Evanna Patricia Lynch was born on 16 August 1991, in Termonfeckin, County Louth, Ireland, and is a model and actress, most probably best known for her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the “Harry Potter” films series. She’s also featured in various magazines, modelling for Ciaran Sweeney. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Evanna Lynch? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in modelling and acting. She’s also been a part of several video games, and now makes fashion accessories too. She also does voice work, and as she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.
Evanna Lynch Net Worth $4 million
Lynch was an avid reader of “Harry Potter” books at a young age, and became such a fan of the series that she wrote to author J.K. Rowling expressing her appreciation. She attended Cartown National School and then later Our Lady’s College. Later on, she would study at the Centre for the Talented Youth of Ireland, focusing on drama and speculative fiction.
One of the reasons she was cast for the role of Luna Lovegood was her obsession with the “Harry Potter” series. Though she already knew J.K. Rowling before being cast, the author did not know that she was given the role of Luna until she was already cast by the producers. Evanna appeared at the open audition in London, and did a screen test with Daniel Radcliffe. She had no previous professional acting experience prior to the role, and only limited experience while at school. Her first appearance was in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, and the film would become a huge success with critics giving Lynch considerable acclaim.
She would reprise the role in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, and her performance would earn her several nominations. She then appeared in the final two films “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” parts one and two, and also worked on the video games of the “Harry Potter” films she was a part of. The final film of the “Harry Potter” franchise would become the fifth highest-grossing film of all time and Evanna continued to rack up good reviews from the critics. According to Rowling, Lynch’s portrayal of Luna Lovegood had a lot of influence on how the character would be written later on.
After “Harry Potter”, Lynch would appear in the first season finale of “Sinbad”. She would then make a few independent films including “G.B.F” which aired in 2013, plus becoming involved in stage productions such as “Houdini” and “Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale”. Her first lead role came in 2015, in the film “My Name is Emily”.
Aside from acting, Evanna is responsible for designing many of the accessories seen in the “Harry Potter” films. She would also be featured in magazines such as “Runaway” as she did modelling work.
For her personal life, it is known that Lynch is dating Robbie Jarvis who was her co-star in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”. She previously had anorexia nervosa which kept her in rehabilitation clinics for two years before she was cast for her role as Luna Lovegood. Aside from that, she contributes to charity too, helping the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland, and the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA).
Los Angeles, CA, USA: She is scheduled to play "Fiona Carrick-Smith" in the upcoming 2013 indie crime drama film, Monster Butler (2010), alongside her "Harry Potter" co-star, Gary Oldman. The film is based on the life of British serial killer and thief Archibald Hall. [July 2012]
(2003-2005) Battled with anorexia for two years.
Is currently living in Los Angeles.
Fan of Team Starkid and close friends with many members.
Speaks English, Gaelic, and French.
She was given a necklace, with a hare and moon pendant, by J.K. Rowling.
Attends a summer camp in Dublin, Ireland, called CTYI (Centre for Talented Youth of Ireland), which was specially set up for the academically talented children in Ireland.
As a younger child, she continuously wrote to J.K. Rowling. In one such letter, she commented about how much she would love to act in a Harry Potter film but doubted this would happen as she lived in a sleepy little place called Termonfeckin, where nothing ever happened. And to Evanna's surprise, Rowling wrote back, saying: "Don't be too hard on Termonfeckin; it does have a brilliant name! And I come from a very sleepy place".
She lives with her father Donal, mother Marguerite, elder sisters Emily and Máiréad, and younger brother Patrick in Termonfeckin, County Louth, Leinster, Ireland.
She is in third year at Our Lady's College, Greenhills, an all-girls' Catholic school located in Drogheda, Ireland. During her primary school years, she attended Cartown National School. [September 2006]
Her father flew her to London to the open audition for the part of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007). Her mother did not believe she had much of a chance of winning the role so initially refused to let her apply.
She was a fan of the Harry Potter novels long before being cast in the films. She claims to have read the books several times.
She is a cat-lover who owns a cat named Luna. When Luna has kittens, she named one of them Dumbledore. Her other cat, Crookshanks, died in 2006.
On January 23rd, 2006, she discovered she had beaten out over 15,000 girls, from all over the United Kingdom and Ireland, for the much coveted role of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
Her gentle voice
Her very long, blonde hair
[about acting with the other cast] It was this feeling the whole time like I shouldn't be here among all these stars and professionals. I was trying to keep my distance because I wanted to watch everyone. But they want you to feel at home and be part of it, and it became normal very quickly.
[on receiving the role of Luna] I had to keep it quiet for days and pretend everything was normal which was hard considering my dream had just come true. When I went home that day I had to study for my French test as if everything was normal.
On auditioning for the role of Luna - I really wanted to go, because if I didn't I never would have known, and I'd have been annoyed with myself. They had to pick someone, so why couldn't I have a go? It's like in the script, when Harry's trying to encourage some students to be in Dumbledore's Army, he says, "Think of all the great wizards in history, and if they can do it, why can't we?" It was kind of like that.
[on her parents' feelings about her audition for the role of Luna in the Harry Potter films] "Well, my Mum didn't want me to go. She thought I didn't have a hope. And then I told my Dad and he thought I should go because he knew I really wanted it, so he brought me."
[on why she loves the Harry Potter novels] Sometimes I'm stressed and I'm sick of things and I need to forget about them for a while, so in Harry Potter you're taken to this wonderful imaginary world where everything is so different. But also the main characters are completely real and modern so you can relate to them.
[on why she is similar to her character Luna] People like her because she's like a breath of fresh air because in the fifth book it gets so dark and Harry's always cross. And then every time Luna comes in all the tension goes and she makes you laugh because she's so funny and really honest. I don't know how much I'm like her, there are some similarities but I'm more determined than her.
[on her sudden fame] It was mad. I went into school and all of my Year were at the windows and they were all waving when I came in. And then all these camera people starting coming into the school and all the other girls were outside waving and I stayed inside and they didn't notice me. I think they had dyed my hair at that point so it was different and I had to have security people.