009 The Simpsons Cassandra (voice) Uncredited
Episodes: "Rednecks and Broomsticks" and "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?"
2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel Joanna 6 episodes
2012 Grey's Anatomy Lizzie Shepherd 2 episodes
2013 An Amish Murder[23] Kate Burkholder Movie
2014 Mad Men Lee Cabot Episode: "Time Zones"
2015 Welcome to Sweden Diane Episode: #2.1, 2.6
2015 Manhattan Kitty Oppenheimer Episode: "Damnatio Memoriae"
2016 House Of Cards TBD Season 4
Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Kiara Voice

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated Work Award Result
1996 The Canterville Ghost Family Film Award for Best Actress – TV Won
1997 Party of Five Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
Scream MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Actress Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Actress Won
1998 Scream 2 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Actress – Horror Won
MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance Won
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Actress Nominated
Saturn Award for Best Actress Nominated
1999 Party of Five Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress Nominated
Wild Things MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Matt Dillon and Denise Richards) Nominated
2000 Scream 3 MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance Nominated
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Actress – Horror Won
2003 Last Call Prism Award for Performance in TV Movie or Miniseries Won
2011 Scream 4 Scream Award for Best Horror Actress Nominated
2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

See also


  1. ^ "Neve Campbell Biography". Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Findlay, Jane; Lorna Hughes (February 20, 2000). "SCREEN STAR'S SCOTS DREAM; NEVE CAMPBELL JUST CAN'T WAIT TO VISIT THE LAND OF HER FATHER". The Sunday Mail. Retrieved December 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ Kahn, Robert (December 29, 2003). "Love Matches Up 2 Tennis Couples". Newsday. Retrieved October 18, 2010. "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. 
  4. ^ "Neve Campbell -MiniBio". Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ London Academy of Media Film & TV "Neve Campbell Movies"
  6. ^  
  7. ^ ":: :: Reviews :: When Will I Be Loved (xhtml)". September 24, 2004. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Print Edition". Archived from the original on January 16, 2009. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ Campbell, Johnston, McKean and Murphy to Star in West End Love Song, Buzz
  10. ^ "Interview: KEVIN WILLIAMSON ON 'THE VAMPIRE DIARIES' AND THE NEXT 'SCREAM' FILM". IF Magazine. April 1, 2010. Archived from the original on April 4, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Kevin Williamson Talks Neve Campbell's Scream 4 Return". Dread Central. April 1, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2010. 
  12. ^
  13. ^
  14. ^
  15. ^
  16. ^
  17. ^ Piester, Lauren (June 30, 2015). "Neve Campbell Joins House of Cards As A Series Regular". Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  18. ^ "article". People. 
  19. ^ "IOL: Campbell settles in London with fiancé". Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Neve Campbell Files Divorce On the Down Low". TMZ. December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Neve Campbell and JJ Feild Expecting First Child".  
  22. ^ "Neve Campbell Introduces Newborn Son Caspian To The World".  
  23. ^ An Amish Murder. Lifetime. 2013. 

External links

  • Neve Campbell at the Internet Movie Database
  • CNN interview (January 13, 2004)
  • IGN Films interview (January 5, 2004)
  • E Online! interview (December 1997)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.