While Lily Collins was born into a life of privilege and glamour, it was through sheer talent and passion that she was able to lead the enchanted life of a movie star. The daughter of musician Phil Co...
Surrey, England, GB
|The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones||2013||Actor||Clary||20137|
|Love, Rosie||2013||Actor||Rosie Dunne||20137|
|Mirror Mirror||2012||Actor||Snow White||20127|
|Stuck in Love||2013||Actor||Samantha Borgens||20137|
|The Blind Side||2009||Actor||Collins Tuohy||20097|
|The English Teacher||2013||Actor||Halle Anderson||20137|
|90210||2012 2007 - 2012||Actor||Phoebe||20127|
|Teen Choice 2013||2012 2011 - 2012||Presenter||n/a||1|
|Mirror Mirror||2012||Song Performer||("I Believe In Love (Mirror Mirror Mix)")||1|
|Played Snow White in the fantasy comedy "Mirror Mirror" opposite Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen|
|Performed at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, CA|
|Covered the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign as host of the Nickelodeon show "Kids Pick the President"|
|Cast in the film "The Blind Side" as the daughter of Sandra Bullock's character Leigh Anne Tuohy|
|Cast in a supporting role opposite Paul Bettany in "Priest"|
|While still in high school, wrote the column "LA Confidential" for the British magazine Elle Girl|
|As an infant, made her TV debut on the short-lived BBC series "Growing Pains"|
|Played a party girl on two episodes of the CW series "90210"|
|Cast in the action drama "Abduction," starring Taylor Lautner|
Lily Jane Collins was born on March 18, 1989 in Surrey, England to British singer Phil Collins and his second wife, Jill Tavelman. She made her acting debut on the short-lived British dramedy series "Growing Pains" (BBC, 1992-93) when she was just an infant. At five, Collins moved to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents separated. Collins performed at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, but she also expressed an interest in journalism. To nurture her passion for reporting, Collins wrote a column called "NY Confidential" for the British magazine Elle Girls as well as contributed articles to Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Los Angeles Times magazines, and she majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California. Collins further polished her reporting skills by interviewing celebrities on-set and hosting the Nickelodeon show "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Kids Pick the President" (1992- ) in 2000.
While journalism was her passion, Collins continued to make inroads in Hollywood. In 2009, Collins guest starred as a party girl on Fox's series "90210," a spin-off of the seminal 1990s teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000). That same year, she had a featured role in the award-winning semi-biographical drama "The Blind Side." Based on Michael Lewis' 2006 novel "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game," the film followed Michael Oher's (Quinton Aaron) journey from his impoverished upbringing to becoming a first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring and strong-willed interior designer, Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her family. Collins played Bullock's teenaged daughter who is initially concerned about a stranger moving into their home but later warms up to the idea of having a protective big brother.
In 2011, Collins starred in the critically panned thriller "Abduction," as the love interest of Taylor Lautner, whom she briefly dated while filming. She was also reportedly linked to actor Zac Efron. In 2012, Collins nabbed the biggest role of her career then to date in the adventure-comedy "Mirror Mirror," based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale. She played Snow White, a beautiful princess in exile who is trying to reclaim her kingdom from an evil Queen (Julia Roberts). That same year, an announcement was made that Collins was tapped to play the lead in the film adaptation of "City of Bones" (2007), the first book in Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series about a seemingly ordinary teenager in New York City who discovers that she is a descendant of a line of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle with demons, vampires, and other deadly creatures.
By Candy Cuenco
|Phil Collins||Father||Former drummer-vocalist for the rock group Genesis; had a successful solo career since the 1980s|
|Joely Collins||Half-Sister||Born in 1972; daughter of Phil Collins' first wife Andrea Bertorelli; was adopted by Collins|
|Matthew Collins||Half-Brother||Son of Phil Collins and his third wife Orianne Cevey|
|Nicholas Collins||Half-Brother||Son of Phil Collins and his third wife Orianne Cevey|
|Simon Collins||Half-Brother||Born in 1976; son of Phil Collins and his first wife Andrea Bertorelli|
|Taylor Lautner||Companion||Rumored to be dating after meeting on the set of "Abduction" (2011) in the summer of 2010|
|Jill Tavelman||Mother||Married to Phil Collins from 1984-1996|
|University of Southern California|
|Collins' father, singer Phil Collins, wrote the "Tarzan" (1999) theme song "You'll Be in My Heart" as a lullaby for her.|
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