Nicole Evangeline Lilly is a Canadian actress and author. She is the recipient of various accolades including a Screen Actors Guild Award and a MTV Movie Award, and nominations for a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Saturn Award, an Empire Award and 10 Teen Choice Awards. She gained popular acclaim for her first leading role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost (2004–2010), which garnered her the nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series and won her a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2008, she starred as Connie James in the Academy Award–winning war film The Hurt Locker (2008) and followed it with a role in the science fiction film Real Steel (2011). Lilly is also the author of a children's book series, The Squickerwonkers (2013–present). Lilly 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). Since 2015, she has portrayed Hope van Dyne / Wasp in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and the Disney+ animated series What If...? (2021). She is set to reprise the role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023).