Date of Birth: March 18, 1989
Born in West Sussex, England, Lily Collins is the daughter of singer Phil Collins and his second wife, Jill Tavelman. Collins started acting when she was an infant with a role on the British version of the 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 the age of 15, Collins 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. Collins extended her interest in writing and reporting to television as a host for Nickelodeon's Slime Across America tour.
Collins is studying 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, Collins created Talk More Create Connections, a program that promotes open conversations between parents and teens.
Collins 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. She's also filmed a role opposite Paul Bettany in the thriller Priest.
In 2008, Collins 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.
Offscreen, Collins, who stars alongside Paul Bettany in the sci-fi thriller Priest, is rumored to be dating Twilight star Taylor Lautner.