Norman Kali is a Hollywood production assistant best known for his work behind the camera, particularly for the ABC hit TV series Lost, which was broadcast from 2004 to 2010. Kali may not be a well-known name, but his long-time partner, Evangeline Lilly, the Canadian actress, and author, is. Here are all the interesting facts you need to know about this unusual celebrity partner and father.
Norman Kali is a production assistant from Hawaii who is best known for his backstage work on the series Lost, 50 First Dates, North Shore, and The Big Bounce.
Norman Kali Biography
Norman Kali was born in Hawaii. There is little or no information about his date of birth, his parents or his early life. However, it is known that he dropped out of school as a teenager and started odd jobs. At the age of 18, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Hollywood. He has made several successful Hollywood productions in his favor, including his work as a production assistant in the movies/TV shows 50 First Dates (2004), North Shore (2004 – 2005) and Lost (2004 – 2010), among others. He has also worked as assistant director for the films Undercovers (2010), Special Delivery (2008) and The Prince of Motor City (2008). Even more, he was Location Manager for Tears of The Sun (2003) and Special Effects Assistant for Tropic Thunder (2008).
Norman Kali’s Relationship With Evangeline Lilly
The native Hawaiian met Evangeline while working as a production assistant on the set of the TV series Lost. It’s uncertain when the couple actually started dating, but it’s common knowledge that Evangeline later moved to Hawaii to live with Norman in his homeland. The long-term lovebirds have two children together. After Evangeline announced sometime in 2011 that she would take a break from her acting career, her pregnancy rumors were confirmed when her first child, a son named Kahekili (meaning thunder in Hawaiian), was born on May 21, 2011. Her second child, a little girl, was born in November 2015. The couple, who have tried to stay very private with details of their private lives and their children, have managed to hide the name and face of their second child from the media.
Norman and Evangeline currently live in Hawaii and raise their children there, with Norman putting his career on hold to become a father. The couple has publicly stated that they are not forced to tie the knot. However, they have admitted that they may consider it later in the future for tax or health reasons.
The Canadian actress was born on August 3, 1979, in Fort Saskatchewan as Nicole Evangeline Lilly. She and her two sisters were raised by her father, who was a teacher, and her mother, a cosmetic consultant, in a low-income and strict religious family. As a teenager, Lilly became interested in humanitarian aid and volunteered for a children’s project. She joined a missionary group that took her to over 14 countries, including the Philippine jungle as a foreign missionary.
She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations. Lilly, whose original dream was to become a missionary, only thought of action after she was broke when she tried to send herself through college, and then made a courageous decision that would change her life forever by turning to a Ford Models Scout who had previously discovered her on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia.
Before she began a career in the film industry, Evangeline worked first as a waitress, then as a flight attendant, which helped her improve her French. Lily made her actress debut in 2002 with supporting roles in films and television series such as Smallville, Freddy vs. Jason, Lizzie Mcguire and Royal Hospital. However, her claim to fame came in 2004 when she was cast as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost. Broadcast from 2004 to 2010, the series was a huge success, earning her a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination. The career of brunette beauty has since been on a progressive ascent. She has made other successful films such as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armes (2014), among others.
Evangeline was formerly married to Canadian hockey player Murray Horne from 2003 to 2004 and then dated her lost co-star Dominic Monaghan from 2004 to 2007. As already mentioned, she and Norman Kali met on the Lost set and today the rest is history.
Interesting Facts About Norman Kali (Evangeline Lilly’s Boyfriend)
- Body Stats
The handsome Norman is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 60 kg. His body measurements are 38-30-35.
- Acting Credits
Norman doesn’t just work behind the camera. He has a small unwritten acting role in the movie Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
- Dating History
Norman had previously had a short-lived relationship with actress Lisa Edelstein in 2009. After the duo split up later that year, Edelstein publicly admitted that he was a great guy, but they were not a compatible game.
Norman Kali is sporty and an outdoor man. Some of his interests are surfing and climbing, which keeps him in shape. Interestingly, his partner Lilly shares similar interests. Her outdoor hobbies include ice skating, canoeing, kayaking, snowboarding, and climbing.