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Overview (3)

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameMeredith Crawford Collins
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Crawford M. Collins was born on May 25, 1987 in Plainfield, NJ to an Irish American father and a Scottish/Welsh American mother. She studied English and Theatre Arts at Mount Holyoke College and graduated cum laude in 2009. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Margaret Davis Stitt Prize, a distinction honoring a member of the graduating class excelling in the dramatic arts.

In 2010, she went on to complete a Master's degree, in a little under a year, from Drew University, studying dramatic literature and earning her certification as a teacher. During her time as a student she consistently performed in stage productions. A decided provocateur when it came to the arts, she often found herself playing dark, thwarted, and conflicted women...and men. With a taste for the unique and mysterious, she found some genuinely interesting gender-bending roles come her way, such as the late nineteenth-century Swedish army captain, Adolf in August Strindberg's classic work The Father, and as a water demon in Camilla Ammirati's In the Ebb, marking Crawford's off-Broadway debut at HERE Mainstage in New York.

In 2011, she began booking consistent work in film, television, and theatre. She made her feature film debut in a fine LINE (2011 Best Picture, Luminaries Film Festival). 2012 was a particularly busy year; including her most notable leading role from the off-off Broadway revival of Sicks! An Evening with Six of the Most Notorious Women in History. Her portrayal of Queen Mary I aka "Bloody Mary" explored historically relevant events of the Tudor Dynasty, but with a darkly comedic delivery and was also featured in an article appearing in the arts section of The New York Post.

From there, Crawford moved to the sassy role of Myrna Malone, a XXX talent manager in Joseph Samuel Wright's operatic play, Rise. She then performed the highly sought after role of Li'l Bit in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning play, How I Learned to Drive.

Consistently off-centered roles in the plays Far Away, The Father, The Bald Soprano and Rise; television appearances as convicted Russian spy, Cynthia Murphy on the BBC series, "Modern Spies" (2012), a sinister apparition on the Bio Channel series, "Celebrity Ghost Stories"; and her performance in the short film, "Blame" (2012) have only added to her mystique. "Blame" (2012) earned her a Luminaries Film Festival nomination for Best Actress.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (3)

Highly defined cheekbones
Intense blue eyes
Known for playing dark, thwarted, and conflicted women.

Trivia (13)

Mother is Irish, Welsh, and Scottish.
Lives in the West Village, New York, NY.
While at Mount Holyoke College, she appeared in student productions of plays such as "The Bald Soprano," "Far Away" and "The Father".
Began playing the piano at 5-years-old, winning multiple honors for state music competitions throughout New Jersey.
Earned her AFTRA card by getting Taft-Hartleyed on the CBS series NYC 22.
Is also a NJ certified middle/high school English teacher.
Earned her Master's degree in Dramatic Literature and Education in just under one year from Drew University.
Has been cast in three projects by intimate social justice filmmaker, Danielle Earle.
Won the Mortimer Dramatic Arts award in high school, an academic scholarship honoring a member of the junior class excelling in the dramatic arts.
Won Best Supporting Actress her senior year of high school for her performance in "The Matchmaker".
Won the Margaret Davis Stitt Prize at her convocation from Mount Holyoke, an award given to a member of the graduating class excelling in the dramatic arts.
2009: Graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in English and Theatre Arts.
Nominated for Best Actress at the Luminaries Film Festival for her performance in "Blame".

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