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Emilie de Ravin

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Emilie de Ravin
Emilie de Ravin 2015.jpg
De Ravin at the Florida SuperCon, June 2015
Born (1981-12-27) 27 December 1981 (age 34)
Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Josh Janowicz (m. 2003–14)
Partner(s) Eric Bilitch (2014–present)
Children 1

Emilie de Ravin (/ˈɛməli də ˈrævɪn/;[1] born 27 December 1981)[2] is an Australian actress. She has played Tess Harding on Roswell and Claire Littleton on the ABC drama Lost. In 2012 she guest-starred as Belle on the ABC drama Once Upon a Time and became a series regular beginning with season two.[3]

De Ravin's film credits include Santa's Slay (2005), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Ball Don't Lie (2008). She starred as Emily, the heroin-addicted ex-girlfriend of Brendan Frye, in the neo-noir film Brick (2005). She had a cameo in Public Enemies (2009) and more recently starred in Remember Me (2010). De Ravin was included on Maxim's Hot 100 list three times: in 2005, on No. 47, the next year on No. 65, and in 2008 on No. 68.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

De Ravin was born in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia, an outer southeastern suburb of Melbourne.[6] Having studied ballet since the age of nine at Christa Cameron School of Ballet in Melbourne, and being home schooled by her mother, she was accepted into the Australian Ballet School at fifteen, where she performed in productions with The Australian Ballet as well as Danceworld 301.[7]

She studied acting at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art,[2] and with the Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles.[8]


De Ravin's first major role was a recurring part as Curupira in the TV series Beastmaster.[9] She went on to appear as alien/human hybrid Tess Harding in the teen television series, Roswell.[10] She landed this role one month after moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18.[7][11]

In 2004, De Ravin was cast to portray Claire Littleton on the hit ABC drama Lost. Speaking about the success of Lost, she said: "It's sort of hard to say. You read something and have a good feeling about it, it sounds great, ties nicely together and then shooting something, editing it, the music, the actors involved, everything sort of plays a huge part. Everyone involved had a great feeling towards it, but you never really know."[12] She was a series regular for the first four seasons and the sixth and final season. She was not a regular in season five but was under a holding contract with ABC Network.[13]

Emilie attending the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards

In 2005, De Ravin was cast to portray Emily Kostich, the heroin-addicted ex-girlfriend of Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), in the neo-noir film Brick. In an interview about the film, Ravin told that she was attracted by the script because it was original and the teens in the film are very deep and emotional for their age.[14]

A year later, De Ravin had a lead role and was cast as Brenda Carter in the remake of The Hills Have Eyes. The film performed well at the box office. In 2007, Variety reported that she would be starring in the film Ball Don't Lie,[15][16] which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, which arrived in cinemas early 2009. De Ravin appeared in William Dear's The Perfect Game,[17] and appeared in the 2009 film Public Enemies as a bank teller named Barbara Patzke.[18]

De Ravin was cast in the movie adaption of the video game Onimusha, but due to producer Samuel Hadida's other project The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and star Heath Ledger's death, Hadida was forced to push back the release date of the film. Onimusha is postponed for an unknown amount of time and there is not any confirmation if De Ravin will continue the project.[19] De Ravin filmed Remember Me in the summer of 2009. The film received its wide release on 12 March 2010. She was a regular on the sixth and final season of Lost.

In 2012 she guest-starred as Belle on the ABC fantasy drama, Once Upon a Time.[20] After sporadic appearances in the first season, she was promoted to a series regular in the second.[3]

De Ravin starred in the Finnish film Love and Other Troubles, directed by Samuli Valkama. The film tells the story of Ville (Jussi Nikkilä) and his father (Ville Virtanen), who both fall in love with the same woman, played by De Ravin.[citation needed]

She was to star as Anthony LaPaglia's character's daughter in the new drama series Americana in 2012, but ABC passed on the pilot.[21]

Personal life[edit]

After three years of dating, actor Josh Janowicz proposed to De Ravin on New Year's Day 2003 in Melbourne, which she said "was very impromptu and very sweet".[10] She met Janowicz in Los Angeles, and said that "our life together always comes before work. You can't buy love or family."[9] While filming Lost, De Ravin flew to and from Hawaii "once or twice a week" to return to her home in Burbank, California, which she shared with Janowicz and their poodle.[10]

The couple married 19 June 2003 (not 2006, when they had a public celebration) in Melbourne, Australia. They separated six months after they married, and then reconciled. In June 2009, it was reported that they were living separately and had filed for divorce.[22] In October 2009, she called off the divorce after a trip to Japan with her husband. On 8 July 2014, de Ravin filed for divorce from Janowicz.[23]

According to court documents, the pair wed on 19 June 2003, despite their wedding ceremony on 26 June 2006; the documents further confirm that the couple separated on 1 November 2013.[23]

On 3 October 2015, de Ravin announced via Twitter that she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend Eric Bilitch.[24] On March 12, 2016, she gave birth to a baby girl named Vera Audrey de Ravin-Bilitch.[25] The couple announced their engagement on July 6, 2016.[26]



Year Title Role Notes
1999–2000 BeastMaster The Demon Curupira 8 episodes
2000–2002 Roswell Tess Harding Main role (season 2): 28 episodes
2002 Carrie Christine "Chris" Hargensen Movie
2003 NCIS Nancy Episode: "Seadog"
2003-2004 Handler, TheThe Handler Gina "Dirty White Collar"
"Acts of Congress"
2004 CSI: Miami Venus Robinson Episode: "Legal"
Lost Claire Littleton Main role (seasons 1–4, 6): 72 episodes
2009 High Noon Lt. Phoebe McNamara Movie
2012 Americana Francesca Soulter Pilot
2012–present Once Upon a Time Belle Guest role (season 1): 3 episodes; main role (seasons 2–present)
2013 Air Force One is Down Romero Miniseries


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Brick Emily
Santa's Slay Mary 'Mac' Mackenzie
2006 Hills Have Eyes, TheThe Hills Have Eyes Brenda Carter
2008 Ball Don't Lie Baby
2009 Perfect Game, TheThe Perfect Game Frankie Stevens
Public Enemies Barbara Patzke
2010 Operation: Endgame Hierophant
Remember Me Ally Craig
Chameleon, TheThe Chameleon Kathy Jansen
2012 Love and Other Troubles Sara
2015 The Submarine Kid Alice

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2008 Lost: Via Domus Claire Littleton


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  11. ^ Emilie de Ravin, Jason Behr and Katherine Heigl (31 January 2000). Roswell: The Complete First Season, Disc Six, Special Features: Actor Audition: Emilie de Ravin as "Tess" (DVD). 20th Century Fox. 
  12. ^ Covel, Bonnie; Thomas, Rachel. An Interview with Emilie de Ravin (Claire Littleton, Lost). (Interview). Retrieved 30 August 2008. 
  13. ^ Godwin, Jennifer (30 May 2008). "Lost Redux: Promises to Keep, and Miles to Go Before We Sleep". E!. Retrieved 5 June 2008. 
  14. ^ Scharf, Lindzi. Brick Video Interview with Emilie De Ravin. (Interview). Retrieved 30 August 2008. 
  15. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (23 April 2008). "Emilie de Ravin: From Lost Princess to Indie Queen". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 30 August 2008. 
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (27 June 2007). "Trio play 'Ball'". Teen indie drama sets cast. Variety. Retrieved 30 August 2008. 
  17. ^ Lyford, Kathy (5 June 2007). "Clifton Collins Jr. to star in 'Game'". Actor has 'Perfect' pitch. Variety. Retrieved 30 August 2008. 
  18. ^ Perry, Byron (27 April 2008). "Emilie De Ravin". Variety. Retrieved 30 August 2008. 
  19. ^ Calistri, Arnaud (27 March 2008). "Onimusha delayed? What's Christophe Gans up to, then?". Ain't It Cool News. Retrieved 30 August 2008. 
  20. ^ Abrams, Natalie (8 November 2011). "Exclusive: Once Upon a Time Casts Lost's Emilie de Ravin As Belle". Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  21. ^ Marder, Brian (14 May 2012). "Four 'Lost' Stars' Fall TV Pilots Fail to Get Picked Up". Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "Lost's Emilie de Ravin & Husband Divorcing". Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  23. ^ a b Johnson, Zach (11 July 2014). "Emilie de Ravin, Joshua Janowicz Are Divorcing". E! News. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
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