May 16, 1977
44 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm tall
36-25-34 in | 89-64-86 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Viola Lynn Collins was born in Houston, Texas, United States, on May 16, 1977, is an American actress.
Young Lynn Collins first started performing during her years at the Juilliard School's Drama Division, in school theater productions.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Never Get Outta the Boat (2002) in role as Stacy.
She got her television debut in NBC crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) in episode "Wanderlust", in role as Virginia Hayes.
Her breakthrough performance came as Portia in romantic drama film The Merchant of Venice (2004).
She was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her role as Portia in romantic drama movie The Merchant of Venice (2004).
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Fresh Face – Female for her role as Kayla Silverfox in superhero film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
Bug (2006) psychological horror opposite Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon and Harry Connick Jr.
John Carter (2012) science fiction action with Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe and Dominic West
10 Years (2011) romantic comedy opposite Channing Tatum, Oscar Isaac and Jenna Dewan
Numb (2007) romantic comedy with Matthew Perry, Kevin Pollak and Bob Gunton
Uncertainty (2009) crime drama thriller opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Assumpta Serna
50 First Dates (2004) romantic comedy with Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and Rob Schneider
The Dog Problem (2006) comedy with Giovanni Ribisi, Kevin Corrigan and Sarah Shahi
Life in Flight (2008) romantic comedy drama opposite Patrick Wilson and Amy Smart
Return to Rajapur (2006) romantic drama with Kelli Garner, Justin Theroux and Frank Langella
Angels Crest (2011) drama opposite Thomas Dekker, Elizabeth McGovern and Kate Walsh
Lost in the Sun (2015) drama thriller with Josh Duhamel, Josh Wiggins and Emma Fuhrmann
The Hollow Point (2016) Western opposite Patrick Wilson, Ian McShane and John Leguizamo
Beneath Us (2019) horror thriller with Rigo Sanchez, Josue Aguirre and James Tupper
James the Second (2021) drama in role as Cara Bucke, opposite Beau Garrett and Nick Stahl
Haunted (2002) UPN horror drama series in role as Assistant D.A. Jessica Manning
True Blood (2008) HBO fantasy horror drama series in role as Dawn Green
Covert Affairs (2014) action drama series in role as Olga Akarova
Manhunt: Unabomber (2017) drama series in role as Natalie Rogers
The Fix (2019) ABC legal drama series in role as Dr. Carys Daly
Bosch (2020) Amazon Studios police procedural series in role as Alicia Kent
The Walking Dead (2021) AMC post apocalyptic horror series in role as Leah
Attended Singapore American School in Singapore and Klein High School in Texas.
Graduated from the Juilliard School (1999) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Manhattan, New York.
She started learning karate at the age of 4.
Has English, Scottish, Cherokee and Irish ancestry.
She is also trained martial artist.
Lives in Houston, Texas, United States.
She dated Keanu Reeves (2005) and Charlie Cox (2004).
She was married to:
Matthew Boyle (2014-2016) they have one son
Steven Strait (2007-2013)