Evangeline Lilly as
Nicole Evangeline Lilly was born on August 3, 1979 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. She grew up with no television in the house, and studied at three different elementary schools before her family moved out of Fort Saskatchewan. She started getting involved in various advocacy projects when she was only 14 years old. While she was completing her international relations studies at the University of British Columbia, she established and took charge of a world development and human rights committee. In addition, Lilly did some missionary work in the Philippines for a short period of time and once worked as a flight attendant.
Lilly’s career in the entertainment industry began when she was recruited by Ford Modeling Agency. She was, at first, reluctant to work as a model, but eventually decided to do so in order to pay for her schooling at the University of British Columbia. Her initial projects included commercials for LiveLinks Chatline and a spot on G4’s Judgment Day. She managed to land several yet uncredited roles in productions like Freddy vs. Jason and The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Her other television credits include and Kingdom Hospital.
In 2004, Lilly was cast in the hit television series, Lost, but almost did not get to portray the character Kate Austen because her work visa had not yet been approved at the time. Her role on the show earned her a place on Entertainment Weekly’s prestigious roster of Breakout Stars in 2004 and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Lead Actress-Drama in 2007.
Following the conclusion of Lost, Lilly was cast in the movie Real Steel.
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Canada
She did a late night TV commercial for a Live Chat Phone service to pay for university.
She speaks fluent French.
She dated Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan for 5 years.
In 2009, Lilly shared a Gotham Award with the cast of The Hurt Locker for Best Ensemble Cast.
In 2006, she also shared a Screen Actors Guild award with the cast of Lost for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
2003 - The Lizzie McGuire Movie as police officer
2003 - Stealing Sinatra as Model in commercial
2003 - Freddy vs. Jason as School Student
2005 - The Long Weekend as Simone Minor
2008 - Afterwards as Claire
2008 - The Hurt Locker as Connie James
2011 - Real Steel
2002 - Judgment Day as JD Girl
2002–2004 - Smallville as Girl in Cinema
2004 - Kingdom Hospital as Benspoln's Girlfriend
2004–2010 - Lost as Kate Austen
"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."