Evanna Meghan Naomi Lynch is an Irish actress, she was born on 16 August, 1991, to Donal and Marguerite Lynch. She has two sisters, Máiréad and Emily, and one brother, Patrick. She lives in Termonfeckin, County Louth, Ireland, with her family and cats.
In 2003, at the age of eleven, Evanna had been admitted to the hospital, where she spent two years in treatment for anorexia. She often wrote to Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, of whom she was a fan and whom she considered a counselor, and got a reply in which Rowling reminded her that anorexia was “destructive, not creative” – a statement which, as Evanna states, helped her to start her recovery. Still, she feared that she would miss the release of the fifth Harry Potter book, but the hospital released her for the morning of the book release, and it was arranged for her to receive a copy of the book signed by J.K. Rowling herself.
Evanna learned on 23 January, 2006 that she had won the role of Luna, beating 15,000 girls all over United Kingdom and Ireland, though it would be publicly announced on 2 February. Her father had flown her to London for the open audition, though her mother had doubts that she would be successful in winning the role. Evanna had her naturally dark blonde hair bleached light blonde for the role of Luna. Also, the filmmakers once called her to tell her not to shave her eyebrows, which Evanna said she does not do anyway.
During the early stages of the fifth film’s production, the young actress finally met Rowling at the Leavesden Studios lot. After a long chat, Rowling had one thing to say about Lynch portraying Luna: “perfect”.
In 2009, Evanna received her first nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the Scream Awards 2009 for her portrayal as Luna Lovegood in the film of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In 2011, after the final Harry Potter movie was released, Evanna announced her intentions to move to Hollywood in order to pursue her acting career.
Evanna is looking forward to meeting her fans in Brisbane, November 5th and 6th, 11am to 5pm (breaks aside) with at least one publically accessible Q&A free with admission (auditorium attendance limits apply), being in photos* and signing* for fans.
* Fees apply: $30 per autograph and $40 per photo (professional 8 x 10 photo printed on the spot)
Guest confirmed other commitments and health pending.