Neve Adrianne Campbell is a Canadian actress and producer. Following a series of guest appearances, Campbell first received recognition for appearing as Daisy in the Canadian series Catwalk and as Ginny in the family television film The Canterville Ghost.
Neve Adrianne Campbell was born on October 3, 1973 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her mother Marnie is a Dutch yoga instructor and psychologist from Amsterdam, and her father Gerry Campbell is a high school drama teacher who immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland. Her parents split when she was two years old. Neve comes from a family of performers, with her maternal grandparents running a theater company in the Netherlands. Campbell has three brothers, Christian Alex, and Damian. She is a trained ballerina, studying in residency at the National Ballet School of Canada. After she accumulated numerous dance-related injuries, she moved on to acting at the age of 15.
She first performed as a young adult in "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Canon Theatre in Toronto while attending John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph. She had her first on-screen appearance when appearing in a 1991 commercial for Coca-Cola, which was made to promote Bryan Adams's Waking Up the Nation tour. She then went on to take various small roles in American and Canadian television, including "The Kids in the Hall," "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues," before landing what is considered to be her breakthrough role on "Party of Five." Campbell had gone to Los Angeles in 1994 to find a talent manager and ended up going to several auditions, "Party of Five" being one of them. She played orphaned teenager Julia Salinger on the show for six years, from 1994 until 2000, and won a Golden Globe Award for her efforts, for best drama, in 1996. By this time, Campbell had become an instantly recognizable face in the United States. "Party of Five" was canceled after Campbell decided not to renew her contract for a seventh season in order to have the freedom to pursue a film career.
In 1996, Campbell landed her first widely-released film, "The Craft," starring alongside Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True. "The Craft" was a surprise summer hit and earned $55 million against its budget of $15 million. Her major rise to fame occurred when she starred as Sidney Prescott in the 1996 horror film "Scream." "Scream" was a massive hit, raking in over $173 million worldwide and winning universal critical acclaim. Campbell received a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her role. The film was followed by three very successful sequels, "Scream 2," "Scream 3," and "Scream 4." For her role in the first sequel, Campbell won the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance.
In 1998, Campbell appeared in "Harshirt" and "54" and also voiced Kiara in the Disney animated musical film "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride." That same year, she starred alongside Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillion, and Denise Richards in the erotic thriller film "Wild Things."
Following "Scream 3," Campbell appeared in several films that only received a limited theatrical release but were well received and acclaimed by critics. These films include "Panic," which she starred in with William H. Macy and Donald Sutherland. In 2002, she starred with Sissy Spacek and Jeremy Irons in "Last Call." For her performance, she won a Prism Award. In 2003, she produced, co-wrote, and starred in "The Company," about Chicago's Joffrey Ballet. She also produced, co-wrote, and starred in the indie film "When Will I Be Loved" in 2004, which was praised by Roger Ebert. This film also received only a brief and limited theatrical release.
Campbell made her West End theatre debut in March 2006, in "Resurrection Blues" at the Old Vic theatre in London. Matthew Modine and Maximilian Schell co-starred in the play, which received mixed reviews and was directed by Robert Atman, with whom Campbell had worked with on "The Company." She later performed again in the West End alongside Cillian Murphy, Michael McKean, and Kristen Johnston in "Love Song," which was met with mixed reviews. She returned to TV in 2009 with a starring role in NBC's short-lived drama series "The Philanthropist." In 2011, she starred in "The Glass Man," which received a limited release.
Up next, Neve starred in the drama film "Singularity," which premiered at Cannes Film Festival. She also appeared in the 2012 miniseries "Titanic: Blood and Steel," and starred in the 2013 Lifetime crime film "An Amish Murder." Around this time, Neve guest-starred in several TV series including "Medium," "Grey's Anatomy," "Mad Men," and "Welcome to Sweden." In 2015, she guest-starred in the period drama series "Manhattan." It was announced in June 2015 that Campbell would star in the Netflix television drama series "House of Cards," starting in season four. She portrayed Texas-based political consultant LeAnn Harvey. Her next role was in the action film "Skyscraper" opposite Dwayne Johnson. The film was released in July 2018 to box office success. Later that year, she starred in the 2018 indie drama film "Hot Air."
In 2019 she portrayed Rebecca Fine, a single mother struggling with a serious illness, in the Canadian drama film "Castle in the Ground," which had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Neve starred in the biographical musical drama film "Clouds," which was released on Disney Plus in October 2020. It was confirmed in September 2020 that she would be reprising her role as Sidney Prescott for the fifth "Scream" film which is set to be released in January 2022.
In 1995, she married fellow Canadian actor, Jeff Colt. However, they divorced just three years later in 1998. She became engaged to her second husband in 2005 after having met English actor, John Light. They were married two years later in 2007, but later divorced in 2010. Campbell has two sons with her partner, actor JJ Field.
Neve Campbell is a Canadian actress who has a net worth of $10 million. Neve Campbell is best known for her roles in 1990 teen films and TV shows, including "Party of Five" and the "Scream," series, as well as "The Craft," "Wild Things," "Panic," and "The Company," though the latter two were released in the early 2000s.