Hollywood is undeniably the largest and most influential entertainment industry in the world, populated with some of the most talented actors and actresses in the acting industry. One of them is Lynn Collins, who has been acting professionally since 1999.
Since she became a recognized name in Hollywood, she has featured in a variety of films and TV shows that have made her into a household name and established her talent. Some of these include her starring roles in X-Men: Origins: Wolverine, John Carter, and a couple more.
We take a closer look at her career and background below. Read on to learn more.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Lynn Collins was born in Houston, Texas on the 16th of May, 1977 to Patricia Lynn Campbell and Phillip Dean Collins. Her childhood years were a little different from that of regular children as she spent a significant portion of it travelling to Singapore and Japan with her parents. As a result, Lynn Collins attended two schools for her basic education, Singapore American School and Klein High School, back home in Texas.
Having fallen in love with acting as a child after a Christmas pageant, she eventually headed over to Julliard School where she studied Drama and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, graduating in 1999.
In the same year she completed her higher education, she appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, debuting as an actor in the episode as Virginia Hayes.
She did not appear on screen again until 2001 when she appeared in an episode of The Education of Max Bickford. She also starred in her first feature-length project in the same year, in Earth Angels as Catarin.
Her return to onscreen projects was a more cementing period for Lynn Collins as an actress and she continued to star in various movies and TV shows over the course of the next several years, including projects like Down with Love, One for the Money, The Merchant of Venice, 50 First Dates, and many others.
In 2008, she got cast in one of her more popular roles as Dawn Green in True Blood and in the following year, she played Kayla Silverfox in the blockbuster, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Lynn Collins’ appearance in the Wolverine film introduced her to millions of mainstream audiences and she further cemented her position as a star actress by playing a lead role in the movie, as Dejah Thoris in the movie, John Carter in 2012.
Since then, she has continued to be a mainstay in Hollywood projects across movies and TV shows, starring in shows like Manhunt: The Unabomber, The Hollow Point, Beneath Us, The Fix and several more.
Off-screen, Lynn Collins is also a theatre actress and she has appeared in plays like The Women, Necessary Targets, Hamlet, and a couple more others.
Becoming a star in Hollywood often means giving up your privacy and as a result, we’ve come a learn a bit of information about Lynn Collins’ personal life.
Starting with her relationships, she has been married twice, the first time to a fellow actor, Steven Strait on the 23rd of December, 2007. The couple had reportedly been dating for four years before they walked the aisle.
However, after being married for six years, they went their separate ways in 2013, with the long-distance nature of their marriage considered to be responsible for the breakdown in their marriage.
A year after she got divorced, she got married again, to another Hollywood personality, the musician Matthew Boyle, and together, they share a child, Asher Hendrix Boyle, who was born in 2015. The couple has remained together, raising their child, ever since.
Other Facts About Lynn Collins
– For her work in Hollywood, which has lasted over two decades, Lynn Collins has been able to build a personal net worth north of $3 million.
– Her parents are martial artists and they both have certifications (dan) in Shito-ryu, an Okinawa style Karate.
– Lynn considers herself a very spiritual person and has explored different religions, apart from her background faith as a Southern Baptist.
– She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 61 kg. Among her other notable physical features is green coloured eyes.