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->''"I promise all Luna fans that I will stay completely true to her because she deserves no less."''

'''Evanna Patricia Lynch''' (born August 16, 1991) is an Irish actress best known for playing Luna Lovegood in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies. Her performance has been so good that one could almost say she ''is'' Luna. She is also one of the most involved in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fan community, regularly showing up at premieres and conventions. In 2011, Lynch moved to Hollywood to continue acting and find new roles. In 2012, she was cast as Alehna in the TV series ''Series/{{Sinbad}}'', based on ''Literature/SinbadTheSailor''. She was set to act in the crime thriller ''Monster Butler'' alongside Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and fellow Potter actor Creator/GaryOldman, but the project has been impeded. She won plenty of acclaim in her native Ireland for a shockingly dark turn in the film ''Film/MyNameIsEmily''.

Lynch is also on the Board of Advisors for the Harry Potter Alliance, a large charity. At Leakycon 2012, she announced she would play Luna Lovegood in the Creator/TeamStarKid production ''[[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Senior Year]]'', which made all her fans very excited.
!!Tropes that apply to this actress include:

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: In real life. If you get the chance, [[http://twitter.com/#!/Evy_Lynch read her Twitter account.]] As accurate as her portrayal of Luna Lovegood in the movies is, you get the feeling she might not be acting...
* DyeingForYourArt: She's a natural brunette, but has become so associated with Luna's golden tresses that she seems resigned to keeping them.
* GranolaGirl: Lynch is a vegan, and promotes animal rights causes on her Twitter.
* IAmNotSpock: Probably more so than for any other actor in history. In fact, so associated has Lynch become with Luna Lovegood that JK Rowling herself said that, while writing the final two books, she heard Evanna's voice in her head when writing Luna. This could very well be a unique case of a character becoming an actor.
* KindheartedCatLover: Has several cats named after ''Harry Potter'' characters.
* NiceHat: [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqvrj1VVgO1qc0gaso1_500.png Several]], most notably the lion hat she wore in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''.
* PromotedFangirl: Lynch heavily identifies with the character of Luna Lovegood [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix since the day the character was introduced.]] Her audition consisted of her walking in on a whim, telling the producers "Nobody understands Luna like I do," and portraying the best Luna they had seen. She made many of the props and trinkets Luna wears in the films, notably her radish earrings, and, for all of this, portrays one of the few characters the fandom universally agrees the casting was great for.
** The first time Lynch was ever the subject of a news story was not for being cast as Luna, it was a [[YetAnotherBabyPanda puff piece]] on the release of an upcoming ''Literature/HarryPotter'' book whose midnight release Lynch was going to have to miss because she was in the hospital at the time. Instead, her hospital allowed her to leave just for that morning to collect her own copy at the bookstore that had been reserved for her, one of the few autographed by Creator/JKRowling (with whom Lynch had corresponded). The name of the book? ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', [[ContrivedCoincidence the same book that introduced Luna.]]
*** There is a piece of {{glurge}}, circulating Lynch was hospitalized because she was battling anorexia. When she heard, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming J. K. Rowling promised her]] that if Lynch beat her anorexia, she could audition for the films. Although, it should be noted that, in this case, "could" means "has the potential to," she was not guaranteed the role. While heartwarming on the surface, it raises UnfortunateImplications that Lynch had the role handed to her out of pity!
* SuppressedMammaries: She was strapped down for her role as Luna in the seventh and eighth movies particularly, although it is a more minor example.
* YoungestChildWins: She is the youngest of three sisters and she is the only one who is an actress.