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LILY COLLINS (Clary Fray) 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 was most recently seen on-screen in Josh Boone's Stuck in Love, which follows the story of a literary celebrity who is still hung up on his ex-wife. Released in July 2013, Collins plays their college-aged daughter, who -- like mother, like daughter -- is lusted after by her aspiring-writer schoolmate, played by Logan Lerman. The film also stars Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato and Kristen Bell.
In May 2013, she appeared in The English Teacher starring opposite Julianne Moore, Nathan Lane and Greg Kinnear. The film follows an English teacher as her life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.
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.
Prior to Mirror Mirror's release, Lily was seen on the big screen in Abduction, where she starred opposite Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver, and Alfred Molina. The Lions Gate thriller follows a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. She starred as Lautner's love interest in the film.
In 2011, she starred in the Screen Gems film Priest opposite Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Stephen Moyer. The film, directed by Scott Stewart, centers around a warrior priest who disobeys church law by teaming with a young sheriff and a priestess to track down a group of renegade vampires who kidnapped his niece.
Collins also appeared on the small screen in 2009 in the final two episodes of the first season of the CW drama "90210." Collins played the character of Phoebe, a West Beverly High School student and rival of Annie.
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.
She 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" for her hosting success. She was also the host of HOLLYWOOD LIFE Magazine's 5th Annual "Hollywood Style Awards" in Los Angeles. The evening honored celebrities, stylists and designers; including Rachel Bilson, Jessica Simpson and Monique Lhuillier.
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.
No stranger to the camera, the entertainment industry has been 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, performing musical theater and drama at the Youth Academy for Dramatic Arts.
Lily currently resides in Los Angeles.
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