Eve Hewson: Irish Actress
Eve Hewson is the daughter of activist Ali Hewson and U2 frontman Paul Hewson (Bono). Her sister is musician Jordan; furthermore, she has two younger brothers named singer Elijah and actor John.
She has appeared in multiple films and television shows, such as Lost and Found, 27 Club, This Must Be the Place, Blood Ties, and Enough Said. Most recently she co-starred as one of two protagonists on Apple TV+ dark comedy Bad Sisters.
Eve Hewson’s Biography
Eve Hewson was born July 7 in Dublin, Ireland to Paul David Hewson (also known as Bono). As his daughter, Hewson has an intense appreciation for her craft and an expanding fan base. Over her career, she has worked on multiple film and television productions with directors like Tom Hanks and Steven Soderbergh recognizing her beauty and talent.
Hewson made her acting debut alongside her sister Jordan in 2005 in the short movie Lost and Found; then made her feature-length debut two years later with Erica Dunton’s The 27 Club. That year, Hewson participated in an acting program at New York Film Academy before going on to star in both a music video and a short movie for Irish band The Script’s song For the First Time in 2010.
Hewson quickly distinguished herself as an actress within the film industry and received her big break in 2011 when she appeared alongside Sean Penn and Frances McDormand in Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place. Since then she has gone on to land other notable roles, such as Blood Ties’ Yvonne as well as Nurse Lucy Elkins in Steven Soderbergh’s television show The Knick.
She has provided the voice of one of Tiny Commandos’ characters and currently stars as Becka in Apple TV+’s Bad Sisters series. Additionally, Adele will make an appearance in the 2021 psychological thriller miniseries Behind Her Eyes.
Hewson is also an activist and philanthropist, having donated millions to various causes over her lifetime. Most recently she has taken up fighting human trafficking, HIV/AIDS in Africa as well as global poverty.
Hewson was raised by a supportive family that encouraged her to follow her dreams of acting. She attended Dalkey School Project and St Andrew’s College in Dublin before graduating with a BA in Drama from New York University. Outside the acting world, Hewson enjoys traveling and dancing as her passion.
Eve Hewson’s Movies
Eve Hewson has steadily pursued her acting career since making her film debut in the 2011 drama This Must Be the Place. Since then she has made television debuts such as the 2014 medical period drama series The Knick.
Hewson currently stars as Becka Garvey in Apple TV+ dark comedy thriller Bad Sisters. She joins Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, and Sarah Greene – returning cast members who reprise their roles – as five sisters reunite after one is murdered by Claes Bang’s abusive husband Claes Bang.
Hewson will also star in Hedda, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1891 play about an unruly wife trapped in her marriage, written and directed by Mia DaCosta (Creed). Tessa Thompson will play her counterpart.
John Carney has cast her in several of his films, such as Sing Street and Oscar winner Once. Most recently, Flora and Son were shown at Sundance this year and stars Hewson as a troubled single mother who bonds with her son through music after finding an abandoned guitar in a dumpster – Joseph Gordon-Levitt co-stars as well.
Hewson has experienced a swift and sustained rise, showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Her filmography includes roles in the 2020 biographical drama Tesla as well as the 2021 Netflix miniseries Behind Her Eyes and Bad Sisters on Apple TV+ dark comedy thriller platform. Audiences worldwide are mesmerized by her captivating and edgy acting, leaving many craving more from this rising star! We cannot wait to see what else Hewson has planned next!
Eve Hewson’s TV Shows
Eve Hewson may be best known as Bono’s daughter, but her acting career extends well beyond him. After appearing in several short films such as 2005’s Lost and Found and 2008’s Jorma’s Blind Date she got her big break with the 2011 drama film This Must Be the Place, followed by several other notable projects like crime thriller Blood Ties and romantic comedy Enough Said before being cast as lead role in Steven Soderbergh’s medical period drama series The Knick.
Hewson has continued her acclaimed TV and film acting career since joining Netflix’s Bad Sisters series two seasons ago as the lead character, including appearances in the 2012 drama The Devil Wears Prada as well as the leading role in Netflix’s Bad Sisters 2. For its second season premiere this October, Hewson and her sisters –Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, and Sarah Greene–are back to deal with the aftermath of her abusive husband’s death and deal with their lives post-divorce.
Hewson is currently shooting a limited series for Netflix that stars Nicole Kidman and Liev Schreiber as three separate characters who take guitar lessons for their son to connect. At Sundance, she earned rave reviews for her lead performance in John Carney’s Dublin-set musical dramedy Flora and Son, which Apple acquired after a bidding war that reached $20 Million+.
Hewson will appear alongside Tessa Thompson and Michael Fassbender in an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1891 stage play Hedda Gabler for which she’ll play one of the lead roles, as well as co-starring in Nia DaCosta’s forthcoming Marvel comic book adaptation film titled The New Mutants by Nia DaCosta.
Hewson will feature in an Otto Bathurst folktale adaptation of Robin Hood with Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Jamie Dornan as part of her 2019 schedule. Additionally, she’ll appear in Behind Her Eyes–a psychological thriller miniseries–playing Adele.
Eve Hewson’s Awards
As Eve Hewson progresses through her career, it comes as no surprise that she has received numerous accolades over time. These include an Oscar Wilde Card award from the US-Ireland Alliance as well as being nominated for Critics Choice TV for her role in Bad Sisters; an Irish comedy series about four Dublin sisters plotting revenge against an abusive brother-in-law.
Irish actress Celia Imrie has earned both Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations, in recognition of her long list of credits which includes This Must Be the Place and Bridge of Spies movies as well as television shows Behind Her Eyes, The Knick and Robin Hood series. Celia has worked alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like Colin Farrell, Jim Sheridan, Jessie Buckley, and Sean Penn – to name just a few!
Hewson has twice been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role – once for her performance in My Left Foot (2010) and again in Unbroken (2014). Additionally, Hewson made waves as one of Steven Soderbergh’s 2013 television drama series The Knick.
Hewson made her television debut in 2021 in Netflix’s critically acclaimed limited series Behind Her Eyes and received rave reviews for her lead role in Claire McCarthy’s miniseries The Luminaries which premiered on BBC that summer. Born to Bono of U2 fame and Ali Hewson from whom she takes her charismatic presence, Hewson excelled onscreen as well as off. Her performances truly stood out!
Hewson always hits the mark with her comedic performances – whether she’s making light of nepotism during an acceptance speech, or giving a powerful monologue as one of the Garvey sisters in Bad Sisters, her sense of humor and deep bond to her characters has earned her global acclaim.
Hewson proved once again that less is more when she graced the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet in Los Angeles on January 10, 2019. The rising star chose a simple black dress from Cong Tri, accented with an eye-catching Bulgari necklace and highlighted by a gorgeous set of dangling earrings by Bulgari. She dazzled her audience with her toned midriff and slim frame as well as her full voluminous bob and stunning earrings from Bulgari.