Fans of the Resident Evil franchise will know Milla Jovovich as Alice – the film’s main protagonist. However, you may not be as familiar with her daughter, Ever Anderson.
Ever, who was born in 2007, is beginning to make a name for herself in the film industry. Keep reading to learn more about her, including her newest role as Wendy Darling in the upcoming 2023 film, Peter Pan & Wendy.
Ever 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.