Lily Collins
Birth Date:
March 18, 1989
Birth Place:
Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
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British/American actress Lily Collins, daughter of famed musician Phil Collins, is known for her roles in the films “The Blind Side” (2009), “Abduction” (2011), “Mirror Mirror” (2012), “Stuck in Love” (2012) and “The English Teacher” (2013). She will play Clary Fray on the big screen adaptation of the Cassandra Clare best selling novel “City of Bones,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” (2013). In addition to acting, Collins has hosted several television shows and has been involved in modeling.   

Collins was named one of Maxim's “Hottest Daughters of Rock Stars” in 2009 and was ranked No. 4 in the People Magazine list of “World's Most Beautiful Women” in 2012.  

Collins is rumored to be dating actor Taylor Lautner after meeting on the set of “Abduction” in the summer of 2010. Collins loves old antiques and anything vintage and also collects them. In 2008, she designed accessories including ballet flats Jane Hale, named after her grandmother, in support of a charity providing low-cost counseling.

Phil's Daughter

Childhood and Family:

Lily Jane Collins was born on March 18, 1989, in Guildford, Surrey, England, UK. She is the daughter of British musician Phil Collins and his second wife Jill Tavelman. After her parents separated, five year old Lily and her mother moved to the United States and settled in Los Angeles. She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles and took broadcast journalism major at University of Southern California. She enjoys traveling and while in school, frequently visited places  she learned about to further her education. Lily has two older half siblings, actress Joely Collins and musician Simon Collins (from her father's first marriage), and two younger half-brothers,  Nicholas and Matthew Collins (from her father's third marriage).

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones


As an infant, Lily Collins made her acting debut on the short lived British dramedy series “Growing Pains” and after moving to Los Angeles, she performed at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts. As a teenager, Collins wrote the column “NY Confidential” for the British magazine Elle Girls  and also contributed articles to Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Los Angeles Times magazines. She further refined her journalism skills by interviewing celebrities on-set and hosting the Nickelodeon show “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Kids Pick the President” in 2000. She also covered the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign. The same year, she was awarded the 2008 Young Hollywood Award for One to Watch.

Collins also did some modeling. She had the opportunity to wear a Chanel gown at the 2007 Bal des Debutantes at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris, which was featured on season 3 of the reality TV show “The Hills.” She was chosen by Spain's Glamour magazine in 2008 as their “International model of the year” and graced its cover in August 2009.

In 2009, Collins landed her first major movie role in “The Blind Side,” a semi-biographical sports drama written and directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron and Kathy Bates. In the box office hit movie, she played Bullock's daughter. The same year, she made a guest appearance as a party girl named Phoebe Abrams on two episodes of the CW series “90210” called “Zero Tolerance” and “One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer.”

Collins played the supporting role of Lucy Pace in the film “Priest” (2011), starring Paul Bettany as the title character, before landing the main role of Karen Murphy on the John Singleton action/thriller movie “Abduction” (2011), opposite Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, Michael Nyqvist, and Alfred Molina. Unfortunately for Collins, both films were panned by film critics.  

In 2012, Collins was cast as Snow White in the modern retelling of the classic fairytale “Mirror Mirror,” opposite Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen. Helmed by Tarsem Singh, the film opened at No. 3 at the box office with $18.1 million and eventually grossed over $162 million worldwide. For her role in the film, Collins was nominated for a 2012 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

Collins portrayed Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear's daughter in the independent comedy/drama film “Stuck in Love,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2012 and started a limited theatrical release in the United States on July 5, 2013. She co-starred with Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Michael Angarano and Nathan Lane in the comedy film “The English Teacher” (2013), for director Craig Zisk.

Collins will star as Clary Fray in the upcoming action/adventure film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” opposite Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, Lena Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aidan Turner, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand and Jared Harris. Adapted from the book “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare, the film is scheduled  to be released in theaters on August 21, 2013. She will reprise her role as Clary Fray on the 2014 sequel “The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.” Collins is scheduled to play Rosie Dunne on the forthcoming drama film “Love, Rosie,” adapted from the 2004 novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern.


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Lily Collins displays her slim pins in summery frock... as she shows her naughty side by buying alcohol concealing gag gift
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She was seen enjoying the Lakers game with a male friend last week, but Lily Collins is not afraid to fly solo.The 25-year-old star was spotted doing some shopping in Los Angeles on Sunday.Lily purcha...
Lily Collins -                  West Hollywood April 18th 2019.
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Lily Collins keeps prosthetic belly
SP_COP - March 21, 2014 -
Of all the strange souvenirs to take home from a set, Lily Collins' has to be the weirdest - she has kept her fake pregnancy belly. As you do.The Mirror Mirror actress plays a young mum in upcoming ro...
Lily Collins -              Outside ''Jimmy Fallon Live'' New York City April 10th 2019.
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Lily Collins -          Arriving at ''Good Morning America'' New York City April 10th 2019.
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Lily Collins: I rode a bull in jewels
SP_COP - March 20, 2014 -
Lily Collins felt like she "could do anything" after riding a mechanical bull in $80,000 earrings.The 25-year-old actress was astounded when she was invited to Chanel's prestigious Mtiers dArt show...
Lily Collins -        New York City April 8th 2019.
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LILY COLLINS at AOL Build in New York 4/8/19
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