Neve Campbell was born in Guelph,
Ontario, Canada, on October 3, 1973. Her father was Gerry Campbell, a
drama teacher originally from Glasgow, Scotland, and her mother was
Marnie Neve, a psychologist originally from Amsterdam in Holland who now
runs a yoga studio. They were both affiliated with the theater world.
Her parents divorced while she was still a baby (2 years old) and she
moved to Toronto with her father where she grew up. She has an 18 month
older brother Christian Campbell and two younger half brothers: Damian
McDonald and Alex McDonald.
She started dancing at age 6 following a visit with her father to see
"The Nutcracker" and at age 9 she got a full scholarship and
began training at the National Ballet School of Canada. She has been
trained in 6 different varieties of dance, including jazz, flamenco,
modern, hip hop and classical ballet. She performed in "Sleeping
Beauty" and "The Nutcracker" with the National Ballet of
Various injuries made a professional dancing career unlikely, and when
the stressful and extremely harsh competitiveness between the dancers
almost resulted in a nervous breakdown at age 15, she quit dancing. She
then spent two months in the modeling business following a discovery by
a talent scout, but found it unsatisfying and shallow - and quit.
She then turned to acting, her first being a commercial for Eaton
Center, a mall in Canada, and later came her stage debut as the Degas
Girl in "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Pantages Theater in
Toronto, a production directed by Hal Prince, where she performed in
over 800 shows. She likes the theater because she gets an automatic
response from the audience. It was also here she met Jeff Colt, her
future husband, he happened to be bartending at that theater at night.
In the daytime was was a daycare teacher.
They moved in together in 1990 when she was 17, about a year after she
met him. After a long engagement they were married on April 3, 1995 in
England in Westminster Cathedral near Wimbledon. They then spent their
honeymoon in Paris, Venice and Zurich and settled down to live in her
recently acquired 3-bedroom house in Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood
Hills in the Los Angeles area, California. On July 30, 1997 they
announced that they were going to be separated and Jeff moved out. On
November 6 he filed to finalize the divorce. Today Neve is still single
although she's been dating acting colleges like Matthew Lillard, John
Cusack and Matthew Perry. Contrary to rumors she's not going steady with
any of them, nor anyone else.
On television, Neve Campbell recently appeared with Corbin Bernsen and
Amanda Pays in the NBC movie "I Know My Son Is Alive". She
also played Daisy in the television series "Catwalk" on
Canada's YTV, a series that was cancelled after two seasons but was
picked up for syndication by MTV. Most known is her performance as Julia
Salinger on FOX' "Party of Five", a show that won an Emmy for
'Best Show' in 1996. Ms. Campbell has made television guest star
appearances on "The Kids In The Hall," "Kung-Fu,"
and "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" (as Nonie) for Nickelodeon.
She has starred in the feature films "Paint Cans", "Web
of Deceit", "The Dark" and "Baree". She
co-starred in "Canterville Ghost", an ABC/Hallmark Movie of
the Week, with Patrick Stewart. She won a Family Film Award for
Outstanding Actress in a Television Film for her work in "The
Canterville Ghost". She also costarred in Columbia Pictures'
"The Craft", a film about high school students who experiment
with witchcraft. "The Craft" was directed by Andrew Fleming
and costarred Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney and Rachel True.
One of her later works are Scream, Scream 2, Wild Things and 54 - for
more info visit filmography. Very
interesting is a film by Dean Paras called "Hairshirt" where
Neve costars with her brother Christian. Neve also co produces this
movie that had world premiere at the 1998 Toronto International Film
Festival on September 12, 1998. Also, yet another "Scream"
sequel ("Scream 3") is on its way, again starring Neve as
Neve Adrianne Campbell
- Actress, Dancer
Date of Birth
- 3 October 1973
- Guelph, Ontario, Canada
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA. 90212
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