Quick Facts of

  • First NameEvangeline Lilly

Famous for playing Kate Austen in the drama TV series Lost (2004- 2010), Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress & author. Turned professional in 2002, the Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress records 22 acting credits as of early 2020.

Over the year, the Alberta-born actress has appeared in acclaimed films as well; she starred in the Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker (2008).

Moreover, Lilly portrayed Hope van Dyne/Wasp in Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

How Much Is Evangeline Lilly’s Net Worth In 2020?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Evangeline has a net worth of $15 million as of April 2020- thanks to her breakthrough from the ABC TV series Lost.

During the earlier seasons, Lilly made $20K-$40K per episode & by Season 4 (in 2008), she was earning $70,000-an-episode. For Season 6 (in 2010), Evangeline’s payroll rose to $80,000 per episode.

The ‘Lost‘ ran throughout 6 seasons from 2004 to 2010 & totalled 121 episodes. It starred Matthew Fox, Emilie de Ravin, Ian Somerhalder, Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, among others.

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Along with TV career, the 40-year-old Canadian actress garnered a hefty sum through film career as well. She got film breakthrough from The Hurt Locker (2008), that won her a Gotham Award in 2010

Further, she would appear in many box-offices hit films; the 2nd & 3rd (final) instalment of The Hobbit film series, that collectively made $1.914 billion & in the highest-grossing film of all-time Avengers: Endgame (2019).

No doubt, Evangeline pocketed a hefty sum of money, through her successful acting venture, probably in million-dollars figure per year.

Any Upcoming Projects?

The millionaire actress is set to appear as Claire Reimann in the 2020 film dramatic-thriller film Dreamland, currently under post-production.

Moreover, Lilly will portray Annie in Till Death (pre-production) & as Allison Beck in Happy Life (pre-production).

Waitress-Turned-Model Before TV Fame

The attendant of the University of British Columbia, Evangeline Lilly formerly worked as a waitress & had “oil changes and grease jobs” to pay her tuition.

Later, she began working as a flight attendant for Royal Airlines.

After Evangeline was discovered by Ford Modelling Agency agent Jeff Palffy, her career in TV screen came; firstly, she got roles in commercials & as an extra on film sets.

Breakthrough To Success From ‘Lost’: Movies & TV Series

From 2002 to 2004, Lilly made a brief appearance in Smallville (4 episodes) & it followed her casting in the ABC TV series Lost in 2004, at the age of 25.

In the TV series Lost, she portrayed Kate Austen & appeared in 108 episodes throughout 6 seasons (totals 121 episodes).

The series won her Screen Actors Guild Award in 2005 & earned her nomination for Golden Globe Awards.

While working in the Lost, she began film venture &  appeared in the films; White Chicks (2004) & The Long Weekend (2005).

In 2008, the 5 ft. 5 inches tall actress appeared in Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker starring Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner & Guy Pearce.

It was critically acclaimed with Rotten Tomatoes rating of 8.51/10. 

Box-Office Hit Films & Collection

In 2013, she shared the screen with Hugh Jackman in the sci-fi sports film Real Steel.

Lilly played Tauriel in 2nd & 3rd instalment of The Hobbit films: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

In 2015, Evangeline played a different version of Hope van Dyne in Ant-Man (2015) starring Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) & Corey Stoll (Yellow Jacket).

Thereafter, she portrayed Hope van Dyne/Wasp (successor of Wasp) in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

As for a fact, it became the Marvel’s as well as the highest-grossing film in the world; the Avengers Endgame collected $2.798 billion worldwide.

The movie features many Hollywood stars:

  1. Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
  2. Chris Evans as Captain America
  3. Mark Ruffalo as Hulk
  4. Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  5. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
  6. Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
  7. Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
  8. Karen Gillan as Nebula
  9. Josh Brolin as Thanos & many more

Here is the list of Evangeline’s film box-office & its budget:

FilmBudget                          Gross Collection   
White Chicks (2004)$37 million$113.1 million
The Hurt Locker (2008)$15 million$49.2 million
Real Steel (2011)$110 million$299.3 million
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman & Richard Armitage$217- $260 million$958 million
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)$250-$300 million$956 million
Ant-Man (2015)$130-$169.3 million$519.3 million
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)$162- $195 million$622.7 million
Avengers: Endgame (2019)$356 million$2.798 billion

Charity Works

Lilly auctioned off 3 lunches in 2010, each in a different place: in Vancouver, Canada and in Honolulu & Los Angels, the USA for charity & fundraising aiming to help widows and orphans in Rwanda.

Furthermore, in order to raise money for Sierra Club, she auctioned off a Hawaiian hike in 2012.

She supports non-profit organizations like the GO Campaign and Task Brazil.

Rented House In Hawaii Destroyed By Fire

Evangeline along with her Lost crew members rented a house in Kailua, Hawaii, which caught fire after electric short-circuit on December 20, 2006.

As for a fact, Lilly was on the set of Lost, while the incident took place.

Reportedly, the house faced the damage of $250,000, while the belongings lost valued at $50,000.

Meanwhile, Evangeline resides in the USA, however, is low-key about the details of her house. Sources report that she stays with her father, who is diagnosed with stage 4 leukaemia.

Mother Of 2 With Actor Boyfriend

In 2010, Lilly began dating American actor Norman Kali. Together, they became parents to 2 children; son Kahekil was born on May 21, 2011, while the second child was born in October 2015.

Formerly, Evangeline was married to now ex-husband Murray Hone for a year (2003- 2004). 

Thereafter, she had a 3-year relationship with Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan from 2003 to 2007.


Lilly was born Nicole Evangeline Lilly on August 3, 1979, in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. Her father worked as a home economics teacher in Canada while mother works as a middle-school secretary.

She is the 2nd of 3 children (all daughters); has a younger & an elder sister.

After attending W. J. Mouat Secondary School, Evangeline enrolled at the University of British Columbia & studied international relations.

Did you know? Amidst the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Evangeline, on March 16, 2020, refused for self-quarantine stating value of freedom over her life. Later, she apologized for “arrogant” comments as it gathered a lot of criticisms.