Emilie de Ravin was born in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia.
Having studied ballet since the age of nine, she was accepted
into the highly selective Australian Ballet School at fifteen.
There, she performed in productions with the Australian Ballet
Company as well as Danceworld 301. De Ravin studied acting at
Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, and with the
Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles.
De Ravin, whose first name is pronounced like "Emily", was previously best known for her role as alien/human hybrid Tess Harding on the teen drama Roswell. She landed this role one month after moving to Los Angeles at the age of 18.
On 1 January 2005 Emilie de Ravin became engaged to actor Josh Janowicz while they visited her family in Australia for the holidays.
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