Alice Eve

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Alice Eve
Alice Eve, Men in Black 3, 2012 (crop).jpg
Eve at the Men in Black 3 premiere, 2012
Born Alice Sophia Eve
(1982-02-06) 6 February 1982 (age 35)
London, England, United Kingdom
Education Bedales School
Westminster School
Alma mater St Catherine's College, Oxford (BA in English)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Alex Cowper-Smith (m. 20142017)
Parent(s) Trevor Eve
Sharon Maughan

Alice Sophia Eve (born 6 February 1982) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness.

Early life[edit]

Eve was born in London, the daughter of actors Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan.[1] She went to Bedales School,[1] and More House School, and then took her A-levels at Westminster School in London.

During her gap year, she studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and then read English at St Catherine's College, Oxford. While at Oxford, she appeared in student productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, Animal Crackers (which toured to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Scenes from an Execution.[1]

In an interview with Team Coco, she states that she used to get into a lot of trouble in school before an abusive math teacher said that she should get out of school if she would not start taking schoolwork more seriously. This made Eve motivated.[2]


Eve at the Hollywood Style Awards in November 2011

Eve has appeared in television dramas such as the BBC's The Rotters' Club, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Hawking[3] and starred in the film Stage Beauty (2004).

In 2006, she starred in two comedy films: Starter for 10[1] and Big Nothing (in which she and co-star Simon Pegg put on American accents).[4] She spent the early part of 2006 in India working on a drama mini-series Losing Gemma about backpackers.[5]

On the stage, Eve has appeared in two plays directed by Trevor Nunn. In 2006, she played young Esme/Alice in the new Tom Stoppard play Rock 'n' Roll, at the Royal Court Theatre,[6] later reprising her role for the 2007 Broadway transfer. For this performance, she was nominated for the best supporting actress award at the Theatregoers' Choice Awards.[7]

In 2009, she played Roxane in a production of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Chichester Festival Theatre.[8]

In 2010, Eve played the female lead role in the American romantic comedy film She's Out of My League, in which her parents play the roles of her character's parents. She also played the role of Erin, Charlotte's Irish nanny, in Sex and the City 2.[9]

During 2011, Eve had a recurring guest role in season 8 of the HBO series Entourage, as Sophia, a journalist and love interest to Vincent Chase.[10] 2011 Eve also portrayed Hollywood actress Lara Tyler in the romantic comedy The Decoy Bride. Eve is also known for her role of Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness.[11]

In 2012, she played the younger 1969 version of Agent O in Men In Black 3, the older version being played by Emma Thompson.

Eve took part in the opening session of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.[12] She appeared in Paul McCartney's music video "Queenie Eye";[13] and in Rixton's music video "Hotel Ceiling" in 2015.

In 2013, she co-starred in Before We Go with Chris Evans, who also directed the film.[14] She played herself in the Hollywood film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb in 2014 and has since starred in several productions, including Criminal in 2016.

In 2016, she appeared in "Nosedive", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[15] . In December 2017, Eve joined Netflix’s Iron Fist with a supporting role.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Eve was in a long-term relationship with poet Adam O'Riordan, whom she met while reading English at Oxford.[17][18] The pair broke up in 2012.[17][18][19]

On 14 August 2014, Eve announced her engagement to her "high school sweetheart", financier Alex Cowper-Smith.[18][19] The pair met while attending Westminster School in London.[18] They married on 31 December 2014.[20] They separated in April 2017.[citation needed]

She has heterochromia, a condition that causes the irises of both eyes to be different colours. In Eve's case, her left eye is blue, and her right eye is green.[21][22]

Eve currently lives in London and Los Angeles.[23] Eve is of English, Welsh, and Irish descent.[24][25]


In 2015, Eve aroused controversy with her comments on Caitlyn Jenner's public transition from man to woman, when she accused Jenner of "playing at being a woman".[26][27]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Stage Beauty Miss Frayne
2006 Starter for 10 Alice Harbinson
2006 Big Nothing Josie
2007 The Amazing Trousers Colette Short film
2009 Crossing Over Claire Sheperd
2010 She's Out of My League Molly
2010 Sex and the City 2 Erin
2011 The Decoy Bride Lara Tyler
2012 ATM Emily Brandt
2012 The Raven Emily Hamilton
2012 Men in Black 3 Young Agent O
2012 Please, Alfonso Annabelle Short film
2012 Decoding Annie Parker Louise
2013 Some Velvet Morning Velvet
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Carol Marcus
2013 Cold Comes the Night Chloe
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Guinevere/herself
2014 Before We Go Brooke Dalton
2014 Death of a Farmer Producer
2015 Dirty Weekend Natalie Hamilton
2016 Criminal Marta Lynch
2016 Misconduct Charlotte
2018 The Stolen Charlotte Lockton
2018 Untogether Irene Post-production
2018 Replicas Mona Post-production
2018 The Brits Are Coming Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Hawking Martha Guthrie TV movie
2005 The Rotters' Club Cicely Boyd TV series
2005 Beethoven Countess Giulietta Guicciardi Episode: "The Rebel"
2005 Agatha Christie's Poirot Lenox Tamplin Episode: "The Mystery of the Blue Train"
2006 Losing Gemma Esther TV movie
2011 Entourage Sophia 4 episodes
2016 Black Mirror Naomi Episode: "Nosedive"


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  3. ^ "BBC Two: Hawking". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (1 December 2006). "Big Nothing (review)". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2 December 2006. 
  5. ^ "Losing Gemma". Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  6. ^ Shenton, Mar (2 December 2006). "Alice Eve". Archived from the original on 30 November 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2006. 
  7. ^ " Awards 2007 results". Retrieved 2012-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Chichester Festival Theatre : What's On :". Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "I Got Cast in 'Sex and the City 2' – MSN Movies News". 24 September 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "'Entourage': Keep your ex's stepmother close.." CNN. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Alice Eve's Star Trek Into Darkness Role Revealed". Cimema Blend. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Qualcomm's insane CES 2013 keynote in pictures and tweets". 8 January 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Search Twitter - Alice eve". Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  14. ^ McNary, Dave. "Alice Eve Boards Chris Evans' '1:30 Train'". Variety. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "'Black Mirror' Season 3 Trailer: "No One Is This Happy'". Deadline. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  16. ^
  17. ^ a b "Who's That Girl? Meet "Entourage" Actress Alice Eve". Complex. 5 September 2011. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Star Trek Into Darkness' Alice Eve Is Engaged". TV Guide. 14 August 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Alice Eve Is Engaged – to Her High School Sweetheart!". People. 14 August 2014. 
  20. ^ Harrison, Lily (2 January 2015). "Alice Eve Marries Her High School Sweetheart, Alex Cowper-Smith, in London: Reports". E! Online. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "This One Has a Wardrobe Malfunction". Conan. Season 2. Episode 95. 23 May 2012. TBS. 
  22. ^ "The Eyes Have It: Celebrities with Heterochromia". yahoo. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "". 13 March 2009. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  24. ^ "Framed: Trevor Eve plays Quentin Lester". BBC. 13 August 2009. Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  25. ^ Feinstein, Sharon (10 December 2010). "Interview Sharon Maughan: We were so poor I never went by car, now I've got my own; Mercedes". Sunday Mirror. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  26. ^ "Bruce Jenner 'playing at being a woman' says star". newsbeat. BBC. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  27. ^ Bueno, Antoinette (28 April 2015). "'Star Trek' Actress Alice Eve: Bruce Jenner Is 'Playing at Being a Woman'". ET. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

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