Eve Best Wiki Bio
British actress and director Emily ‘Eve’ Best was born in Ladbroke Grove, London, England, on 31 July 1971, making Leo her zodiac sign. She has 31 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for portraying Wallis Simpson in the critically acclaimed 2010 biographical historical movie “The King’s Speech”, which starred Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, and was directed by Tom Hooper. It follows the life of King George VI, as well as the life of his speech therapist, and the movie won 108 of its 314 award nominations, including four Oscars wins, some of which for Best Motion Picture of the , , Best Achievement in Directing and Best Writing, Original Screenplay, and Actor in a Leading Role (Colin Firth).
Eve’s currently shooting for the upcoming short film “Such a Lovely Day” and new episodes of the series “House of the Dragon”.
Education and early life
Eve was raised in London alongside her younger sister whose name remains undisclosed, by their parents about whom Eve rarely speaks in public, as she respects their privacy; it’s known that her mother was an actress, and her father a design journalist.
Eve was nine when she appeared in a theatre play for the first time, and already decided at that age that she wanted to become a famous actress. She studied at Wycombe Abbey Girls’ School and appeared in a number of school plays, but still remained focused on her studies.
Eve matriculated in 1989, and then enrolled at Lincoln College, Oxford from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature in 1993; she spent the following a couple of years performing in productions of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, while she made her professional debut at the Southwark Playhouse, portraying Beatrice in Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”.
Roles in TV series
Eve’s debut TV series role was playing Anne in the episode “Beasts” of the crime drama “The Bill” in 2000, and the same year saw her play Amber Hope in the episode “Seize the Night” of the drama “Casualty”.
In 2001, she starred as Ellen McGillivray in all six episodes of the fantasy horror mini-series “The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells”, which also starred Tom Ward and Barry Stanton, and follows newspaper reporter Ellen McGillivray who’s just learned about the existence of other worlds. The remainder of the 2000s saw Eve appear in an episode or two of the biographical adventure mini-series “Shackleton”, the crime mystery “Waking the Dead”, and another crime series “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries”.
From 2009 through 2015, she played Dr. Eleanor O’Hara in 51 episodes of the popular comedy “Nurse Jackie”, which starred Merritt Wever and Edie Falco, and was created by Evan Dunsky and Liz Brixius. It follows the life of a drug addict nurse, and the series won 15 of its 106 award nominations.
Eve’s also known for portraying Anna Clayton in 20 episodes of the popular crime action “Lucky Man”, which starred Sienna Guillory and James Nesbitt, and was created by Stan Lee and Neil Biswas. It follows the life of a brilliant police officer who has the ability to control luck – the series was nominated for two awards.
Eve’s two most recent TV series roles have been playing Farah Dowling in seven episodes of the 2022 action adventure “Fate: The Winx Saga”, and the lead character Rosaline in all three episodes of the 2023 drama mini-series “Maryland”.
Roles in movies
Eve’s debut film role was starring as Nina in the 2001 short drama “Brilliant!”, and the year 2004 saw her play Yuni in the short drama “The Lodge”.
Also in 2004, Eve portrayed the lead character Roselyn Tyler in the crime thriller “Lie with Me”, which also starred Andrew Lincoln and Jasper Jacob, and was directed by Susanna White; it follows Ros Tyler who’s awakened after having been drugged, and has learned that she’s been sexually assaulted, and that her flatmate’s been killed.
Eve’s following role came in 2012, when cast to play Beatrice in the Shakespearean comedy “Much Ado About Nothing”, and the year 2013 saw her play Sally Ride in the historical drama “The Challenger Disaster”, which starred William Hurt and Kevin McNally, and was directed by James Hawes. It tells the story of the disintegration of the 1985 space shuttle Challenger; the film won one of its three award nominations.
Eve’s three most recent movie roles have been in the 2016 short drama “The Complete Walk: Antony and Cleopatra”, another 2016 short drama “The Complete Walk: The Taming of the Shrew”, and the 2018 comedy “A Woman of No Importance”.
Eve directed the 2014 drama movie “Macbeth”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Millionaires’ Holiday Club”, “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Awards and nominations
Eve’s been nominated for two awards: a 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, for “Nurse Jackie” (shared with colleagues) and a 2022 Pena de Prata Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “House of the Dragon”.
Love life and relationships
Eve avoids sharing the details of her love life with the public, and we don’t know about any men, or perhaps women whom she’s dated; she’s not to be confused with American rapper Eve Best, as various websites have mistakenly reported that Eve’s married to American race car driver and businessman Maximillion Cooper.
Most of Eve’s fans believe that she’s lesbian, and that this is why she avoids speaking about her love life in public; some of Eve’s fans have claimed on Reddit to have seen her and her girlfriend spending time together in London, but none of these rumors have been addressed by Eve.
She seems to be unattached as of August 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Eve dislikes social media networks and doesn’t have an account on Instagram; her fan-made page is today followed by close to 5,000 people, and over 330 pictures have been posted onto it.
She’s passionate about sailing, painting and singing; Eve loves all kinds of art, and her favorite is architecture.
Eve was nominated for the prestigious Tony Award in 2008, for her performance in the play “The Homecoming”.
She’s been involved in charity work since the launch of her career, and is mostly into helping underprivileged children and the elderly.
One of Eve’s favorite actresses is Emily Blunt, and some of her favorite movies include “The Devil Wears Prada”, “The Girl on the Train” and “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Eve’s age is 52. Her hair and eyes are brown, she’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).
Eve’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of August 2023.