As the conversation surrounding nepotism in the movie industry continues to rise, we thought what better time to discuss one of our favorite actresses who is often talked about when it comes to nepotism? Lily Collins, daughter of iconic musician Phil Collins, is more popular than ever. Even though Lily might have been presented with certain opportunities because of her name, she has surely solidified a place for herself in the industry and continues to every day, and has now become a household name, thanks to her recent show, Emily in Paris.
The third season of Emily in Paris just dropped and the show has already been renewed for a fourth season, and the fans are loving Lily’s work in this show, she truly is a ray of sunshine. So, what better time to discuss more about Lily Collins than now? Here’s everything you need to know about the recently trending actress, from her net worth, to her biography, to her dating history and more:
Lily Collins’s Net Worth
Lily Collins is worth an estimated $25 million as of December 2022. Being the daughter of a famous musician might have helped her along the way, but the majority of her earnings certainly come from her work as an actress and model. Netflix has not released any official statement regarding Collins’ pay for her current starring role in Emily in Paris, but based on the salaries of other popular Netflix stars, it’s speculated that Collins earns around $300,000 per episode or $3 million per 10-episode season. As we mentioned before, she has now finished three seasons of this popular show and will be doing a fourth season as well. So, it is safe to say that Collins’ net worth is bound to increase in the coming years.
Lily Collins Biography
Lily Jane Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, on March 18, 1989. She moved to Los Angeles with her mother in 1996, following her parents’ divorce. Like many celebrity children, she attended the Harvard-Westlake School. She majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California.
Collins booked her first professional acting job at the age of two, appearing on the BBC series Growing Pains. She didn’t act again until 2009, first appearing in two episodes of the 90210 reboot. In the same year, she starred as Collins Tuohy in The Blind Side, opposite Sandra Bullock. The film grossed over $250 million and is the highest-grossing sports drama of all time. In 2011, she appeared in Priest alongside Paul Bettany and co-starred in Abduction with Taylor Lautner, best known for his role as Jacob in the Twilight franchise. Lily then portrayed Snow White in Mirror Mirror, an adaptation of the classic fairytale.
Lily Collins Career
Collins portrayed Clary Fray in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in 2013. Although the film was based on the first book of the best-selling series, it did not perform well at the box office, so the sequel was postponed and eventually canceled. She starred as Rosie Dunne in 2014’s Love, Rosie, with Sam Claflin and Suki Waterhouse. Based on the 2004 novel Where Rainbows End, the film was another commercial failure; however, critics did enjoy Collins’ performance and the Irish scenery. She earned her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her role in Rules Don’t Apply in 2016. In 2017, Collins starred as Ellen in To the Bone, a Netflix drama about a young woman suffering from anorexia nervosa.
Collins went on to star as Fantine in the BBC miniseries Les Misérables, based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo and received praise from critics and fans for her performance. She was then cast to play serial killer Ted Bundy’s long-time girlfriend, Elizabeth Kendall, in the 2019 Netflix drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. Later that year, she starred as Edith Tolkien, the wife of author J.R.R. Tolkien, in the biographical film Tolkien.
Lily Collins Movies
Currently, Lily Collins stars as the title character in Netflix’s Emily in Paris, a series about a young American woman who transfers to the French office of the marketing agency where she works. She received her second Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance, and there are three seasons available to stream now!
Lily Collins’s Dating History
Collins has managed to keep her romantic relationships relatively under wraps, but we were still able to find some information. She briefly dated her Abduction co-star Taylor Lautner sometime between 2010 and 2011, but they seem to have broken up before the film premiered. She then dated actor Zac Efron of High School Musical fame for about three months in 2012. Next, she dated British actor Jamie Campbell Bower from July 2012 through August 2013. They got back together n 2015, but ultimately ended things again by the end of that year.
Also in 2015, Collins dated former Captain America star Chris Evans for a short time, but the relationship never quite took off. Collins got to know singer and actor Nick Jonas in 2016, but again, things fizzled fairly quickly. Finally, in 2019, she began seeing American film director and screenwriter Charlie McDowell. The two have been together ever since, marrying in September 2021 in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado.
Lily Collins Family
Lily Collins is the daughter of acclaimed English musician Phil Collins and his second wife, Jill Tavelman, an architect and former president of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club. She has several half-siblings from her father’s first and third marriages. Her older half-sister, Joely, is also an actress, while her older half-brother, Simon, is a somewhat successful musician. Her younger half–brothers, Nicholas and Matthew, are only 20 and 17 years old, respectively.
Now that we’ve reviewed Lily’s life and work, we’re pretty sure she’s made a name for herself, separate from her father. If you’re interested in learning more, she published a collection of essays in 2017, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. We hope to see more of this brilliant actress in future seasons of Emily in Paris, as well as other movies and maybe even tv shows!