Alice Evans

Alice Evans

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Alice Evans
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Evans during a tour of the Pentagon in 2006
Born
Alice Jane Evans

(1971-08-02) 2 August 1971 (age 47)

Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality British
Citizenship United Kingdom/United States[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–2015
Spouse(s) Ioan Gruffudd (2007–present)
Children 2
Parent(s) David Evans
Janet Evans

Alice Jane Evans is a British actress.[2]

Early life[edit]

Evans, the daughter of educators and the granddaughter of a coal miner, was born in Bristol England to English parents, mathematician David Evans[3] and Janet Evans. She was raised in Bristol, England, along with her two British-born brothers, Anthony and Philip.[4] She graduated from University College London with a 2:1 in French and Italian.[4]

Career[edit]

After graduation, she moved to Paris’ Cours Florent. She gained work in French television, with her breakthrough role as French student Susan in the popular French sitcom, Elisa Top Modele, which ran for 18 months. Next, she went to Italy to play “Nathalie”, in the 1998 Italian miniseries Le ragazze di Piazza di Spagna. Her first English-speaking role was in the Highlander episode ‘Patient Number 7’. After making her first film, Monsieur Naphtali (1999), Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch cast Evans as Macha in Une pour toutes (1999), alongside Sami Naceri and Anne Parillaud.

In 1999, Disney cast Evans alongside Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu and her future husband, Ioan Gruffudd, in 102 Dalmatians.[5][6] Evans’ mother died at age 59, the day before Evans’s final screen test for the role, which introduced her to British viewers.[7]

After appearing in Blackball, she moved to Los Angeles in 2003. She has since appeared in both television and film, such as The Mentalist, Brothers & Sisters, Lost, and Grimm. Evans also had a recurring turn as the villainous Esther on The Vampire Diaries[8] and The Originals.

Personal life[edit]

Evans first met actor Ioan Gruffudd during the filming of 102 Dalmatians, while she was in her eight-year relationship with Olivier Widmaier Picasso, a grandson of painter Pablo Picasso. She lived with Picasso in Paris, and they became engaged but later broke up.[9]

Gruffudd stated on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that he and Evans became engaged on New Year’s Day 2006 after Evans gave him an ultimatum, declaring that after 7 years together she wasn’t going to hang around any longer unless she was his wife.[10] They married on 14 September 2007 in Mexico.[11] The couple resides in Los Angeles, California, and has two daughters, Ella Betsi Janet (born 6 September 2009) and Elsie Marigold (born 13 September 2013). [12]

Select filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Une pour toutes Macha Desachy
2000 102 Dalmatians Chloe Simon
2001 Ma femme s’appelle Maurice Emmanuelle
2002 The Abduction Club Catherine Kennedy
2003 Blackball Kerry Speight
2004 Fascination Kelly Vance
2006 Hollywood Dreams Vida
2007 Dangerous Parking Etta
2013 Liars All Sandra

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996–99 Elisa Top Modèle Clara 22 episode; aka Elisa
1996 Strangers Charlotte Episode: “Crash”
1997 Highlander: The Series Kyra Episode: “Patient Number 7”
1998 Au cœur de la loi Muriel Highsmith Episode: “En vert et contre tous”
1998 H Sabri’s Girlfriend Episode: “Une belle maman”
1998 Le Ragazze di Piazza di Spagna Nathalie [unknown episodes]
2001 Best of Both Worlds Diane Sullivan [unknown episodes]
2003 CSI: Miami Leslie Warner Episode: “Bait”
2006 The Christmas Card Faith Spelman Television film
2009 Lost Younger Eloise Hawking 3 episodes
2011–12 The Vampire Diaries Esther 6 episodes
2012 Grimm Mia Gaudot Episode: “Over My Dead Body
2014–15 The Originals Esther 3 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 MegaRace 2 Co-host of the racing show MegaRace 2 Her name is different each time it is mentioned.[13][14]
Actress (41 credits)
 2018 The Liquid Psychologist (Short) (filming)
Alice Evans
 2014-2015 The Originals (TV Series)
Esther Mikaelson

Ashes to Ashes (2015) … Esther Mikaelson
Red Door (2014) … Esther Mikaelson
Every Mother’s Son (2014) … Esther Mikaelson
 2013 Liars All
Sandra
 2012 Grimm (TV Series)
Mia

Over My Dead Body (2012) … Mia
 2011-2012 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
Esther Mikaelson

Do Not Go Gentle (2012) … Esther Mikaelson
Heart of Darkness (2012) … Esther Mikaelson
All My Children (2012) … Esther Mikaelson
Dangerous Liaisons (2012) … Esther Mikaelson
Bringing Out the Dead (2012) … Esther Mikaelson
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series)
Birth Show Narrator

Home Wrecker (2011) … Birth Show Narrator (voice)
 2010-2011 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Dr. Felicity Milton / Dr. Evans

Brody (2011) … Dr. Felicity Milton
Get a Room (2010) … Dr. Evans (uncredited)
 2010 Capture Anthologies: Love, Lust and Tragedy (Video)
Emily (segment “Hard Labour”)
 2010 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Ilsa Engels

Red Letter (2010) … Ilsa Engels
 2009 Lost (TV Series)
Middle-Aged Eloise Hawking

The Incident: Part 1 (2009) … Middle-Aged Eloise Hawking
Follow the Leader (2009) … Middle-Aged Eloise Hawking
The Variable (2009) … Middle-Aged Eloise Hawking
 2009/II Reunion
Minerva
 2008 Agent Crush
Alex (voice)
 2007 Save Angel Hope
Sonia Zeller
 2007 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Heather Mills

The Freak Book (2007) … Heather Mills (voice)
 2007 Who You Know (Short)
Rebecca
 2007 Dangerous Parking
Etta
 2006 The Christmas Card (TV Movie)
Faith Spelman
 2006 The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Mini-Series)
Claire Wishart

Episode #1.6 (2006) … Claire Wishart
 2006 Hollywood Dreams
Vida – Actress in Play
 2005 Four Corners of Suburbia
Susan Harris
 2004 Fascination
Kelly Vance
 2004 The Chris Isaak Show (TV Series)
Olivia Garson

Run Yola Run (2004) … Olivia Garson
Home Fires (2004) … Olivia Garson
Criminal Favors (2004) … Olivia Garson
Rivals (2004) … Olivia Garson
 2003 Hard Labour (Short)
Emily
 2003 Blue Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Lizzie Hobbs
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Leslie Warner

Bait (2003) … Leslie Warner
 2003 Blackball
Kerry
 2002 My Wife’s Name Is Maurice
Emmanuelle
 2002 The Abduction Club
Catherine Kennedy
 2001 Best of Both Worlds (TV Series)
Diane Sullivan
 2000 102 Dalmatians
Chloe Simon
 1999 Une pour toutes
Macha Desachy
 1999 The Escort
Sue
 1996-1999 Elisa Top Model (TV Series)
Clara

Laura la louve (1999) … Clara
Mc Flash (1999) … Clara
Qui sème le vent (1999) … Clara
La porte (1999) … Clara
Elisa reçoit (1999) … Clara
 1999 Monsieur Naphtali
Caroline
 1998 Le ragazze di Piazza di Spagna (TV Series)
Nathalie

Episode #1.6 (1998) … Nathalie (as Alice Jane Evans)
Episode #1.1 (1998) … Nathalie (as Alice Jane Evans)
 1998 H (TV Series)
Gaële

Une belle maman (1998) … Gaële
 1998 Au coeur de la loi (TV Series)
Muriel Highsmith

En vert et contre tous (1998) … Muriel Highsmith
 1998 Rewind
Helga
 1997 Highlander (TV Series)
Kyra

Patient Number 7 (1997) … Kyra
 1996 MegaRace 2 (Video Game)
Assistant
 1996 Strangers (TV Series)
Charlotte

Crash (1996) … Charlotte
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