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LYNN COLLINS recently starred in John Carter, and as Kayla Silverfox in Twentieth Century Fox's summer blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine alongside Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Liev Schreiber and Dominic Monaghan. She also had a recurring role as the vampire-loving waitress Dawn Green in Season one of HBO's hit "True Blood."

Born and raised in Texas, Collins moved to New York upon acceptance into the esteemed Juilliard School in Manhattan to study acting. While at Juilliard, she was honored with the two most prestigious awards given to drama students: The Houseman Award for Exceptional Ability in Classical Theatre and Command of Language, and The Michael St. Denis Award, which is given to one member of the graduating class for outstanding achievement and commitment to the ensemble.

After graduating, Collins landed her first starring role on the New York stage playing Ophelia opposite Liev Schreiber in NYSF Public Theatre's production of "Hamlet." Other theater roles that followed include Juliet in Sir Peter Hall's "Romeo and Juliet," the leading role in Scott Elliot's "The Women" on Broadway, and her highly acclaimed performance as Rosalind in NYSF Public Theatre's production of "As You Like It" at the Delacorte Theatre. Most recently, she portrayed Carolyn Goldenhersh in "A Very Common Practice" at New York's legendary Lucille Lortel Theatre, again garnering rave reviews for her performance.

On the big screen, Collins has displayed tremendous range and versatility in her choice of roles, with credits including: Uncertainty, an improvised film directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel; the lead female part in Michael Radford's The Merchant of Venice alongside Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes; Alan Ball's Towelhead; Joel Schumacher's The Number Nine, with Jim Carrey and Virginia Madsen; Numb, co-starring Matthew Perry; and William Friedkin's Bug alongside Ashley Judd.

Collins most recently completed filming Waska, an American independent, starring opposite Jeremy Piven.


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