Jackie's best and most unlikely friendship is with the hilariously droll Brit, Dr. Eleanor O'Hara. O'Hara's disdain for stupidity is matched only by her respect and affection for Jackie. But now that she's a new single mum, her priorities may be shifting.
Eve Best is an award-winning classically trained British actress. She has twice been nominated for a Tony Award: in 2008 for her portrayal of Ruth in THE HOMECOMING, and in 2007 for the role of Josi in MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (in which she starred opposite Kevin Spacey). In addition to the Tony nomination for MOON, she won both the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress.
After reading English at Oxford, Best trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She made her professional London stage debut starring opposite Jude Law in TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, and won both the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer and the London Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer 1999. In 2003, she won the London Critics Circle award for Best Actress in MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA, and in 2005, she won both the Olivier Award for Best Actress and the London Critics Circle Award for HEDDA GABLER.
Her additional theater credits include THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THREE SISTERS, THE COAST OF UTOPIA, THE HEIRESS, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, AS YOU LIKE IT, THE MISANTHROPE, and MACBETH.
She starred as the title role in DOLLEY MADISON for PBS in addition to such British television credits as FINAL FLIGHT, THE SHADOW LINE, PRIME SUSPECT VII, LIE WITH ME, and SHACKLETON.
Her feature film debut was in the Academy® Award nominated THE KING'S SPEECH, directed by Tom Hooper, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, in which she plays Wallis Simpson opposite Guy Pearce, and she has just started shooting on the feature SOMEONE YOU LOVE.