Neve Adrianne Campbell (born October 3, 1973) is a Canadian actress.She is best known for her role as Sidney Prescott in the horror film series Scream.She got her start appearing in the Canadian television series Catwalk, before she played Julia Salinger in the American drama series Party of Five.
Campbell has also made guest appearances on several television series, such as Medium, Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men, as well as a starring role in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed Netflix drama series House of Cards.
and taught high school drama classes in Mississauga, Ontario: first at Westwood Secondary School, later at Lorne Park Secondary School, and then at Erindale Secondary School.
Campbell's maternal grandparents ran a theater company in the Netherlands, and her paternal grandparents were also performers.
On her mother's side, Campbell descends from Sephardi Jews who immigrated to the Netherlands and converted to Catholicism.
She has stated, "I am a practising 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. At age six, she saw a performance of The Nutcracker and decided she wanted to take ballet, enrolling at the Erinvale School of Dance.
She and her brother Christian lived mostly with their father (who received custody of the two), with regular periods at their mother's home until Campbell 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.After accumulating numerous dance-related injuries and a stress-induced nervous breakdown, she moved into acting at the age of 15, performing in The Phantom of the Opera at the Canon Theatre in Toronto while attending John F. Campbell appeared in a 1991 Coca-Cola commercial and promoted its sponsorship on Bryan Adams' Waking Up the Nation Tour (1991–1992).Her first starring role was as Daisy in the Canadian youth series Catwalk, (1992–1994).She made several guest appearances on shows such as The Kids In The Hall, Are You Afraid of the Dark? Described as "television's most believable teenager", Campbell rose to fame in United States outside Canada after playing Julia Salinger in the American drama series Party of Five, (1994–2000).The show won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama in 1996.