Neva was born in Georgia and grew up in the south, mostly Alabama. Mean nurses seem a theme for 2017 including Martha in Run the Race and Dee Dee in Outcast. However, Neva loves comedy. She is Sister Eleanor in Novitiate (2017) (premiering at Sundance) and the hard-nosed waitress in Still the King: The King Has Left the Building (2016) and Salt-of-the-earth Alma in Mercy Street (2016). Neva loves bringing life to small, interesting parts. It’s like polishing a little diamond in a big necklace of precious gems. Neva attended acting school in New York and spent a few years in Los Angeles. She has made the south her base but has periodically returned to Los Angeles for training with teachers including Stephen Tobolowsky and Lisa Dalton. She also completed round one of The Groundlings training with Patrick Bristow. Though Neva attended many classes during her stay, she considers these three to be highlights of her visits to Los Angeles. Neva’s passions include holistic health and wellness education. She was a full-time healing facilitator for many years. She maintains an online wellness library called Ask A Healer and looks at life through a metaphysical lens. Her greatest desire for her career is that she be invited to inhabit roles in films that want to make a positive difference on earth.