Alice Eve

Alice Sophia Eve (born 6 February 1982) is a British American actress.

Alice Eve
Eve at the Men in Black 3 premiere in 2012
Alice Sophia Eve

(1982-02-06) 6 February 1982
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Years active2004–present
Alex Cowper-Smith
(m. 2014; div. 2017)

Early life

Eve was born in London, the daughter of actors Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan.[1] She has two younger brothers,[2] and is of English, Irish and Welsh descent.[3][4] 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]


Eve has appeared in television dramas such as the BBC's The Rotters' Club, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Hawking[5] and starred in the drama 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).[6] She spent the early part of 2006 in India working on the drama miniseries Losing Gemma about backpackers.[7]

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,[8] 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.[9]

In 2009, she played Roxane in a production of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Chichester Festival Theatre.[10]

In 2010, Eve played the female lead role in the American romantic comedy 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.[11]

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.[12] In 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.[13]

In 2012, she played the younger 1969 version of Agent O in the sci-fi comedy 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.[14] She appeared in Paul McCartney's music video "Queenie Eye" (2013);[15] and in Rixton's music video "Hotel Ceiling" (2015).

In 2013, she co-starred in the romantic drama Before We Go with Chris Evans, who also directed the film.[16] She played herself in the Hollywood film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) and has since starred in several productions, including the action thriller Criminal (2016).

In 2016, she appeared in "Nosedive", an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror.[17] In December 2017, Eve joined Netflix's Iron Fist as Mary Walker.[18]

Personal life

Eve was in a long-term relationship with poet Adam O'Riordan, whom she met while reading English at Oxford.[19][20] The pair broke up in 2012.[19][20][21] On 14 August 2014, Eve announced her engagement to her "high school sweetheart", financier Alex Cowper-Smith.[20][21] The pair met while attending Westminster School in London.[20] They married on 31 December 2014.[22][23] The couple divorced in 2017.[24] Eve became a naturalised American citizen on 16 November 2017.[25]

Eve has heterochromia, a condition that causes her eyes to have irises of different colours. Her left eye is blue and her right eye is green.[26][27]

Eve lives in London and Los Angeles.[28]



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 McCleish
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 Dr. 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 N/A Producer
2015 Dirty Weekend Natalie Hamilton
2015 Lithgow Saint Amelia Adams Short film
2016 Criminal Marta Lynch
2016 Misconduct Charlotte
2017 Bees Make Honey Honey
2017 Please Stand By Audrey
2017 The Stolen Charlotte Lockton
2018 Untogether Irene
2018 The Con Is On Jackie
2018 Replicas Mona Foster
2019 Bombshell Ainsley Earhardt
TBA Warning Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Hawking Martha Guthrie TV movie
2005 The Rotters' Club Cicely Boyd
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 Jayne Blestow Episode: "Nosedive"
2018 Ordeal by Innocence Gwenda Vaughan Miniseries
2018 Robot Chicken Jane Porter / Alexis
Episode: "Jew No. 1 Opens a Treasure Chest"
2018 Iron Fist Typhoid Mary


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  17. "'Black Mirror' Season 3 Trailer: "No One Is This Happy'". Deadline. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
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  23. Harrison, Lily (2 January 2015). "Alice Eve Marries Her High School Sweetheart, Alex Cowper-Smith, in London: Reports". E! Online. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  24. "Girl about New Year: Heartache as sad Alice starts 2017 with divorce". Mail Online. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  25. Nicholson, Claire. "StarTrek actress Alice Eve has boldly gone where she has never gone before!". Twitter. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  26. "This One Has a Wardrobe Malfunction". Conan. Season 2. Episode 95. 23 May 2012. TBS.
  27. "The Eyes Have It: Celebrities with Heterochromia". Yahoo. Archived from the original on 18 March 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  28. "". 13 March 2009. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
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