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. Her 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. Collins had her breakthrough with the sports-drama film The Blind Side (2009), which was the third highest grossing film of its year. She went on to appear in leading roles across feature films such as the sci-fi action-horror Priest (2011), the psychological action-thriller Abduction (2011), the fantasy Mirror Mirror (2012), the urban fantasy The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), and the independent romantic comedies Stuck in Love (2012), The English Teacher (2013), and Love, Rosie (2014). Collins was critically acclaimed for her roles as Marla Mabrey in the comedy Rules Don't Apply (2016), which earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and for her portrayal of Ellen or Eli, a young adult with anorexia in the Netflix drama To the Bone (2017). She has since achieved recognition for her work in biographical films: she starred as Liz Kendall in the Netflix drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019), as J.R.R. Tolkien's wife Edith in Tolkien (2019) and as Rita Alexander in Mank (2020), the latter of which was a critical success. Collins played Fantine in the BBC miniseries adaptation of Les Misérables (2018–2019), and she currently portrays Emily Cooper in the Netflix series Emily in Paris (2020–present), both of which have earned her praise; for the latter, she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. She made her writing debut with Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me (2017) in which she discussed her struggles with mental health, including an eating disorder she suffered as a teenager.