Name: Lily Jane Collins
Date of birth: March 18, 1989
Place of birth: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
Parents: Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Occupation: Actress, Model
Lily Jane Collins (born March 18, 1989) is a British-American actress and Nickelodeon television host, often cited for her sense of style.
Collins is the daughter of British musician Phil Collins and his second wife, American-born Jill Tavelman, and the half-sister of actress Joely Collins and musician Simon Collins. She also have two half-brothers from her fathers remarriage Nicholas and Matthew Collins. She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and is currently a student at the University of Southern California with a major 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.
Constantine Film announced that production had began for the movie Love, Rosie, starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin, on May 13, 2013. The movie itself based on the bestselling book “Where Rainbows End” from irish author Cecelia Ahern and quickly became a fan favorite the moment it was released in UK on October 22, 2014.
Collins is set to star on the drama Untitled Warren Beatty Project, alongside Taissa Farmiga and Chace Crawford. The movie that tells the story of the affair Howard Hughes had with a younger woman while in the late years of his life. Is set to premiere in the US on May 21, 2015.