Date of Birth
18 March 1989, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Although born in the UK, Lily Collins moved to Los Angeles with her mother, Jill Tavelman at the age of 5 when her parents split up. She performed at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts as a child but her main interest was journalism. She began writing a column ("NY Confidential") for the British magazine Elle Girl in her teens as well as contributing to Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and the Los Angeles Times magazines and went on to major in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Southern California.
After some early television appearances as a presenter/reporter (for instance, covering the 2008 US Presidential campaign as a host on the Nickelodeon show, "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Kids Pick the President" (2000)), she made a couple of appearances on "90210" (2008) in 2009. More dramatic roles followed and she came to worldwide attention when she won the starring role in Mirror Mirror (2012/I).