Nicole Evangeline Lilly (Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; August 3, 1979), artistically known as Evangeline Lilly, is a Canadian actress and writer. She gained popularity for her role as Kate Austen on the television series Lost (2004-2010), for which she won an Actors Guild Award and received a Golden Globe nomination.
She is also recognized for her portrayals of Connie James in The Hurt Locker (2008), Hope Van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Bailey Tallet in Real Steel (2011), and Tauriel in the film series The Hobbit.
She plays Hope van Dyne in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the films Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Personal Information of Evangeline Lilly:
Full Name: Nicole Evangeline Lill
Nick Name: Evi
Birth Place: Fort Saskatchewan
Date of Birth: August 3, 1979
Age: 41 Year Old
Sun Sign: Leo
Father: Paul Lilly
Mother: Not Known
Spouse/Ex-: Murray Hone (M. 2003–2004)
Siblings: Andrea Lilly
Children: Kahekili Kali
Partner: Norman Kali (2010–)
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm),
Body Measurements: 36-23-32
Bra Size/ Breast: 36B
Waist: 23 inches
Body Type: Athletic
Dress Size: 4 US
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Net Worth: $15 Million
Hobbies: Music, Sports
Favorite Male Singer: Maroon 5
Favorite Food: Cheese
Favorite Destination: `Hawaii
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite TV Show: The Voice, Modern Family
Early Life of Evangeline Lilly:
Lilly was born at Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta. She was raised in British Columbia by her parents. She graduated from WJ Mouat High School in Abbotsford, where she was a soccer player and student council vice president.
While in her studies she worked as a waitress, changing the oil in trucks, and as a flight attendant for Royal Airlines to be able to pay your tuition. She was educated in the Christian religion, being influenced by her father to undertake a trip with a group of missionaries to a jungle in the Philippines for a month.
Her interest in humanitarian causes and global development led her to specialize in International Relations at the University of British Columbia.
Personal Life of Evangeline Lilly:
Evangeline was married to a Canadian hockey player named Murray Hone. From 2004 to 2009, she dated her Lost teammate Dominic Monaghan. While they were living together during the filming of the series, their house caught fire and they lost all their belongings.
She had her first child with her boyfriend Norman Kali, a Lost production assistant, in May 2011. 2015 gave birth to her second child. During the filming of Lost, she became close friends with her co-stars Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton), Jorge García (Hugo Hurley Reyes), and Maggie Grace (Shannon Rutherford).
Professional Life of Evangeline Lilly:
Lilly’s career began when she was discovered by an employee of the Ford Models agency while walking the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia. The agency gave her the opportunity to appear in television commercials and in minor roles on the series Smallville and Kingdom Hospital.
She was convinced by a friend to audition for the series Lost. Initially, no more information about the script of the series was given to applicants to participate in it, they were simply informed that it was the story of a group of survivors lost on an island, which reminded Lilly of the movie The Blue Lagoon, thinking that it would be a cheap copy of it.
About 75 women auditioned for the role of Kate Austen. Series creator and writer Damon Lindelof claimed that he and JJ Abrams discovered her on videotape and immediately cast her in the role.
The actress narrowly missed the chance to appear in the series due to some issues to acquire a work visa to enter the United States. His registration was finally accepted after nearly twenty attempts, so he was able to travel to Hawaii to begin filming.
Lost ran for six seasons between 2004 and 2010. It was an international success, winning a Golden Globe and 11 Emmy Awards and making it to the top of the list of the best television series of the 2000s on IMDb.
Lilly appeared in 108 of the 121 total episodes of the series, and her character, Kate Austen, was the main female character. Entertainment Weekly included Evangeline in its list of “Future Stars of 2004.” In 2006 she was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of best actress in a dramatic production.
Robert Bianco of USA Today praised Lilly’s performance in the episode “Eggtown“, stating that the actress would have to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her brilliant performance. In 2007 she was named the Sexiest Woman on Television by TV Guide and FHM publications.
After filming the final episode of Lost, Lilly stated that she wanted to take a short break from acting to pursue her humanitarian causes. She stated in an interview on the Vulture page: “I regard acting as a job. I do not regard it as the dream of my life.”
In 2008, he appeared in the acclaimed film The Hurt Locker. Along with the rest of the cast, he won a Gotham Award and a Washington D.C. Award. Area Film Critics Association. She then starred in the thriller Afterwards. In 2010, Lilly made clear her intention to become a children’s literature writer and to focus on working primarily in film.
On May 11, 2010, the actress announced on the television show The View that her priorities at that time were to write and dedicate herself to her role as a mother, acting as an actress whenever possible. In 2011, she played Bailey Tallet in Real Steel.
Despite rejecting a large number of submissions, Evangeline decided to participate in the film after reading the script sent to her by director Shawn Levy. Levy said, “It’s moving and sexy.
He needed a woman who would convey strength. Bailey’s character had to have a special strength, he had to show that he had excelled in a masculine environment “.
In 2012 Lilly was selected to play the elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s epic adventure The Hobbit. The character, who does not appear in Tolkien’s book, was created by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh.
Lilly, a fan of Tolkien’s mythology since her childhood, agreed to take sword and bow handling classes to play her role successfully. In 2015 she entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing Hope van Dyne in the film Ant-Man.
In October of the same year, it was announced that Evangeline would appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp, the first Marvel film to include the name of a heroine in its title.