Emilie de Ravin is an Australian actress best known for her starring role as Claire Littleton on the science fiction drama series Lost, from 2004-2010.
She was born in in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. Having studied ballet since the age of nine, she was accepted into the highly selective Australian Ballet School at fifteen.
There, she performed in productions with the Australian Ballet Company as well as Danceworld 301. She studied acting at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, and with the Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles.
Her first starring role was on the fantasy drama, Beastmaster. When her agent told her of a role in the US, as newcomer Tess in the hit series Roswell, she flew out and auditioned.
After landing the role, she was written out of 'Beastmaster' and started work as Tess, an alien. She relocated to California and was on Roswell before she even owned an apartment.
She then starred on the Emmy-award winning ABC series Lost, playing Claire, a young Australian who gave birth on the mysterious island and has a close relationship with heroin-addict Charlie.
Emilie lives in California with her husband, Josh Janowicz, and her pet dog, Bella.