Neve's main spare-time activities are riding and kite-boarding. For insurance reasons, she is banned from indulging in both during filming.
Her birth-name is Carol McIntosh.
Neve has a part in Adrian Shergold's new TV movie Low Winter Sun, for release late in 2006.
Neve's stage work includes playing the part of Estella in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Great Expectations (Stratford-on-Avon, November 2005 to February 2006).
Although born at Paisley, near Glasgow, Neve grew up in Edinburgh, where she went to Boroughmuir High School.
Before her first work in television and movies, Neve was in Scottish repertory companies at Perth and on the Island of Mull.
Neve's first ever screen role was in John Duigan's movie The Leading Man (1996).
Wonderful World, a short film starring Neve, won the Best British Film Award at the Kino Film Short Film Festival 1999.
She has been married to cameraman Alex Sahle since 1999.
Neve is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow.
Neve McIntosh: (on acting) One of my tutors actually asked me, 'Are you doing this because you need therapy?' I'm sure a lot of people go into this profession to expunge their demons or turn negative experiences to positive benefit, and I'm not denying I wasn't one of them.
Neve McIntosh: At drama school, you're warned that at any one time ninety per cent of actors don't have jobs. I've been behind the counter in a dole office when other out-of-work actors have come through the door, so I know how bad the situation is. But for the past six years I've been one of the ten per cent.(interview, March 2004)
Neve McIntosh: (on 'Bodies') When my friends heard about this series, they were like, 'A TV drama set in an old loony bin? Send for Neve!'
Neve McIntosh: (on the movie 'Gypsy Woman') Me on horseback being chased across Wales by Jack Davenport.
Neve McIntosh: Editing often disappoints you.
Neve McIntosh: I was just thinking that I'd had enough, when Psychos came along. You have very slow times when you are just going mad, waiting for the phone to ring. You take all sorts of terrible jobs because you can't stand being treated like dirt by the dole office. Then the luck happens, you are in the right place at the right time and a whole sequence of Fates come together.