Evanna Lynch is an Irish born actress, voice artist, model, and media personality. She made her professional acting debut in 2006 when she was cast as Luna Lovegood in the world-famous Harry Potter film Franchise. The talented actress competed against more than 15,000 young women in an open casting to win the coveted, career-changing role.
Evanna Lynch gave a brilliant performance of the role in the last four Harry Potter films, which made her an international movie star. She also resumed her role in the musical A Very Potter Senior Year and also lent her voice to the character in the franchise video games.
Evanna Lynch Biography (Age)
Evanna Patricia Lynch was born on 16 August 1991 in the town of Termonfeckin in County Louth, Ireland. Her parents are Donal and Marguerite Lynch.
Evanna Lynch received her primary education at Cartown National School and her secondary education at Our Lady’s College, Greenhills, Drogheda, Ireland. In 2008 she spent her summer studying speculative fiction and drama at the Centre for Talented Youth of Ireland (CTYI), a school specially designed for the gifted teenagers in Glasnevin.
Prior to her role in the Harry Potter franchise, Evanna Lynch was a huge fan of the book series and as such, she corresponded regularly with the author of the book, J.K. Rowling. However, her friendship with Rowling had absolutely nothing to do with her getting the coveted role.
Since the young woman only appeared occasionally in school plays, she had no experience whatsoever in professional acting. However, as she was a big fan of the book series, she had taken the character Luna so well that the casting directors were convinced that she was perfectly suited for the role.
From 2007 Lynch provided a perfect portrayal of Luna in the last 4 parts of the Harry Potter film series. In 2012 the talented actress starred in the musical entitled A Very Potter Senior Year together with some other members of the original cast.
When her job at Harry Potter came to an end, the actress moved to Los Angeles, the film capital of the world, to consolidate her acting career. She has appeared in a number of television, film, and stage productions, but none of them are of exceptional magnitude like her first project.
Evanna Lynch made her debut on the small screen in the final of the first season of the British adventure series Sinbad (2012). She played the lead role in the indie comedy G.B.F. (2013) and also portrayed the title character in the coming-of-age film My Name Is Emily (2015).
Besides acting, Evanna Lynch also works as a yoga teacher to pay her bills. She gives private lessons and rare public courses.
Family Life of The Model and Actress
Evanna Lynch grew up with 3 siblings; the older sisters Emily and Máiréad and a younger brother Patrick. Her father Donal Lynch is the school administrator and her mother Marguerite Lynch is also a teacher. The family lives in Termonfeckin, County Louth, Leinster, Ireland. They are a devout Catholic family.
As a big Harry Potter fan, Lynch stumbled upon a call for an audition for the role of Luna Lovegood on a Harry Potter fansite. Her mother was not very optimistic to let her audition for the role, but her father encouraged her and accompanied her to London.
Height and Body Features
The actress is 5′ 2¼” (1.58 m) tall and weighs about 115 pounds (52 kg). Further details on her body measurements are 35, 25, and 35 inches for her breasts, waist, and hips.
In her early teenage years, Evanna Lynch struggled with anorexia nervosa (anorexia nervosa). She spent most of two years (2003-2005) in rehabilitation clinics to overcome the disease. As a fan of the Harry Potter book series, she made an uncanny connection with the character Luna Lovegood, which helped her to take on her own peculiarities.
Taking advantage of her celebrity status, Lynch has participated in a number of projects aimed at promoting self-confidence and a positive body image in impressionable young girls. She has also written a highly acclaimed essay on the subject.
The Harry Potter star is also a vegan activist. She became a vegetarian in 2015, and in November 2017 she launched a vegan podcast called The ChickPeeps. She is also involved with various charities, including the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland.