The American actress Lynn Collins is probably best known for her roles in the films “John Carter” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, and also for her recent appearance in the acclaimed horror series “The Walking Dead.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Born Viola Lynn Collins in Houston, Texas, under the Taurus zodiac sign on 16 May 1977, the “John Carter” starlet is 45 years old as of 2022. Her parents are the martial artists, Patricia Lynn Campbell and Philip Dean Collins – her father also runs an oil business, and would go to Singapore for regular business trips during Lynn’s early days, and to where her parents later relocated, and where she did her early schooling. They traveled to Japan regularly to upgrade their karate skill – her mother influenced her to learn martial arts at an early age. She was brought up in a tight-knit Baptist household, and is of Scottish, Irish and English roots.

Lynn went to Singapore American School and later transferred to the Texas-based Klein High School. She thereafter matriculated to the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, and graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the school’s drama Division in late 1999. She has also studied astrology, which she revealed that she found it to be a very challenging art.

Career

Career Beginnings and TV Appearances

Lynn made her TV debut in 1999, playing Virginia Hayes in an episode of the NBC crime series “Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit”. Subsequently, she played the lead role of Ophelia and appeared alongside the American actor Liev Schreiber in Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”, and later played Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.”

In 2002, she appeared as Assistant District Attorney Jessica Manning in five episodes of the UPN horror series “Haunted.” Her rising fame saw her cast as Dawn Green in the critically acclaimed Allan Ball’s fantasy horror drama series “True Blood” (2008), which starred Anna Paquin, Sam Trammell and Stephen Moyer.

Lynn’s next notable role was in the action drama “Covert Affairs,” in which she played Olga Akarova in three episodes in 2014. She later played Natalie Rodgers in seven episodes of the drama anthology miniseries “Manhunt: Unabomber” in 2017, sharing the screen with Paul Bettany and Sam Worthington. In 2020, the Texan actress was cast as Alicia Kent in the Amazon Studio’s police procedural drama “Bosch”, and recently she played the prominent role of Leah Shaw in ten episodes of “The Walking Dead” in 2021 and 2022, co-starring Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, and Melissa McBride, among others — the hit series has won 70 awards, including several Primetime Emmys and MTV Movie & TV Awards, receiving 155 award nominations.

Film Appearances

Collins made her film debut as Stacy in “Never Get Outta the Boat” in 2002. Before the decade ended, she appeared in 16 more films, including the 2004 Peter Segal-directed romantic-comedy “50 First Dates,” which starred Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, “The Dog Problem” in 2006, “Life in Flight” in 2008, and the 2009 superhero movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The latter had an impressive box office take of over $373 million, and it made her very popular, and starred some of the most notable Hollywood names including Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds. The Gavin Hood-directed film won several awards including a Teen Choice Award for Film.

2012 saw her starring alongside Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe and Dominic West in the hit Sci-fi film “John Carter” which grossed over $284 million. She was later seen in six other films including “Lost in The Sun” in 2015, “Rim of the World” in 2019, and more recently in 2020’s “Beneath Us.”

Social Media Presence

Collins is highly active on Instagram – @lynncollins – with almost 140,000 fans. She also has a verified Twitter account that has around 23,000 followers under her username @lynncollins7.

Awards and Nominations

Collins’ role in the 2004 romantic-drama film “The Merchant of Venice” saw her winning the 2005 Golden Satellite Award nomination in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Musical or Comedy. In 2009, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Fresh Face Female for her praised role in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

Personal Life

Lynn has been married and divorced twice. She began dating the American actor Steven Strait in early 2003 – the duo was ranked among the most revered couples in Hollywood by the media and public. They announced their engagement in 2007, and walked the aisle on 23 December. Sadly, they ended their marriage with a divorce in 2013 for unknown reasons.

Steven later exchanged vows with the Russian Federation-born model Daria Zhemkova in 2019, on the other hand, Lynn began seeing the actor, film director and musician, Matthew Boyle in 2014. Matthew is a native of Maryland, USA, and is famous for his works on the 1993 film “Die Watching,” 2003’s “Undead,” and 2013’s “Everything Went Down.” They dated briefly before walking the aisle in November 2014, and subsequently welcomed a son, Asher Hendrix Boyle, in January 2015. However, the couple ended their two years of togetherness with a divorce in 2016.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Collins has a pair of green eyes, and long brown hair. She has an hourglass figure with vital statistics of 36-25-34, weighs around 135lbs (62kgs), and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall. It’s reported that Lynn previously went for a nose job to rectify her bulbous nose, as it’s observed that her nose is now refined and matches her facial feature, which gives her an edgier look. She is very confident and comfortable with her body, and she previously posed nude for the American women’s magazine, Allure, in May 2009.

Net Worth

Lynn is a very talented actress who has carved a niche for herself and amassed a good sum. She is reportedly worth around $5 million, as of 2022.

Who is Lynn Collins’ First Ex-Husband, Steven Strait

Matthew Boyle is a native of New York City, born to his English and Italian parents, Jean Viscione and Richard Dyer Strait on 23 March 1986 (36 years old). He studied at Village Community School before joining Xavier High School, and took his acting classes at Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Matthew developed an interest in modeling during his teenage years, which saw him appearing on the covers of various magazines, including L’uomo, Spoon Magazine, and Vogue.

Lynn’s ex-husband is credited with roles in the films “Sky High” in 2005, “10,000 BC” in 2008, “Hot” in 2014, and “Life Like” in 2019. He has also appeared in several TV series, such as “Magic City” in 2012 and 2013, “Revenge” in 2014, and “The Expanse” (2015-2022). His net worth is reputedly close to $8 million, as of late 2022.

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