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Lauren Collins
Born Lauren Felice Collins
August 29, 1986 (1986-08-29) (age 23)
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress

Lauren Felice Collins (born August 29, 1986) is a Canadian actress best known for playing Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi: The Next Generation.


Early life and career

Collins was born in Thornhill, Ontario and is Jewish.[1][2] She has one brother, a copy editor, and her cousin is Spencer Rice, one of the stars of Kenny vs Spenny. She is a graduate of Thornlea Secondary School.

Collins first began acting in 1998, with roles in various television series including Once a Thief, Noddy, and I Was a Sixth Grade Alien. From 2000 to 2001, she had a recurring role on In a Heartbeat before landing the role of Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi in 2001. She is also known as Derek's ex-girlfriend Kendra on Life With Derek. Collins can also be seen as a recurring role on The Best Years. She has also appeared in numerous theatrical productions, playing the title roles in Alice in Wonderland and the production of Annie, and starring in the made-for-television film Virtual Mom. She has been a member of CharActors Theatre Troupe, a children's community theater company, for over five years.

In 2006, Collins made her feature film debut in Take the Lead, appearing alongside Antonio Banderas. The following year she appeared in Charlie Bartlett. In 2008, Lauren co-starred in the direct-to-DVD feature Picture This, opposite Ashley Tisdale.


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Take the Lead Caitlin
2007 Charlie Bartlett Kelly
2008 Picture This Alexa Direct-to-DVD release
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Valentine's Day Young Alma Television movie
Real Kids, Real Adventures Meggie 1 episode
Blood on Her Hands Ruby Collins Television movie
Once a Thief Cleo at 13 1 episode
Tempting Fate Ruby Television movie
Happy Christmas, Miss King Libby Hubble Television movie
1998-1999 Noddy Rox 3 episodes
1999 Rocky Marciano Mary Anne Television movie
I Was a Sixth Grade Alien Lindy Mae 2 episodes
Restless Spirits Rhonda Television movie
2000 Virtual Mom Lucy Foster Television movie
Deliberate Intent Erin Smolla Television movie
Baby Portia Pinter Television movie
2000-2001 In a Heartbeat Brooke Lanier 16 episodes
2001 What Girls Learn Susie Television movie
2001-2008 Degrassi: The Next Generation Paige Michalchuk Season's 1-7 (Series Regular)
2003 Blue Murder Shannon Brady 1 episode
Mutant X Megan Morrison 1 episode
The Eleventh Hour Sara Chase 1 episode
2004 Amanda 1 episode
2005 Totally Spies! Voice 2 episodes
Radio Free Roscoe Blaire 2 episodes
2006 Booky Makes Her Mark Ada-May Television movie
Angela's Eyes Heather Keene 1 episode
2006-2009 Life with Derek Kendra 10 episodes
2007 Grossology Naomi (Voice) 2 episodes
2007-2009 The Best Years Alicia O'Sullivan 2 seasons
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Paige Michalchuk Television movie

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Series
2004 Gemini Award Nominated Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
(For episode "Skin Deep")
2008 Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series Degrassi: The Next Generation
(For episode "Talking in Your Sleep")
2002 Young Artist Award Won Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)
2003 Nominated Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)
2006 Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)


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