Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author. Lilly was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and raised in British Columbia by her mother and her father, a produce manager. She won a Screen Actors Guild Award and received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost (2004–10).
She is also known for her roles in films such as the psychological thriller Afterwards (2008), the war film The Hurt Locker (2008), and the sci-fi sports drama film Real Steel (2011). She played an Elf, Tauriel, in the fantasy adventure series The Hobbit and Hope van Dyne in the superhero film Ant-Man.
In June 2010, Lilly announced on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that she would be writing a children’s book, reciting some of the story from the book to Ferguson on the show.