Lily Collins Biography |
  • Lily Collins Biography

    Born: December 31, 1969 in Surrey, England, UK

    LILY COLLINS has already gained praise for her numerous roles in the industry and has become one of the most sought after young actresses in business. Collins made her film debut in the 2010 Academy Award® nominated film THE BLIND SIDE along side Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw.

    Collins has begun production on THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS:  CITY OF BONES, playing the lead in the first film based on the best-selling series of young adult fantasy books by Cassandra Clare. Directed by Harald Zwart, the Sony Pictures film follows Collins as Clary Fray, a young girl whose mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by an unknown creature, and sets out on an adventurous quest into an alternate New York of demons, warlocks, vampires and more.  Collins will return to the theaters next in the independent film THE ENGLISH TEACHER starring opposite Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane and Greg Kinnear. The film follows an English teacher as her life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.

    Collins was last seen in the classic fairytale MIRROR MIRROR directed by Tarsem Singh as the lead Snow White with an all-star cast including Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott; and in ABDUCTION where she starred opposite Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver, and Alfred Molina.

    In 2011, Lily starred in the Screen Gems film PRIEST opposite Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Stephen Moyer. Collins also appeared on the small screen in 2009 in the final two episodes of the first season of the CW drama "90210.”  Collins played the character of Phoebe, a West Beverly High School student and rival of Annie.

    Collins is a published journalist and experienced television host.  She covered the presidential inauguration for Nickelodeon, both the Democratic and Republican National Convention for SEVENTEEN Magazine, she was a contributing writer for CosmoGIRL! Magazine, a host for Nickelodeon’s “Hollywood Hang” and “Countdown to Kids’ Choice!” (Nickelodeon’s unique pre-show to the 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards) as well as hosted "Live from the Red Carpet at the Oscars" for the E! Network.  

    Collins attended the 2008 Spanish GLAMOUR Awards in Madrid where she received the “Best International Model” Award.  She was also presented with the “One to Watch” award at the “2008 Young Hollywood Awards” for her hosting success.  Collins was also the host of HOLLYWOOD LIFE Magazine’s 5th Annual “Hollywood Style Awards” in Los Angeles.

    Born in England and re-locating to Los Angeles at age 5, Collins discovered her passion for journalism at age 15, when she began working for the popular fashion magazine ELLEGIRL UK, where she designed a page informing readers on current Hollywood trends and Los Angeles hot spots.  Collins works closely with Teen Line, a confidential telephone helpline for teenaged callers who want to talk with other teens who can understand and listen to everyday problems and conflicts and AVIVA, which provides therapeutic and educational services to help at risk young women who have been emotionally distressed, abused and neglected function more effectively as individuals with the family and community.

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