Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Alice Evans Biography

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Alice Jane Evans born 2 August 1971 is a British actress.

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Early life
Evans, the daughter of educators and the granddaughter of a coal miner, was born in New Jersey to British parents, but raised in Bristol, England. She graduated from University College London with a 2:1 in French and Italian.

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After graduation, she moved to Paris 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. Her very first role was in the 1996 video game MegaRace 2, where she was cast in a small, unnamed role. After making her first film Monsieur Naphtali (1999), Oscar-winning director Claude Lelouch cast Evans as Macha in Une pour toutes (1999).

In 1999, Disney cast her alongside Glenn Close, GĂ©rard Depardieu and Ioan Gruffudd (her future husband) in 102 Dalmatians. Evans' mother died at age 59 the day before Evans's final screen test for the role. The role introduced to her native British audience, and Blackball alongside James Cromwell and Vince Vaughn. After the latter film's critical success but commercial failure, she moved to Los Angeles in 2003, and has since appeared in both television and film.

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Personal life
Evans first met actor Gruffudd during the filming of 102 Dalmatians, while she was in her eight-year relationship with Olivier Widmaier Picasso, a grandson of painter Pablo Picasso. She lived with Picasso in Paris, and they became engaged, but later broke up.

After Evans' break-up with Picasso, Gruffudd went to see his friend, actor Matthew Rhys, appearing alongside Evans in The Abduction Club. Evans gave an interview revealing their relationship shortly before the premiere of Black Hawk Down.

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Gruffudd stated on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that he and Evans became engaged on New Year's Day 2006 after Evans gave him an ultimatum. They married on 14 September 2007 in Mexico. Gruffudd later removed his funding and support of his largest fansite, IoanOnline.com due to comments made about Evans on the site which angered her, which resulted in the website being closed by its owner because nobody else was prepared to pay for the site. Estimates say the web host was paid as much as $2,000 per month by the couple, substantially more than other fansites.

The couple reside in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 2009, Evans gave birth to the couple's first child.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Evans


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