plays Matilda Hunter
Indiana Evans, born 27th July, 1990, joins Home &
Away as Matilda Hunter - a little girl who will stir up trouble along with her twin brother in Summer Bay.
Indiana has had an interest in performing since the age
of 5, when she would perform for family and friends. At age 7, Indiana's parents enrolled her into dance lessons which started
with Ballet and then evolved to Jazz and Tap.
She landed her first TV commercial at age 11 - she played
the lead role in an Asguard commercial. At this time Indiana had taken up drum lessons and bought her own drum kit with her
first earnings from the commercial.
From there she won a guest role (as Milly Roberts) on
All Saints. She was then cast for the principal role in an American Campaign for 'Kool Aid', which required an American
accent. Indiana also appeared in Comedy Inc.
More recently Indiana landed the role of Abbie Oakley
in the television series Snobs. At this time she had just started her first year in high school but could only attend
for 2 weeks as she would be shooting for most of that year. The role of Abbie also required Indiana to learn horse riding
In the last couple of weeks on set with Snobs
she was asked to audition for the role of Matilda Hunter on Home and Away.
"Matilda may be seen as bratty but her nature isn't necessarily
mean, she is just upset about coming to Summer Bay and the fact that her mother has found another man to share her life with,"
says Indiana. "It has only been a year since her dad died and she is angry and I suppose she is taking it out on everyone."
When her agent broke the news over the phone that she
won the role of Matilda Indiana was in shock. At first she didn't say a word and then had to call back after she'd run around
her home screaming.
"I have watched Home and Away so joining the cast was
weird because I had been watching them. The show is so fast paced and was overwhelming but at the same time is quite laid
back," she says.
Apart from singing, dancing and acting Indiana enjoys
drawing, catching up with friends and shopping.
Her favorite singers are Beyonce and Delta Goodrem and
her favourite actors range from Cameron Diaz to Cate Blanchett.