She came to prominence for her starring role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost (2004–10), for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination.

She is also known for her roles as Connie James in The Hurt Locker (2008), Bailey Tallet in Real Steel (2011), Tauriel in The Hobbit film series, and Hope van Dyne/Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018).

Levy said: "She's magnificent to look at, she's soulful, and she's sexy.

Evangeline was voted one of People Magazine's '50 Most Beautiful People'.

After shooting the final episode of Lost, Lilly said she was considering taking a break from acting to focus on her charity and humanitarian efforts.

Lilly has stated that future books will each reveal a new Squickerwonker character and unique vice, which will eventually become the undoing of the character.

The illustrator for the book is Johnny Fraser-Allen of Weta Workshop, a New Zealand-based concept design firm that worked on films including The Hobbit.

Lilly was encouraged to audition for Lost by a friend and she did not expect to get cast.

As the secrecy campaign prevented the auditioning actors from accessing the full script, forcing them to read short scenes and only know the basic premise of people surviving a plane crash on a tropical island – which reminded Lilly of The Blue Lagoon – she thought Lost would "at best be a mediocre TV show".

The couple met while she was playing Kate Austin on the hit ABC TV show, where he worked as a production assistant. I want to drop off the radar a little bit and enjoy a little bit of normalcy.’ And she revealed on ABC’s The View last May, that acting was just her day job and she wanted to concentrate on writing and being a mother.

Despite the worldwide success of Lost, which shot Lilly to fame, the actress said she wanted to stay out of the spotlight once the series came to an end. Evangeline then told Women’s Health: ‘I have always wanted to have a child of my own and I will always want to go through that gift that women have been given to experience that, so I hope to be a mother at some point.‘I think I can allow myself one child – and from then on, I think I would have to adopt.

It makes sense not to add to the population problem.’Before dating Kali, Lilly was in a relationship with her Lost co-star Dominic Monaghan, 34, from 2004 to 2009.