Eve Best is an English actress and director, who is known for her television roles as Dr. Eleanor O’Hara in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009 – 2013), First Lady Fillet Madison in the American Experience television special (2011), and Monica Chatwin in the BBC miniseries The Honourable Woman (2014). She has won many awards including the 2005 Olivier Award for Best Actress, for playing the title role in Hedda Gabler.
In this post, I will be writing about Eve Best biography, age, career, family, net worth, relationship, and other facts about her. First, let’s look at her profile summary.
Eve Best’s Profile Summary
July 31, 1971
50 years old
Place of Birth
Ladbroke Grove, London
5ft 9in (1.77m)
Eve Best Biography
Best was born on July 31, 1971, in Ladbroke Grove, London and she grew up there. She is the daughter of a design journalist and an actress. She had her early performances with the W11 Opera children’s opera company in London at the age of nine.
Best attended Wycombe Abbey Girl’s School before going on to Lincoln College, Oxford, where she studied English. While still in college, she appeared in Oxford University Dramatic Society productions and also performed at the Edinburgh Festival. After graduating, she made her professional debut as Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing”, at the Southwark Playhouse.
Eve Best Career
Best trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, after working on the London fringe. After graduating in 1999, she appeared in a revival of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Young Vic and she won both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle best newcomer awards; she adopted her grandmother’s name as a stage name because Emily Best was already registered with British Actors’ Equity Association.
Best won a Laurence Olivier Award for playing the title role in Hedda Gabler and she was also nominated for the same award the following year for her performance as Josie in Eugene O’Neill’s play A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Old Vic Theatre in London.
In early 2007, she starred in a Sheffield Crucible production of “As You Like It” and it was played for a short time at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in Stratford as part of their Complete Works season. In the same year, she Best performed in the Broadway transfer of A Moon for the Misbegotten and it earned her a nomination for a Tony Award as Best Actress in a Play. Best starred in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming at the Cort Theatre in New York, which co-starred Ian McShane, Raúl Esparza, and Michael McKean. Daniel Sullivan directed the 20-week limited engagement, which ran until 13 April 2008. She appeared again as Beatrice in a critically acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in 2011, playing opposite Charles Edwards as Benedick, and starred in the Old Vic production of The Duchess of Malfi in 2012. She also made her directorial debut with a production of Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in 2013.
Best has made an appearance in many television shows and these include; Prime Suspect: The Final Act (2006), Waking the Dead (2004), Shackleton (2002), and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2005). She appeared as Lucrece in the Naxos audiobook version of Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece and she also starred in a 2000 BBC Radio 4 production of Emma.
Best has co-starred as Dr. Eleanor O’Hara in the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which premiered in June 2009 and she also played the Duchess of Windsor – Wallis Simpson – in The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. She also co-starred as Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, alongside William Hurt in The Challenger Disaster, a British-made TV dramatization of the Rogers Commission set up to investigate the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
Best played Cleopatra, the leading role in the Shakespeare’s Globe version of Antony and Cleopatra, in summer 2014. In the 2015 revival of the Printer play Old Times, opposite Clive Owen and Kelly Reilly, she returned to Broadway. She also played the role of headmistress Farah Dowling in Fate: The Winx Saga.
Eve Best Family
Aside from the fact that Best adopted her grandmother’s name as a stage name because Emily Best was already registered with the British Actors’ Equity Association, nothing is known about her family.
Eve Best Relationship/Dates
Best has made her personal affairs private and as such, nothing is known about her relationship status.
Eve Best Net Worth
Best has an Estimated net worth of $3 million in accordance with business insider.