Indiana Rose Evans (born 27 July 1990) is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Home and Away as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water as Bella Hartley, and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as Emmaline Robinson.
Evans at Tropfest, February 2013
Indiana Rose Evans
27 July 1990
Evans had an interest in performing since the age of five, when she would perform for family and friends. At the age of seven, Evans' parents enrolled her into dance lessons, which started with ballet and then evolved to jazz and tap.
Before working on Home and Away, Evans started high school at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, but left after two weeks to focus on her acting career. She then took up a correspondence course until she turned 15.
Evans made her acting debut in the 2003 Australian medical drama All Saints. She then landed the main role in an American campaign for Kool-Aid. That same year, Evans had a recurring role on the Nine Network children's series Snobs, which centres on two unlikely friends from two different worlds. The series only lasted one season. Evans has since appeared in other shows such as Comedy Inc., Cops L.A.C., and The Strip.
Following Snobs, Evans joined the cast of the long-running Seven Network soap opera Home and Away. She portrayed Matilda Hunter, a privileged teenage girl who is forced to move to the Summer Bay Caravan Park. Evans was nominated for a Logie Award and an Inside Soap Award for the role. In April 2008, Evans revealed she had been offered a contract extension but passed on the offer and instead would be leaving the series. Evans made her final appearance in July 2008.
In 2009, Evans starred in the Network Ten television film A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne. That same year, Evans replaced Claire Holt as one of the three leads on the Network Ten Children television series H2O: Just Add Water. She played the role of Isabella 'Bella' Hartley, an aspiring singer and mermaid. Evans performed the theme song, "No Ordinary Girl", as well as a number of additional tracks that were featured over the course of the season. She completed a solo soundtrack album for the series, titled H2O: Just Add Water, which was released in March 2011. The series was not renewed for a fourth season.
In August 2010, Evans made her feature-film debut in the Australian disaster film Arctic Blast, playing the character Naomi Tate. The film follows a solar eclipse that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new ice age. The film was shot in Tasmania on a budget of A$5 million. It received mixed reviews from critics.
In November 2010, Evans was cast as a regular in the ABC1 Legal Drama television series Crownies, which centers around a group of solicitors fresh from law school working for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution. Evans played Tatum Novak, the daughter of a notorious gangster. The series was filmed in Sydney, New South Wales, and premiered on 14 July 2011; it ran for one season and was not renewed.
In February 2012, Evans signed on to play the female lead role in the 2012 Lifetime television film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, alongside fellow Australian actor Brenton Thwaites, who also appeared on Home and Away.
In February 2014, Evans joined the cast of the U.S. television drama Secrets and Lies. The series aired on ABC and is based on the Australian series of the same name, which first aired in March 2014.
|2008||Burden||Lara Boyd-Cutler||Short film|
|2008||At the Tattooist||Georgia||Short film|
|2010||Arctic Blast||Naomi Tate||Feature film|
|2012||Gingers||Blonde Waitress||Short film|
|2003||All Saints||Milly Roberts||Episode: "Destiny's Child"|
|2003–04||Snobs||Abby Oakley||Series regular; 26 episodes|
|2004–08||Home and Away||Matilda Hunter||Series regular; 197 episodes|
|2008||The Strip||China Williams||Episode: "Schoolies"|
|2009–10||H2O: Just Add Water||Isabella "Bella" Hartley||Series regular (season 3); 26 episodes|
|2009||A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne||Kylie Watson||TV film|
|2010||Cops L.A.C.||Kylie Tremaine||Episode: "Lost Girls"|
|2011||Crownies||Tatum Novak||Series regular; 22 episodes|
|2012||Blue Lagoon: The Awakening||Emmaline "Emma" Robinson||TV film|
|2013||Janet King||Tatum Novak||4 episodes|
|2015||Secrets and Lies||Natalie Crawford||Series regular (season 1); 10 episodes|
|2015||House Husbands||Tash||2 episodes|
|2015||Ash vs Evil Dead||Melissa||Episodes: "Ashes to Ashes" & "Bound in the Flesh"|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||Logie Awards||Most Popular New Talent – Female||Home and Away||Nominated|
|2005||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Rising Star||Home and Away||Nominated|
|2007||Inside Soap Awards||Best Young Actor||Home and Away||Nominated|
|2008||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Home and Away||Nominated|
|2008||Dolly Teen Choice Awards||Queen of Teen||Home and Away||Won|
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- "Indiana Evans: Biography". Biggeststars.com. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008.
- "Home and Away star Indiana Evans quits". The Daily Telegraph. 21 April 2008. Archived from the original on 19 November 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
- "Crownies official site". ABC.net.au.
- Knox, David (18 January 2011). "Young guns join Crownies". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Blue Lagoon: The Awakening". mylifetime.com. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
- Idato, Michael (28 February 2014). "Indiana Evans joins Juliette Lewis in US remake of Secrets and Lies". The Sunday Morning Herald: Entertainment. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- Press Association (16 March 2009). "Home and Away stars in new film". TV.com. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
- "At the Tattooist". Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
- "Indiana Evans as Bella". Australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
- Green, Krys (3 July 2007). "Inside Soap Awards 2007: The Nominations". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "Inside Soap Awards 2008 – Nominations". MSN TV Blog: A Slice Of Soap. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2011.