Lynn Collins - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 17, 2022

Lynn Collins
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: X-Men Origins (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : May 16, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Viola Lynn Collins
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: Phillip Dean Collins
Mother's Name: Patricia Lynn Campbell
Siblings: 4

Simon Collins (older half-brother)
Joely Collins (older half-sister)
two younger half-brothers

High School: Klein High School
University: Juilliard School's Drama
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, Irish, Cherokee)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Steven Strait (2007-2013)
Matthew Boyle (2014-2016)

Children: 1

Asher Hendrix Boyle (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 61 kg (134.48 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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Who is Lynn Collins?

Lynn Collins is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in the films X-Men Origins: Wolverine, John Carter, and TV series True Blood, Manhunt: Unabomber, and The Walking Dead.

Lynn Collins – Age, Parents, Siblings

Lynn Collins’ birth took place on May 16, 1977, in Houston, Texas, USA. Her birth name is Viola Lynn Collins, her mother’s name is Patricia Lynn Campbell and her father’s name is Phillip Dean Collins. Both her parents were trained in martial arts. 

Although she is the only child of her parents, she does have four half-siblings. From her father’s first marriage, her older half-siblings are musician Simon Collins and actress Joely Collins while from her father’s third marriage, she is an older sister of two half-brothers.

When she was four years old, the family moved to Singapore where they lived for six years, with summers spent in Japan as her parents were getting their fourth and fifth, and sixth Dan in Shitaru, Okinawa-style karate. They then relocated to Houston.

young Lynn Collins (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Lynn Collins attended Singapore American School and graduated from Klein High School in Texas. She went on to study at Juilliard School's Drama Division in 1995. she graduated from the same in 1999 with a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Her ethnicity includes English, Scottish, Irish, and Cherokee.

Lynn Collins – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

She married her longtime boyfriend actor Steven Strait on December 23, 2007, after four years of relationship. Her husband was 21 years old at the time they tied the knot. However, this marriage was short-lived as they separated and divorced in 2013. They did not have any children together.

Lynn Collins went on to date and marry Matthew Boyle in November 2014. They divorced just two years later- in 2016. She and her now ex-husband have a son together- Asher Hendrix Boyle, born in January 2015.

Lynn Collins in The Merchant of Venice (Image: Twitter)

Lynn Collins – Career

Early Days

Since starting her professional career in 1999, Collins landed her debut screen role the same year- as Virginia Hayes in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. This was followed by appearances in the TV series The Education of Max Bickford (2001), Push, Nevada (2002), Haunted (2002), and the films Down with Love (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), 12 Going on 30 (2004), etc.

Lynn Collins landed the role of Portia in the 2004 film The Merchant of Venice, replacing Cate Blanchett who had opted out due to pregnancy. This role furtherd her profile.

Films, Series

Over the years Lynn Collins has starred in the films The Dog Problem (2006), The Number 23 (2007), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2008) as Kayla Silverfox, John Carter (2012) as Dejah Thoris, Lost in the Sun (2015), The Hollow Point (2016), Rim of the World (2019), Beneath Us (2020), etc. 

Moreover, she has portrayed recurring characters in episodes of the TV series True Blood (2008) as Dawn Green, Covert Affairs (2014), Manhunt: Unabomber (2017), The Fic (2019), Bosch (2020), The Walking Dead (2021), among others.


On the set of The Walking Dead, Lynn Collins has worked with Michael James Shaw, Margot BinghamCallan McAuliffe, Lynn Collins, and Angel Theory.

Lynn Collins in The Walking Dead (Image: CinemaBlend)

Lynn Collins – Awards, Nominations

For her work in The Merchant of Venice and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Collins was nominated for the 2005 Golden Satellite Awards and 2009 Teen Choice Awards respectively.

Lynn Collins – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Collins is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Lynn Collins – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram and Twitter, Lynn Collins is followed by thousands of followers but seems to be absent from Facebook. Her official website is and a YouTube channel with the same name.

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