Neve Campbell was a childhood ballet prodigy, but it didn’t come without cost. “I’ve suffered more injuries than you’ve had hot dinners.” She gave up dance not only because of her accumulating injuries but also because she had a nervous breakdown at 14. “It was a huge decision. But…I realized that I’d completely lost myself and had no friends and was very unhappy…and couldn’t have continued if I stayed there.”
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Neve segued from dancing to modeling, but didn’t like it. “To spend my time gutting on clothes and standing in front of a camera looking pretty didn’t appeal to me in any way” (dailymail.co.uk).
She made her acting breakthrough in “Party of Five.” She has also appeared in “The Craft,” “Panic” and “The Company.” She once auditioned for “Baywatch,” but the casting director turned her down because he thought she was too pale.
She moved from Los Angeles to London in 2011. (She also has British citizenship.) “I felt culturally deprived out there. In London I get inspired every time I walk out my front door.” She added she feels less famous in England. “I take the Underground every day and I don’t need to wear a disguise…in the States I get followed.”
That same year, she finally stopped smoking. She’d been a smoker since the age of 14.
Her biggest regret is leaving school at 15 to pursue musical theatre. “At the time it seemed like the only sane decision…but it means there are huge gaps in my knowledge.”
Neve said she lived in a haunted house in Los Angeles. “There were times when the ghost would actually walk into the room. After a while it felt normal. I’d pass her in the hallway and casually wish her good morning.”
She said, “The scariest thing is how the Internet is removing us all from reality. No one seems to communicate properly anymore. I try hard not to get too attached to gadgets or to the Internet. I’m on Facebook, but under an assumed name but I hardly ever look at it.”
In 2010, a prankster created a false Twitter account under her name and put up a topless photo of her from the 2007 film “I Really Hate My Job.”
Neve Campbell has a child, Caspian Field from her relationship with boyfriend J.J. Field. Aside from acting, she is an animal lover and described herself as having a dry, sometimes offensive sense of humor.