This biography is written by Indiana Evans online, and we would appriciate it if it wheren’t republished anywhere else without our permission. The biography is updated regulary to stay up to date on Indiana, and was last updated on 31st May 2010.
Indiana Rose Evans was born on July 27 1990 in Sydney Austrailia. She grew up in Sydney with her parents, older sister Alexsis and younger brother Max. She early knew that she wanted to become an actress, and she has had an interest in performing since the age of five. In an interview early in her career with girl TV, she told that she first knew she wanted to be an actress because her neighbour was one, and she thought it sounded fun and exiting. Her parents enrolled her into dace lessons two years later, and she took ballet, jazz and tap classes. At the age of 10, she took an interest in musical instruments and began percussion lessons. When she was 10/11 years, Indiana joined an agency. She started modelling and attented castings for TV commercials and small roles. In 2001, she got her first role running in an Asguard commercial.
Indiana started high school at Newtown School for Performing Arts, but left after two weeks to focus on her acting career. She then took up a correspondence course until she turned 15. During these years, she appearead for the first time on the tv screen in an episode of All saints as Milly Roberts in 2003. She was then cast for the principal role in an American Campaign for ‘Kool Aid’, which required an American accent. Indiana has also appeared in Comedy Inc. These small acting jobs resulted into a full time role as Abby Oakly on the television show Snobs. At this time she had just started her 1st year in high school but could only attend for a couple of weeks as she going to be “shooting” for most of that year. The role of Abbie also required Indiana to learn and surfing and horse riding. Indiana had already been getting some fame in Austrailia, but the huge break through came the following year…
In 2004 Indiana got the role as Mathilda Hunter on the popular Austrailia show ”Home and away”. Indiana said she had been watching Home and Away since she was just a little girl, so when her agent broke the news over the phone that she won the role of Matilda, she was in shock. It was very weird and overwhelming for her in the beginning because she had been watching the show everyday. She explained in an interview that she at first didn’t know what to say, and ran around her home screaming for a little while before she called back to see if it was really true. “The show is very fast paced and was overwhelming at first but at the same time she is quite laid back now about it,”. Explained Indiana after a few months as a regular cast member. Mathilda quickly became one of the shows most popular caracters, and Indiana became a role model for many young girls in Austrailia. In 2005 she was nominated for a Tv week logie award for Most popular new female talent. She got many huge and popular storylines, including an eatingdisorder storyline which Indiana recieved amazing reviews for. Her caracter also went through things like moving to the bay and having issues fitting in, an explosion in a wedding which caused her third-degree burns, her boyfriend becomming pregnant with another women and dealing with the death of her mother. Indie stayed in the show for 4 years, untill she left togheter with co star Mark Furze in 2008. It was first incorrectly reported on 21st April that she was denied a contract renewal from the producers of the show by the Australian media website news.com.au. However, in the May edition of Tv week, she stated that the producers offered her a contract extensisons but that she was ready to move on. Her character made her last appearance on the soap in July 2008. Mathilda got an unusual happy ending, and left the show with her boyfriend Ric ( Mark Furze ).
The same year, Indiana won the award “Queen of teens” at the Dolly Teen Choice Awards. A lot of focus where put on her personal life during this period. When her “Home and away” caracter Matilda had been togheter with “Lucas”, she dated the actor playing him, Rhys Wakefield. They where on and off a lot, but where after a few years reported as broken up. Indiana later dated her other co-star, Lincoln Lewis (Geoff). A lot of personal details, rumors and lies spread over the internett during their romance, before they eventually broke up.
Later in 2008, Indiana appeared as a guest role as China Williams in the Australian show “The strip”. After this she took a short break from acting before she got the part as Isabella “Bella” Hartley in the third season of the children show “H20″. Indiana was no longer just an Australian teen-queen celebrity, but an international star. 2009 showed itself to be a huge year for Indiana. A lot of new projects where added to her filmography, including “Burden“, “The killing of Caroline Byrne” and “Arctic blast”. But most importantly, it was the year where season 3 of “H2o” started airing. Indiana went on to recieve amazing reviews from both critics and fans, and she even got to show that she has a singing gift aswell. She song the opening credit song for the third season, “No ordinary girl” which had earlier been sung by Kate Alexa. The producers of the show also made her caracter a part of a band, so they got to show her singing talent in almost every episode – and her songs where suddenly all over the internett!
Even though she had a lot of short film releases aswell as H2o, 2009 was a quiet year when it came to public appearances. She only attented 2 proper events thoughout 2009. After more than 6 months in hiding, Indiana showed up at the red carpet of the Australian movie premiere of Sex and the city 2 in late May 2010. With a new hair color, and a more mature look, she graced the carpet and proved that she belonged on it. Fans where thrilled to see her out and about again!
As for 2010, Indiana’s most major movie role is comming up. Her Sci-fi thriller “Arctic Blast”, where she stars as Andrea Tate, is to be released in 2010 in the USA. The release date is set to might change, but hopefully we will not have to wait much longer to see Indie’s next big project…