Lily Collins is an English-American actress, model and writer. The daughter of English musician Phil Collins and an American mother, Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and moved to Los Angeles as a child. Her first screen role was at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains. In 2016, Collins won the New Hollywood Film Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role as Marla Mabrey in Rules Don’t Apply.

Birth Name

Lily Jane Collins




Actress, Model, Author



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lily Collins was born on the 18th of March 1989, in Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.


She’s currently 34 years old.

Sun Sign




She is of Canadian Jewish, English and German descent.




Collins graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in LA, California. She enrolled at the University of Southern California, majoring in broadcast journalism.

Family Details

  • Father – Phil Collins (English Musician)

  • Mother – Jill Tavelman (American) (President of Beverly Hills Women’s Club)
  • Siblings – Joely Collins (Older Half Sister) (Actress), Simon Collins (Older Half Brother) (Musician), Nicholas Collins (Younger Half Brother), Matthew Collins (Younger Half Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Lily Collins has dated –

  • Riley Harper (2009-2010) – American stuntman Riley Harper dated Lily from 2009 till August 2010. They first met on the set of movie Priest (2011), where he was performing stunts.
  • Taylor Lautner (2010-2011) – Collins dated her Abduction co-star, Taylor Lautner from November 2010 until September 2011. They were spotted having their lunch together and spent their time together during a football match in late 2010.

  • Jamie Campbell Bower (2012-2013; 2015; 2017-2018) – Lily dated her The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones co-star, Jamie Campbell from June 2012 till August 2013. The duo dated together during the filming of the movie. The couple got back together in April 2015 but called it quits in the same year. They again started dating towards the 2017 end. Finally, they ended their courtship in 2018.
  • Zac Efron (2012–2013) – American actor, Zac Efron had a fling with Lily in early 2012, when they were spotted together, holding hands at their mutual friend’s birthday party in LA on February 8, 2012. Again in October 2013, the duo was seen holding hands, when going for a movie. They split for the last time in December 2013.
  • Thomas Cocquerel (2014) – In January 2014, Lily started dating Australian actor Thomas Cocquerel. They were first introduced via a friend. They split later in the year.
  • Matt Easton (2014) – Collins dated a photographer Matt Easton in September 2014. It was revealed by DailyMail.
  • Charlie McDowell (2020-Present) – In September 2020, Lily announced her engagement to American film director and writer Charlie McDowell. They were married on 4 September 2021 at Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m


  • In Kilograms – 51 kg
  • In Pounds – 112 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-33
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 33 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Appearing in films such as The Blind Side (2009), Abduction (2011) and Mirror Mirror (2012). She earned rave reviews from critics for her role as Marla Mabrey in the romantic comedy-drama ‘Rules Don’t Apply’, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Film Debut

In 2009, Lily played a supporting role in the American semi-biographical sports drama film, The Blind Side for her role as Collins Tuohy.

Television Debut

In 2009, Collins first television appearance was as Phoebe Abrams in the CW’s 90210 in the 2 episodes Zero Tolerance and One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer, respectively.

Lily Collins Net worth

Lily Collins net worth is estimated to be $25 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lily Collins

  • Lily’s maternal grandfather owned a famous clothing store in Los Angeles. He was a Canadian Jewish immigrant.
  • She is a huge Harry Potter series fan.
  • She started her acting career at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains.
  • Her parents split when she was five and later she moved with her mother to LA.
  • She was interested in journalism form her young age and she studied journalism at the University of Southern California, but destiny had other ideas for her.
  • Collins is an outspoken anti-bullying advocate and is serving as a Celebrity Ambassador to anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution.
  • In 2008, she was selected as the International Model of the Year by Spain’s Glamour magazine and appeared on its cover in August 2009.
  • She won a 2008 Young Hollywood Award for Newest Red Carpet Correspondent.
  • In 2009, Collins was named as one of the “Hottest Daughters of Rock Stars” by Maxim.
  • In 2012, she was placed at number 4 in People’s Most Beautiful list.
  • In 2013, McAfee named her as the “Most Dangerous Celebrity to Search For Online” because the search results led to risky websites (containing malware, adware, spyware or other viruses).
  • In 2017, she is also a published author with her first book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, being released to critical praise.
  • In 2019, Collins co-starred with Zac Efron in the drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, directed by Joe Berlinger.
  • In 2020, she starred in the thriller Inheritance directed by Vaughn Stein, and in Emily in Paris, a Netflix television series about a young American working in Paris.
  • In March 2023, Collins and her husband had bought a townhouse in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, Denmark.


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