• Norman Kali was born in Hawaii, USA in 1978
• He's an actor, production assistant and director
• He's best known for his relationship with actress and singer Evangeline Lilly
• He's worked on productions such as "North Shore" and "Lost"
• He's 5ft 10in (178cm) tall and weighs approximately 165lbs (75kg)


Who is Norman Kali?

Born on an unspecified date in 1978, in Hawaii, USA, Norman Kali is a 40/41-year-old American actor, production assistant and director, but probably better known for his relationship with Canadian actress and singer Evangeline Lilly, whom he has been dating since 2010.

However, his portfolio as a production assistant is extensive, as he’s contributed to hit TV series such as “North Shore” and “Lost”, in addition to movies such as “Special Delivery” and “The Prince of Motor City”. His activity around the industry led him to meeting his beau, as they shared the same set in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. Although in a relationship with one of the most popular actresses of the last decade, Norman prefers to keep a low profile and stay out of the public eye – whenever he and Evangeline appear in public together, mayhem ensues.

Early Life and Education: Growing Up in Hawaii

Norman Kali was born into an American family in the island state of Hawaii; there’s not much information about his parents or early life. Despite working on some of the biggest series and movies in Hollywood, Norman insists on keeping these details private. Throughout his relationship with Evangeline, he’s been faced with numerous inquiries about his childhood and background, but he politely refused to give answers to any and all questions involving such matters. When it comes to his earliest interests, there isn’t much information across any authoritative sources that could clarify specifics about this part of his life, though he is believed to have harbored a passion for acting and production. He had difficulties when it came to high school, so dropped out at the age of 16, however. it was difficult to earn a living without a high school diploma, so he moved from job to job before relocating to Hollywood at the age of 18. He was convinced that becoming a production assistant or manager was possible with hard work and determination; it turns out that his convictions were not illogical.

Career: A Notable Production Assistant

After moving to Hollywood as a teenager, Norman still found it hard to make ends meet. He had to juggle learning the ins and outs of industry with working a full-time job to earn enough money. Eventually the hard work paid off, when in 2003 he worked as a production assistant on the set of “Tears of The Sun”, a movie in which Bruce Willis travels to the Nigerian jungle to handle a tricky hostage situation involving a doctor and 70 refugees. Working on such a high-profile title gave Norman the confidence to push onwards in his career, and he then worked as an office production assistant for “The Big Bounce” and “50 First Dates”, which further increased his reputation in Hollywood. However, his greatest professional accomplishments would come later on, as he was a production assistant for “North Shore” and “Lost”, both hit shows in the mid-2000s. His work on “Lost” was so impeccable that he even served as second assistant director for the episode “He’s Our You”. He also assumed the same position in “Undercovers” for three episodes in 2010. Norman’s hard work and perseverance paid off, as he ended up working alongside Hollywood’s biggest names.

Norman Kali

Norman Kali – An Actor?

Unbeknownst to most, Norman has also acted twice – his debut was in “Off the Map”, where he was credited as Local Rescue Worker, and in 2013 he was a Laketown spy in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, alongside Evangeline Lilly, his girlfriend. There are no indications whether Kali wants to return to acting or not however, it’s mostly likely that he assumed his two cameo roles just for fun.

Personal Life: His Relationship with Evangeline Lilly

In 2010, it became known that Norman and Evangeline Lilly were in a relationship. As Lilly was already massively popular, the couple was incessantly followed by paparazzi wherever they went. Despite the pressure from the media, they refused to reveal any juicy details and remained secretive. They met on the set of “Lost” and quickly hit it off. On 23 May, 2011, they announced that their family just got bigger, as Evangeline gave birth to a son Kahekili. In November of 2015, they had their second child, this time – a girl. Before meeting Evangeline, Norman was in a relationship with Lisa Edelstein, who is also an actress, but which only lasted for six months in 2009. In later interviews, Lisa had nothing but positive things to say about Norman. An avid sports junkie, he loves rock climbing and surfing, both popular activities in his home state. He also goes to the gym several times a week, but prefers jogging on the beach. In 2011, Evangeline moved to Hawaii, both for filming purposes and to be close to her beau.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Norman Kali?

Norman Kali is 5ft 10in (178cm) tall, weighs approximately 165lbs (75kg), and has a muscular build although his other body measurements are currently unknown.

Social Media Presence

Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. However, it doesn’t appear as though Norman is at all preoccupied with maintaining his involvement in this trend, seeing as his presence on social networks is all but ubiquitous at the moment – he doesn’t have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.


Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].


  1. Lilly Jeremiah Reply

    That’s not Evangeline Lilly in the kick-off picture for the article.

  2. Beau describes males, Belle describes females. She can’t be his beau. She’s his Belle. You correctly stated that he’s her beau. They both just mean “beautiful” in French but are used to connote “significant other”.

  3. Chrissy Hatfield Reply

    You do know that’s Dr Lisa Cuddy from House MD. Not Evangeline… right?

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