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Alice Jane Evans (born 2 August 1971) is an Englishmarker actress. She is most widely recognised as the wife of Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd

Biography

Evans, the daughter of educators and the granddaughter of a coal miner, was born in Summitmarker, New Jerseymarker, USA but grew up in Bristolmarker, Englandmarker. She graduated from University College Londonmarker with a 2:1 in French and Italian.

Career

After graduation, she moved to Parismarker to study acting at the Cours Florent. She gained work in French television, with her break through role as French student Nathalie, in the successful 1998 Italian mini-series Le ragazze di Piazza di Spagna. After acting in her first film, 1999's Monsieur Naphtali, Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch cast her as Macha in 1999's Une pour toutes.

Her first English language role was in 1999, when Disney cast her alongside Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu and Ioan Gruffudd in 102 Dalmatians. Her mother died at the age of 59 the day before Evans' final screen test for the role. The role introduced to her native British audience, and Blackball alongside James Cromwell and Vince Vaughn.

After that films critical success but commercial failure, she moved to Los Angelesmarker in 2003, and has starred in both television and film. Resident in West Hollywoodmarker, Los Angelesmarker,

Personal life

Evans first met actor Ioan Gruffudd during the filming of 102 Dalmatians, while she was in her eight-year relationship with Olivier Picasso, the grandson of painter Pablo Picasso. She briefly enjoyed It-Girl status whilst living with Picasso in Parismarker and they became engaged.

After Evans broke up with Picasso, Gruffudd went to see his friend Matthew Rhys who was playing alongside Evans in The Abduction Club. Evans gave an interview revealing their relationship shortly before the premiere of Black Hawk Down. Gruffudd stated on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that he became engaged to Evans in the early hours of New Year's Day 2006 after Evans gave him an ultimatum. They married on 14 September 2007 in Mexicomarker.

Gruffudd removed his funding and support of his largest fansite, IoanOnline.com as a result of comments made about Evans on the site which angered her.

The couple are resident in West Hollywoodmarker, Los Angelesmarker. On 6 September 2009, Evans and Gruffudd welcomed their first child together, a daughter, named Ella Betsi Janet Gruffudd.

Filmography



Television

  • Lost (2009) .... Younger Eloise Hawking
  • The Christmas Card (2006) .... Faith Spelman
  • Best of Both Worlds (2001) .... Diane Sullivan
  • Au coeur de la loi - En vert et contre tous (1998).... Muriel Highsmith
  • "H" - Une belle maman (1998) .... Ramzi's Girlfriend
  • Ragazze di Piazza di Spagna, Le (1998).... Nathalie
  • Highlander: The Series - Patient Number 7 (1997) .... Kyra
  • Elisa top modèle (1996) ... aka Elisa, un roman photo (France: informal alternative title)
  • Strangers- Crash (1996) .... Charlotte


References

  1. Sky Showbiz - Alice Evans
  2. Fugice Evans
  3. Catwalk Queen: Oscar frock horrors - CQ's letters to the stars
  4. Alice's ribbons miss the mark - Dos and Don'ts | Glamour
  5. Ioan Gruffudd, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, February 21, 2007
  6. "Meet La Belle Anglaise" By Anna Pursglove Evening Standard 15.12.00
  7. Thisislondon.co.uk website
  8. Telegraph.co.uk website
  9. Fantastic Four Star Ioan Gruffudd Gets Married : People.com
  10. Gruff tough after Alice blast - WalesOnline
  11. http://www.hellomagazine.com/film/200909102002/ioan-gruffudd/alice-evans/baby/1/


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