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Lily Collins has already become one of the most sought-after young actresses in the business. Since making her film debut in the 2010 Oscar winner The Blind Side, alongside Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock, Collins has been seen on the big screen in Priest, directed by Scott Stewart and starring Paul Bettany. Most recently, Collins starred opposite Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina in the thriller Abduction. She has begun production on Mortal Instruments, the first in a possible franchise series of films based on the popular book series of the same name.
On the small screen, she was a guest star for the final two episodes of the first season of CWís new “90210.”
No stranger to the camera, Collins has considered the entertainment industry 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. She performed musical theater and drama at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts. Collins’ passion for journalism was discovered at age 15, when she began working for the popular fashion magazine ElleGirl U.K., where she designed a page informing readers on current Hollywood trends and Los Angeles hot spots. Later, she covered both the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions for Seventeen Magazine and the presidential inauguration for Nickelodeon. She was a contributing writer for CosmoGIRL! Magazine and a host for Nickelodeon’s “Hollywood Hang” and “Countdown to Kids’ Choice!” as well as “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. Collins was also the host of Hollywood Life Magazine’s 5th Annual Hollywood Style Awards in Los Angeles.
When she is not working, Collins attends USC’s Annenberg School for Communications. As the first college representative to sit on the board of The Maple Counseling Center, Collins is an advocate for “teens helping teens” programs through peer-support groups.