Lily Collins: Rising Star in Hollywood
Born: Lily Jane Collins
Date of Birth: 18 March 1989
Birth Place: Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
Height: 5′ 5″ (1,65 m)
Lily Collins is a rising star in Hollywood. Collins was last seen making her film debut in the 2010 Academy Award-nominated film “The Blind Side,” alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. The film, based on the Michael Lewis book, “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game,” centers around a teenager who is recruited by a college football program and is groomed into an athletically and academically successful NFL prospect.
Collins was most recently cast as the title role of ‘Snow White’ in the highly anticipated “Brothers Grimm: Snow White.” In the film, Lily will star opposite Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer. The film is set to be released March 16, 2012.
Collins can currently be seen on the big screen in the Screen Gems film “Priest” opposite Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Stephen Moyer. The film, directed by Scott Stewart, centers around a warrior priest who disobeys church law by teaming with a young sheriff and a priestess to track down a group of renegade vampires who kidnapped his niece. “Priest” was released in 3D nationwide on May 13, 2011.
Collins will soon begin production on “Mortal Instruments.” “Mortal Instruments” will be the first in a possible franchise series of films based on the popular book series by Cassandra Clare. “Mortal Instruments” tells the story of a girl who is forced to find out truths about her past and bloodline as she searches for her abducted mother. The film is set to be released in 2012.
Lily Collins 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 has many passions. She is a published journalist and experienced television host. She covered the presidential inauguration for Nickelodeon along with the Democratic and Republican National Convention for Seventeen Magazine. She was also 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. The evening honored celebrities, stylists and designers; including Rachel Bilson, Jessica Simpson and Monique Lhuillier.
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.
No stranger to the camera, the entertainment industry has been a big part of her life from the time she was born in West Sussex, England. She started acting when she was an infant with a role on the British version of the television series “Growing Pains.” After moving to the states at age six, she took her love of acting and singing to the stage, performing musical theater and drama at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts.
When she is not working, Collins attends the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications where she is studying Communications. As the first college representative to sit on the board of The Maple Counseling Center, Collins is an advocate of the “teens helping teens” program through peer support groups. At USC, she plans to continue developing her craft in all areas. Her ambition, intelligence and beauty guarantee her much professional success in the upcoming years. Collins currently resides in Los Angeles.