Neve Adrianne Campbell Story - She Was Described As 'Canada’s Most Believable Teenager'
Neve Campbell is a Canadian film actress who rose to international fame with movie series ‘Scream’. Despite facing many challenges and setbacks, this former dancer has proved time and over again that success can be achieved against all odds with perseverance and courage.
Neve Campbell was born on October 3, 1973 in Guelph of Ontario, Canada to a Scottish father and Dutch mother. She had three other siblings. Her mother was a yoga instructor and a psychiatrist and her father who had emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland to Canada and taught high school drama classes in Mississauga, Ontario. Her whole family had always been associated with the acting world in one way or the other, with her maternal grandparents running a theatre in Netherlands, while its said that her paternal grandparents were also performers.
Neve’s parents divorced when she was barely two years old, with her father gaining custody of her and her brother Christian. Her other brothers Alex and Damian went to live with their mother.
Once after seeing The Nutcracker being performed, Neve decided to take up ballet and enrolled at Erinvale School of Dance. When she was 9 years old, she moved to the National Ballet School Of Canada and continued to appear in plays like The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. She was a budding dancer but due to injuries and stress-related matters she had to bid adieu to her dancing career and shortly afterwards took up acting.
She made her acting debut at the age of 15 by performing in The Phantom Of The Opera play at Canon Theater in Toronto. At that time, she was also attending Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute.
Neve Campbell made her debut on the small screen by acting in a Coco-Cola commercial in 1991. She soon landed her first acting gig as Daisy on the Canadian youth series, Catwalk which bought her much fame in Canada. She made many guest appearances during the course of her career back then. She made her first debut outside Canada as Julia Salinger in the series Party Of Five. The series also own a Golden Globe award. She was also described as “Canada’s Most Believable Teenager”.
Her first widely released film was the film The Craft, but she gained international fame as Sidney Prescott in the movie Scream which was a box office success and earned her Saturn Award for Best Actress for the same. She went on to act on the subsequent 3 sequels of the Scream movie as well, which all were successful. Later, she went on to act in movies like Wild Things and 54 which won her many critical acclaims. She also voiced Kiara in The Lion King: Simba’s Pride.