Emily "Eve" Best

Actress
Emily "Eve" Best was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 2001, she appeared in the four-hour miniseries "The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells," which aired on the Hallmark Channel. She made her ... Read more »
Born: 07/31/1971 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (11)

Lucky Man 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Life In Squares 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Nurse Jackie 2008 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

En du elsker 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Challenger Disaster 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Honorable Woman 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Up All Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King's Speech 2010 (Movie)

Wallis Simpson (Actor)

Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Lie with Me 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Emily "Eve" Best was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 2001, she appeared in the four-hour miniseries "The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells," which aired on the Hallmark Channel. She made her professional debut as Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Southwark Playhouse. In 2007, she starred in a production of "As You Like It" at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre. In 2005, she played the title role in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" at the Almeida Theatre in London. In 2006, she appeared in the British drama series "Prime Suspect: The Final Act," starring Helen Mirren. In 2003, she performed in "Mourning Becomes Electra" at the Royal National Theatre. In 2007, she reprised the role of Josie for the Broadway production of "A Moon for the Misbegotten," for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. She also was featured in the miniseries "The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells" (2000-01), "Shackleton" (2001-02) and "Lie with Me" (2004-05). She also appeared in "Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act" (2006-07). She continued to work steadily in television throughout the early 2000s and the 2010s, appearing on "Up All Night" (NBC, 2011-13). She also landed a role in the miniseries "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 5" (2006-07). As her entertainment career progressed, she appeared in the Colin Firth box office smash dramatic biopic "The King's Speech" (2010). She also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Up All Night" (NBC, 2011-13). She also was featured in the TV movie "The Challenger Disaster" (Discovery Channel, 2013-14). She also appeared in the Mikael Persbrandt drama "En du elsker" (2014). "Eve" Best most recently acted on "Life In Squares" (BBC 2, 2014-15).

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England 1999

Wycombe Abbey Girls' School

Buckinghamshire

University of Oxford

Oxford, England

Milestones

2010

Cast as Wallis Simpson in "The King's Speech"

2009

Cast as Dr. Elenor O'Hara in Showtime's dark comedy, "Nurse Jackie"

2008

Returned to Broadway to star in Harold Pinter's "The Homecoming," and earned a Tony Award nomination

2007

Reprised the role of Josie for the Broadway production of "A Moon for the Misbegotten," for which she earned a Tony Award nomination

2007

Starred in a production of "As You Like It" at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre

2006

Appeared in the British drama series "Prime Suspect: The Final Act," starring Helen Mirren

2006

Cast as Josie in Eugene O'Neill's play "A Moon For The Misbegotten" at the Old Vic Theatre in London

2005

Played the title role in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" at the Almeida Theatre in London

2003

Performed in "Mourning Becomes Electra" at the Royal National Theatre

2002

Acted in the British miniseries "Shackleton" (broadcast on the A&E Network in the US)

2001

Appeared in the four-hour miniseries "The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells," which aired on the Hallmark Channel

1999

First gained critical accolades for her performance in "Tis Pity She's a Whore" at the Young Vic Theatre

Made her professional debut as Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Southwark Playhouse

Earliest performance was with the children's opera company in London at the age of nine

Bonus Trivia

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Best adopted her grandmother's name as a stage name, as an Emily Best was already registered with British Actors' Equity Association.

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