Lily Jane Collins is a British-American actress. The daughter of English musician Phil Collins and American actress Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and moved to Los Angeles as a child. Collins' debut role was at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains. She was named International Model of the Year by Spain's Glamour magazine after being selected by Chanel to wear one of their dresses at the Hôtel de Crillon in 2007. She had leading roles in films such as the sci-fi action-horror film Priest (2011), the psychological action-thriller Abduction (2011), the fantasy Mirror Mirror (2012), the urban fantasy The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), and also starred in the independent romantic comedies Stuck in Love (2012), The English Teacher (2013), and Love, Rosie (2014). 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 (2016). She received acclaim for her portrayal of a young adult with anorexia in the Netflix drama To the Bone (2017). She starred as Fantine in the BBC miniseries adaptation of Les Misérables (2018–2019), and recently had roles in two biographical films; she starred as Liz Kendall in the Netflix drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and as J.R.R. Tolkien's wife Edith in Tolkien. Since 2020, she appeared as Rita Alexander in David Fincher's Mank and currently stars as Emily Cooper in the Netflix series Emily in Paris, for which she received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. Collins is also a published author. Her first book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, was released in 2017.