As an American actress, Lynn Collins has asserted herself with appearances on television series like True Blood and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She is also recognized for her roles in movies such as John Carter and X-Men: Origins of Wolverine.
Beyond her biography, the following are the things one ought to know about the actress, including the facts surrounding her role as Dejah Thoris in 2012’s science fiction film – John Carter.
Lynn Collins Biography
Lynn Viola Collins was born on the 16th of May 1977. Collins is from Houston in Texas but has Irish, Scottish, and English roots. She has also been heard claiming to be of Cherokee heritage, referring to herself as Irish and Cherokee. Collins spent her childhood years in Singapore with her parents. She attended the Singapore American School in Texas and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Juilliard School’s Drama Division.
As the story goes, Lynn Collins discovered her love for acting during a childhood Christmas pageant in which she played the role of Mrs. Claus. She made her television debut immediately after college in 1999 on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and went on to act in Shakespearian dramas such as Hamlet which was followed up by acting as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
After bit-part roles in movies such as Haunted, 50 First Dates, and 13 Going on 30, Collins was finally, widely noticed when she played the role of Portia in the movie The Merchant of Venice alongside superstars such as Al Pacino, Joseph Fiennes, and Jeremy Irons. Nevertheless, her acting career was only furthered when she began to star in the HBO vampire series True Blood in 2008 as the girlfriend of Jason Stackhouse. She followed up her role in True Blood as the hero’s love interest in 2009 by starring alongside Hugh Jackman in the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Who’s Her Husband?
On a personal note, Lynn Collins married a then 21-year-old American actor Steven Strait on the 23rd of December 2007. After a four year relationship, Collins and Strait got separated in 2013 due to what seemed to be a long distance strain on the relationship which was mostly a result of the fact that the two were both actors chasing after their separate careers.
A year later, Collins got married again to musician Matthew Boyle; this was in November 2014 and the couple has just one child.
Her John Carter Role
Lynn’s experience in a lead role came in 2012 when she was cast as the notoriously headstrong Martian princess Dejah Thoris in the blockbuster movie John Carter.
Collins was described as the best thing about the movie because of her portrayal of the character Thoris – a steely edged warrior and a reputable scientist. That, encapsulated in the fact that the character was meant to be the most beautiful woman in the universe, Collins had to superbly work alongside Andrew Stanton (the director) to create a Disney Princess for the ages.
The actress once spoke about the character, she detailed that she wanted her to be modern so that modern women could relate to her on a mental and emotional level. She hoped that women across the globe would steadily be inspired by the character. It’s quite obvious that the actress considers the Thoris character as something more tangible than a movie role. According to her, she has never played any other role which has had such massive impact on her.
Facts You Need to Know About Lynn Collins
1. Collins has been married twice and has a child named Asher Hendrix Boyle from her second husband Matthew Boyle.
2. Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
3. Although we are yet to confirm the details of Lynn Collins’ body measurements, we can tell she’s 8 inches taller than 5 feet and weighs around 135 lb. Her bra size is believed to be 34B.
4. Lynn has also featured in the three episodes of the series Covert Affairs as Olga Akarova.
5. Raised in a deeply religious Southern Baptist family, Lynn has described herself as a pretty spiritual person. She has studied different religions, entertaining all kinds of beliefs which included mysticism and paganism.