Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author who has made a name for herself in Hollywood. Born on August 3, 1979, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, she is currently 41 years old. Lilly is best known for her role as Kate Austen in the hit television series “Lost,” which aired from 2004 to 2010. She has also appeared in several films, including “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and “Real Steel.”
Early Life and Education
Lilly was raised in a devoutly Christian family and grew up in British Columbia. She attended the University of British Columbia, where she studied international relations. However, she dropped out of college to pursue a career in acting. Lilly worked a variety of odd jobs to support herself while she auditioned for roles.
Lilly’s first acting job was a small role in an episode of the television series “Smallville” in 2002. She then landed a recurring role on the television series “Kingdom Hospital” in 2004. However, it was her role as Kate Austen on “Lost” that made her a household name. The show was a massive success and won several awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.
After “Lost” ended in 2010, Lilly transitioned to film. She appeared in several movies, including “The Hurt Locker” and “Real Steel.” In 2012, she landed the role of Tauriel in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The film was a commercial success, grossing over $958 million worldwide.
Return to Television
In 2015, Lilly returned to television with the series “The Squickerwonkers.” She also starred in the miniseries “Little Evil” in 2017. However, it was her role as Hope van Dyne/The Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that brought her back into the spotlight. She first appeared in “Ant-Man” in 2015 and reprised her role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in 2018.
In addition to her acting career, Lilly is also an author. She published her first book, “The Squickerwonkers,” in 2013. The book is a children’s storybook that features illustrations by Johnny Fraser-Allen. Lilly has since published two more books in the series.
Lilly has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Canadian hockey player Murray Hone from 2003 to 2004. She then married Norman Kali, a production assistant on “Lost,” in 2010. The couple has two children together.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Evangeline Lilly’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million. Her acting career and book sales have contributed to her wealth.
Lilly is also involved in philanthropy work. She is an ambassador for the GO Campaign, which helps vulnerable children around the world. She has also supported several other charities, including the Task Brasil Trust and the Sierra Club.
Evangeline Lilly has had a successful career in both television and film. Her role as Kate Austen on “Lost” made her a household name, and she has since appeared in several movies and television shows. In addition to her acting career, she is also an author and philanthropist. With a net worth of $15 million, Lilly has made a name for herself in Hollywood and beyond.