Who Is Eve Hewson, The Actor Who Plays Adele In 'Behind Her Eyes'?

If you don't know who Eve Hewson is yet, you will soon enough. The Irish actor has been making big splashes in her career throughout the past few years, and with her latest Netflix success, she's only becoming more well-known. Hewson got her first notable role in This Must Be The Place, a French-Irish film in which she co-starred along with Sean Penn. The up-and-coming actor starred in several more films, including Blood TiesBridge of Spies, and Robin Hood, according to Decider.

Of course, the actress has also paved her way into TV acting. From 2014 to 2015, Hewson starred in the Cinemax drama The Knick. In 2020, Hewson took on the historical drama The Luminaries, a mystery-drama about the New Zealand gold rush. In 2021, Hewson took on her most attention-grabbing role yet, playing Adele in the psychologically-thrilling miniseries Behind Her Eyes. With so much buzz around the new Netflix show and its stars, many want to know more about Eve Hewson and her Hollywood connections. 

Eve Hewson comes from a famous family

Streaming giant Netflix dropped a new miniseries, Behind Her Eyes, on Feb. 17, 2021, and it's already becoming a hit amongst viewers. The show has peaked in the #1 spot on Netflix's top 10 list, as Collider noted, and fans can't get enough of the stellar cast and intriguing storyline. Of course, fans are particularly obsessed with Eve Hewson as Adele, a wife who befriends the woman with whom her husband is having an affair. As fans tweet about their love for the show and especially for Hewson's performance, they're also realizing another shocking piece of information about the actor.

As it turns out, Hewson isn't the first member of her family to make splashes in the entertainment industry: Her father is none other than Bono (real name Paul David Hewson), the acclaimed lead singer of U2 and one of the most famous musicians of all time. Despite having a musician for a father, Hewson admitted that music was never really her thing. When speaking with Town & Country in 2021, the actor said that she was "terrible at practicing" music, but when she delved into acting, "it didn't feel like work at all." 

Although Hewson has a very famous father, she's not standing in the shadow of his spotlight. With a number of successful films under her belt and a huge success with Behind Her Eyes, Hewson is paving her own path as an acclaimed actor.