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11.10.2017 • admin • Comments Off on Biography

Born on 18 March, 1989 in Guildford, Surrey, England Lily Jane Collins is the daughter of British singer Phil Collins and his second wife, American Jill Tavelman. Lily started acting at the age of two when she was cast on the British television series Growing Pains. Moving to the United States at age six, she began performing musical theater and drama at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts.

At 15, Lily discovered her passion for journalism when she began working for the popular fashion magazine Ellegirl UK, where she created and wrote a page informing readers on Hollywood trends and Los Angeles hot spots, called LA Confidential. Lily extended her interest in writing and reporting to television as a host for Nickelodeon’s Slime Across America tour.

Lily studied Communication at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. As the first college representative to sit on the board of The Maple Counseling Center, Lily created Talk More Create Connections, a program that promotes open conversations between parents and teens.

In 2008, Lily received the Best International Model Award at the 2008 Spanish Glamour Awards in Madrid. She was also presented with the One to Watch Award at the 2008 Young Hollywood Awards. Lily appeared in two episodes of the series 90210 before moving onto the big screen, playing the daughter of Sandra Bullock’s character in The Blind Side (2009). She followed that up with a role opposite Paul Bettany in the thriller Priest (2011).

After playing a supporting role as Taylor Lautner’s girlfriend in Abduction, Lily finally landed the starring role in a movie when Saoirse Ronan dropped out of playing Snow White in Mirror Mirror (2012), opposite Julia Roberts, and Lily was chosen to replace her.

Other films include The English Teacher (2013) and Stuck in Love (2013) She received wider recognition after taking on the role of Clary Fray in the fantasy film adaptation of Cassandra Clare‘s The New York Times best-selling novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, for which she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Action and an MTV Movie Award.

Lily got another chance at stardom with Love, Rosie (2015), co-starring The Hunger Games‘ Sam Claflin. In it, she returned to her British roots by taking on an English accent. She won the New Hollywood Film Award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role as Marla Mabrey in Rules Don’t Apply (2016). In 2017, her debut novel, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, was released to critical praise. In May 2017, Lily Collins and Marti Noxon were honoured at Project Heal for their movie To the Bone

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