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Lily Collins
Born Lily Jane Collins
March 18, 1989 (1989-03-18) (age 21)
Guildford, Surrey, England[1]
Occupation Actress, model, writer
Years active 2002[2]–present
Home town Los Angeles, California,
United States
Parents Jill Tavelman
Phil Collins
Relatives Joely Collins (half-sister)
Simon Collins (half-brother)

Lily Jane Collins (born March 18, 1989)[1] is an actress, model, writer, and Nickelodeon television host, often cited for her sense of style.[2][3] She is the daughter of musician Phil Collins and his second wife, Jill Tavelman, and the half-sister of actress Joely Collins and musician Simon Collins. She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School, and is currently a student at the University of Southern California with a major in broadcast journalism.[4]




As a teenager, Collins wrote a column (titled LA Confidential) for the British magazine Elle Girl.[5] She has also written for Seventeen,[6] Teen Vogue,[7] and the Los Angeles Times magazines.[8]

Modeling and magazine appearances

She was chosen by Chanel to wear one of its gowns at the 2007 Bal des Débutantes (a charity ball) at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris.[5][9] She was picked by Spain's Glamour magazine in 2008 as their "International model of the year"[10] and appeared on the magazine's cover in August 2009.

Collins was one of twenty women named by Maxim magazine as one of the "The Hottest Daughters of Rock Stars" in 2009.[11]

Actress and presenter

Collins started acting at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains. She moved to the United states when she was 6 and began performing theater at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts.[12]

Collins covered the 2008 US Presidential campaign as a host on the Nickelodeon show Kids Pick the President.[8][13] She won a 2008 Young Hollywood Award for "Newest Red Carpet Correspondent."[14] She has appeared in two episodes of the television show 90210, including the 2008-9 season finale.

Collins is in the 2009 film The Blind Side as Collins Tuohy, the daughter of Sandra Bullock's character Leigh Anne Tuohy. She is also reported to have the role of the warrior priest's niece Lucy in the upcoming thriller Priest, playing opposite Paul Bettany.[15] Collins' character is kidnapped by a band of vampires in the film.[16]


Year Film Role Notes
2009 90210 (TV series) Phoebe Abrams Zero Tolerance and One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer
The Blind Side Collins Tuohy Released November 20
BrainSurge Self Episode 20; first airing November 30
2010 Priest Lucy Post-Production; to be released Q4 2010


  1. ^ a b Lansden, Pamela (April 10, 1989). "Take One". People.,,20119986,00.html. Retrieved November 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Alexander, Hilary (December 19, 2002). "Lily's mix and match". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Casey (July 31, 2008). "Girl of the Moment: Lily Collins". Teen Vogue. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ Cable, Simon (December 4, 2008). "My, hasn't Phil Collins's little Lily blossomed?". Daily Mail. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Methven, Charlotte (November 30, 2007). "Genesis of a frock star: Lily Collins on the rock star dad who walked out on her". Daily Mail. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ Collins, Lily (September 6, 2008). "At the RNC: Lily Collins Reports (Again)!". Seventeen. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ Collins, Lily (May 19, 2008). "What a Ball!". Teen Vogue. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Collins, Lily (March 2009). "Obama’s Inauguration: All Together Now". Los Angeles Times Magazine. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ Nikkhah, Roya (November 25, 2007). "New elite comes out at the billionaires' ball". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Glamour premia a las Mujeres del Año". ABC News of Spain. November 14, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  11. ^ "The Hottest Daughters of Rock Stars" Maxim magazine; Page 7 of 20; Accessed December 2, 2009
  12. ^ Bio of Lily Collins, Tribute Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2009
  13. ^ Weprin, Alex (August 20, 2008). "Nickelodeon Gets Political with Election Programming". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Lily Collins - Young Hollywood Awards". 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  15. ^ Bio of Lily Collins, Tribute Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2009 (IMDB confirms casting)
  16. ^ Moyer, Collins join 'Priest' hood Fleming, Michael. Daily Variety, August 23, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2009

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