Date of Birth : Aug 2nd 1971
English actress. She is most widely recognised as the wife of Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd. Evans, the daughter of educators and the granddaughter of a coal miner, was born in Summit, New Jersey, USA but grew up in Bristol, England. She graduated from University College London with a 2:1 in French and Italian.
After graduation, she moved to Paris to study acting at the Cours Florent. She gained work in French television, with her break through role as French student Nathalie, in the successful 1998 Italian mini-series Le ragazze di Piazza di Spagna. After acting in her first film, 1999’s Monsieur Naphtali, Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch cast her as Macha in 1999’s Une pour toutes.
Her first English language role was in 1999, when Disney cast her alongside Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu and Ioan Gruffudd in 102 Dalmatians. Her mother died at the age of 59 the day before Evans’ final screen test for the role. The role introduced to her native British audience, and Blackball alongside James Cromwell and Vince Vaughn. After that films critical success but commercial failure, she moved to Los Angeles in 2003, and has since starred in both television and film.