Lily Jane Collins (Guildford, March 18, 1989) is a British-American actress and model. She is the daughter of musician Phil Collins. She marked her film debut with the 2009 film The Blind Side.
She has a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance on Rules Don’t Apply. She also starred in films like Mirror Mirror (2012) playing Snow White, Abduction (2012) and Priest (2011) as Lucy Pace alongside Paul Bettany.
Personal Information of Lily Collins:
Full Name: Lily Jane Collins
Nick Name: Lily
Date of Birth: March 18, 1989
Birth Country: England
Birth Place: Guildford, United Kingdom
Age: 31 Year Old (2020)
Sun Sign: Pisces
Father: Phil Collins
Mother: Jill Tavelman
Siblings: Joely Collins, Matthew Collins, Nicholas Collins, Simon Collins
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5’5″ (165 cm),
Weight: 54 Kg (119 Pounds)
Shoe Size: 7.5 US
Waist: 24 Inches
Hips: 24 Inches
Dress Size: 6 US
Body Measurements: 32-24-33
Net Worth: $8 Million
Active Year: 1992-Present
Early Years of Lily Collins:
She was born in Guildford, Surrey, on March 18, 1989, being the second biological daughter of British musician Phil Collins and his second wife, American Jill Tavelman.
Her maternal grandmother was a Jewish-Canadian immigrant who for many years owned from a men’s clothing store in Beverly Hills, California. After her parents’ divorce in 1996, when she was seven years old, Collins moved to Los Angeles with her mother.
Her adoptive sister is actress Joely Collins and she is also half-sister of musician Simon Collins, as well as her father’s children from her third marriage, Nicholas and Matthew Collins.
She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and attended the University of Southern California, specializing in television journalism. Collins was introduced to society as a debutant at the Bal des débutantes in Paris in 2007.
Personal Life of Lily Collins:
From early 2011 to mid-2012, she was romantically involved with actors Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron. From mid-2012 to mid-2018 she was in an on-off relationship with Jamie Campbell Bower, her co-star in Shadowhunters: City of Bones.
In 2019, she began dating actor Charlie McDowell. On September 25, 2020, she announced her engagement through her Instagram account.
Professional Life of Lily Collins:
Collins began acting at the age of two on the BBC series Growing Pains. As a teenager, Collins wrote a column (titled “NY Confidential”) for British magazine Elle Girl.
She has also written for Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and other Los Angeles Times magazines. She was a Nickelodeon correspondent on the orange carpet at the Kids’ Choice Awards that year. She was also the correspondent for the children’s channel during the 2008 United States presidential elections.
She was selected by Chanel to wear one of her ball gowns at Bal des débutantes at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, which appeared on the television series The Hills. She was chosen by the Spanish edition of Glamor in 2008 as its International Model of the Year, 16 and appeared on the cover of the magazine in August 2009.
That same year, Collins appeared in two episodes of the teen series 90210, including the final episode. That same year, Collins was one of twenty women named in Maxim magazine as the Sexiest Daughters of Rock Stars.
Her film debut was the movie The Blind Side (2009) playing Sandra Bullock’s daughter. Then in 2011 he had a supporting role in the movie Priest (2011) based on the manhwa (homonymous Korean comic) of the same name and later, that same year he co-starred with Taylor Lautner in the movie Abduction (2011) which despite being poorly received By critics, she received no negative comments for her performance.
In 2012 she starred in Mirror Mirror (2012), the adaptation based on the classic tale of Snow White by the Brothers Grimm, playing Snow White and with Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen Clementianna, Snow White’s evil stepmother. That same year she appeared in the film Stuck in Love (2012) with actors Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman and Nat Wolff.
In August 2013, the film Shadowhunters: City of Bones (2013) was released, garnering mixed reviews, but earning accolades alongside Jamie Campbell Bower for their acting, their shared chemistry, and their great visual quality. Collins, was already a fan of the sagas before being selected and felt very honored to play the protagonist, Clary Fray.
It is not known for sure if the saga will continue, since due to the low box office of the film, the production company Constantin Film suspended indefinitely the recording of the sequel City of Ash.
In October 2013 she became the new face of the Lancôme brand and that same month she appeared in the music video for the song “City of Angels” by Thirty Seconds to Mars.
In 2014 she starred with Sam Claflin in the film Love, Rosie, a film adaptation of the book Where Rainbows End, written by Cecelia Ahern.
Collins starred as Marla Mabrey, opposite actor Alden Ehrenreich, in director Warren Beatty’s romantic comedy Rules Don’t Apply (2016), who also had a starring role as Howard Hughes.
When the film was released In November, she received mixed reviews and lost money at the box office, but thanks to her performance, Collins received her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy in its 74th edition.
In 2016, Collins was part of the pilot for The Last Tycoon, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s latest book, The Last Tycoon. She played Cecelia Brady, daughter of Pat Brady, who was played by Kelsey Grammer. However, the second season was canceled in September 2017.
In March 2016, she joined the drama To the Bone in the title role. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017. It was released globally by Netflix on July 14, 2017. Despite the theme taboo of anorexia in the film, her portrayal as Ellen was called an “exemplary work” .
Collins was also cast in the Netflix film Okja directed by Bong Joon-ho, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton. The film competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and received a standing ovation. for 4 minutes after its premiere. It was released on Netflix on June 28, 2017.
In 2017 it was announced that the miniseries Les Misérables would be adapted by Andrew Davies into a BBC miniseries directed by TomShankland and starring Collins alongside Dominic West and David Oyelowo.
Collins had the starring role of Fantine, a young Parisian who is abandoned by her wealthy lover, forcing her to take care of her young daughter, Cosette, on her own. Filming began in February 2018 in Belgium and northern France.
Critics and fans applauded her portrayal of Fantine, The Independent’s Alexandra Pollard wrote that “[Collins] makes the tragic Fantine steadfast and gracefully” in a “magnificent” performance.
In 2019, Collins co-starred with Zac Efron in the drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, directed by Joe Berlinger. She plays Elizabeth Kendall, Ted Bundy’s girlfriend, who finds it difficult to accept that her partner is a serial killer.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26 of that year. Also that year, Collins had one of the leading roles as Edith Tolkien, the girlfriend, muse, and wife of author JRR Tolkien, in the biopic. Tolkien, with Nicholas Hoult in the title role. The filming began in October 2017 and ended in December. The film was finally released on May 10, 2019.
In 2020, Collins starred alongside Simon Pegg in the thriller Inheritance directed by Vaughn Stein. He also appeared in Mank, directed by David Fincher for the Netflix platform. She starred in the series Emily in Paris, which premiered on October 2, 2020 via the Netflix platform.
Collins will star in The Cradle, directed by Hope Dickinson Leach alongside Jack O’Connell, and in Gilded Rage alongside Christoph Waltz and Bill Skarsgård, produced by Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Charlie McDowell.