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Hewson in November 2016
Memphis Eve Sunny Day Iris Hewson

(1991-07-07) 7 July 1991 (age 32)
Dublin, Ireland
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Memphis Eve Sunny Day Iris Hewson (born 7 July 1991) is an Irish actress. Her first major role was in the 2011 drama film This Must Be the Place, and she made her television debut as Nurse Lucy Elkins in the 2014 Steven Soderbergh series The Knick. She has appeared in films such as Blood Ties (2013), Bridge of Spies (2015), and Robin Hood (2018). In 2020, she starred in the miniseries The Luminaries. In 2021 she starred as Adele in the Netflix miniseries Behind Her Eyes, then in 2022 she played Becka in the Apple TV+ series Bad Sisters, which won a Peabody Award.

Early life

Hewson was born in Dublin, Ireland, the second daughter of activist Ali Hewson (née Alison Stewart) and U2 lead singer Bono (Paul David Hewson). Her name is derived from her time and date of birth (7 am on 7 July), as "eve" is the middle of the word "seven". She has an older sister, Jordan, and two younger brothers, Elijah and John. She was educated at the Dalkey School Project and St. Andrew's College in Dublin and New York University. The U2 song "Kite" was inspired by a moment when Bono took a kite up on Killiney Hill with Hewson and her sister, but the kite blew away and smashed.


Although Hewson's parents were against her performing, she made her acting debut in 2005 alongside her sister Jordan in the short film Lost and Found. She made her feature-length debut in 2008 in The 27 Club. The same year, Hewson took part in the acting programme at the New York Film Academy. In 2010, she appeared in the music video and accompanying short film for Irish band The Script's song "For the First Time".

She portrayed Yvonne in the 2013 thriller film Blood Ties. In July 2013, Jack Quaid and Hewson asked fans to help them fund a new film called Roadies using crowdsourcing. In September of that year, she appeared in the romantic comedy film Enough Said as the daughter of James Gandolfini's character Albert. In November 2013, she was nominated for the Tatler Irish Woman of the Year Award for her work in films.

From 2014 to 2015, she co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax TV series The Knick. In October 2015, she appeared as Carol Donovan in Steven Spielberg's Cold War movie Bridge of Spies. She portrays the daughter of the film's main character, played by Tom Hanks.

She played Maid Marian in the Otto Bathurst version of Robin Hood, which was released in November 2018, and starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Jamie Dornan. In August 2019, it was announced Hewson had been cast in the role of Adele on the Netflix psychological thriller miniseries Behind Her Eyes, which premiered in 2021.

In 2020, she starred as Anna Wetherell in the drama The Luminaries. Broadcast on BBC One in June, it was based on Eleanor Catton's 2013 novel, set in New Zealand during the gold rush of 1866, and also starred French actress Eva Green. ..... She had a role in the Netflix miniseries The Perfect Couple, starring Nicole Kidman, and subsequently starred in the Apple TV+ limited series, Bad Sisters.

Personal life

Hewson grew up in Killiney, an affluent suburb of Dublin; she later lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She graduated from New York University on 22 May 2013; her father, Bono, declined an offer of an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from NYU on the same day, stating he wishes to focus on "being a proud father". Hewson dated One Tree Hill actor James Lafferty from 2010 to 2015. Hewson moved back to Ireland and was based at the family home during and after the COVID-19 pandemic; she remained based in Killiney as of early 2023.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Lost and Found Credited as Brenda M. Stankard
2008 Jorma's Blind Date The Blind Date Credited as Eve Hewson
The 27 Club Stella
2011 This Must Be the Place Mary
2013 Blood Ties Yvonne
Enough Said Tess
2015 Bridge of Spies Carol Donovan
2017 Papillon Nenette
2018 Paper Year Franny Nightingale
Robin Hood Maid Marian
2019 The True Adventures of Wolfboy Rose
2020 Tesla Anne Morgan
2023 Flora and Son Flora


Year Title Role Notes
2014–15 The Knick Lucy Elkins 20 episodes
2020 The Luminaries Anna
2021 Behind Her Eyes Adele
2022 Bad Sisters Becka

Music videos

Year Artist Title Role
2010 The Script "For the First Time" Della


Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2021 Irish Film & Television Awards Lead Actress – Television Behind Her Eyes Nominated
Rising Star Nominated
2022 Peabody Award Entertainment Bad Sisters Won
2023 Irish Film & Television Awards Supporting Actress – Television Bad Sisters Nominated

See also

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