Emilie de Ravin was born on December 27, 1981 in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. She started taking ballet lessons when she was only nine years old, and her training helped her to get into the prestigious Australian Ballet School at the tender age of fifteen. The school gave de Ravin the opportunity to perform with the Australian Ballet Company and Danceworld 301. She then pursued her acting training at both the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia and the Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles.
Her first starring role was on the Canadian television series, Beastmaster. She portrayed a female version of the Demon Curupira, a creature whose most noticeable feature is its backward feet. She was also on the teenage sci-fi drama series, Roswell, where she played the role of Tess Harding for two seasons. Her subsequent projects include Carrie (made-for-tv movie), The Handler, CSI: Miami, Brick, Santa’s Slay and the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes.
In 2004, de Ravin landed the role of single mother Claire Littleton on the highly-followed television series, Lost. She shares a 2006 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with her Lost co-stars.
Following her stint on Lost, she focused on the big screen as she landed roles in The Chameleon and Remember Me.
She and actor Josh Janowicz were engaged on New Year’s Day of 2005, and were wed on June 19, 2006. She then went on to tell In Style Weddings Magazine that their “life together always comes before work. You can't buy love or family.” They had been dating for four years before they tied the knot, but their marriage lasted only six months, as de Ravin separated from Janowicz on January of the following year.
Currently, de Ravin holds residence in Los Angeles, California, where she lives with her dog, Bella. Some of her favorite activities are painting, shopping and exercising.
-Emilie has stated that her favorite TV show is Friends.
-Emilie has a Toy Poodle named Bella.
-Emilie had an obstetrician on hand for her Lost character's, Claire, labor, as she wanted it to seem as real as possible.
In 2005, Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list had Emilie in the #47 spot. Emilie was also ranked #65 on Maxim's Hot 100 list of 2006.
In 2001, Emilie won the FHM magazine's "Sexiest Women in Sci-Fi" for her role as Tess on Roswell.
2002 - Carrie as Christine "Chris" Hargensen
2005 - Brick as Emily Kostich
2005 - Santa's Slay as Mary 'Mac' Mackenzie
2006 - The Hills Have Eyes as Brenda Carter
2008 - Ball Don't Lie as Baby
2009 - The Perfect Game as Frankie
2009 - High Noon as Lt. Phoebe McNamara
2009 - Public Enemies as Barbara Patzke
2010 - Operation: Endgame as Heirophant
2010 - Remember Me as Ally Craig
2010 - The Chameleon as Kathy Jansen
1999 - BeastMaster as The Demon Curupira
2000 - Roswell as Tess Harding
2003 - NCIS
2004 - The Handler as Gina E
2004 - CSI: Miami as Venus Robinson
2004-2010 – Lost as Claire Littleton