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Bono attends daughter Eve Hewson's NYU graduation at Yankee Stadium

The world-famous U2 frontman, accompanied by wife Ali, watched the ceremony from the stands.

New York Daily News, May 22, 2013
By: Margaret Eby


Rocker Bono made an appearance at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, but this time, he was in the audience.

The U2 frontman, 53, attended New York University's graduation ceremony to cheer on his youngest daughter, 21-year-old Eve Hewson.

Wearing his trademark orange sunglasses and a black suit, Bono and wife Ali Hewson watched the throngs of joyous purple-robed scholars.

Though he arrived with little fanfare, Bono couldn't escape the attention of his fans. He took time to take snapshots alongside several student fans.

Nor was he the only famous face in attendance. "Flight" actor Denzel Washington also took a seat alongside the crowd of proud parents and friends to watch his daughter Olivia Washington get her diploma.

Hewson studied acting at NYU, and isn't taking much time before putting her degree to work. She already starred alongside Sean Penn in 2011's "This Must Be the Place," and has two other projects lined up, including upcoming crime drama "Blood Ties."

Hewson told The Irish Independent that her celebrity dad was originally against her decision to go into show business.

"It's because they know that world, and it's really hard," Hewson explained. "For a young female, especially, it's excruciating. The rejection is awful, the competition is terrifying, and you're constantly up and down."

But Hewson was determined, and committed to her studies at NYU before launching a full-time film career.

"There were times when I wondered if I was doing the right thing, studying when I could have been going to auditions. But it was important to me to train and know what I was doing," she said.

And even with a famous father like Bono, Hewson isn't taking anything for granted.

"I don't get handed money-and I never will," Hewson told The Irish Independent. "I have to work!"

(c) NY Daily News, 2013.

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