Her first name 'Neve' means snow in Spanish and it was her mother's maiden name. She hates it when people mispronounce her name. She started dancing at age 6 and at age 9 she got a full scholarship and began training at the National Ballet School of Canada. She dance almost anything jazz, flamenco, modern, hiphop and classical ballet.
Various injuries made a professional dancing career very unlikely. She quit at age 15 when the stress and competitivity between the dancers resulted in a nervous breakdown.
She spent two months in the modeling business but she thought it was unsatisfying and shallow and she quit. She turned to acting.
She likes the theater because of the response (from the audiance) she gets right away. It was also in a theater that she met Jeff Colt, (her ex-husband), Jeff happened to be bartending at that theater one night and daytime he was a daycare teacher. They moved in together in 1990 and got married on April 3, 1995 in England.
They spent their honeymoon in Paris, Venice and Zurich and settled down to live in her 3-bedroom house in Laurel Canyon/Hollywood Hills/Los Angeles, California. But it wasn't meant to be.
On July 30, 1997 they got seperated and Jeff moved out.
She said about the seperation: "Jeff and I have been together for over six and a half years, we've been through a lot, and we've learned much from each other. However, we have come to realize that both of us have some growing to do, and we need to be on our own for a while. There has always been much more depth to our relationship than the press or public could see. Jeff and I love each other very much, and that's going to continue".
In October 1997 she officially filed for divorce. Neve is still single although she dated some actors-collegues like Matthew Lillard, John Cusack and Matthew Perry but she's not going steady with any of them or anyone else.
On television the most known is her performance as Julia Salinger of "Party of Five".
Neve, her brother Christian, and Matthew Lillard have formed the Blue Sphere Alliance Production Company at The Lex Theater in Hollywood. Neve is a spokeswoman for the Tourette Syndrome Association (her younger brother Damian has the disease).
She believes in ghosts and she claims that her old house in Laurel Canyon was haunted. A woman was murdered in it around 1991.
Neve was picked on in high school and she had a low self esteem because of that.
She uses yoga and meditation to keep her calm and to give her energy.
Her dog is a shi-tzu named Buster.
She loves to sing, dance, swim and go horseback riding, and she also enjoys rollerblading and listening to classical music.
Dancing is still very important to her and she built a dance studio in the basement of her house so it is easier for her to find time to work on it. She also uses it to handle most of her problems or just to escape the busyness of her life.
She was nicknamed 'Fog Horn' by her co-stars on "Party of Five".
She has a very dark sarchastic sense of humor that a lot of people find a bit offensive, and Neve often has to restrain herself in order to avoid offending too much. She also has a lot of humor and laughs easily and often.
She has a hobby of making jewellery for herself.
She drives a '97 Porsche 911 Carrera
She hates to cook, but loves to invite people over to her home for barbecues.
Neve smokes... Marlboro Lights.
Height: 5'5 1/2"
Weight: 123 lbs.
Natural hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown