3 August 1979, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
Nicole Evangeline Lilly
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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
Murray Hone (2003 - 2004) (divorced)
Founded and ran a world development and human rights committee at her university. She has lived under 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 ice skating, canoeing, kayaking, snowboarding and rock climbing.
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).
Presented The Tragically Hip at Live 8 Canada.
Has two sisters - younger sister is named Andrea.
Before starring on "Lost" (2004), she worked a variety of other jobs. She has worked as a flight attendant, waitress, and completed oil changes on big rigs while doing commercials and modeling to earn money for University.
Her father is a Home Economics teacher in Canada. Her mother is a beauty consultant, worked as a cosmetician and ran a daycare center.
Attended the University of British Columbia where she attained a degree in international relations.
Kate, her character on "Lost" (2004), is frequently seen climbing trees. This is because the very athletic Lilly loves to climb trees herself.
First discovered by agent Jeff Palffy, formerly Ford Models, now with PMG Management in Vancouver, who 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 hot-line called "LiveLinks". The late-night ads ran for over 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 embarrassed the actress by playing one of her commercials on the 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, Murray Hone, was a Canadian hockey player.
Met boyfriend Dominic Monaghan on the set of "Lost" (2004). They have dated ever since 2004.
Spokenmodel since 2009 of L'Oreal Paris.
Had a relationship with actor Dominic Monaghan for 5 years (from 2004 to 2009).
Confirmed after much speculation that she is 8 months pregnant with her first child by boyfriend Norman Kali, whom she has been in a relationship with since May 2010 (15 April 2011).
Us Weekly revealed that she had given birth to a son, with boyfriend Norman Kali (21 May 2011).
Was 2 months pregnant with her son when she completed filming Real Steel (2011).
Ranked #47 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her son to begin filming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).
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
Where Are They Now
(2010) Appeared in a commercial for L'Oreal Paris' "Ever Strong".
Lilly has stated that she "live[s] in a bubble", specifying that she is not familiar with popular culture and does not watch television or own a TV set. She has also said that she would not appear in a nude scene or perform in sexual scenes that she would consider "gratuitous"
In the May 9, 2007 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Lilly described her deep need to leave her home town after her high-school graduation. She did much travelling at this point in her life, moving from town to town approximately every six months. She stated that in each town she took on a persona; for example, she would decide in one town to take on the role of a "nerdy bookworm" and in another, a ditzy "cheerleader" type. She has jokingly stated that, as such, she would frequently date different men.
Lilly has also used her celebrity status to help promote Just Yell Fire, a 2006 video aimed at teaching teenage girls how to defend themselves against rapists.
Her fellow Lost actor Josh Holloway also calls her "Freckles", sharing the nickname his on-screen character Sawyer gave her. She was also known on set for being a tomboy, and "potty mouth".
On December 20, 2006, Lilly's house in Kailua, Hawaii, was completely destroyed by fire while she was on the Lost set with one of her two roommates, both of whom work as her stand-ins on the show. The second roommate was off-island at the time of the blaze, which occurred on the final day of shooting before the show’s holiday break.The cause of the fire was an electrical problem.
Lilly was once married to Canadian hockey player Murray Hone.From 2004 to 2009, Lilly dated Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan.She had her first child, a son named Kahekili (a Hawaiian name meaning "The Thunder"), with boyfriend Norman Kali in May 2011.
Year Title Role Notes
Film 2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie A police officer
2003 Stealing Sinatra Model in commercial
2003 Freddy vs. Jason School student Uncredited
2005 The Long Weekend Simone
2006 Just Yell Fire Herself
2008 Afterwards Claire
2009 The Hurt Locker Connie James Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2011 Real Steel Bailey Tallet
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Tauriel Filming
2013 The Hobbit: There and Back Again Tauriel Filming
Year Title Role Notes
Television 2002 Reviews on the Run Hardware girl
2002–2004 Smallville Various 5 episodes
2003 Tru Calling Party guest 1 episode: "Morning After"
2004 Kingdom Hospital Benspoln's girlfriend 1 episode: "Heartless"
2004–2010 Lost Kate Austen 114 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2006)
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2007)
Nominated—National Television Award for Most Popular Actress (2006)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2005)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress – Drama (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance – Female
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Chemistry (Shared with Matthew Fox)
Year Award Work Result
2010 Alliance of Women Film Journalists The Hurt Locker Won
2010 Denver Film Critics Society The Hurt Locker Nominated
Year Brand Country
2006 Karastan Carpets USA
2006 Michelle K Footwear USA
2007–2008 Davidoff Coolwater Women Europe
2009 Baume et Mercier
2009–present L’Oreal Paris International