Collins at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Lily Jane Collins |
18 March 1989
Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
|Occupation||Actress, model, television host|
|Home town||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Parents||Phil Collins |
|Relatives||Joely Collins (half-sister) |
Simon Collins (half-brother)
 Early life
Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, England, and is the daughter of English musician Phil Collins, and his second wife, Jill Tavelman. Her mother is American, and is the president of the Beverly Hills' Women's Club. Collins is the half-sister of actress Joely Collins and musician Simon Collins (from her father's first marriage), and also has two half-brothers from her father's third marriage, Nicholas and Matthew Collins. Her maternal grandfather was a Canadian Jewish immigrant who owned a famous clothing store in Los Angeles.
After her parents' divorce, she moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother when she was five years old. She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and attended the University of Southern California majoring in broadcast journalism.
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 season 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 played the warrior priest's daughter Lucy in the thriller Priest, opposite Paul Bettany.
MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named her one of the "Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011". She co-starred in the 2011 action film Abduction with Taylor Lautner. Collins played Snow White in Mirror Mirror, an adaptation of the Snow White fairytale, co-starring Julia Roberts. Robbie Collin from British newspaper The Telegraph wrote, "She has an adorable, sensational, almost perfect face for cinema; think Audrey Hepburn with the eyebrows of Liam Gallagher. Her smile is the Platonic ideal of cheeky." She made her singing debut in the film, performing an English re-written cover of "I Believe (in Love)".
Collins was reportedly to be the lead in the The Evil Dead remake Evil Dead with a release date of April 2013, but dropped out due to a scheduling issue. In March 2012, it was announced that Collins would take the role of Samantha in Stuck in Love, starring alongside Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, and Greg Kinnear. Collins is set to star in the first film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling "The Mortal Instruments" novels by Cassandra Clare, playing Clary Fray.
|2009||The Blind Side||Collins Tuohy|
|2012||Mirror Mirror||Snow White|
|2012||Stuck in Love||Samantha Borgens|
|2013||The English Teacher||Marie Healy||Completed|
|2013||The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones||Clary Fray||Completed|
|2009||90210||Phoebe Abrams||"Zero Tolerance" (season 1: episode 23) |
"One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer" (season 1: episode 24)
 Awards and nominations
|2008||Herself – One to Watch||Young Hollywood Award||Won|
|2012||Mirror Mirror||Teen Choice Award Actress Sci Fi/Fantasy||Nominated|
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- Alexander, Hilary (19 December 2002). "Lily's mix and match". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 26 November 2009. [dead link]
- "Lily Collins Covers NYLON March 2012". Entertainment.becomegorgeous.com. http://www.entertainment.becomegorgeous.com/celebrity_gossip/lily_collins_covers_nylon_march_2012-6842.html. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- "Jews in the News: Barbara Walters, Kyra Sedgwick and Mare Winningham". Letmypeoplegrow.org. http://letmypeoplegrow.org/2012/03/jews-news-barbara-walters-kyra-sedgwick-mare-winningham/. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- "Obituary 3 -- No Title". 19 November 1984.
- Cable, Simon (4 December 2008). "My, hasn't Phil Collins's little Lily blossomed?". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- Nickelodeon Star Page on Lily Collins, retrieved December 2, 2009
- Methven, Charlotte (30 November 2007). "Genesis of a frock star: Lily Collins on the rock star dad who walked out on her". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- Collins, Lily (6 September 2008). "At the RNC: Lilly Collins Reports (Again)!". Seventeen. http://www.seventeen.com/college-career-old/teen-voting-elections-blog/lily-collins-meghan-mccain-rnc. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- Collins, Lily (19 May 2008). "What a Ball!". Teen Vogue. http://www.teenvogue.com/style/blogs/fashion/2008/05/style-blogger-what-a-ball.html. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- Collins, Lily (March 2009). "Obama's Inauguration: All Together Now". Los Angeles Times Magazine. http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2009/03/lily-collins-obama-inauguration.html. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- Nikkhah, Roya (25 November 2007). "New elite comes out at the billionaires' ball". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- "Glamour premia a las Mujeres del Año". ABC (Madrid). 14 November 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- Weprin, Alex (20 August 2008). "Nickelodeon Gets Political with Election Programming". Broadcasting & Cable. http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/115079-Nickelodeon_Gets_Political_with_Election_Programming.php. Retrieved 25 November 2009.
- "Lily Collins – Young Hollywood Awards". Life. 2008. http://www.life.com/celebrity-pictures/80887342/young-hollywood-awards-show. Retrieved 26 November 2009.
- "The Hottest Daughters of Rock Stars" Maxim; p. 7. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
- Bio of Lily Collins, Tribute. Retrieved 2 December 2009
- Moyer, Collins join 'Priest' hood Fleming, Michael. Daily Variety, 23 August 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
- Evry, Max (5 January 2011). "25 Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011". Next Movie. http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/breakout-movie-stars-of-2011/. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- Collin, Robbie (March 30, 2012). "Mirror, Mirror - review". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved March 30, 2012.
- We've Discovered Who Plays The Lead In 'The Evil Dead' Remake -- Meet The New Ash! Bloody Disgusting News, 4 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
- "'The Evil Dead' Remake Loses Lily Collins" Indie Wire, 24 January 2012.
- Sneider, Jeff (6 March 2012). "Cast set for 'Writers'". Variety. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
- Cast in The Mortal Instruments, Deadline.com. Retrieved 9 December 2010.