Neve Adrianne Campbell, or as she is known to TV fans, Julia Salinger from the Fox drama series Party of Five, is an award-winning actress who started her career back in 1991. She also gave hair-raising performances as the protagonist in the Scream film franchise.
As intriguing as her depictions on screen are, her facts might also interest you.
7. Neve Campbell Was An Aspiring Ballerina
Campbell saw a performance of The Nutcracker when she was six years old and from then on wanted to become a ballet dancer.
In fact, she enrolled at the Erinvale School of Dance and later moved to the National Ballet School of Canada. She appeared on performances of pieces The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and The Phantom of the Opera from the school.
Later, she had to quit ballet as her joints could not support her weight and had to undergo surgery to remove a bunion.
6. How Old Is Neve Campbell?
Campbell’s age is 46 years old as of February 2020; she was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, on October 3, 1973.
She was born to parents Gerry Campbell and mother Marnie Campbell. Although the leading lady is Catholic, she practices Judaism. Campbell is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.
5. When Starting Out As An Actress, She Put No-Nudity Clause In Her Contract
Campbell became an icon among teens in the late 90s with her leading role as Sidney Prescott in the Scream franchise. Due to this, there was a huge demand from young fans for her to appear without clothes.
According to IMDb, the star has a no-nudity clause written into her contracts. As a result, there are no gratuitous or nude scenes of the actress.
4. She Is An Activist Who Spreads Awareness For Tourette’s Syndrome
Neve’s brother Damian was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome in 1989, and since then, the actress has advocated awareness about the disease.
She has especially used her fame to let people know about the syndrome. Additionally, she has also spoken up to relieve Child Hunger in Canada.
3. Spoiler Alert!!! The Leading Lady Is 1 Of 3 Actors Whose Character’s Survived The Scream
The Scream franchise made the slasher genre popular, and the film series is known for killing off characters left and right.
While most actors were out of a job when the movie ended, protagonist actress Neve Campbell played a role in all of the Scream series.
2. The Actress Auditioned For Baywatch But Was Apparently Rejected For Being Too Pale
Neve Campbell auditioned for a part on Baywatch but was denied the role after the casting director thought she was too pale and didn’t fit the character.
Alicia Silverstone, Teri Hatcher, and Denise Richards were also rejected for roles in the show, which aired from 1989 to 2001.
Since then, she has gone on to become a famous actress with a net worth of $10 million.
From 1994–2000, she played Julia Salinger on the hit Fox drama series Party of Five.
1. She Was Not A Horror Fan Despite Being One Of The Most Memorable Horror Actors
Campbell is a legendary name in the horror genre, but despite her pedigree in the genre, she used to hate horror flicks until she was part of one of the biggest films in the genre.
To address the surprise from the fans she said
I actually do like scary movies. I used to hate scary movies. You know, when I was young, I saw 'The Changeling,' with George C. Scott, which I think is the scariest movie ever made. After I saw that, I swore I would never see a horror film again. Then I started making them.