|Birth Name: Lily Jane Collins
Birth Place: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
Date of Birth: 18 March, 1989
Height: 5′ 5” (165 cm)
Mother: Jill Tavelman
Father: Phil Collins
Siblings: 4; Simon, Joely, Nicholas and Matthew
|001. Biography (below)
002. Information Files
003. Career Files
004. IMDB Profile
005. Official Instagram
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She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and attended the University of Southern California, majoring in broadcast journalism. Collins started acting at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains. She moved to the United States when she was 5 and began performing theatre at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts. As a teenager, Collins wrote a column (titled NY Confidential) for the British magazine Elle Girl. She has also written for Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and the Los Angeles Times magazines. She was chosen by Chanel to wear one of its gowns at the 2007 Bal des Débutantes (a charity ball) at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, which was featured on series 3 of the reality TV show The Hills.
She was picked by Spain’s Glamour magazine in 2008 as their “International model of the year” and appeared on the magazine’s cover in August 2009.Collins covered the 2008 US Presidential campaign as a host on the Nickelodeon show Kids Pick the President. She won a 2008 Young Hollywood Award for “Newest Red Carpet Correspondent.” She has appeared in two episodes of the television show 90210, including the 2008-2009 season finale. Collins was one of twenty women named by Maxim magazine as one of “The Hottest Daughters of Rock Stars” in 2009.
Collins was in the 2009 film The Blind Side as Collins Tuohy, the daughter of Sandra Bullock’s character Leigh Anne Tuohy. She also played the warrior priest’s daughter Lucy in the thriller Priest, playing opposite Paul Bettany.
It was on December 10, 2010 that it was announced that Lily would be starring in the film adaptation of first book in New York Times best-selling The Mortal Instruments novels, written by Cassandra Clare. She would be playing Clary Fray, the female lead, alongside Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, and Lena Headey. The movie premiered in USA on August 12, 2013.
Collins co-starred in the 2o11 action movie Abduction, about a young man (Taylor Lautner) who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. In 2012 Collins played Snow White in Mirror Mirror, alongside Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer. It was in Mirror Mirror when Lily made her singing debut, by singing the song “I Believe (in love)”. She was next seen in Stuck in Love, starring alongside Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman and Greg Kinnear.
Collins was in 2013’s dramedy The English Teacher, starring alongside Julianne Moore and Stuck in Love co-star Greg Kinnear. She also appeared in the music video for “City of Angels” by Thirty Seconds to Mars and was announced as Lancôme’s new brand ambassador alongside Julia Roberts, Daria Werbowy, and Emma Watson.
In 2014, Lily starred as Rosie Dunne in Love, Rosie alongside Sam Claflin – A movie based on the best selling book “Where Rainbows End” from irish author Cecelia Ahern. The movie quickly became a fan favorite the moment it was released in UK on October 22, 2014. She was then casted in Warren Beatty’s romantic comedy-drama Rules Don’t Apply, where she played the leading role alongside Alden Ehrenreich. The movie came out about 2 years later, in 2016. While it received mixed reviews, Lily was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the movie.
Lily made her return to television in 2016, when she was part of a pilot produced for The Last Tycoon – loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last book The Last Tycoon. In the television series she played Cecelia Brady, the daughter of Pat Brady (played by Kelsey Grammer). The pilot was picked up by Amazon in 2016, and canceled after one season. She later joined Netflix’s anorexia drama film To The Bone and the drama Okja, both released in 2017.
What’s next for Lily?
Tolkien, a biopic on The Lord of the Rings writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The movie stars Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, who plays Edith Tolkien, a lifelong love and later wife of Tolkien who served as inspiration for characters in his most famous books. It’s not known when the movie will be released in theaters.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, a thriller about the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. Starring Zac Efron in the role of Ted Bundy, Lily is set to play Elizabeth Kloepfer in the movie that is set to begin filming in 2018.
Here Comes the Grump, an animated movie which tells the story of Grump, a once carefree, happy-go-lucky magician who has his outlook on life changed by a broken heart. Kebbell will voice a teenager with a vivid imagination who finds himself magically transported via his Grandma’s retro theme park to the land of Groovynham where he meets the ever-so-perfect Princess Dawn. Lily will be voicing Princess Dawn, and the movie is set for a 2018 release.
Halo of Stars, a drama based on Anthony Lucero’s long poem “The Clown”. Lily plays Misty Dawn, and the movie is currently under post-production and set for a 2018 release.