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NEVE (nev)

Canadian film and television actress
Common clues: Campbell of “Party of Five”; Campbell of “Wild Things”;
Actress Campbell; "Scream" star Campbell; Campbell of "Drowning Mona"
Crossword puzzle frequency: 2 times a year
Frequency in English language: 80176 / 86800
Neve Campbell on The Late Show With David Letterman

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

Neve Adrianne Campbell (born October 3, 1973) is a Canadian film and television actress.

Campbell was born in Guelph, Ontario. Her father, Gerry Campbell, is an immigrant from Glasgow, Scotland, and works as a high school drama teacher at Erindale Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. Her mother, Marnie Neve, is a psychiatrist of Sephardic Jewish descent from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Campbell's maternal grandparents ran a theatre company in the Netherlands and her paternal grandparents were also performers. Her name, "Neve", is a Sephardic Jewish surname and means "snow" in Italian and "oasis" in Hebrew and Arabic. Neve was raised a Catholic but also identifies as Jewish.

Campbell's parents divorced shortly after her birth, and she was raised mostly by her father. She began her public life as a dancer, joining the National Ballet School of Canada at the age of 9, training there and participating in performances of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Following several injuries, Campbell moved from dancing into acting at the age of 15, performing The Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theatre in Toronto. Her first starring role was on the short-lived Canadian television series Catwalk.

Campbell rose to wider fame after being cast as the lead character, Julia Salinger, in the teen drama series Party of Five; she played this character from 1994 to 2000. Campbell's first widely released film was 1996's The Craft. She subsequently appeared in the enormously successful Scream horror film trilogy, as well as Wild Things and Three to Tango. She was on People's "50 Most Beautiful People" list in 1998.

Campbell married Canadian actor Jeffrey Colt on April 3, 1995; they divorced on May 8, 1998. She has also dated actors John Cusack, Matthew Lillard, and Pat Mastroianni. Campbell appears in campaign literature and videos for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada and the Tourette Syndrome Association, (a similar organisation in the United States). Her younger half-brother, Damian McDonald, has Tourette syndrome. She also has an elder brother, Christian Campbell, and another brother, Alex, both of whom are actors.

In 2005, Campbell began dating John Light, an English actor who she met while filming the movie Investigating Sex. The couple became engaged in December 2005 and live in London, England. When Light proposed, he got down on one knee and recited Shakespeare to Campbell. They married in Malibu on May 5, 2007 Her father, Gerry Campbell "gave away" the bride.

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