Evangeline Lilly

57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Lilly in 2005, photo by prphotos

Birth Name: Nicole Evangeline Lilly

Place of Birth: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: August 3, 1979

Ethnicity: English, Irish

Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author. She starred on the series Lost and plays Hope van Dyne / Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Evangeline’s father grew up in Nigeria, because Evangeline’s paternal grandparents were Christian missionaries in Africa. She was raised Baptist and Mennonite. One of Evangeline’s grandmothers was an English war bride.

Evangeline has two children with her partner Norman Kali.

Source: Evangeline discusses her family background – http://www.dailymail.co.uk


Curious about ethnicity

10 Responses

  1. Hawkwind says:

    She’s a true beauty… i always had a crush on her…
    Her hawaïan husband is beyond lucky

  2. AW says:

    Interesting. I thought she looked more French but I’m not surprised she’s of English ancestry.

  3. lilly says:

    Evangeline is an Acadian French name. Nicole is also a French name. I’m pretty sure she is of English heritage (since her surname is Lilly) and French heritage. Acadian French is spoken in Canada, but not in Quebec.

    • Kimmel says:

      She don’t look like the English I see around me everyday, so there must be more in there as I suspected. It’s the middle-name & her looks.

  4. Jackie says:

    that’s it? I thought she had some asian in her..

  5. Slim Ferno says:

    I would NEVER hav guessed English!

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