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Evangeline Lilly trivia: 36 amazing facts about the famous actress!

Evangeline Lilly became known through her role on Lost, one of the most successfull show on the American TV! Now she is a part of the MCU!

It’s the perfect time to find out more about her and her career!

  1. Her full name is Nicole Evangeline Lilly
  2. She was born on August 3, 1979
  3. She is a Canadian actress
  4. She gained fame for her role as the character Kate Austen in the ABC program Lost (2004–10)
  5. For this, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination
  6. She is also known for her roles as Connie James in The Hurt Locker (2008), Bailey Tallet in Real Steel (2011), Tauriel in The Hobbit film series (2012–14), and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  7. She starred as the superhero Hope van Dyne / Wasp in the films Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  8. She will reprise her role in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  9. Lilly was born in Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta
  10. She was raised in British Columbia by her mother and her father, a produce manager
  11. She has an older sister and a younger sister
  12. Lilly graduated from W. J. Mouat Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia
  13. She played soccer and was vice-president of the student council
  14. While in college, she worked as a waitress, did “oil changes and grease jobs on big rig trucks”, and worked as a flight attendant for Royal Airlines to pay for her tuition
  15. She grew up Christian
  16. Her religion influenced her to visit the Philippine Islands at 18-years old
  17. Her interest in humanitarian causes and world development led her to major in International Relations at the University of British Columbia
  18. Lilly’s acting career began when she was discovered by a Ford Modeling Agency agent while walking the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia
  19. She took the agent’s business card but did not immediately pursue acting
  20. She eventually called and the agency landed her several roles in commercials
  21. And non-speaking parts in the TV shows Smallville and Kingdom Hospital
  22. In June 2010, Lilly announced on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that she would be writing a children’s book and recited several excerpts
  23. Her literary inspirations are children books authors like Roald Dahl and Edward Gorey
  24. On July 18, 2013, Lilly debuted the book, titled The Squickerwonkers
  25. Lilly has stated that future books will each reveal a new Squickerwonker character and unique vice
  26. Which will eventually become the undoing of the character
  27. The illustrator for the book is Johnny Fraser-Allen of Weta Workshop
  28. A New Zealand-based concept design firm that worked on films including The Hobbit
  29. On December 20, 2006, an electrical problem set fire to her house in Kailua, Hawaii, destroying the house and all of her possessions while she was on the set of Lost
  30. She lost all of her belongings
  31. Lilly was married to Canadian Murray Hone from 2003 to 2004
  32. She was also in a relationship with her Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan from 2004 to 2009
  33. In 2010, Lilly began a long term relationship with Norman Kali
  34. She gave birth to their first child, a son in 2011
  35. Their second child, another son, was born in October 2015
  36. She works with non-profits such as the GO Campaign


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