Evangeline Lilly



Full Name: Nicole Evangeline Lilly

Birthplace: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

Birth Date: 3rd August 1979

Marital Status: Her partner is Norman Kali






  • Attended three elementary schools whilst living in Fort Saskatchewan; Fort Elementary, Rudolph Henning and James Mowat Elementary

  • Is a member of the Peace Corps

  • Never passed her driving test. She was given her license because her tutor thought she was cute

  • Enjoys activities such as rock climbing, snowboarding, kayaking, ice skating and canoeing

  • Was married to Canadian hockey player Murray Hone, but their marriage ended in divorce a year later

  • Father worked as a produce manager for Safeway and her mother was a cosmetician who also ran a day care centre from their home

  • Studied International Relations at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and completed her degree

  • Spent three weeks with a missionary group in the Philippines, where she lived in a grass hut. She was offered the opportunity to stay for a further two years, but declined due to her parents' wishes

  • Was raised as a Baptist and Mennonite

  • Refused to do any semi-nude scenes for Lost (2004-10), and will not perform any sexual scenes

  • Is the middle of three sisters

  • Jobs have included changing oil on big rigs, flight attendant for Air Canada, and waitress. She quit the latter after being tired of being ogled at by customers

  • Speaks French fluently

  • Lives in Hawaii

  • Had a fear of water after nearly drowning as a child, but has overcome that fear and now swims regularly

  • On 20th December, her rented home in Kailua, Hawaii, was burnt to the ground

  • Has been a volunteer for children's projects since she was 14

  • Founded and ran a world development and human rights committee while at college

  • Is very guarded about her private life

  • Supported herself financially from the age 15. She taught Sunday school for eight years

  • Battled depression from the ages 18-23

  • Prior to her role as Kate Austen in Lost, she had never had a speaking role

  • Admits she is a bad driver. She has been involved in eight car crashes, only one involving a person who was unharmed after the incident

  • Was out in Kelowna, British Columbia, when she was spotted by a Ford Modelling Agency agent who asked her is she would like to be a model. She declined the offer, but later signed with the company to help pay for college

  • In 2006, she moved to Rwanda to help a friend with missionary work

  • Met her partner while filming Lost, he was a production assistant and is a native Hawaiian

  • Is a writer. She has two novels to her name, a screenplay and is currently writing more screenplays

  • In the early days of her career, she appeared in various TV commercials

  • Son, Kahekili Kali, was born in May 2001. His name means "Thunder" in Hawaiian

  • Says that if she was stranded on a desert island and could take one item, she would take her bible

  • Enjoys climbing trees. Most of the stunts on Lost were performed by her and without harnesses or safety nets

  • Thinks that pen and paper are the best inventions

  • She gave birth to her son at home, after a thirty hour labour

  • Dated fellow Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan from 2004-09

    Notable Projects:

  • The Hurt Locker (2008)
  • LOST (TV Series) (2004-10)

    Current Projects:

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014)

    Selected Awards:

  • 2006: SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Lost)


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