Her ancestry is Polish mother and German, English, Irish, and Scottish father.
Born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in New Jersey, she graduated summa cum Laude from Ohio University.
Actress Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia, by the famous Ford modeling agency.
From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,.
She has two younger brothers.