In the shimmering world of Hollywood, where legacies are often passed from one generation to the next, the name Jovovich resonates with cinematic acclaim.
Milla Jovovich, the Ukrainian-born actress and model, has graced our screens for decades, captivating audiences with her versatile roles and undeniable charisma.
But now, there’s a new Jovovich on the block, making waves and capturing hearts. Ever Anderson, Milla’s daughter, is not just riding on her mother’s coattails but is carving her own niche in the entertainment industry.
In this article, we delve deep into the life of this budding starlet, exploring her early life, passions, and the journey that has led her to become Hollywood’s latest sensation. Join us as we uncover the story of Ever Anderson.
Ever Anderson was born on November 3, 2007, to actress Milla Jovovich and director, Paul W. S. Anderson. She speaks both English and Russian after her parents.
While information regarding her upbringing is pretty limited online, she was mentored by Emmy award-winner Melissa Hayden.
Ever’s name is unique. According to her, her name is technically a boy’s name in Scotland. Her parents both really liked it, which is how she ended up with it.
Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich’s Daughter
Her mother is Milla Jovovich, who’s most famous for portraying Alice in the Resident Evil franchise. She also appeared in several other popular films including Dazed and Confused, The Fifth Element, Zoolander, and Dirty Girl.
Her father is Paul W.S. Anderson. He has directed several notable films including Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator, and Mortal Kombat.
He was also a writer on all of the Resident Evil films, including Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Anderson was exposed to the film industry from a young age. However, it wasn’t until she was around five years old that she realized her mother’s fame. She recalls her early years as a time of innocence, where watching her mother on set felt like a dream job.
Ever’s had a short but impressive acting career so far, appearing in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Black Widow, and more recently as Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy.
Her first acting credit was portraying a younger version of her mom’s character, Alice, in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2016. She turned eight on the set.
Getting the Acting Bug
Ironically, Ever was bitten by the acting bug when she portrayed a young Alice in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (ironic considering the movie was about zombies).
After her final scene concluded on set, she cried and started asking her parents about opportunities to pursue an acting career. Though they were hesitant at first, they ultimately went along with it as long as she kept her grades up.
After starring as the younger version of Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow, the young actress stated that several of her more hard-hitting scenes actually moved Johansson to tears.
She later went on to state that several of those scenes stayed with her once shooting commenced.
Ever feels honored to be part of the MCU. She reveals that “Black Widow” was filmed under the alias “Blue Bayou” to maintain secrecy.
Peter Pan & Wendy
Ever is slated to star as Wendy Darling in what is most likely going to be her big breakout role. The upcoming film, titled Peter Pan & Wendy was announced at the D23 Expo and also stars Alexander Molony as the titular Peter Pan, and Jude Law as the infamous Captain Hook.
According to her contract, she is expected to make $100,00 for this film, as well as an additional $50,000 if the film is released straight to Disney+. If additional sequels are greenlit, the young actress stands to make at least $400,000.
The role of Wendy came to Anderson at a pivotal time in her life. She was grappling with the idea of growing up and the desire to remain a child forever.
The filming of “Peter Pan and Wendy” was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to Anderson and her co-stars aging a bit before the actual shoot.
She humorously mentions her fear of being let go from the film because she had grown taller than her male co-stars during the hiatus.
The filming experience in Vancouver and Newfoundland was immersive. Anderson and Molony underwent rigorous training, including fencing lessons and wire work for the flying scenes.
This training period also allowed Anderson to bond with her character, Wendy. She describes the process of shaping her character as “building Wendy, like Legos.”
In 2023, she is also portraying the character of Harley in Helvellyn Edge. Though there isn’t a ton of information about the film’s plot available online (as of yet), it is a fantasy film – and one of the most highly anticipated ones at that.
Modeling and Other Aspirations
Beyond acting, Anderson has ventured into the world of fashion as a face for Miu Miu. She expresses her desire to walk in fashion shows in the future, although she admits she needs to improve her skills in walking in heels.
Ever’s aspirations aren’t limited to acting and modeling. She’s also interested in studying international law or literature at university and sees herself possibly working in a role that leverages her language skills in the future. She draws inspiration from icons like Lucille Ball, her mother Milla Jovovich, Kate Moss, and Jane Birkin.
Ever is also a fierce taekwondo enthusiast. She currently has her green belt and is a few weeks shy of earning her red belt. Once she does, she’ll be three belts away from the black belt.
In regards to her love for taekwondo, Ever says that it’s taught her a lot about self-respect, as well as having respect for others.
Speaks Russian With Mom
Though she does speak Russian with her mom, Milla, Ever says it’s usually when they’re out in public and her mom is trying to get her attention.
However, she does recall her mom speaking to her mainly in Russian when she was a little girl, including reading her bedtime stories.
An avid reader and TikTok user, Anderson is also learning Japanese, adding to her linguistic skills in Russian and French.
Her current obsessions include authors Anias Anaïs Ninn and Henry Miller, pedestrian cities, and reading alone in cafes. On the flip side, she dislikes being interrupted, humorless individuals, and non-pedestrian cities. Given a day to do anything, she’d choose to walk endlessly, sharing untold secrets with a special someone.