The British-Canadian producer and actress Joely Collins is famously still known for her lead role in the police procedural TV series “Cold Squad”, which premiered on CTV in 1998.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Joely Collins was born Joely Bertorelli under the Leo zodiac sign on 8 August 1972, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is 49-year-old as of 2022. Her mother, Andrea Bertorelli is a homemaker, and her step-father, Phil Collins is a celebrated actor and singer-songwriter, widely-known for his Genesis rock band, and his numerous hit singles which include “Another day in Paradise,” “I Don’t Care Anymore, and “In The Air Tonight” – she was adopted by Phil after he married her mother in 1975.
Joely has a brother, Simon Collins, who is now a drummer, and a half-sister named Lily Collins, whose mother is Jill Tavelman.
Collins was enrolled at Point Gray Secondary School, and studied acting at Vancouver Youth Theater. She was later taken to London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to hone her acting skills.
Hobbies and Facts
Joely is an outdoorsy person, who likes spending time hiking and going for walks together with her husband and daughter.
She is an animal lover, and has several pets.
Her favorite beverages are tea and hot chocolate.
Joely made her film debut in 1994, with a role in “Moment of Truth: To Walk Again.” She appeared in three films in the year that followed: she played Linda in the horror movie “Hideaway” (its box office was $26 million against its budget of $15 million), Polly in the slasher movie “Deadly Sins,” and then in the film “Beauty’s Revenge.” She was subsequently seen in the films “Home Song” playing Erin and “Annie O,” in which she portrayed Robin.
Between 2003-2011, she appeared in “Defining Edward” as Anna, “Almost Heaven” as Taya (2006), “Kick Me Down” as Peaches (2009), and in “What Could Have Been.” She recently appeared in the film “Brahms: The Boy II” in 2020, playing the role of Mary.
Collins made her first TV appearance in 1994, playing Rachel Langston in the teen drama “Madison”, and during the same year, she was selected for the role of Barb in the TV series “Neon Rider.” She voiced a character in the animated Tv show “Action man” in 1995, and the next year saw her playing Emily in the show “Poltergeist: The Legacy.” Joely next lent her voice in the animated show “Hurricanes”, appeared in the action-adventure “Viper,” science fiction show “First Wave,” and the Canadian TV series “Da Vinci’s Inquest”, all in 1998.
Collins has featured in a couple of productions since 2000, including CTV’s “Cold Squad,” which made her very popular, the sci-fi series “The Dead Zone” in 2005, plus “The Collector” and “Four Extraordinary Women” both in 2006. She was also cast as Rachel in “Coded” (2015).
The “Cold Squad” lead actress has bagged several awards, including a Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award (2004) in the category of the Best Actor\Actress in a Canadian Film. She was also crowned the Best Leading Actress in Canada at the age of 22, for her performance in the TV series “Madison.”
The “Hideaway” actress is a married woman, who exchanged vows with the Dutch-born cyclist Stefan Buitelaar on 28 August 2008 – she describes their first meeting as ‘love at first sight.’ Their wedding ceremony was attended by close friends and family, and was held in Leiden, Netherlands. The duo welcomed their daughter named Zoe on 26 October 2009.
Joely has revealed that she’s Buddhist.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Joely stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), weighs approximately 112lbs (51kg) and her vital statistics are 32-24-33. She is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has dark brown hair and hazel eyes.
Joely has been active in the entertainment industry for nearly three decades now, since 1994, and has gained massive popularity and accumulated a decent fortune – she’s worth approximately $18 million according to authoritative sources. The entertainer is seemingly living a luxurious life together with her daughter and husband; she owns several high-end cars and a big mansion. She is still working on a number of new projects.
Who is Joely Collins’ Father, Phil Collins?
Phil turned out to be one of the most famous singers in the ’80s, when he became the lead vocalist of the band Genesis, following Peter Gabriel’s exit. Phil Collins was born on 31 January 1951(70 years old) in London, England, to Greville Collins, who worked as an insurance agent, and his wife June who was a talent manager. He was raised together with elder brother Cleve who is a professional cartoonist, and sister Carole who became an ice skater. He attended Chiswick Grammar School, and later trained in Barbara Speake Stage School.
Phil has had a successful and long-spanning career in the entertainment industry.
He collaborated with his fellow students to form his first music band, The Real Thing, but made his career breakthrough in 1970 when he joined Genesis, which was then three years old, first as a back-up vocalist, and drummer. In the next five years, the band released five albums and gained many fans.
In 1978, the band, which had Tony Banks as the keyboardist, and Mike Rutherford as the guitarist released the record “And Then There Were Three” which became a hit. They later released “Follow You, Follow Me,” which also turned out to be an American radio hit. Phil also collaborated with the Brand X jazz band as he began exploring solo work, and eventually released his debut solo album “Face Value”, and since releasing many hit songs.
Phil appeared in the 1984 NBC drama “Miami Vice,” which featured his song “In the Air Tonight” in some of its episodes. He also made an appearance in the film “Buster”, and wrote the song “Two Hearts” for the movie, which saw him nominated for Golden Globe and Academy Awards for Best Original Song.
Phil has been married thrice: his first wife was Andrea Bertorelli (1975-1980), then Jill Tavelman (1984-1996), and later Orianne Cevey (1999-2008) – however, he got back together with Orianne in 2016, and they’re now living together. He is a father of five children, Lily, Nicholas, Joely, Simon and Matthew Collins. Phil has accumulated a hefty fortune from his career, and is now reputedly worth over $300 million as of 2022.