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Overview (4)

Born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
Birth NameNicole Evangeline Lilly
Nicknames Evi
Monkey
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia, by the famous Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of British Columbia tuition and expenses.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: RaDragon

Spouse (1)

Murray Hone (2003 - 2004) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Freckles

Trivia (31)

Founded and ran a world development and human rights committee at her university. She has lived in a grass hut in the jungles of the Philippines with a missionary group, and has been a volunteer for children's projects since the age of 14.
Fluent in French and loves reading, writing, painting, long walks, tea, and nature.
Refused to do a partial nude scene in an early episode of Lost (2004).
Voted one of the Breakout Stars of 2004 by Entertainment Weekly Magazine
Named #2 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Prior to her starring role on Lost (2004), she worked as an extra on film sets to help pay her university tuition. She can be seen in episodes of Tru Calling (2003), Dead Like Me (2003), and Smallville (2001), and in several films, including White Chicks (2004), Stealing Sinatra (2003), and Freddy vs. Jason (2003).
Has two sisters - younger sister is named Andrea.
Before starring on Lost (2004), she worked at a variety of other jobs. She worked as a flight attendant and waitress, and completed oil changes on big rigs before doing commercials and extra work on film sets to earn money for university.
Her father is a home economics teacher in Canada. Her mother is a middle school secretary who previously worked as a cosmetician and ran a day-care service.
Attended the University of British Columbia, where she studied international relations. Her studies were cut short by her role as Kate Austen on Lost (2004).
Kate, her character on Lost (2004), is frequently seen climbing trees. This is because the very athletic Lilly loves to climb trees herself.
Jeff Palffy, formerly with Ford Models, now with PMG Management in Vancouver, was Lilly's first agent and was instrumental in her first break on Lost (2004).
Ranked as #75 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
In 2003, she was cast in several commercials for a dating hotline called LiveLinks. The late-night ads ran for more than two years on basic cable channels, even after she made it big on ABC's hit drama Lost (2004). During a guest spot on Late Show with David Letterman (1993), David Letterman played one of her commercials on his show.
Named #73 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Her house in Hawaii was destroyed by a fire. Luckily, no one was hurt. [December 2006]
Ranked #68 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Ranked #12 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).
Ranked #88 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
First husband, Canadian Murray Hone, enjoyed hockey as a hobby.
Spokesperson/model for L'Oreal Paris since 2009.
In April 2011, confirmed after much speculation that she was eight months pregnant with her first child by Norman Kali, with whom she had been in a relationship since May 2010.
US Weekly revealed that she had given birth to her son, Kahekili, with Norman Kali (21 May 2011).
Was one month pregnant with her son, Kahekili, when she completed filming Real Steel (2011).
Returned to work three months after giving birth to her son, Kahekili, to begin filming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).
Delivered her son, Kahekili, naturally in a home birth after a 30-hour labor.
Good friends with Lee Pace.
She has English and Irish ancestry. Her father was raised in Kenya, as Evangeline's paternal grandparents served as missionaries in Africa. One of Evangeline's grandmothers was an English war bride.
Gave birth to her second child, a daughter, at age 36 in October 2015. Child's father is Norman Kali.
Prior to Lost (2004-2010), her only acting credits had been commercials and uncredited parts as an extra.
She had never played a leading role prior to starring in Lost (2004-2010).

Personal Quotes (17)

I'm very picky when it comes to men. I come across a man who I'm really attracted to about once every five years.
I love being outside - that's where I'm the happiest.
I feel like I'm in boot camp. On Lost (2004) - my first year was baptism by fire. I just was thrown in. And I had no idea what I was doing, not just on set, and not just as an actor, but as a public figure. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea how to cope with it, and what the best ways were to manage it. I'm constantly learning that and therefore, in learning it, I knew I didn't want to - one of the first things I knew was, I don't want to have this beast become so big and uncontrollable that I am swallowed up by it.
To put it simply - you know, a lot of people believe that the benefit of this job is fame and fortune. I believe that you pay for the fortune through the fame. I don't buy into the notion that being famous is somehow a good thing, or an exciting thing, or a wonderful thing. I think it's more cumbersome and more of a hindrance to your life than it is the other. But the fortune is fantastic. I'll take it, and I have no complaints. But it's not - you know, I didn't become an actress because I wanted to be famous. I didn't become an actress because this is the ultimate career goal of my life. I became an actress by accident. I was doing a psychological exercise with myself, challenging myself, by going to auditions. I had no idea that it would connect to a job. I had no intention for it to connect to a job. I was doing it as an exercise. So when I got a job, I, in that moment, had to sit down and go, "Do I want to be an actor?"
Even if you're unhappy, just pretend that you're happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that, I used to think, 'I'm being fake,' but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable. [on her mindset]
[on adding feminine energy to characters in 'The Hobbit' film series] To his defence, Tolkien was writing in 1937. The world is a different place today. I kept repeatedly telling people that in this day and age, to put nine hours of cinema entertainment in theatres for young girls to go and watch, and not have one female character - it's subliminally telling them that 'You don't matter, you're not important and you're not pivotal to the story'. I think that they were very brave and very right in saying 'We won't do that to the young female audience that will come and watch our films'. And even for women my own age, I think it's time that we stop making stories that are only about men. I love that they make Tauriel a hero.
[when approached by a woman from Ford Modeling Agency, who encouraged Lilly to contact the company] No thanks, you're wasting your time.
I think there's a part of everyone that's intrigued by the thought of being recognised.
One time there was this guy who was really awful to me [when I was a flight attendant], and I was really struggling that day, because I had really bad gas. And as a flight attendant, you don't let that go when you're on a plane. So this guy got under my skin to the point that finally I decided to save it all up, and when I was walking past him and when I got to row 48... I let it rip, right in his face.
If I didn't try to help others, I'd be no better than the Paris Hiltons of the world, waltzing around with their Louis Vuitton bags and their little dogs. Those people couldn't give a rat's ass if somebody was starving on the street next to them.
I actually feel like I'm more capable now of doing humanitarian work because I'm financially able to make a difference. You have to sacrifice something to get something. For me, fame is that sacrifice, because I never wanted it, and I still don't. It's something I have to live with.
I spent many nights crying myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because of the way men leered and disrespected me, because they assumed things about my mental capacity or my physical willingness based on the way I look.
Hollywood is the Sodom and Gomorrah of today. It's a world I avoid because it's destroying our culture. And yet, I've recently seen a turnaround. People like George Clooney and Michael Moore are using Hollywood as a platform to send out positive messages.
[Working as a flight attendant for Royal Airlines was] the worst job [I ever had]. That job has no redeeming qualities. I didn't like the people. I didn't like the destinations. I didn't like the recycled air, the crappy food.
[on reading a biography of Audrey Hepburn] Wow, that is the life I would kill to emulate.
When I was a kid, the Fort was tiny. I could ride my bike at five years old from one end of town to the other... To me Fort Saskatchewan holds a lot of really great memories. I just consider it a little happy hideaway.
Over and over again, I've been called a walking oxymoron. I do things that you wouldn't associate with a good little Christian girl. People say I'm half-boy, half-girl.

Salary (2)

Lost (2004) $80,000
Lost (2004) $70,000 (2008, per episode)

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