Born on 3 August 1979 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Evangeline Lilly is an actress, model and an author from Canada, of English and Irish ancestry. She is a receiver of a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a nominee for a Golden Globe award, for her role in the TV series “Lost”.
So how much is Evangeline worth? As at early 2016, Evangeline is estimated to have a net worth of $15 million, her wealth is accrued for her movie career, commercial and television appearances.
Evangeline Lilly Net Worth $15 Million
Evangeline was raised by ardent Christian parents in British Columbia. She is a graduate of W.J Mowat Secondary School located in Abbotsford, in British Columbia and enjoyed playing soccer whiles in school. She also pick up a leadership position as the student council vice-president. To be able to pay her tuition, Evangeline did jobs like waitress, oil and grease changer on big trucks and also served as a flight attendant on Royal Airlines. When she was 18, she partook in a faith trip to the Philippines because she was a Christian. Evangeline studied International Relations at the University of British Columbia due to her concern in global development and humanitarian causes.
Whiles walking the street of Kelowna, British Columbia, an agent of Ford Modeling Agency discovered Evangeline and that is how her career began. She initially took part in numerous roles in TV commercials, and in the TV shows “Small Ville” and also “Kingdom Hospital”.
Evangeline auditioned for “Lost” and landed the role of Kate Austen ahead of about 75 auditioned women. “Lost” was one of the top shows on ABC’s primetime and was shown for six seasons, 2004 to 2010. The series received a Golden Globe as well as 11 Prime Time Emmy Awards, and ranked in the top ten shows of a ten year period by IMDb. She was also voted for as the Breakout Star of 2004 by Entertainment Weekly. Her net worth was starting to rise.
Evangeline announced in May 2010 on The View that she was taking a break from acting for a while to concentrate on writing and parenting. However, when a script was sent to her by Shawn Levy, a movie director, she left for Los Angeles to cast. She has since then starred in movies like “The Hobbit”, “Ant-Man” and many others. Meantime she published her first book “Squickerwonkers” in July 2013, noting that it was an idea conceived at age 14 years, and announced that in subsequent books a new character would be introduced to ruin the previous character.
She has been working with non-profit organizations like Go Campaign, Task Brasil to help provide secure housing for Brazilian street children, and also help widows and orphans in Rwanda when she auctioned off custom lingerie and her three lunches in Vancouver, Honolulu and Los Angeles.
Whiles on set in December 2006, her house caught fire through an electric fault, and she lost all her belongings. However she noted that, through the fire, she has nearly been redeemed and was not in haste to muddle her life up again.
In her personal life, Evangeline married Canadian Murray Hone in 2003 – they divorced in 2004. She then dated Dominic Monaghan, also in the cast of “Lost” – they broke up in 2009. She is currently dating Norman Kali also of “Lost” fame. He has two children, with her first child.
Was 1 month pregnant with her son, Kahekili, when she completed filming Real Steel (2011).
US Weekly revealed that she had given birth to her son Kahekili, with boyfriend Norman Kali (21 May 2011).
Confirmed after much speculation that she is 8 months pregnant with her first child by boyfriend Norman Kali, whom she has been in a relationship with since May 2010 (15 April 2011).
Spokenmodel of L'Oreal Paris since 2009.
First husband, Canadian Murray Hone, enjoyed hockey as a hobby.
Ranked #88 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Ranked #12 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).
Ranked #68 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Her house in Hawaii was destroyed by a fire. Luckily, no one was hurt. [December 2006]
Named #73 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
In 2003, she was cast in several commercials for a dating hot-line called "LiveLinks". The late-night ads ran for over two years on basic cable channels, even after she made it big on ABC's hit drama Lost (2004). During a guest spot on Late Show with David Letterman (1993), David Letterman played one of her commercials on his show.
Ranked as #75 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Jeff Palffy, formerly with Ford Models, now with PMG Management in Vancouver, was her first agent and was instrumental in her first break on Lost (2004).
Kate, her character on Lost (2004), is frequently seen climbing trees. This is because the very athletic Lilly loves to climb trees herself.
Attended the University of British Columbia, where she studied international relations. Her studies were cut short by her role as "Kate Austen" on Lost (2004).
Her father is a Home Economics teacher in Canada. Her mother is a middle school secretary, who previously worked as a cosmetician and ran a daycare service.
Before starring on Lost (2004), she worked at a variety of other jobs. She has worked as a flight attendant, waitress, and completed oil changes on big rigs before doing commercials and extra work on film sets to earn money for University.
Named #2 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Voted one of the Breakout Stars of 2004 by Entertainment Weekly Magazine
Refused to do a partial nude scene in an early episode of Lost (2004).
Fluent in French and loves reading, writing, painting, long walks, tea, and nature.
Founded and ran a world development and human rights committee at her university. She has lived under a grass hut in the jungles of the Philippines with a missionary group, and has been a volunteer for children's projects since the age of 14.
[on adding feminine energy to characters in 'The Hobbit' film series] To his defence, Tolkien was writing in 1937. The world is a different place today. I kept repeatedly telling people that in this day and age, to put nine hours of cinema entertainment in theatres for young girls to go and watch, and not have one female character - it's subliminally telling them that 'You don't matter, you're not important and you're not pivotal to the story'. I think that they were very brave and very right in saying 'We won't do that to the young female audience that will come and watch our films'. And even for women my own age, I think it's time that we stop making stories that are only about men. I love that they make Tauriel a hero.
Even if you're unhappy, just pretend that you're happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that, I used to think, 'I'm being fake,' but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable.
on her mindset.
To put it simply - you know, a lot of people believe that the benefit of this job is fame and fortune. I believe that you pay for the fortune through the fame. I don't buy into the notion that being famous is somehow a good thing, or an exciting thing, or a wonderful thing. I think it's more cumbersome and more of a hindrance to your life than it is the other. But the fortune is fantastic. I'll take it, and I have no complaints. But it's not - you know, I didn't become an actress because I wanted to be famous. I didn't become an actress because this is the ultimate career goal of my life. I became an actress by accident. I was doing a psychological exercise with myself, challenging myself, by going to auditions. I had no idea that it would connect to a job. I had no intention for it to connect to a job. I was doing it as an exercise. So when I got a job, I, in that moment, had to sit down and go, "Do I want to be an actor?"
I feel like I'm in boot camp. On Lost (2004) - my first year was baptism by fire. I just was thrown in. And I had no idea what I was doing, not just on set, and not just as an actor, but as a public figure. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea how to cope with it, and what the best ways were to manage it. I'm constantly learning that and therefore, in learning it, I knew I didn't want to - one of the first things I knew was, I don't want to have this beast become so big and uncontrollable that I am swallowed up by it.
I love being outside - that's where I'm the happiest.
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.