Emilie de Ravin was born December 27, 1981 in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. Emilie studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia (NIDA), and with the Prime Time Actors Studio in Los Angeles.
Emilie de Ravin first garnered the attention of international audiences with her performance on the popular television series Beastmaster: The Legend Continues . Within one month of moving to Los Angeles from her home in South Melbourne, Australia, she landed the series regular role of Tess Harding on Roswell . Soon after, she starred in the television remake of Stephen King's classic horror film, Carrie .
Emilie recently finished shooting the lead role in the feature film Santa's Slay . In addition she recently completed work on the film Brick . She also recurred on the series The Handler .
Emilie's rising stardom is based upon many years of performance experience and intensive training. She has studied ballet since the age of nine. At the age of 15 she was accepted into the prestigious and highly selective Australian Ballet School. She performed in productions of the Australian Ballet Company, as well as Danceworld 301.
She can currently be seen on the American television series Lost as the character Claire.