Lily Collins is a rising star in Hollywood. She has already gained praise for her numerous roles in the industry and has become one of the most sought after young actresses in the business.
Collins made her film debut in the 2010 Academy Award® nominated film The Blind Side alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. The film, based on the Michael Lewis book, "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" centers around a teenager who is recruited by a college football program and is groomed into an athletically and academically successful NFL prospect.
Lily had a big 2013. She starred in the on-screen adaption of Cassandra’s Clare’s best-selling fantasy-action book series The Mortal Instruments. She plays a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect their world from demons. She also appeared on-screen in Josh Boone’s Stuck in Love and Craig Zisk’ s The English Teacher. Stuck in Love also stars Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Nat Wolff, Logan Lerman, Liana Liberato and Kristen Bell. In The English Teacher, Lily starred opposite Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane and Greg Kinnear.
Lily was seen in 2012 playing Snow White in Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror. She teamed up with an all-star cast including Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Armie Hammer as Prince Andrew Alcott.
Up next in 2014, Collins can be seen in Christian Ditter’s film Love Rosie, which is based on Cecelia Ahern’s novel “Where Rainbows End”. She will star alongside Sam Clafin.
Lily has many passions aside from acting. She is a published journalist and experienced television host. She covered the presidential inauguration for Nickelodeon, both the Democratic and Republican National Convention for SEVENTEEN Magazine, she was a contributing writer for CosmoGIRL! Magazine, a host for Nickelodeon’s “Hollywood Hang” and “Countdown to Kids’ Choice!” (Nickelodeon’s unique pre-show to the 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards) as well as hosted "Live from the Red Carpet at the Oscars®" for the E! Network.
Collins discovered her passion for journalism at age 15, when she began working for the popular fashion magazine ELLEGIRL UK, where she designed a page informing readers on current Hollywood trends and Los Angeles hot spots.