Eve Hewson | Biography 2021
Eve Hewson | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Eve Hewson
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality Irish
  • Birthplace Dublin, Ireland
  • Born Year And Birthday 1991-7-7
  • Did You Know? In school, Hewson changed her name from Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson to Eve to avoid being bullied in high school. 
  • Father Bono (singer)
  • Mother Ali Hewson (anti-nuclear activist and businesswoman)
  • Brothers Elijah Bob Patricus Guggi Q and John Abraham (younger brothers)
  • Sister Jordan (older sister)
  • Height 5 feet and 1 inches (1.54 meteres)
  • Originally Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson
  • Ex-Boyfriend James Lafferty, Max Georgio Choa Minghella
  • University New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (graduated in 2013)
  • Associated Educational Institutions Dalkey School Project, St. Andrew's College & New York University
  • Name Eve Hewson
  • First Debut Lost and Found (short film, alongside her sister Jordan)
  • First Lead Role The Luminaries (Anna)
  • Zodiac Sign Cancer

Eve Hewson | Biography 2021

Irish Actress Eve Hewson is best known as the star of the drama The Luminaries and Netflix originals Behind Her Eyes.


Quick Information
  • Name Eve Hewson
  • Full Name Eve Hewson
  • Nationality Irish
  • Birthplace Dublin, Ireland
  • Birth Date 1991-7-7
  • Occupation Actress
  • First Lead Role The Luminaries (Anna)
  • First On-screen Debut Lost and Found (short film, alongside her sister Jordan)
  • Did You Know? In school, Hewson changed her name from Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson to Eve to avoid being bullied in high school. 
  • Zodiac Sign Cancer
  • Brothers Elijah Bob Patricus Guggi Q and John Abraham (younger brothers)
  • Sister Jordan (older sister)
  • Father Bono (singer)
  • Mother Ali Hewson (anti-nuclear activist and businesswoman)
  • Height 5 feet and 1 inches (1.54 meteres)
  • Orignally Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson
  • Ex-Boyfriends James Lafferty, Max Georgio Choa Minghella
  • University New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (graduated in 2013)
  • Associated Educational Institutions Dalkey School Project, St. Andrew's College & New York University

Actress Eve Hewson is best known as the star of the drama The Luminaries and Netflix originals Behind Her Eyes. She made her acting debut with the short film Lost and Found. She has starred in popular movies such as This Must Be the Place and Robin Hood.

Who is Eve Hewson?

Hewson commenced her acting career in 2005 with the short film Lost and Found alongside her sister, Jordan.

Since her debut, she has appeared on both small and big screens with titles such as the 2011 film This Must Be the Place, the 2013 thriller film Blood Ties, the 2014 TV series The Knick, the 2015 Cold War movie Bridge of Spies, and the 2018 reimagining of Robin Hood.

In 2020, Hewson portrayed Anna in the drama film The Luminaries. The next year, he featured Adele in the Netflix Original series,  Behind Her Eyes.

Early Life & Education

Eve Hewson was born on 7 July 1991 in Ireland.  Her birth name is Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson. After her birth at 7 a.m. on 7 July 1991, she was named Eve—which is the middle of the word seven. Born to the family of anti-nuclear activist Ali Hewson and U2 lead singer Bono, in Dublin, Northern Ireland, Hewson was born as the second daughter.

Hewson has an older sister named Jordan. Elijah and John are her two younger brothers. She graduated from the Dalkey School Project and later she entered Saint Andrew's College in Dublin. She has learned about relationships from her parents—who are together since age 15. Her parents still have friends from high school 

Enthusiastic about acting from an early age, Hewson started to act in a local drama group. After her debut in the movie Lost and Found in 2005, she decided to pursue her career as an actress against her parent’s advice, who urged her to be a lawyer. Her parents thought she “wouldn’t get into the drama school” but she was “headstrong” and signed up for drama at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and graduated in 2013.

Hewson feels proud of her Irish upbringing and relates that she "couldn't have had a better childhood." She is thankful to her parents who taught her to surround herself with "good people."  She is grateful towards her parents who supported her ambition to pursue acting against their dream to make their daughter a lawyer. She says she doesn't know what she "would've done" other than acting. 

Acting Career

Series of supporting roles followed her graduation and she worked on numerous TV programs. She appeared in the drama film, The 27 Club—a 27-year-old singer who committed suicide—in 2008. 

In 2010, the young star appeared in The Script's music video for the song 'For The First Time.' In the same year, Hewson starred in a leading role alongside Sean Justin Penn in the movie, This Must Be the Place.

In 2013, Hewson starred in the thriller film, Blood Ties and also in the romantic comedy, Enough Said, as the daughter of James Gandolfini's character Albert. 

Subsequently, she succeeded to get the central role of Lucy —a young nurse who needs to get acquainted with the hospital—in the TV series The Knick.  Acting in The Knick was particularly difficult for her since it was one of the most realistic works. 

In 2017, she appeared in the biographical drama film, Papillon. Following the year, she was cast in the Canadian romantic drama film; Paper Year, a film about a couple's problems during their first year of marriage. In 2018, Hewson played Maid Marian in the Otto Bathurst version of Robin Hood in the autumn of 2018.

'The Luminaries' and 'Behind Her Eyes'

In 2020, she got cast as Anna on Luminaries, which was based on Eleanor Catton's novel. The show is a British-New Zealand drama television miniseries Broadcast on BBC One and directed by Claire McCarthy. 

The Luminaries is series about Anna Wetherell, a young explorer and the protagonist of the series who narrates and unravels her perspective during the journey of a party of men and women who move to New Zealand in the hopes of making a fortune during the West Coast Gold Rush. 

In addition, Hewson portrayed in another series based on a novel; written by Sarah Pinborough. She was cast as  Adele in the Netflix film, Behind Her Eyes, a psychological thriller in 2021. The show follows a single mother who has an affair with her employer and develops an unlikely relationship with the boss wife, played by Hewson.

According to her, Adele is a housewife who "isn't the type" the audience expects her to be.

"I genuinely loved this character so much, mainly because of the twist. I’ve never had more fun playing a character in my life. If I could play Adele until the day that I’m dead, I wouldn’t care,” Hewson shares her experience portraying Adele. 

Personal Life

Hewson is single but previously she dated One Tree Hill actor James Lafferty. The couple dated for four years but split in 2015. Then, she started dating English actor Max Georgio Choa Minghella, but the relationship didn't last long. 

Did you Know?

  • In school, Hewson changed her name from Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson to Eve to avoid being bullied in high school.