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  • Born in New Jersey but raised in Bristol, England.
  • Studied acting in Paris at Cours Florent and appeared in French TV series and films.
  • Enjoyed "It Girl" status in France while living with boyfriend Olivier Picasso, the grandson of artist Pablo Picasso.
  • Breakthrough role came in 1998 as a French student in the Italian miniseries Le ragazze di Piazza di Spagna.
  • Feature-film debut was in Monsieur Naphtali in 1999.
  • Made her U.S. film debut in 2000's 102 Dalmatians; met husband Ioan Gruffudd on the set.
  • Best known in the U.S. for her roles on Lost and The Vampire Diaries.
  • Speaks fluent French and Italian.


  • Ella Betsi Evans Gruffudd — Daughter
  • Olivier Widmaier Picasso — Ex-significant Other
  • Ioan Gruffudd — Husband
  • Elsie Marigold — Daughter


  • University College, London, England

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  • Birth Name: Alice Jane Evans
  • Birth Place: Summit, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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