Evangeline Lilly Biography: Children, Siblings, Age, Net Worth, Movies, Height, Spouse, Wiki

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Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian-born actress and author with so many accolades. She is well known her roles in various TV shows and movies, such as Lost, The Hobbit, and Ant-Man.

She is also a humanitarian and a children’s book writer passionate about world development and environmental issues.


  • Full name: Nicole Evangeline Lilly
  • Date of birth: August 3, 1979
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Actress, author
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Parents: Ernie Lilly (father), Rita Lilly (mother)
  • Siblings: Andrea Lilly (sister), Stephanie Lilly (sister)
  • Spouse: Murray Hone (ex-husband)
  • Children: 2
  • Relationship status: In a relationship with Norman Kali
  • Net worth: $15 million

Early & Education

Evangeline Lilly, now at 44, was born on August 3, 1979 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.

She is the middle child of three sisters, including Andrea and Stephanie. Her father, Ernie, was a home economics teacher, and her mother, Rita, was a beauty consultant.

She grew up in a devout Christian family and attended a Baptist school. She was interested in acting from a young age and participated in school plays and local theater productions.

She also enjoyed reading, writing, and outdoor activities.

She graduated from W. J. Mouat Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where she was the vice-president of the student council and played soccer and rugby.

She then enrolled in the International Relations program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, hoping to pursue a career in humanitarian work.

She worked as a waitress, a flight attendant, and a mechanic to pay for her tuition and expenses. She also traveled to various countries, such as the Philippines, China, and Peru, to volunteer for children’s projects and missionary groups.

Personal Life

Evangeline Lilly has had a few romantic relationships in her life. She married Murray Hone, a Canadian hockey player, from 2003 to 2004.

She then dated her Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan, who played Charlie Pace on the show, from 2004 to 2007. They met on the set of Lost and had a long-distance relationship for a while. They broke up amicably and remained friends.

She has been in a relationship with Norman Kali, a production assistant, since 2010. They met on the set of Lost and moved to Hawaii together.

They have two children, a son named Kahekili, which means “thunder” in Hawaiian, and a daughter whose name has not been revealed.

She gave birth to her son at home after a 30-hour labor. She is very protective of her privacy and rarely shares details about her personal life with the media.


Evangeline Lilly’s career as an actress took off when she auditioned for the role of Kate Austen in Lost, a mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors stranded on a mysterious island.

She did not know much about the show or the character, but she impressed the creators J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof with her natural and charismatic performance.

She received a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Kate, a fugitive and a love interest for two main characters, Jack and Sawyer.

She starred in the show for six seasons from 2004 to 2010 and became one of television’s most popular and highest-paid actresses.

She then transitioned to film roles, appearing in movies like The Hurt Locker, Real Steel, and Little Evil. She also played the elf Tauriel, a character created specifically for the film adaptation of The Hobbit, in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

She received praise for her performance and her chemistry with the other actors, especially Orlando Bloom, who played Legolas.

In Ant-Man, she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hope van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne.

She played a supporting role in the first film, where she helped train Scott Lang, the new Ant-Man, and expressed her desire to become a superhero.

She then co-starred in the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, where she finally suited up as the Wasp and teamed up with Ant-Man to rescue her mother from the quantum realm.

She also appeared briefly in Avengers: Endgame, where she participated in the final battle against Thanos. She will reprise her role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, scheduled to be released in 2023.

Besides acting, Evangeline Lilly is also an author of a children’s book series called The Squickerwonkers, which she started writing when she was 14.

The series is about a group of marionettes with different vices and flaws. The first book, The Squickerwonkers: The Prequel, was published in 2014 and illustrated by Johnny Fraser-Allen.

The second book, The Squickerwonkers: The Demise of Selma the Spoiled, was published in 2019 and illustrated by Rodrigo Bastos Didier. She plans to write nine more books in the series, each focusing on a different character.

Net Worth

Evangeline Lilly has an estimated net worth of $15 million. She earned most of her wealth from her acting career, especially from her role in Lost, where she reportedly made $80,000 per episode. She also earned money from her film roles, endorsements.


Evangeline Lilly has faced some controversy in her career, mostly related to her views on nudity and feminism. She refused to do a partial nude scene in an early episode of Lost and has been vocal about her discomfort with being sexualized on screen.

She also criticized the writing of her character in Lost, saying that she felt Kate became “predictable and obnoxious” and did not like the love triangle storyline.

She also revealed that she was coerced into doing a nude scene in the final season of Lost, which made her cry and feel violated.

She also sparked some backlash in 2020 when she posted on Instagram that she was not self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic and valued her freedom over her life.

She later apologized and said she followed the guidelines and tried to project a sense of calm amid the panic.

She also expressed some controversial opinions on feminism and the Me Too movement, saying that she did not identify as a feminist and did not like the term “strong female character”.

She said that she preferred to play complex and flawed characters who are not defined by their gender. She also said she did not participate in the Me Too movement because she did not want to be associated with victimhood and believed in personal responsibility.

Social Media

Instagram handle: @evangelinelillyofficial

Twitter handle: @EvangelineLilly


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  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie
  • Stealing Sinatra
  • Smallville
  • Kingdom Hospital
  • Lost
  • The Long Weekend
  • Afterwards
  • The Hurt
  • Locker
  • Real Steel
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Ant-Man


  • The Squickerwonkers: The Prequel

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