Facts of Evangeline Lilly
|Birth Date||August 3,1979|
|Full Name||Nicole Evangeline Lilly|
|Birth Name||Evangeline Lilly|
|Birth City||Fort Saskatchewan|
|Father Name||Paul Lilly|
|No Of Children||2|
|Awards||Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gotham Awards, MTV Movie Awards, AFIN International Film Festival|
|Filmography||The Hurt Locker, Real Steel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Endgame, Crisis, Smallville, Lost|
Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress. She rose to prominence with the portrayal of Kate Austen in the ABC series "Lost". Her performance in this series received a positive response from the audience as well as the critics. For such an outstanding performance, she even managed to secure a Screen Actors Guild Award. The actress's portrayal of the Wasp in the Marvel movies got her global recognition.
Evangeline Lilly's appearance in movies such as "The Hurt Locker" and "Real Steel" allowed her to gain wider recognition. Apart from being an actress, she is also the author of a children's book series "The Squickerwonkers".
The Wasp actress has got herself involved in the entertainment industry for almost two decades as of 2022. Throughout her career, she has appeared in several projects. But it is fair to say that her involvement with Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of her biggest projects.
Evangeline Lilly's Early Life
Evangeline Lilly was born on 3rd August 1979 in Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta. If you are wondering how old is Evangeline Lilly then know that she is 43 years old as of 2022.
Evangeline Lilly got raised in British Columbia by her parents. Her mother used to work as a produce manager whereas her father used to work as a home economics teacher.
Evangeline Lilly's Academic Background
The Wasp actress attended W. J. Mouat Secondary School located in Abbotsford. During her school days, she used to play soccer. Not only that, she even used to be vice president of the student council as well.
Later, Evangeline Lilly started getting interested in humanitarian causes and world development. This interest led her to major in International Relations at the University of British Columbia.
Evangeline Lilly's Sisters
Evangeline Lilly is not the only daughter in her family. She got blessed with two sisters with whom she shares a close relationship. Her younger sister's name is Andrea Lilly. However, the name of her elder sister is yet to be discreet.
Evangeline Lilly's Professional Life
As per Evangeline Lilly's IMDB page, she has 23 projects under her name as an actress. Even though she has a low number of projects under her name, she has definitely shown her potential on several occasions.
However, it wasn't easy for the Wasp actress to start a career in the entertainment industry. After a lot of struggles and hard work, she has achieved the success that she always wanted.
How did Evangeline Lilly Start her Career?
Before starting an acting career in the entertainment industry, Evangeline Lilly used to do several jobs. During her time at University, she worked as a waitress and did "oil changes and grease jobs on big rig trucks". Not only that, she even worked as a flight attendant for Royal Airlines so that she can pay for her tuition.
But later Evangeline Lilly started her acting career when a Ford Modelling Agency discovered her. After getting in contact with the Agency, she managed to secure several roles in commercials and non-speaking parts in TV shows. That is how Evangeline Lilly started her career in the entertainment industry.
Breakthrough in Evangeline Lilly's Career
Evangeline Lilly got encouraged by a friend to audition for ABC's "Lost". She didn't expect to secure the role but to her surprise, she landed the role of Kate Austen. But due to some visa issues, she almost lost the role. But at last, everything went in her favor.
With an outstanding performance in this series, Evangeline Lilly was able to gain a huge name and fame. However, she never had an interest in stardom. And because of that, she even started thinking of taking a break from acting.
However, the Wasp actress couldn't stay away from acting. In 2008, she appeared in the Academy-Award-winning film "The Hurt Locker". Slowly but steadily, she started appearing in several projects. This allowed her to gain more fame which she didn't want.
Evangeline Lilly in The Hobbit Series
In 2012, Evangeline Lilly got cast in the role of Mirkwood elf Tauriel. As per reports, Evangeline Lilly is a fan of Tolkien's books since she was 13. Because of this, she had a huge interest in this character. To portray the character in a better way, she even took training for swordplay and archery.
Evangeline Lilly went on to appear in the film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies". In both films, she portrayed the role of Tauriel. Her performance in both films received a good response.
Evangeline Lilly in Marvel Cinematic Universe
One of the biggest projects Evangeline Lilly arrived in 2015. She got cast in the role of Hope Van Dyne, aka Wasp. She went on to make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with the film "Ant-Man".
Everyone loved the portrayal of Wasp by Evangeline Lilly. And that is why she managed to reprise her role in the film "Ant-Man and the Wasp" as well. Her performance in both films got praised by the audience as well as the critics.
However, that wasn't the end of the Wasp actress in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She appeared in the superhero crossover film "Avengers: Endgame". In the film, she teamed up with the rest of the Avengers to go against Thanos and his army.
Later in 2021, Evangeline Lilly provided her voice for Wasp in the series "What If...?" as well. No doubt, she has done a fantastic job to portray the character of Wasp. And as of now, it is also confirmed that she will reprise her role in the upcoming Ant-Man film as well.
Evangeline Lilly as a Writer
The Wasp actress is a well-renowned writer as well. Back in 2013, she debuted her book series "The Squickerwonkers". The book series follows the story of a young girl who joins a group of characters who all have particular vices.
Evangeline Lilly has stated that the future books will reveal a new Squickerwonker character and unique vice. As of 2022, she has published six books in total.
Evangeline Lilly's Movies
- The Long Weekend
- The Hurt Locker
- Real Steel
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Avengers: Endgame
- South of Heaven
Evangeline Lilly's Tv Shows
- What If...?
Evangeline Lilly's Net Worth
With an outstanding performance in several projects, the Wasp actress has managed to make name for herself. In a career of almost 20 years, she has appeared in several projects. Such an appearance has allowed her to accumulate a good amount of money to her fortune.
As of 2022, Evangeline Lilly's net worth is around $15 Million. The vast majority of her net worth comes from her career as an actress and writer.
Evangeline Lilly's Cars and Houses
Evangeline Lilly is not the biggest fan out there when it comes to car collections. She is someone who believes in a simple lifestyle that is why she just owns a Ford Escape.
If you are wondering where Evangeline Lilly lives? Then know that she has a house of her own in Hawaii. Before that house, she used to rent another house in Hawaii. However, that house got destroyed because of the fire.
Evangeline Lilly's Husband. Who is Evangeline Lilly Married to?
It might be a surprise to everyone but Evangeline Lilly is not married as of now. However, she does have a partner who she is dating since 2010. Norman Kali is the name of Evangeline Kali's partner.
During an interview, Evangeline Lilly mentioned that she doesn't believe in getting married. Even though the couple aren't married to each other, the love between them is no less than that.
As per reports, Evangeline Lilly and Norman Kali met each other on the sets of "Lost". After making their relationship official, the Wasp actress even moved to Hawaii with Norman Kali. It has been more than 12 years since the couple got together. And it seems like the love between them is still the same.
Evangeline Lilly's Kids
Soon after moving to Hawaii with her partner, Evangeline Lilly welcomed her first child on 21st May 2011. The couple named their son, Kahekili Kali. As per reports, Evangeline Lilly kept her pregnancy a secret until her baby bump got visible.
Later in the year 2015, the couple got blessed with their second child. Just like her first pregnancy, Evangeline Lilly kept her second pregnancy a secret as well. But during the premiere of Ant-Man, she shared the good news with everyone.
Evangeline Lilly's Past Relationships
Before Norman Kali, Evangeline Lilly had a few more relationships. However, those relationships didn't last for a long time which is the reason why she is currently dating Norman Kali.
If we talk about Evangeline Lilly's past relationships, we need to talk about Murray Hone. Evangeline Lilly was actually married to Murray Hone back in 2003. However, they ended their relationship in 2004.
Soon after that, the Wasp actress started dating her co-star Dominic Monaghan. Both of them started dating each other in 2004. However, they ended their relationship in 2007 with a mutual understanding.
Evangeline Lilly's Instagram and Twitter
When it comes to social media, Evangeline Lilly is quite active. She stepped into the world of social media a long time back and since then she has been an active user. On her Twitter, she has 273.6 Thousand followers.
Likewise, Evangeline Lilly has 2.4 Million followers on Instagram whereas she has made 1463 posts until now. No doubt, she will gain more followers in the days to come.
Evangeline Lilly's Involvement in Charity
From a very young age, Evangeline Lilly developed an interest in humanitarian causes. During her early days as an actress, she even mentioned that she wants to use her high profile for humanitarian efforts and not for stardom.
Throughout her career, Evangeline Lilly used her platform for different causes. She usually works with a non-profit organization, GO Campaign. She has raised funds on several occasions to help needy people.
Evangeline Lilly's Controversies
After gaining some limelight, it is easy for celebrities to be a part of controversies. The same goes for Evangeline Lilly as well. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Lilly refused to go into a self-quarantine and said it was "#businessasusual" on Instagram.
Not only that, Evangeline Lilly even mentioned that she values freedom over her life. This statement brought a lot of criticism to her. However, she did apologize for her comments.
This is not the only controversy that Evangeline Lilly has gotten into. Later in 2022, she posted a picture on Instagram to show that she took part in a march against vaccine mandates in Washington.
During her protest, Evangeline Lilly stated that "nobody should force anyone to inject their body with anything". This created a lot of controversy during that time.
Evangeline Lilly's Physical Appearance
If you go through her pictures, it is quite easy to see that Evangeline Lilly has an athletic body. She has maintained her body quite well and she definitely deserves praise for that.
Talking about her height, Evangeline Lilly stands tall at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (168 cm). Whereas she weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs).