Her career in the movie industry started as far back as 1999 and it seems like she is still crushing that space. Lynn Collins is an American actress with mixed ethnicity. She has featured in tons of movies including X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Uncertainty, and Unconditional. She has also made numerous appearances in some of your favorite television series such as True Blood and Covert Affairs. Lynn has been nominated for multiple film awards including The Golden Satellite Awards for her role in The Merchant of Venice and The Teen Choice Awards for her role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. We have all the details of Lynn Collins’ education, career, filmography, and marriages. To get all that information and more, stay glued to this article!
Who Is Lynn Collins?
Her full name is Viola Lynn Collins and she was born on the 16th of May, 1977 in Houston, Texas, United States of America. She reportedly grew up in Singapore and spent a lot of summers in Japan. Apparently, her parents lived in Japan at the time as they were getting their fourth, fifth, and sixth dan in Shito-ryu; an Okinawa Style Karate.
Lynn has an interesting mix of ethnicity. Although she holds an American nationality, she has English, Scottish, Irish and Cherokee ancestry. Her family was a very spiritual one and were Southern Baptists. Collins was raised in that fashion although, since adulthood, she has explored several other religious faiths. She once described herself as a “pretty spiritual person”; many strongly admire her level of self-awareness.
Lynn Collins went to the Singapore American School for her elementary and middle school. For her high school education, she attended Klein High School located in the state of Texas. As a young child, Lynn already had a penchant for acting. During a Christmas pageant as a child, she played the role of Mrs. Claus and her interest in acting was sparked. She eventually went to the famous Juilliard School in 1995 and graduated from the Drama Division in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
Her Movies and TV Shows
Her acting career began officially in 1999 after she made her television debut in an episode of the popular television series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. After this breakthrough, she featured in different stage plays including Hamlet – where she played the role of Ophelia and Romeo and Juliet – where she played the role of the beautiful Juliet. She gained more recognition after she featured in the movie, The Merchant of Venice, playing the role of Portia.
In 2002, she played the role of Stacy in the movie Never Get Outta the Boat. 2004 was a very busy year for Lynn Collins; she played the role of Linda in the movie 50 First Dates that also featured Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. That same year, she played the role of R.C in the movie Bug and also played the role of Sara Reardon in Return to Rajapur. In 2009, she appeared as Kayla Silverfox alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
The previous year, Collins had multiple appearances in 5 episodes of the series True Blood; she played the role of Dawn Green, Jason Stackhouse’s girlfriend in the first season of the show. She also appeared in 7 episodes of the show Manhunt: Unabomber where she played the role of Natalie Rogers. Her most recent movie is Rim of the World which was first streamed on Netflix on the 24th of May, 2019.
Who Is Lynn Collins Married to Now?
Despite being a celebrity, Lynn Collins maintains a relatively low profile and stays away from any internet drama. In 2007, she got married to another actor called Steven Strait. Steven was 21 years old at that time and she was many years older than him. Steven is popular for being in movies such as City Island, Sleeping with the Fishes, Life Like, and Spinning Gold.
Sadly, after four years, their marriage came to an end. The couple got officially divorced in 2013. The following year (2014), she got married to a musician named Matthew Boyle. The two are enjoying their marriage and they have been blessed with a child.