Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born 3 August 1979) is a Canadian actress and author. She gained popularity for her first leading role as Kate Austen in the ABC drama series Lost (2004–2010), which garnered her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Lilly has also appeared in the war film The Hurt Locker (2008) and sports drama Real Steel (2011), and has starred as Tauriel in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film series, appearing in The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). She has portrayed Hope van Dyne in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Ant-Man (2015). Lilly is also the author of a children's book series The Squickerwonkers. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Evangeline Lilly, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.