Nicole Evangeline Lilly (born August 3, 1979) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Kate Austen in one of ABC's most successful programs of all time, Lost, a role for which she won multiple Saturn Awards and Teen Choice Awards and a Golden Globe nomination. She was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and raised in British Columbia by a father who taught home economics and a mother who worked as a beauty consultant. She graduated from W. J. Mouat Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where she played soccer and was vice president of the student council. Lilly is also known for her roles in the feature films Afterwards, The Hurt Locker, and Real Steel. Lilly will appear in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the final two movies of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy.