Neve Campbell

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Neve Campbell

Born

10/3/1973, Guelph, Ontario (Canada)

Birth Name

Neve Adrianne Campbell

Gender

Female
9.3
out of 10
User Rating
85 votes

Biography

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This sloe-eyed brunette began her career as a teenage performer in her native Canada, singing and dancing in the chorus of the Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera from 1988 to 1990. After a brief modeling stint, Neve Campbell landed a one-season (1992-93) regular role as…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Neve saw a performance of "The Nutcracker" at age six, and told her father ballet is what she wanted to do with her life.

    • Neve was originally going to be a professional principal ballerina, but quit due to accumulating injuries (she had a bunion removed from her big toe and her joints were practically worn away), so she finally gave up dance. She still works out at the bar regularly and made the movie The Company (2003) because of her love for the art.

    • Neve joined the National Ballet of Canada at age 9.

    • She wears a size 8 1/2 shoe.

    • Neve was in May 2007 chosen as one of People Magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World". She was also on their predecessor list of "50 Most Beautiful People" in both 1998 and 2000.

    • At the age of 9, she appeared in performances of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

    • Her father, Gerry Campbell, is an immigrant to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland, he works as a high school drama teacher at Lorne Park Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario.

    • Neve uses yoga and meditation to keep her calm and to give her energy.

    • Neve believes in ghosts and she claims that her old house in Laurel Canyon was haunted.

    • Neve hates it when people mispronounce her name, especially when they call her 'neeve' (with a long flat e-sound) or 'nevey' (with emphasis on the second syllable) - or 'nevester.'

    • Her parents divorced while she was still a baby (2 years old).

    • Neve is an official advocate for people living with epilepsy. Her cousin and best friend was diagnosed with that condition at age 18.

    • Neve was in 2003 offered the part of "Velma Kelly" in a Broadway production of Chicago, but turned down the offer in order to promote the 2003 movie The Company, in which she starred, produced, and co-wrote.

    • Neve turned down the lead roles in both the 2000 movie Center Stage and the 2001 movie Save the Last Dance, in favor of developing her own 2003 dance movie The Company.

    • Her mother had been an HIV/AIDS educator and counselor.

    • Neve has a "no nudity" clause in her contract. She lifted it for her role as "Vera Barrie" in the 2004 movie When Will I Be Loved, her first movie showing her completely nude.

    • In a public restroom, a fan knocked on her stall door, put a pen and paper underneath and asked; "Can I get your autograph?". Campbell replied; "Can I finish peeing first?".

    • Her father is a drama teacher at Lorne Park Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario.

    • Neve had to turn down the role in the 1998 movie Armageddon because of conflicts with the Party of Five schedule.

    • Neve posed for a swimsuit photo, believing it to be intended for a catalog, only to see it appear on a Toronto billboard.

    • Neve's List Appearances:
      1998 - #3, Empire (UK)'s '100 Sexiest Movie Stars'
      1998 - #31, FHM's '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
      1999 - #20, FHM's '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
      2000 - #31, FHM's '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
      2001 - #42, FHM's '100 Sexiest Women in the World'

    • Neve dated John Cusack in 1999.

    • She is an animal lover and describes herself as having a dry, often offensive sense of humour.

    • Neve received many film offers during the shows life, but as she was filming Party of Five for nine months of the year, the filming schedules often clashed. So in 2001, she announced that she was leaving the award-winning show to concentrate on a film career.

    • Neve is 5'5½" (1.66 m), has natural brown hair and brown eyes.

    • Neve made a cameo appearance in Showtime's 2005 Reefer Madness Movie Musical, alongside her brother Christian who played the lead role of Jimmy.

    • Neve's favourite horror movies are The Shining and The Changeling.

    • Neve (pronounced "Nev") is an Italian word meaning "snow".

    • Neve is her mother's maiden name.

    • Neve was married to Jeff Colt from 3 April, 1995, to 8 May, 1998 when they was divorced. Neve married John Light May 5, 2007.

  • Quotes

    • Neve: You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold.

    • Neve: When you start in this business, you take the things that come at you.

    • Neve: When you get away from the audience and you get away from that form of expression and have that moment alone, to even comprehend what you've just been through, is a difficult thing to do.

    • Neve: We've never seen what it is that companies go through, what it is that dancers go through on a daily basis, financially, physically, mentally, spiritually.

    • Neve: Two people meeting each other-what do you say? There's some pretty trite stuff.

    • Neve: There's something really nice about not sitting separate from the crew in some massive trailer away from the studio. To actually be there with them, it's more of a creative process.

    • Neve: There are very few dance companies in the world and you have to be phenomenal. You have to not be injured. You have to have a really strong mind to deal with the dance world. People who can do it are amazing to me. You cannot have a life outside of dance.

    • Neve: The Blue Snake, I think I saw when I was 9. At the time it was incredibly innovative. I was very inspired.

    • Neve: Often when you see these Black Widow types, you see from the beginning that they have made a choice of how and who they are going to be.

    • Neve: No matter what your choices are, you truly have no control about what people think of you.

    • Neve: Many directors try to direct things that are only going to make the actor uncomfortable. You tend to get more out of the actor if you allow them their freedom.

    • Neve: In no way did I want to go into that company and not be up to par, especially having been a professional dancer myself.

    • Neve: It's almost better most times to not talk in a scene. I think you can actually express a lot more without words.

    • Neve: Scream was great for what it was. For a horror film, it was intelligent, it was funny, it took a laugh at itself.

    • Neve: That's absolutely how I am. Like race, black or white - I see absolutely no difference. Because for me it's just such a reality. You are human, I am human, let's try to accept one another for whatever we are.

    • Neve: The first time I ever screamed at someone was in a scene, and I'd never screamed at someone in my life.

    • Neve: There aren't that many actors that aren't doing studio movies getting offered studio movies.

    • Neve: There's a certain tradition to the way that you behave in dance, and a certain respect that you give to your elders.

    • Neve: I've never been opposed to nudity. I've been opposed to nudity for box-office draw.

    • Neve: I've done well in acting. But I guess when you look at the numbers and the odds of actually doing well, it's virtually impossible to get to the place that I'm at.

    • Neve: I'm writing a script-a romantic drama, but I don't want to give too much of it away. I'm also writing a long story for a dance movie that I'm doing.

    • Neve: I'm worried about the strike for other people. I don't think people will forget who I am, but that could happen to new faces.

    • Neve: There's a feeling of elation that comes after getting off stage and then there's a feeling of utter sadness that comes after getting off the stage.

    • Neve: We don't often get to see women be powerful and not play the victim.

    • Neve: Why would you say a person's only capable of doing horror films, or they're only capable of doing a quality television show?

    • Neve: I'm just one of those people that if I sit down to watch a horror film, I put my hands over my face and I cry a lot and I don't see half of the film because I'm too upset.

    • Neve: I wasn't very good a communicating as a kid. I wasn't very good at speaking my mind, and I went through some challenges as a kid with my family, as we all do.

    • Neve: I was really concerned about Scream 3 being too similar to the first two-that's why I put in my contract that I would only shoot 12 days.

    • Neve: I want to be around people that inspire and push me.

    • Neve: I think we all have been underestimated and manipulated to some extent, so we get that moment in our minds where we wish we could be dark and get back at those people.

    • Neve: I think teenagers in the States grow up too fast. In Canada, kids are exposed to different things. Like school is very different; it's not nearly as social. Canadian teenagers see it as a much more serious place.

    • Neve: I think my greatest insecurity would just be standing in the middle of the room and having everyone watching me think that's what I want. If I am interesting to you because of who I am, then that's incredible. But if I'm interesting to you only because of what I am, than lets not bother, you know?

    • Neve: When I look back on it now, I am so glad that the one thing that I had in my life was my belief that everything in life is a learning experience, whether it be positive or negative. If you can see it as a learning experience, you can turn any negative into a positive.

    • Neve: I suffered from a lot of injuries when I was younger, and I was always struggling with my body. Dancing is hard. I kept getting injured.

    • Neve: I love New York. I love the multicultural vibe here. Los Angeles doesn't inspire me in any way. Everyone is in the same industry, yet you feel very isolated.

    • Neve: I look back five years ago, when I thought I was adult and knew everything about the world, and I realize I knew nothing.

    • Neve: I find the most interesting and most daring scripts tend to be for independent films.

    • Neve: I broke my rib. I was training with my coach on the Funny Valentine piece. The way that my coach lifted me, he cracked my rib.

    • Neve: For a long time I was told to be concerned about people's idea of me regarding the choices I was making and what it would do to my career.

    • Neve: Dance is certainly a sport, and they are phenomenal athletes, and they're also artists.

    • Neve: Because I had hip problems, that leads to everything else-my knees, my ankles, my shins, my back, everything.

    • Neve: Ballet is completely unnatural to the body, just being turned-out... it's not the way your body is supposed to function, so you actually train your body to be a different structure than you were born with.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Best known for her role in "Party of Five".

    8.0
    She is not that bad of an actor. Good in the "Scream" movies.
  • Too Bad She's engaged!

    9.8
    Today, I just learn that Neve Campbell got engeged and that happed last February. I did know about this until ten months later. I lioke to tell you a story. In August 1998, I was with the Media workshop in Los Angeles when the producer of the show. he wanted to take some of the people back on the set of "Party of Five." but he changed his mind. I came this close to meeting Neve Campbell. My heart was broken. It was broken years later when she got engeged. I love Neve Campbell. Even wrote her a few letters. what I like as a actress is she always taking risk. In "Wild Things" she has this love scen with Denise Richards and she also kissed couple of women on the big screen and one kiss with another woman on "Party of five." Neve isn't afraid of doing lesbian love scene, and I hope of seeing her do more. She is beautiful, gorgeous and wonderful. I only thing I hated about her is her smoking habit. Other than that she's a wonderful actress.moreless
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