Entertainment has been a big part of Lily Collins’s life since her childhood in England. Once she moved to Los Angeles, Lily attended the Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts and performed in numerous musical theater productions. In 2009, Lily made her film debut in the Academy Award-nominated film The Blind Side, and in 2016, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her performance in Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply.
Her other films include Priest; Abduction; Mirror Mirror; The English Teacher; Stuck in Love; The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; and Love, Rosie. She will soon be seen in To the Bone, Okja, Halo of Stars (previously known as The Clown), and the TV series The Last Tycoon.
Lily also has a passion for journalism, which she discovered while working for ELLE Girl UK. Later, she reported on the 2008 presidential election for Nickelodeon, covered the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in a Seventeen magazine blog, and was a contributing editor for CosmoGirl and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Lily has always strived to empower young people to use their voices, starting in high school where she trained to be a teen therapist. Within the last few years, she has taken part in national events focused on encouraging today’s youth to stand together and speak out. This is Lily’s debut book.