Indiana Evans

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Indiana Evans
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Evans at Tropfest, February 2013
Born Indiana Rose Evans
(1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 24)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[1]
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2003–present

Indiana Rose Evans (born 27 July 1990[1]) is an Australian actress and singer best known for her roles in Home and Away, H2O: Just Add Water and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening.

Early life

Indiana Evans had an interest in performing since the age of five, when she would perform for family and friends. At the age of seven, Indiana's parents enrolled her into dance lessons, which started with ballet and then evolved to jazz and tap.[2]

Before working on Home and Away, Indiana Evans started high school at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, but left after two weeks to focus on her acting career. She then took up a correspondence course until she turned 15.[2]

Career

Evans made her acting debut in the 2003 Australian medical drama All Saints. She then landed the main role in an American campaign for Kool-Aid.[2] That same year, Evans had a recurring role on the Nine Network children's series Snobs, which centres on two unlikely friends from two different worlds. The series only lasted one season. Evans has since appeared in other shows such as Comedy Inc., Cops L.A.C., and The Strip.

Following Snobs, Evans joined the cast of the long-running Seven Network soap opera Home and Away. She portrayed Matilda Hunter, a privileged teenage girl who is forced to move to the Summer Bay Caravan Park. Evans was nominated for a Logie Award and an Inside Soap Award for the role. In April 2008, Evans revealed she had been offered a contract extension but passed on the offer and instead would be leaving the series. Evans made her final appearance in July 2008.[3]

In 2009, Evans starred in the Network Ten television film A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne. That same year, Evans replaced Claire Holt as one of the three leads on the Network Ten Children television series H2O: Just Add Water. She played the role of Isabella 'Bella' Hartley, an aspiring singer and mermaid. Evans performed the theme song, "No Ordinary Girl", as well as a number of additional tracks that were featured over the course of the season. She completed a solo soundtrack album for the series, titled H2O: Just Add Water, which was released in March 2011. The series was not renewed for a fourth season.

In August 2010, Evans made her feature-film debut in the Australian disaster film Arctic Blast, playing the character Naomi Tate. The film follows a solar eclipse that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new ice age. The film was shot in Tasmania on a budget of A$5 million. It received mixed reviews from critics.

In November 2010, Evans was cast as a regular in the ABC1 Legal Drama television series Crownies, which centers around a group of solicitors fresh from law school working for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution. Evans played Tatum Novak, the daughter of a notorious gangster. The series was filmed in Sydney, New South Wales, and premiered on 14 July 2011; it ran for one season and was not renewed.[4][5]

In February 2012, Evans signed on to play the female lead role in the Lifetime television remake of the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon alongside fellow Australian actor Brenton Thwaites, who also appeared on Home and Away. Blue Lagoon: The Awakening premiered on 16 June 2012 to mixed reviews.[6]

In February 2014, Evans joined the cast of the upcoming U.S. television drama Secrets & Lies.[7] The series, which will air on ABC, is based on the Australian series of the same name, which first aired in March 2014.


Filmography

Year Series Role Notes
2003 All Saints Milly Roberts Guest star
2003–2004 Snobs Abby Oakley Series regular
2004–2008 Home and Away Matilda Hunter Series regular
2008 The Strip China Williams Guest star
2008 Burden Lara Boyd-Cutler Short film[8]
2008 At the Tattooist Georgia Short film[9]
2009 A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne Kylie Watson TV film
2009–2010 H2O: Just Add Water Isabella "Bella" Hartley Series regular
2010 Arctic Blast Naomi Tate Feature film
2010 Cops L.A.C. Kylie Tremaine Guest star
2011 Crownies Tatum Novak Series regular
2012 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Emmaline "Emma" Robinson[10] Television film
2013 Janet King Tatum Novak 4 episodes
2014 Secrets & Lies Natalie Garner Series regular

Soundtrack

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Logie Awards Most Popular New Talent – Female[11] Home and Away Nominated
2005 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Rising Star[11] Home and Away Nominated
2007 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor[12] Home and Away Nominated
2008 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female[13] Home and Away Nominated
2008 Dolly Teen Choice Awards Queen of Teen[11] Home and Away Won

References

  1. ^ a b "About the Stars: Indiana Evans as 'Bella'". ZDF-Enterprises.de. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Indiana Evans: Biography". Biggeststars.com. 
  3. ^ "Home and Away star Indiana Evans quits". The Daily Telegraph. 21 April 2008. Archived from the original on 19 November 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Crownies official site". ABC.net.au. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (18 January 2011). "Young guns join Crownies". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Brenton Thwaites and Indiana Evans to star in Lifetime's remake of 1980 film The Blue Lagoon". The Daily Telegraph. 7 February 2012. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Idato, Michael (2014-02-28). "Indiana Evans joins Juliette Lewis in US remake of Secrets and Lies". The Sunday Morning Herald: Entertainment. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Press Association (16 March 2009). "Home and Away stars in new film". TV.com. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "At the Tattooist". Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  10. ^ Bullock, Monica (18 June 2012). "'Blue Lagoon: The Awakening' Fails to Deliver Gripping, Sexy Story". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Indiana Evans as Bella". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  12. ^ Green, Krys (3 July 2007). "Inside Soap Awards 2007: The Nominations". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Inside Soap Awards 2008 – Nominations". MSN TV Blog: A Slice Of Soap. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 

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