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.
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:
- Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
- Chris Evans as Captain America
- Mark Ruffalo as Hulk
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
- Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
- Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Josh Brolin as Thanos & many more
Here is the list of Evangeline’s film box-office & its budget:
|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|
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.