Date of Birth: August 3, 1979
Born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Evangeline Lilly was discovered by a Ford talent agent on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia. Six months later, she moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia and study international relations. After appearing in a few commercials, she chose to give up acting and focus on studying. A couple of years lter, a friend urged her to give acting another try and soon thereafter she landed non-speaking roles in an episode of Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital, the TV series Tru Calling, and in films such as The Long Weekend and Freddy vs. Jason (2003).
Lilly landed her first speaking role on a television series in January 2004 as Kate, a strong-minded plane crash surivivor in ABC's Golden-Globe award-winning hit show Lost, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. Along with the rest of the cast, Lilly won a Screen Actors Guild award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series. She was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress in a Drama Series and received a 2007 golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series. While on hiatus from the series, she filmed a role in the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker (2009).
In her spare time, Evangeline is devoted to philanthropy, travling and gaining a higher knowledge of various cultures around the world. During her college years, she founded and ran a world development and human rights committee. She later spent three weeks living in a gras hut in the jungles of the Philippines and has been a volunteer for children's projects since the age of 14. Since Lost came to an end in 2010, Evangeline appeared opposite Hugh Jackman in Real Steel.
Fluent in French, Lilly loves reading, writing, painting, music, nature, staying active, learning, tea and travel. Divorced (her former husband was a Canadian hockey player), Evangeline dated Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan until 2009. In May 2010 she began dating production assistant Norman Kali and their first child, a son, was born in May 2011.