Lily Collins (born 1989) is an Anglo-American actress, the daughter of Phil Collins and an American mother. She began her acting career at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains. When her parents divorced, she and her mother went to Los Angeles. There, she acted in some minor roles, and picked up an interest in journalism, writing for Elle Girl, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and the Los Angeles Times. After majoring in broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California, she covered the 2008 presidential campaign (including the election of Barack Obama) for Nickelodeon.Around the same time, Lily began appearing in some major acting roles, starting with the first-season finale of 90210. She acted with Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, with Paul Bettany in Priest, and with Taylor Lautner in Abduction. In 2012, she played Snow White in Mirror, Mirror, facing off against Julia Roberts. She was not able to join the Evil Dead remake due to scheduling conflicts, but did appear in Stuck in Love, and plays the lead role of Clary Fray in Mortal Instruments.