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Neve Campbell (1973)

Neve Adrianne Campbell

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Neve Adrianne Campbell is a Canadian actress. After beginning her career on stage, and on numerous commercials, she starred on the Canadian television series Catwalk. She then rose to international fame on the Golden Globe-winning 1990s television series Party of Five, playing the role of teenager Julia Salinger. She played the role from 1994 to when the show ended in 2000. In 2009 she returned to television by appearing in the NBC series The Philanthropist. She has also had many television guest appearances.

She made her feature film debut in 1996's The Craft. That year she then gained worldwide success due to starring in the lead role as Sidney Prescott in the hugely successful horror film Scream, directed by Wes Craven and later in its sequels. The role has earned her critical acclaim. In 2011, she reprised her role as Sidney Prescott in Scream 4.

She starred in the erotic thriller Wild Things, in 1998. She then starred in several films that were critically acclaimed but received a limited theatrical release including Panic and The Company . She has since returned to smaller roles and stage roles.


 early life
Campbell was born in Guelph, Ontario. Campbell's mother, Marnie (née Neve), is a yoga instructor and psychologist from Amsterdam. Her father, Gerry Campbell, an immigrant to Canada from the East End of Glasgow, Scotland, 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 theatre company in the Netherlands and her paternal grandparents were also performers. On her mother's side, Campbell is descended from Sephardic Jews who immigrated to the Netherlands and converted to Catholicism; she has stated, "I am a practicing Catholic, but my lineage is Jewish, so if someone asks me if I'm Jewish, I say yes".

Campbell has three brothers, Christian, Alex, and Damian . Her parents divorced when she was two years old. She and her brother Christian resided largely with their father , 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. Campbell moved from dancing into acting at the age of 15, when she performed in The Phantom of the Opera at the Canon Theatre in Toronto while attending John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph during her time at home.

 acting career
 Early roles

She appeared in a 1991 Coca-Cola commercial promoting its sponsorship on Bryan Adams' 1991–1992 "Waking Up the Nation", the tour promoting his album "Waking Up the Neighbours".

Campbell's first starring role was Daisy in the Canadian youth TV series Catwalk, which she held from 1992 to 1994. She made several guest appearances on shows such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. She rose to fame outside Canada after being cast as Julia Salinger in the drama series Party of Five, in which she performed from 1994 to 2000. The show won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama in 1996.

Campbell's first widely released film was 1996's The Craft.

She then had a leading role in Scream , directed by Wes Craven. In the film, she plays Sidney Prescott, a teenage girl, who receives threatening phone calls from a killer with a Ghostface persona, who is obsessed with scary movies, on the anniversary of her mother's death. Campbell stated that she "adored" the character saying "She's a fantastic character for any kind of movie." Sidney is depicted as an intelligent, resourceful young woman who slowly becomes stronger as she attempts to overcome the threats and deaths around her.

The film was a huge success, earning over $173 million at the worldwide box office, and winning critical acclaim. Campbell's role as Sidney Prescott has received significant critical praise throughout the series, earning her the title of Scream Queen in the 1990s. Campbell won the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role in Scream. She also received two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favourite Actress – Horror, for Scream 2 and Scream 3.

The film was followed by three sequels, all of which were also hugely successful, with Scream 2 earning over $170 million, Scream 3 earning over $160 million and Scream 4 earning over $97 million. Campbell won the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance for Scream 2. Roger Ebert, in his review of Scream 3, wrote of Campbell, "The camera loves her. She could become a really big star and then giggle at clips from this film at her AFI tribute".

Campbell also appeared in Wild Things, opposite Denise Richards, Matt Dillon and Kevin Bacon, and 54, both of which were moderately successful. She also appeared in Three to Tango with Matthew Perry. She also provided the voice of Kiara in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. In both 1998 and 2000, she 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 (#31), 1999 (#20), 2000 (#31) and 2001 (#42).


Following the last of 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 appeared in Last Call opposite 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. Next came the independent film When Will I Be Loved. Released in 2004, the film was praised by critic Roger Ebert but received only a brief and limited theatrical release. In Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide , 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. Later in 2006, Campbell performed again in the West End in Love Song, alongside Cillian Murphy, Michael McKean, and Kristen Johnston, to mixed reviews.

On June 24, 2009, Campbell returned to television in a starring role on NBC's The Philanthropist. On July 7, 2007, she presented at the UK leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium, London. In 2007, she was featured for a third time on People most beautiful people list.

She had a guest voice role on The Simpsons in the episode "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, which was released on April 15, 2011.

 personal life
Campbell married fellow Canadian and 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 English actor whom she met while filming the movie Investigating Sex. The couple became engaged in December 2005, and married in Malibu on May 5, 2007. The couple lived together in Islington, North London for 5 years, before Campbell filed for divorce on June 30, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Campbell has appeared in campaign literature and videos for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada and the Tourette Syndrome Association, a similar organization in the United States.

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