Date of Birth: October 3, 1973
Place of Birth: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5' 5"
Best Known For: Party of Five and the Scream trilogy
|Neve Campbell Biography
Neve Campbell was born on October 3, 1973, in Canada, to Gerry Campbell, a high school drama teacher from Scotland and Marnie Campbell, a psychiatrist from the Netherlands. Her parents divorced when she 2 years old and she was predominantly raised by her father. She grew up with her 3 brothers, Damian, Christian and Alex Campbell. Christian and Alex are also actors.
Campbell began dancing at age 9 and studied at the National Ballet School of Canada, where she performed in productions of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Due to a series of injuries, Campbell stopped dancing and shifted her attention to acting when she was 15. She soon appeared in The Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theatre in Toronto.
Campbell began acting professionally on television. In 1991 she has an uncredited role on My Secret Identity, and the following year she made an appearance on the hit show The Kids in the Hall. In 1994, she appeared in a number of forgettable films and was cast in an episode of Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? That same year, she won the part of Julia Salinger on Party of Five. Though she only appeared in eight episodes during the show's six seasons, the part garnered her the attention she needed to become a star.
In 1996, Campbell was cast in the lead role of Wes Craven's Scream, playing Sidney Prescott. She reprised her role in the film's two sequels, Scream 2 in 1997, and Scream 3 in 2000. Between filming the Scream films, she appeared in 54 with an all-star cast in 1998, and acted in the romantic comedy, Three to Tango with Friends star, Matthew Perry. In 2000, she starred alongside Danny DeVito, Jaime Lee Curtis, and Bette Midler in crime comedy, Drowning Mona, and with William H. Macy in Panic.
After completing the Scream series, she returned to her dancing roots and appeared in ballet film, The Company with James Franco. In 2004, Campbell shocked audiences when she cancelled her no-nudity clause in her contracts and appeared completely nude in When Will I Be Loved. That same year, she was seen in Churchill: The Hollywood Years, and in 2005 appeared in the musical comedy, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical.
Campbell has a number of films coming out in 2006 and 2007, including the comedy I Really Hate My Job, the romantic drama Closing the Ring with Shirley MacLaine, and the fantasy drama The Mermaids Singing with Jessica Lange and Evan Rachel Wood.Campbell was married to Canadian actor Jeffrey Colt from 1995 to 1998. In 2005, Campbell began dating John Light, an English actor she met while filming the movie Investigating Sex. The couple became engaged in December 2005, and they married in Malibu on May 5, 2007.
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