Evangeline Lilly - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 24, 2022

Evangeline Lilly
Nick Name: Evi, Monkey
Profession: Actress, Writer
Best Known For: Lost, Antman, The Hobbit (films)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 3, 1979 (age 44)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Nicole Evangeline Lilly
Birth Place: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Paul Lilly
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 2

older sister
Andrea Lilly (younger sister)

High School: W. J. Mouat Secondary School
University: University of British Columbia
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Irish)
Nationality: Canadian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Norman Kali

Murray Hone (2003- 2004)

Children: 2

Kahekili Kali (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Olive Green
Shoe Size: US 8
Dress Size: US 6
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 23 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: N/A
Cup Size: N/A

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Who is Evangeline Lilly?

Evangeline Lilly is a successful Hollywood actress who did not dream of becoming an actress. A student with strong academics, she worked odd jobs including acting to put herself through college. Although Lilly now loves acting, she has always been a storyteller.

Source: People (Evangeline Lilly)

Evangeline Lilly Age, Parents, Siblings

Evangeline Lilly was born on August 3, 1979, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. Her birth name/full name is Nicole Evangeline Lilly. She was raised along with her two siblings- an older sister and a younger sister, Andrea Lilly by her mother and father. 

Her mother used to work as a cosmetician, middle school secretary, and run a daycare while her father Paul Lilly used to work as a home economics teacher in Canada.

Education, Ethnicity

Lilly graduated from W. J. Mouat Secondary School. While in school she was an active student who played soccer and also was Vice-president of the student council. Evangeline Lilly then went on to enroll at the University of British Columbia. Her major was in International Relations. To pay her tuition fees, Lilly did several odd jobs like waitressing, mechanical work, and flight attendant.

Her ethnicity includes English, and Irish.

Source: Twitter (young Evangeline Lilly with her mother)

Evangeline Lilly Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Evangeline Lilly was in a relationship with Canadian Murray Hone. After dating, she married her boyfriend in 2003. But the marriage did not last and they divorced in 2004. Did either of them have an extra-marital affair? The reason for the divorce was not publicized.

Lilly then went on to date Dominic Monaghan, her Lost co-star from 2004 to 2009. Even after dating for around 5 years, the former couple never married. 

Evangeline Lilly got into a romantic relationship with Norman Kali in 2010 and has been together ever since. On May 23, 2011, she gave birth to the couple’s first child together. The baby boy was named Kahekili Kali. She also has a daughter born on  30 October 2015.

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Source: fanpop (Evangeline Lilly and Norman Kali with their son on August 21, 2011)

Evangeline Lilly Career

Early days

Evangeline Lilly initially did not have an interest in acting. She was actually discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency agent while she was walking the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia. She did take the agent’s business card but did not immediately pursue acting. 

Eventually, she called the agency and signed up with Ford to help pay her tuition fee. Soon she landed roles in several commercials and some minor roles in TV shows such as Smallville and Kingdom Hospital.

Lilly’s breakthrough role came with ABC’s series Lost. She was chosen among 75 women to portray the role of Kate Austen in the series which ran a total of six seasons from 2004 to 2010.

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Films, Series

She went on to star in the Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker (2008), Afterwards (2008)The Long Weekend (2005), etc. After a brief hiatus she had taken to focus on her writing and motherhood, Lilly returned to the big screen in 2011 with the movie Real SteelIn 2012, she was cast in The Hobbit and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in 2014

This was followed by her role as Hope van Dyne/Wasp in Marvel’s Ant-Man (2015), Little Evil (2017), and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). She is now set to play her character in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame (2019) and The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2020).


On the set of Lost, Lilly worked with Jorge Garcia, Emilie de Ravin, Daniel Dae Kim, Naveen Andrews, and Yunjin Kim.

Source: GeekTyrant (Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man)

As a writer

Lilly is not only an actress but also a writer. Her children's book titled The Squickerwonkers was published on July 18, 2013. She also has revealed that her future books will follow the characters of The Squickerwonkers.

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Evangeline Lilly Awards, Nominations

She has been nominated for numerous awards such as Screen Actors Guild Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Kids' Choice Awards, etc among which she has won Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005), Gotham Awards (2010), MTV Movie Awards (2014).

Evangeline Lilly Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Lilly is estimated at around $5 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Evangeline Lilly Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Evangeline Lilly is followed by millions of followers. She also has an official website for her books- thesquickerwonkers.com.

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