Are Lily and Phil Collins related? How the actress went from the daughter of a famous drummer to ‘Emily in Paris’ star


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Fans of Lily Collins’ Netflix series “Emily in Paris” might be surprised to learn that the actress is the daughter of famed drummer Phil Collins. The musician has had many hit songs during his music career like “Do You Remember” and “In the Air Tonight”.

Collins’ parents, Jill Tavelman and Phil Collins, divorced in 1996 when she was just five years old. After the two separated, Collins moved from London to Los Angeles to live with her mother. She released a book in 2017 called “Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me,” in which she opened up about her relationship with her father.

“Because my dad was away a lot, I never wanted to do anything that would make him stay away even longer,” she wrote. “I became very careful about what I said and how I said it lest he think I was mad or that I didn’t like him. And the truth is I was in anger. I missed him and wanted him there.”

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She also opened up about the relationship with her famous father to Glamor UK in January 2020 when asked if she had ever considered changing her surname.

“When I was younger, trying to start my journey in the world of entertainment, several people said to me, ‘Well, what makes you special? There are so many brothers and sisters, from different family members and people. Why you?’ she says.

“I’m so incredibly proud of what my last name stands for, of what my dad has done. And I’m an incredibly proud daughter, but I’m going on my own path, my own journey. I didn’t want to change my last name,” Collins said.

Does Lily Collins have a British accent?

Although Collins was born in Surrey, England, she moved to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents divorced when she was five years old and the accent didn’t stick with her throughout her life as an actor. adult.

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She told The Kelly Clarkson Show how when she was young and in school, her classmates made fun of her accent, so she watched “Peter Pan” over and over to get rid of her English accent. Eventually, his accent disappeared. Now, as an adult, she says she wishes she still had the accent she had when she was younger.

Is Lily Collins in a relationship?

Collins is married to director Charlie McDowell. Rumors of their relationship began in the summer of 2019 after they met on the set of “Gilded Rage.” They made their Instagram relationship official that year. In 2020, the two got engaged and in 2021, they got married. Collins and McDowell don’t have kids, but they adopted a dog together in 2019.

Before that, she was linked to Taylor Lautner, Zac Efron, Jamie Campbell Bower, Thomas Cocquerel, Chris Evans and Nick Jonas.

Lily Collins married Charlie McDowell in 2021.
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What movies and TV shows does Lily Collins star in?

Collins’ breakthrough role was when she played Collins Tuohy, daughter of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy (played by Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw) in the 2009 film “The Blind Side.” The film is based on the life of NFL player Michael Oher.

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A few years later, in 2011, she played Taylor Lautner’s love interest in “Abduction.” After that, she played Snow White in the movie “Mirror Mirror” with Julia Roberts.

In 2013, she was in the film based on the book of the same title “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” which also starred Jamie Campbell Bower, whom Collins dated from time to time after meeting while filming. of the movie.

In 2014, she was in “Love, Rosie”, then in “Rules Don’t Apply”, “To the Bone”, “Okja”, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”, “Tolkien”, “Inheritance”, ” “Mank” and “Bargain”.

Collins also participated in the TV show “The Last Tycoon” where she played Cecillia Brady and her last TV show, the Netflix series “Emily in Paris” where she played the lead role of Emily Cooper.


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