“There is nowhere you can be that isn’t where you are meant to be”-this saying is rightly proved by this Hollywood beauty who was planning to be anything but an actress but as destiny has it she is today one of the successful actresses in Hollywood who has rocked both the TV and movie industry by her talent- she is the stunning Evangeline Lilly.
Nicole Evangeline Lilly was born in 3 August 1979 as the second child to a make-up artist mother and an economics teacher father in Alberta, Canada. She had to shift between three schools but excelled in every one of them and ultimately graduated from W.J. Mouat Secondary School, British Columbia. She had a huge interest in global management and humanitarian ergo, she majored in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.
Evangeline started her acting career when she was discovered by a Ford Modelling Agency agent and when she desperately needed money in order to pay her college fees. Through the agency, she got a few commercial roles in “Smallville” and “Kingdom Hospital”. Evangeline got her first big break through the lead role as Kate Austen in an ABC’s popular American TV drama series “Lost” (2004-2010). The show was a great hit and she was immensely praised for her performance globally.
Lilly debuted in movies by small roles in a few movies such as a teen comedy movie “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” (2003), an American slasher film “Freddie vs. Jason” (2003), a Canadian film “The Long Weekend” (2005). She got her first big movie in 2008 as she starred as Connie James in an American war thriller film “The Hurt Locker”. Moreover, she was featured in an American science fiction sports film “Real Steel” (2011), an epic high fantasy adventure film “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013) and its sequel “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014). Furthermore, in 2015 Evangeline landed a major role of her career as Hope Van Dyne also known as the Wasp in an American Superhero movie produced by Marvels Cinematic Universe “Ant Man” and also reprised her role in its sequel movie “Ant Man and The Wasp” (2018), which proved she can handle action movies as efficiently as comedy and dramatic movies.
Besides movies, she is also an eminent writer. Evangeline Lilly is the author of a children’s book titled “The Squickerwonkers” in an event held at the San-Diego Comic-Con in 2013.
Evangeline will reprise her role as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp in “Avengers 4” alongside Paul Rudd, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johnanson, Tom Holland and so on which is set to hit the screen in 2019.
Evangeline resides in Hawaii with her family. She has both an elder as well as a small sister. She was a soccer player as well as vice-president of student council in her school. While in college she was a waitress and a flight attendant before she became an actor. Lilly was in a short-lived marriage with Canadian born Murray Hone. Then, she married her “Lost” co-star Dominic Monaghan from 2004 to 2009. Evangeline is now married to an assistant director Norman Kali since 2010 and also, they are proud parents of a boy and a girl. Being a philanthropist, she works in a non-profit campaign called the GO campaign and also is involved in several charity works.
Evangeline Lilly has been praised with several awards for her outstanding performances. She won an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series from Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2005 for her TV series Lost. Moreover, Evangeline bagged Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast for her role in The Hurt Locker in 2010. She also won MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2014.
Evangeline is a successful actress. She owns a beautiful mansion in Hawaii and a Ford Escape worth $10000. The net-worth of Evangeline Lilly is reported to be $15 million.
Evangeline Lilly is an assiduous and multi-talented person who is apt not only as an actor but also as an author and humanitarian. She has won accolades from her audiences with her versatility, her diligence and her munificent attitude-we wish this bonafide beauty gains even more success and praise in her forthcoming projects.
Watch Evangeline Lilly’s Interview by Ham Farris