Neve Campbell

by ethnic on June 27, 2010

Birth Name: Neve Adrianne Campbell

Place of Birth: Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: 3 October, 1973

*Scottish (father)
*Dutch, with some Sephardi Jewish (mother)

Neve Campbell is a Canadian actress.

Neve is the daughter of Marnie Neve and Gerry Campbell. Her brother, Christian Campbell, is also an actor. Her mother also acts. Neve has two children with her partner, American-British actor JJ Feild.

Her father is a Scottish emigrant, from Glasgow. Her mother is a Dutch emigrant, from Amsterdam. Neve has stated that her mother’s maiden name, Neve, comes from Sephardi Jewish ancestors, who moved to the Netherlands and later converted to Catholicism. Neve herself is Catholic. She has also said, “my lineage is Jewish, so if someone asks me if I’m Jewish, I say yes.” It is not clear how distant her Sephardi Jewish ancestry is.

Neve can be a Sephardi Jewish surname. In Italian, it means “snow,” and in Hebrew and Arabic, it means “oasis.”


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neiltennant December 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm

same ethnicity and looks like WILL WHEATON

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:08 am

Definitely looks more Jewish. She looks rather exotic.

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

she looks like Moroccan Jewish

who are also of SEPHARDI DESCENT

neiltennant August 7, 2015 at 7:57 am

it was 10 years ago when i was a huge WILL AND GRACE fan

and i met the actress of rosario in person and i was sure she is a Latina woman she played in that show

but that evening when i came home i googled her name and found out that she is Sephardi Jewish

Neve Campbell is cute and i think she looks special even she has small amount of Sephardi

If she were unknown and a friend would bring her to me home and introduce her as CAMPANILLA the Ladina speaking and Kosher Nacho cheese corn meal cook it would believe him

cwm85 August 5, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Have to admit I sometimes thought she looked mestiza.. with some Spanish influence or something…

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:31 pm

THATS the Sephardi

Wil Wheaton has the same touch

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 8:42 pm

she looks almost exactly like josh hartnett. i always thought they were siblings

Kimmel March 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm

I agree. I also keep thinking she has Sami heritage.

neiltennant June 17, 2015 at 2:18 am

some people here are really stupid and think that brits and scottish people are all looking like WILLY from THE SIMPSONS with blue eyes and red hair

ses101 April 10, 2017 at 2:27 pm

I agree. Unless they have been here (the UK) how the hell do they know what people look like here? There are all types of looks here, and I’m not including people of obvious foreign blood. Celts, Anglos-Saxons, Normans, Vikings, etc have all mixed over the last thousand plus years.

Jasmine March 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Neve works well with both sides of her heritage. Neve (spelled Niamh but pronounced the same) is also a very common Scottish girls name.

Alice November 7, 2013 at 7:18 am

Niamh is an Irish name. Yes is is pronounced Neve. It is a name from Irish mythology. Niamh was the daughter of the God of the Sea.

MP February 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm

WHY are you calling her “American Actress”?! She is Canadian!!

Maria January 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Neve love that name.Beautiful lady.

Mike June 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

yeah she looks scottish

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 3:14 am

Really? And that’s the least exotic ethnicity out there.

She looks very exotic – I can see her Jewish side more.

ashash April 5, 2015 at 11:10 am

Neve isn’t exotic. Most of her ancestry is Scottish and Dutch.

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 7:06 pm

I see more Jewish in her. She has those coarse eyebrows and almond dark eyes. Lol…never seen a Scott who looks like that.

stonelord June 11, 2015 at 8:40 am

What you’ve never seen a dark haired or dark eyed Scot? Need To Travel More

ses101 April 10, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Have you been to Scotland? I’m Scottish and there are loads of dark haired people here, as well as lots of people with brown eyes. If she lived here nobody in Scotland nobody would think for a second she was anything other than Scottish.

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm

she looks Sephardi

she could easily pass for MOROCCAN JEW who are also Sephardi people

izzy July 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm

she’s a true beauty :)

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