Founded and ran a world development and human rights committee at her university. She has lived in a grass hut in the jungles of the Philippines with a missionary group, and has been a volunteer for children’s projects since the age of 14.
Her father is a home economics teacher in Canada. Her mother is a middle school secretary who previously worked as a cosmetician and ran a day-care service.
Has supported herself financially from the age of 15.
Fluent in French and loves reading, writing, painting, long walks, tea, and nature. Also loves ice skating, boating, kayaking, snowboarding and rock climbing.
Is a member of the Peace Corps.
Before starring on Lost, she worked at a variety of other jobs. She worked as a flight attendant, waitress, restaurant floor manager, car mechanic and Sunday school teacher, and completed oil changes on big rigs before doing commercials and extra work on film sets to earn money for university.
Refused to do a partial nude scene in an early episode of Lost.
Is known on the set of Lost for her tomboyishness, her Christian faith, and her “potty mouth”.
Evangeline enjoys climbing trees and does most of her climbing stunts on her hit show Lost without the aid of harnesses or nets.
Attended the University of British Columbia, where she studied international relations. Her studies were cut short by her role as Kate Austen on Lost.
In 2003, she was cast in several commercials for a dating hotline called LiveLinks. The late-night ads ran for more than two years on basic cable channels, even after she made it big on ABC’s hit drama Lost. During a guest spot on Late Show with David Letterman, David Letterman played one of her commercials on his show.
One of the Lost producers says that she carries a Bible with her at all times.
Her house in Hawaii was destroyed by a fire on December 20th, 2006. Luckily, no one was hurt.
She originally auditioned for one of the supporting roles on Lost, but unexpectedly, got the lead role of Kate Austen instead.
In 2004, Evangeline was reportedly paid $80,000 per episode of Lost.
Evangeline was the only Lost cast member to audition by sending in an audition tape.
She was one month pregnant with her son, Kahekili, when she completed the shooting of Real Steel (2011). And she returned to work three months after giving birth to her son, to start filming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).
On May 21, 2011, she gave birth to her first child, Kahekili, in her home. She had a natural birth with a 30-hour job.
She has English and Irish ancestry. Her father was raised in Kenya, as Evangeline’s paternal grandparents served as missionaries in Africa. One of Evangeline’s grandmothers was an English war bride.
Gave birth to her second child, a girl, at age 36 in October 2015.
She is right handed.
Evangeline says that if she was stranded on an island and could only bring one item, she would bring her bible.
Says that she forgets things easily, like names and birth dates.
Evangeline said that while she was in college, she was a “loner.” She went to class, didn’t really talk to anyone, and went home.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Evangeline told Ryan that after Lost, he did not want to continue acting.
Evangeline never passed her driving test. The only reason why she got her license was because the guy at the DMV thought she was cute.
One night, while doing some slightly drunken acrobatics outside a Karaoke Club, Evangeline accidentally smashed out one of her front teeth and now has a fake tooth.
She has a song written about her called “Evangeline” by Kef.
When Evangeline was a child, she brought a song called Jet Boy, Jet Girl by The Damned for her music class’ Show and Tell unknowing that the lyrics were full of sexual innuendo. When it was played for the class, her music teacher was so shocked, she sent Evangeline home with a detention.
Evangeline says the coolest band she has ever met was Siggaros.
She battled depression from the ages of 18 to 23.
In 2006, Evangeline almost died while climbing Mt. Baker, in Canada, with her father. During the descent, she was so happy to be coming down, that she slid most of the way down on her bum screaming and hollering. Unfortunately, she slid over a crevice. Luckily, there was a snow bridge just happened to be in front of her and she grabbed hold of it.
Thinks the pen and paper are the best inventions ever.
During an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Evangeline accidentally crashed Ellen’s golf cart into the set and caused $10,000 (US) worth of damage.
Once, on her way to work, Evangeline accidentally drove her roomate’s truck into the crafts services truck on the set of Lost.
In December 2006, Evangeline and other members of the hit show Lost received their own line of 6 inch Lost action figures. Evangeline’s doll can say the following: – “Jack!” (thunderclap and rain) – (Frightened) “One … two … three … four … five.” – “If you’re thinking about going for the cockpit, I’m going with you.” – “I only made out with him because torturing him didn’t work.”
She was raised a Baptist and a Mennonite.
Evangeline was married to ice hockey player, Murray Hone, but their marriage broke up just after Loststarting shooting.
Evangeline has said she is a bad driver. She has been in several car accidents. Once it, involved a pedestrian who was hit, he landed on his feet and kept running. He refused to receive help from Evangeline and told her to stay away from him.
Evangeline’s known nicknames are “Evi” and “Monkey.” Her Lost cast mates nicknamed her “Monkey” because of her ability to climb trees with ease.
Evangeline was a hardware girl on the popular video game review show Electric Playground until she was offered the role on Lost.
She took golf lessons while shooting Lost in Hawaii.
Is a devoted exerciser; she spends a lot of time working out outdoors as well as in the gym.
After nearly drowning when she was younger Evangeline was terribly afraid of water, but then overcame her fear.
Evangeline nearly lost the opportunity to star on ABC’s Lost due to her Canadian citizenship. J.J. Abrams and ABC had to obtain a work visa from the American government before she could start filming.
Prior to her starring role on Lost, Evangeline worked as an extra in several productions filmed in Vancouver. She can be seen in episodes of Tru Calling, Smallville and Dead Like Me, and in films Freddy vs. Jason and Stealing Sinatra.