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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 May 1977Houston, Texas, USA
Birth NameViola Lynn Collins
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Viola Lynn Collins was born in Houston, Texas, to Patricia Lynn (Campbell) and Phillip Dean Collins. She attended the Juilliard School for Drama and had a great deal of Shakespearean training before being cast as "Portia" in "The Merchant of Venice". She also played "Ophelia" in a production of "Hamlet" in New York, and was "Juliet" in Peter Hall's "Romeo and Juliet" at the Ahmanson theatre in Los Angeles.

Lynn is married to actor Steven Strait. She divides her time between New York and London.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: jellicle2

Spouse (2)

Matthew Boyle (2014 - present) (1 child)
Steven Strait (23 December 2007 - 2013) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Greatly enjoys astrology.
Got her role in The Merchant of Venice (2004) after Cate Blanchett backed out.
Graduated from Klein High School outside of Houston, Texas. Other KHS alumni include singer Lyle Lovett, actress Sherry Stringfield, actors Lee Pace and Matt Bomer, writer Tom Vaughan, and Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Wilkinson.
When Lynn was 4 years old, she moved to Singapore and lived there for 6 years before moving back to Houston.
She has English, Scottish, Irish and Cherokee ancestry.
Started dating her second husband in 2014 and married soon afterwards.
Separated in 2013 and divorced soon afterwards.
Welcomed her son by her second husband, Asher Hendrix Boyle, in January 2015.

Personal Quotes (18)

My family are very, very religious in Texas. They're Southern Baptists. I left to go to New York when I was 17 and I realized I wasn't Southern Baptist. That's not how I am inclined.
I'm Irish and Cherokee Indian. I can't faint.
I've studied astrology for many, many years, and I feel like it's an incredibly challenging art.
I think Andrew Stanton is such an amazing, creative mind.
I went to a private school in Singapore and they had an incredible arts program. Every day I was doing something artistic.
I can't really connect with things unless they are spiritual in nature, so I have to make acting spiritual for myself, and each role a spiritual journey for me.
From the beginning of time, we've told stories, Shamans and Medicine People, and not to be pompous about it, but I feel like that is the lineage I take down and where I come from. There is magic to storytelling.
Every role that you accept makes you grow in some way. It's part of the creative process.
I started doing karate at four, my parents were karatekas. I stopped when I was 17 and went to Julliard and had a lot of stage combat there.
What I do is very spiritual to me. I can't really connect with things unless they are spiritual in nature, so I have to make acting spiritual for myself, and each role a spiritual journey for me.
I went to Julliard where they use a lot of voice and speech exercises.
In my career, I've really wanted to sort of be a morpher and not show my own identity.
I'm a trained martial artist. My parents were both martial artists.
I will say that Lynda Carter is an awesome woman.
The way that I work is very specific, very thorough, and the process has to be totally clear.
The truth for me is that I've been doing independent film since the get-go, so that's a big passion of mine, but the big ones are really fun, too. I like my world to be eclectic.
They're really competitive at drama in Texas.
I feel like part of your job as an actor is you're going to get noticed, and the more successful you get, the more noticed you are. It's kind of like a Catch-22.

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