Evangeline Lilly : Kate Austen
Date Of Birth: August 3rd, 1979 Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
Evangeline Lilly’s combination of irresistible, playful charm and natural talent is earning her a reputation as one of the most promising young actresses in Hollywood.
Four years ago Lilly was discovered by a Ford talent agent on the streets of Kelowna, BC. Six months later she moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia to study international relations. After appearing in a few commercials, she chose to give up acting and focus on studying. A couple of years later, a friend urged her to give acting another shot, and soon thereafter she landed the non-speaking roles of a corpse in both an episode of “Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital” and the film “The Long Weekend.”
Lilly landed her first speaking role on “Lost” and was recently nominated for a 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
When not in Hawaii filming the show, Lilly is wholeheartedly devoted to philanthropy, traveling and gaining a higher knowledge of various cultures around the world. During her college years, she founded and ran a world development and human rights committee, and later spent three weeks living under a grass hut in the jungles of the Philippines. She has been a volunteer for children’s projects since the age of 14.