"I'm very picky when it comes to men. I come across a man who I'm really attracted to about once every five years." Evangeline Lilly
Canadian born actress and fashion model Evangeline Lilly is currently starring as bad girl Kate Austin on ABC's huge hit castaway drama series “Lost.” She has appeared on the series "Judgment Day," the big screen's Stealing Sinatra (2003) and the miniseries Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (2004).
5' 5" tall, fresh-faced brunette Evangeline Lilly was featured in the TV commercials for LiveLinks Chatline. She was the second “Sexiest Women in the World” according to Maxim Magazine (2005) and one of Entertainment Weekly Magazine’s “Breakout Stars” (2004).
The sexy “Lost” star is rumored to have a relationship with her costar, British actor Dominic Monaghan. Monaghan recently explained, "We kind of understand where each other's going and we're good friends. She's a beautiful girl and then everyone's asking if we're dating. I think our relationship is unique because we're a similar age and we're kind of interested in the same things. But I'm never going to get photographed with her again."
Childhood and Family:
Nicole Evangeline Lilly, nicknamed Evi, was born on August 3, 1979, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. Her father is a Home Economics teacher and her mother was a cosmetician. She also has a younger sister named Andrea.
A volunteer for children's projects by age 14, Evi studied international relations at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she founded and operated a world development and human rights committee. She briefly served as a foreign missionary, traveled to 14 countries and once lived in a grass hut in the Philippines.
Evi is fluent in French. She enjoys such outdoor sports as ice-skating, snowboarding, kayaking and rock climbing.
"I love being outside - that's where I'm the happiest." Evangeline Lilly
Lost Bad Girl
Evangeline Lilly worked as a flight attendant, waitress and completed oil changes on big rigs before she was discovered by a Ford agent while walking on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia. Initially refusing to join, Lilly later changed her mind and signed up with the famed agency to earn money for her college tuition.
Besides modeling, Lilly also auditioned for TV roles. She was a JD Girl on the 2002 series "Judgment Day" and appeared as a guest on an episode of the teen sci-fi series "Smallville." The following year, Lilly appeared as a model in a commercial in Ron Underwood's true-story based comedy Stealing Sinatra (starring David Arquette and William H. Macy). She also appeared with Andrew McCarthy and Bruce Davison in the miniseries “Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital” (2004), helmed by Craig R. Baxley.
After Lilly shipped an audition tape, show creator J.J Abrams invited her to test for ABC executives in Los Angeles. She eventually won the breakout role of bad girl Kate Austin, one of the plane crash survivors stranded on a deserted, dangerous island, on the massive hit castaway drama series "Lost" (2004). In the series, Lilly joined other cast members Matthew Fox, Naveen Andrews, Terry O'Quinn and Emilie de Ravin.
On her role in the runaway success series, Lilly revealed, "How I wake up is how my hair stays in the show. We wear almost no make-up and a lot of dirt and oil. They cover us in it. I'm disappointed that we come across as perfectly manicured and coiffed as my nails are always filthy, my hands are always scratched up and I've always got bruises all over my body. I think I look exactly how I would if I was genuinely stranded on a tropical island."
During her stint in “Lost,” Lilly guest starred in such shows as "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." She was also spotted in "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The View," "Good Morning America," "Entertainment Tonight" and "T4." Back on the big screen, Lilly appeared as a dead body in Brendan Fehr and Chris Klein's vehicle, the Pat Holden-directed comedy The Long Weekend (2005).
"I need alone time like I need air." Evangeline Lilly