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Indiana Rose Evans

(1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 33)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter
Years active 2003–present

Indiana Rose Evans (born 27 July 1990) is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles in Home and Away as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water as Bella Hartley, and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as Emmaline Robinson.

Early life

Evans had an interest in performing since the age of five, when she would perform for family and friends. At the age of seven, Evans' parents enrolled her into dance lessons, which started with ballet and then evolved to jazz and tap.

Before working on Home and Away, Evans started high school at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, but left after two weeks to focus on her acting career. She then took up a correspondence course until she turned 15.


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Indiana Evans at the AACTA Awards 2012.

Evans made her acting debut in the 2003 Australian medical drama All Saints. She then landed the main role in an American campaign for Kool-Aid. That same year, Evans had a recurring role on the Nine Network children's series Snobs, which centres on two unlikely friends from two different worlds. The series only lasted one season. Evans has since appeared in other shows such as Comedy Inc., Cops L.A.C., and The Strip.

Following Snobs, Evans joined the cast of the long-running Seven Network soap opera Home and Away. She portrayed Matilda Hunter, a privileged teenage girl who is forced to move to the Summer Bay Caravan Park. Evans was nominated for a Logie Award and an Inside Soap Award for the role. In April 2008, Evans revealed she had been offered a contract extension but passed on the offer and instead would be leaving the series. Evans made her final appearance in July 2008.

In 2009, Evans starred in the Network Ten television film A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne. That same year, Evans replaced Claire Holt as one of the three leads on the Network Ten Children television series H2O: Just Add Water. She played the role of Isabella "Bella" Hartley, an aspiring singer and mermaid since the age of nine. Evans performed the theme song, "No Ordinary Girl", as well as a number of additional tracks that were featured over the course of the season. She completed a solo soundtrack album for the series, titled H2O: Just Add Water, which was released in March 2011. The series was not renewed for a fourth season.

In August 2010, Evans made her feature-film debut in the Australian disaster film Arctic Blast, playing the character Naomi Tate. The film follows a solar eclipse that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new ice age. The film was shot in Tasmania on a budget of A$5 million. It received mixed reviews from critics.

In November 2010, Evans was cast as a regular in the ABC1 Legal Drama television series Crownies, which centers around a group of solicitors fresh from law school working for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution. Evans played Tatum Novak, the daughter of a notorious gangster. The series was filmed in Sydney, New South Wales, and premiered on 14 July 2011; it ran for one season and was not renewed.

In February 2012, Evans signed on to play the female lead role in the 2012 Lifetime television film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, alongside fellow Australian actor Brenton Thwaites, who also appeared on Home and Away.

In February 2014, Evans joined the cast of the U.S. television drama Secrets and Lies. The series aired on ABC and is based on the Australian series of the same name, which first aired in March 2014.


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 All Saints Milly Roberts Episode: "Destiny's Child"
2003–2004 Snobs Abby Oakley Main role
2004–2008 Home and Away Matilda Hunter Main role
2008 The Strip China Williams Episode: "Schoolies"
2008 Burden Lara Boyd-Cutler Short film
2009–2010 H2O: Just Add Water Bella Main role (season 3)
2009 A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne Kylie Watson Television film
2010 Cops L.A.C. Kylie Tremaine Episode: "Lost Girls"
2010 Arctic Blast Naomi Tate Film
2011 Crownies Tatum Novak Main role
2012 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Emmaline "Emma" Robinson Television film
2013 Janet King Tatum Novak Recurring role (season 1)
2015 Secrets and Lies Natalie Crawford Main role (season 1)
2015 House Husbands Tash Episodes 4.1, 4.2
2015 Ash vs Evil Dead Melissa Episodes: "Ashes to Ashes", "Bound in the Flesh"
2022 Thor: Love and Thunder Zeusette Film


Evans sings most of the songs on the 2011 soundtrack for H2O: Just Add Water.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2005 Logie Awards Most Popular New Talent – Female Home and Away Nominated
2005 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Rising Star Home and Away Nominated
2007 Inside Soap Awards Best Young Actor Home and Away Nominated
2008 Inside Soap Awards ... Female Home and Away Nominated
2008 Dolly Teen Choice Awards Queen of Teen Home and Away Won

See also

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