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Evangeline Lilly
Character(s) Katherine "Kate" Austen
 
Date of Birth August 3, 1979 (age 30)
 
Origin Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
 
IMDb profile

Evangeline Lilly plays the role of Kate Austen.

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Background

Evangeline Lilly was born a native Canadian (and is fluent in French). Her father is a home economics teacher, and her mother worked as a cosmetician and ran a daycare center. She has two sisters.

Lilly attended the University of British Columbia where she attained a degree in international relations. She has been a fervent volunteer for children's projects since the age of 14, and she founded and ran a world development and human rights committee at her university.

Prior to her starring role on Lost, Lilly worked as an extra on film sets to help pay her University tuition. She also starred in episodes of Tru Calling, Dead Like Me and Smallville, Kingdom Hospital, and in several films, including Stealing Sinatra. However, her first big break did not come until Lilly was "discovered" by Lost producers for the role of Kate. Ironically, Evangeline was almost not able to work with the cast because she had problems obtaining a work visa, and got the visa after filming for the "Pilot, Part 1" had already begun.

She is engaged to co-star Dominic Monaghan and they were to wed in the summer of 2007, but they broke up in autumn of 2007, the couple eventually got back together in April 2008.[1]

Early on the morning of December 21, 2006, a day before the Lost cast broke for Christmas vacation, Lilly's rental house in Hawaii was destroyed in a fire. There were no injuries as she was at work at the time, her two housemates (one of them a Lost crew member) were also not home.

Filmography

Evangeline Lilly in Smallville

Feature films

  • Afterwards as Claire (2008)
  • The Hurt Locker as Connie James (2008)
  • The Long Weekend (2005) as Simone
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003) as school student next to locker (uncredited extra?)
  • Stealing Sinatra (2003) as model in commercial

Television

  • Lost (2004-2009)
  • Kingdom Hospital (2004), 1 ep as Benson's Girlfriend
  • Tru Calling (2003), 1 ep as Party Guest
  • Smallville (2002), 1 ep as Wade's Girlfriend
  • Judgement Day (2002), 1 ep, as JD Girl


Awards

She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress in a Drama Series and also received a 2007 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Media appearances

Talk show

Lilly has appeared as a talk show guest in the following:

  • November 12, 2004 - Late Show with David Letterman (S12 E 2304)
  • January 17, 2005 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (S13 E2855)
  • May 6, 2005 - 20/20 "Lost Special" (S26 E1396)
  • May 11, 2005 - Live with Regis and Kelly (S17 E354)
  • January 11, 2006 - Live with Regis and Kelly (S18 E505)
  • January 13, 2006 - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (S4 E361)
  • September 27, 2006 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (S15 E3221)
  • February 27, 2007 - Late Show with David Letterman (S14 E 2750)
  • April 24, 2007 - Punk'd (S8 E59)
  • May 21, 2007 - Live with Regis and Kelly (S19 E20352)
  • February 12, 2008 - Late Show with David Letterman (S15 E 2908)
  • February 13, 2008 - Live with Regis and Kelly (S20 E4973)
Source: tv.com

Magazine

Lilly has been featured as the main topic of the following magazine articles or zines:

  • Amazon-IMDB January 2006 article on salary increase
Sources: [2]

Miscellaneous



Trivia

Evangeline Lilly's LiveLinks dating service commercial.
  • Kate, her character on Lost, is frequently seen climbing trees. This is because the very athletic Lilly loves to climb trees herself.
  • Lilly loves ice skating, canoeing, kayaking, snowboarding and rock climbing. [4]
  • She is a devout Christian. [5]
  • One of her front teeth is a fake. [6]
  • 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. [7]
  • Refused to do a partial nude scene in an early episode of Lost. [8]
  • She has lived under a grass hut in the jungles of the Philippines with a missionary group when she was 18. [9]
  • Did a commercial for LiveLinks.
  • Since her newfound success with Lost, Evangeline has presented the Tragically Hip at Live 8 Canada, was voted one of the Breakout Stars of 2004 by Entertainment Weekly Magazine and was No.2 on the Sexiest Women in the World list by Maxim Magazine (2005).
  • In 2006 she received a 2007 Golden Globe nomination for the Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series (Drama) for her role as Kate.
  • She lets her publicist send her to only one "big event/party" in Los Angeles a year. [10]
  • She believes that "99% of the women in this world " want Kate to end up with Sawyer, but if she'd go with what'd work for the story she thinks "it's gotta be Jack" and she hates how Kate can't decide which man she wants. [11] She also "desperately" wanted Kate to be pregnant with Sawyer's baby. However, Kate has since been shown to be not pregnant.[12]


External links

Miscellaneous

  • Biography - at ABC Medianet
  • Evangeline Lilly interviews - Non-English, but with large scans


References

  1. [1] Source: Cele|bitchy. "Just three months after splitting up, Lost lovers Evangeline Lilly and Dominic Monaghan have quietly patched things up. The 28-year-old Canadian even flew from Hawaii, where the ABC show films, to Hollywood for the opening of Dominic's photography show on March 13." 2008-04-07. Accessed 2009-01-04.

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