Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress know for her roles in ABC’s LOST and the Marvel Studios films Ant-Man and Ant-Man and The Wasp. For her role as Kate Austen on LOST, Lilly won a Screen Actors Guild award and was nominated for a Golden Globes. She is also known for her roles as Connie James in The Hurt Locker (, Bailey Tallet in Real Steel, and Tauriel in The Hobbit film series.
Lilly was born in Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta and was raised in British Columbia. She majored in International Relations at the University of British Columbia.
She was discovered by a Ford Modeling Agency agent while walking the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia. Through the agency, Lilly landed several roles in commercials and non-speaking parts in the TV shows such as Smallville and Kingdom Hospital.
Her breakout role came after she was cast as Kate Austen, the lead female role on LOST. Following LOST, Lilly transitioned to feature film roles, appearing in movies such as The Hobbit series, The Hurt Locker, Little Evil, and Ant-Man.