Neve Campbell

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Neve Campbell (2015)

Neve Adrianne Campbell [ ˈnɛv ˈkæmbəl ] (born October 3, 1973 in Guelph , Ontario ) is a Canadian actress . She was best known as Sidney Prescott in the Scream series (1996-2000, 2011) by Wes Craven and as Julia Salinger in the television series Party of Five (1994-2000).

life and career

Campbell was born to a Scottish father and a Dutch mother. Her first name is her mother's maiden name and means snow in Italian and Portuguese . Campbell began her show career as a dancer . She trained at the National Ballet School of Canada and appeared in performances of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty . After several injuries, Campbell switched from ballet to acting at the age of 15, including starring in the Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theater in Toronto .

Her first notable role played Campbell in the Canadian youth series Catwalk (1992-1993). She became famous for the role of Julia Salinger in the drama series Party of Five , which she played from 1994 to 2000.

In 1996 Campbell celebrated her first box office success with the film The Witches Club . In the same year she made her breakthrough with the role of Sidney Prescott in Wes Craven's horror film Scream! . In the years that followed, Campbell appeared in numerous hits. In 1997 she starred again in Scream 2 . In 1998 she starred alongside Matt Dillon and Denise Richards in the erotic thriller Wild Things . In the same year she played the soap actress Julie Black in the drama Studio 54 with Ryan Phillippe . In 1999, she starred in the comedy A Date for Three , opposite Matthew Perry . In 1998 she was voted one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People Magazine .

After she played Sidney Prescott again in Scream 3 in 2000 , she was then mostly seen in independent films. The thriller Panic - The Death Has Tradition (2000) and the drama The Company - The Ensemble (2003) were only released in limited numbers in theaters, but received positive reviews . At The Company , Campbell was not only a leading actress, but also a screenwriter and producer . The television movie Last Call (2002), in which she played the lead role, was nominated for two Emmys in 2003 . In 2004 she appeared nude in the independent film When Will I Be Loved . Despite good reviews in the cinema, this film was not a success either.

In 2006 she appeared in the play Resurrection Blues . For the piece she was on stage with Matthew Modine and Maximilian Schell . There have been both positive and negative reviews. It was directed by Robert Altman , with whom Campbell had worked for The Company .

In 2007 she played the role of the reporter PD McCall, who, under the guise of pharmaceutical saleswoman Debra, sneaked the trust of the medium Alison Dubois, in three episodes of the third season of the mystery series Medium - Nothing Remains Hidden . She also starred in the short-lived series The Philanthropist (2009). In 2011 she starred for the fourth time in the role of Sidney Prescott in Scream 4 . In 2012 she had a guest role in the series Grey's Anatomy and in 2014 in the series Mad Men . From 2016 to 2017 she could be seen in House of Cards . In 2018 she starred with Dwayne Johnson in the film Skyscraper .


Campbell was married to Canadian actor Jeff Colt from 1995 to 1998. In 2007 she married the British actor John Light , with whom she had made the 2002 film Investigating Sex - In Search of the Perfect Orgasm . In December 2010, Campbell announced the separation from her husband. She has been the mother of a son since August 2012. She works for the Canadian Tourette Syndrome Foundation and the US Tourette Syndrome Association. Tamara Taylor , with whom Campbell also played in Party of Five , is a second cousin.




  • 1991: Ultraman - My Secret Identity (Series, 1 episode)
  • 1992: The Kids in the Hall (series, 1 episode)
  • 1992–1993: Catwalk (series, recurring role)
  • 1994: Im Netz des Wahnsinns (I Know My Son Is Alive) (TV movie)
  • 1994: Inspector Janek and the Psychokiller (The Forget-Me-Not Murders) (TV movie)
  • 1994: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) (Series 1 episode)
  • 1994: Kung Fu : The Legend Continues (Series, 1 episode)
  • 1994: Aventures dans le Grand Nord (series, 1 episode)
  • 1994–2000: Party of Five (series, leading role 143 episodes)
  • 1995: MADtv (series, 1 episode)
  • 1996: The Canterville Ghost (The Canterville Ghost) (TV movie)
  • 2002: Last Call (TV movie)
  • 2005: Kifferwahn (Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical) (TV movie)
  • 2007: Medium - Nothing remains hidden (Medium) (Series, 3 episodes)
  • 2008: Burn Up (TV two-part)
  • 2009: The Philanthropist (series, lead, 8 episodes)
  • 2009: The Simpsons (The Simpsons) (series, 2 episodes, speaking)
  • 2009: Der Seewolf (Sea Wolf) (TV two-part)
  • 2012: Titanic - Blood and Steel (miniseries, 6 episodes)
  • 2012: Grey's Anatomy (series, 2 episodes)
  • 2013: An Amish Murder (TV movie)
  • 2014: Mad Men (series, 1 episode)
  • 2015: Welcome to Sweden (series, 4 episodes)
  • 2015: Manhattan (series, 2 episodes)
  • 2016–2017: House of Cards (series, 25 episodes)


Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
Family Film Awards
  • 1996: Family Film Award for Best Actress - TV in Canterville - Won
MTV Movie Awards
Prism Awards
  • 2003: Prism Award for Best Actress in a TV Movie in Last Call - Won
Teen Choice Awards

Web links

Commons : Neve Campbell  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Neve Campbell faces the shards of their marriage. In: December 1, 2010, accessed January 15, 2019 .
  2. ^ Maternal worries. In: January 2, 2013, accessed May 31, 2015 .