Early Life and Education
Harry Potter star Evanna Patricia Lynch or simply known as Evanna Lynch is an Irish actress and model. She was born on August 16, 1991, in Termonfeckin, County Louth, Ireland. She is the daughter of Donal Lynch (father) and Marguerite (mother).
She is the younger sister of Mairead and Emily and the older sister of Patrick (brother). She is Irish by nationality and ethnicity as well. Lynch became famous by appearing on the globally hit series Harry Potter.
As a model, Lynch has done a number of photo shoots for several magazines and modeled for designers like Ciaran Sweeney and Katrin Thomas. She also made fashion accessories and even recorded an audiobook for Claire Keegan's book 'Foster.'
When Evanna Lynch was just a kid, she used to read Harry Potter and is a big fan, who sends letters to the author of the book J. K. Rowlings. In 2003, when she was just the age of 11, Lynch was hospitalized and her family consulted with the book publishers and Lynch was given a signed copy of the book's fifth released.
Until 2004, Lynch studied at Cartown National School in Termonfeckin and later attended Our Lady's College in Drogheda, where her father was the deputy principal. Later in 2008, she attended a summer school for the gifted teen at the Centre for the Talented Youth of Ireland in Glasnevin, where she studied speculation fiction and drama.
During the Harry Potter set, Lynch was tutored for about three hours a day. In September 2010, she started attending the Institute of Education to repeat her leaving certificate.
Some claim that Lynch and Rowling had a prior relationship, the reason she was cast for the series but the theory was debunked by both Rowling and Lynch. In 2006, she auditioned for the role Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix at a casting call in London and this was when Rowling knew Lynch after the producer mentioned her named and was selected to take the role against the 15,000 other girls.
Evanna Lynch then went through screen test along with Daniel Radcliffe and was appeared on the series at the age of 14. Her performance was praised by the producers, David Heyman said "The others could play Luna; Evanna Lynch is Luna. Rowling was also impressed by Lynch's ability and thought it would be the best suit her for the role, although Rowling was not involved in the casting process.
And in 2007, her first ever acting debut on screen Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix was released. The film was huge success becoming a box office hit, generating $938 USD million worldwide. Lynch's role was critically acclaimed and reprises the films' tie-in video game.
After two years, Evanna Lynch was again cast as Luna in the sixth installment of the series Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The film again was a success and Lynch was praised by critics, Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe wrote that Lynch as Luna "combats the movie's occasional sluggishness with a hilarious sluggishness of her own", and Michael Dwyer of The Irish Times described her the best Irish actress of 2009 for her work on the film. For which Lynch achieved Scream Award and Young Artist Award nominations, and reprised her role in the film's tie-in video game.
In 2010, the first of previous two films taken from the seventh and last Harry Potter book 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows- Part 1, was released. The films made a huge success in the box office and received positive reviews from the critics. She delivers her role in the film's tie-in video game.
Evanna Lynch again appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2, the eighth and final installment. The film was critically acclaimed and became the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, generating 1.328 billion USD in box office worldwide. Moira Macdonald of The Seattle Times wrote that Lynch "continues to be all-that-and-a-radish-earring as the ever-wafting Luna Lovegood," and Roger Moore of The Orlando Sentinel named her as "maybe" one of his "favorite players in the finale. Lynch gain delivered her role in the film's tie-in video game. At Leakycon in Chicago, she was cast in the third Harry Potter parody musical, A Very Potter senior Year in August 2012.
In 7 July 2011, during the premier of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 in London, the author J. K. Rowling mentioned Evanna Lynch as one on the seven main cast member along with Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright and Mathew Lewis and further added that Lynch was the most influential of how her character subsequently written.
Apart from Evanna Lynch's career in Harry Potter, Lynch appeared season finale of Sky1 TV series Sinbad, in which she was a guest star as Princess Alehna. Her other television and theater credit includes G.B.F, Houdini, My Name is Emily and Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale.
Evanna Lynch perfectly used her fame in promoting healthy self-esteem and body image in young girls because of her prior experiences with the disorder anorexia nervosa. Since the age of 11, she was in and out of rehabilitation clinics for about two years.
Soon, she found out the connection with the character of Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter book series and was inspired by the characters embracing of her own oddities. Lynch wrote an essay entitled Why the Body Bind is My Nightmare in which she describes her emotional struggle with her looks and how she managed to overcome by using the allusions that pertain to the Harry Potter series.
Evanna Lynch has made and helped design various fashion accessories for the Harry Potter films. She had done modeling for Katrin Thomas and Ciaran Sweeney, and in 2012, she appeared on the cover of the Fall issue of Runway magazine.
Lynch is a patron of the charity, her charity works include the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland, where she launched their MS Readathon fundraiser in 2010. Lynch is also a part of the Board of Advisors for the non-profit organization, the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA).
With the HPA, she has supported same-sex marriage in Maine, taken part in a webcast fundraiser, she even wrote an article about body image and took part and contributed to a fundraising book. Lynch became vegan in 2015.
Evanna Lynch is not yet married and currently, she is not engaged in any relationship. Previously, she dated Robbie Jarvis, who is a co-star of her in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as James Potter. She has been in a relationship with Robbie Jarvis from 2013 to 2016. However, the relationship with her boyfriend didn't sustain long. Their relationship ended in November 2016.
Lynch successful career has earned her a net worth $4 million dollars with a handsome perk of salary. Her bio is also available on several biography-related websites and active on social media.
by Bchrome, 25 May, 2017