Lily Collins is a British-American actress, best recognized for her roles in Mirror Mirror, The Blind Side, To the Bone and Abduction.
Date of birth
Lily Jane Collins was born on March 18, 1989, in Guildford, Surrey, England.
Her father, Phil Collins, is an English musician and her mother, Jill Tavelman, is the ex-president of ‘Beverly Hills Women's Club.’ She has three step-brothers. While Simon Collins and Nicholas were born from her father’s first marriage, Matthew Collins was born from his third marriage. Lily Collins is of Russian Jewish, English, and German descent.
She was first seen in the ‘BBC series’ ‘Growing Pains’ when she was two years old. In 1996, at the age of seven, she moved to Los Angeles when her parents went their separate ways. As a teenager, Collins suffered from an eating disorder which she later revealed in her book ‘Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.’
Collins studied at the ‘Harvard-Westlake School.’ After graduating, she attended the ‘University of Southern California’ and did her major in broadcast journalism. As a teenager, she wrote columns for popular magazines, including ‘NY Confidential,’ ‘Los Angeles Times,’ ‘Teen Vogue,’ and ‘Seventeen.’
Lily Jane Collins has always been secretive about her love relationships. However, it was said that the ‘Mirror Mirror’ star was in a relationship with Jamie Campbell Bower in 2012. The couple broke up in 2013. The same year, the actress told the media that she had witnessed how publicity complicated her parents’ relationship and therefore she wasn’t comfortable exposing her personal life publicly. In 2015, the actress expressed her desire to marry Bower after they patched up once again.
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In the year 2007, Lily Collins was selected by the brand ‘Chanel’ to wear their gown at ‘Bal des débutantes’ at the ‘Hôtel de Crillon’ in Paris.
A young Collins covered the US presidential election in 2008, appearing as a host on ‘Kids Pick the President,’ a ‘Nickelodeon’ series.
She appeared in two episodes of a teen drama series titled ‘90210’ in 2009. In the same year, she also portrayed the character of ‘Collins Tuohy’ in the movie ‘The Blind Side.’
In 2011, Collins played the role of Lucy in the thriller flick ‘Priest,’ opposite Paul Bettany
The actress’s career reached newer heights in 2012 when she played the role of Snow White in ‘Mirror Mirror,’ a screen adaption of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ The same year, she appeared in the movie ‘Stuck in Love’ alongside Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, and Greg Kinnear.
In October 2013, a music video titled ‘City of Angels’ starring Lily Collins was launched. In the same year, she appeared in the films, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ and ‘The English Teacher.’
She appeared in the screen adaption of Cecelia Ahern’s book ‘Love, Rosie’ in 2014. In March 2016, she joined the cast of the drama film ‘To the Bone,’ playing a leading role.
Collins was also cast in the ‘Netflix’ drama film ‘Okja’ alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton. The film was directed by Bong Joon-ho.
In 2016, Collins became part of a pilot produced for ‘The Last Tycoon,’ which was loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's last book of the same name.
In ‘Les Misérables,’ Collins starred as Fantine, a young woman in Paris who is abandoned by her wealthy lover, forcing her to look after their child Cosette on her own.
In 2019, Collins co-starred with Zac Efron in the dark drama film ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.’
Lily Jane Collins is well-known for her role in the 2011 psychological action-thriller movie ‘Abduction.’
She played an important role in ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ in 2013. This film was adapted from the first book of the award-winning ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series by Cassandra Clare.
In 2016, she played the lead role of Marla Mabrey in the romantic comedy-drama ‘Rules Don't Apply.’ Her performance in the film earned her a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination.
Awards and Nominations
In the year 2008, Lily Collins won the ‘Young Hollywood Award’ under the category, ‘One to Watch.’ In the same year, she was also honored with the title ‘International Model of the Year’ by Spain's ‘Glamour’ magazine.
In 2009, she was named one of the ‘Hottest Daughters of Rock Stars.’
In 2012, Collins received the ‘Pandora Breakthrough Artist Award’ at ‘Glamour's Women of The Year Awards.
Hollywood Award’ at ‘Hollywood Film Awards’ for her performance in the film ‘Rules Don’t Apply.’
Lily Collins is an anti-bullying advocate and is serving as the celebrity ambassador of ‘Bystander Revolution,’ an anti-bullying organization.
She designed accessories like ballet flats in the name of her grandmother in support of a charity.
|Born||18th March, 1989|
|Home City||Guildford, United Kingdom|