Lauren Collins

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Lauren Collins
Lauren Collins 10.jpg
Collins in November 2010
Born Lauren Felice Collins
(1986-08-29) August 29, 1986 (age 27)
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998-Present

Lauren Felice Collins (born August 29, 1986) is a Canadian actress who is perhaps best known for portraying Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Life and career[edit]

Collins was born in Thornhill, Ontario, the daughter of Sari (née Bresver) and Stan Collins.[1][2] Her father was born in London, England.[3] Collins was raised Jewish.[4][5] She has one brother, a copy editor, and her first cousin once removed is Spencer Rice, one of the stars of Kenny vs Spenny. She is a graduate of Thornlea Secondary School.[citation needed]

Collins first began acting in 1998, with roles in various television series including Once a Thief, Noddy, and I Was a Sixth Grade Alien. From 2000 to 2001, she had a recurring role on In a Heartbeat before landing the role of Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi: The Next Generation in 2001. She also portrayed Derek's ex-girlfriend Kendra on Life with Derek. She has also appeared in numerous theatrical productions, playing the title roles in Alice in Wonderland and the production of Annie, and starring in the made-for-television film Virtual Mom. She has been a member of CharActors Theatre Troupe, a children's community theater company, for over five years.

In 2006, Collins made her feature film debut in Take the Lead, appearing alongside Antonio Banderas. The following year she appeared in Charlie Bartlett (starring Anton Yelchin and Robert Downey, Jr.). In 2008, she co-starred in the direct-to-DVD feature Picture This, opposite Ashley Tisdale and fellow Degrassi alumnus Shenae Grimes.

After YouTube celebrity Shane Dawson expressed his interest in watching the Degrassi series, Collins starred in a parody video released March 6, 2010.

She will work once again with Disney Channel and Tisdale on the newest installment of High School Musical's Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, playing the role of Tiffany.[6]

Starting in 2013, Collins hosts MTV's 1 Girl 5 Gays replacing Aliya Jasmine Sovani, who had been hosting the show for 4 seasons.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Valentine's Day Young Alma Television movie
1998 Real Kids, Real Adventures Meggie 1 episode
1998 Blood on Her Hands Ruby Collins Television movie
1998 Once a Thief Cleo at 13 1 episode
1998 Tempting Fate Ruby Television movie
1998 Happy Christmas, Miss King Libby Hubble Television movie
1998–1999 Noddy Rox 3 episodes
1999 Rocky Marciano Mary Anne Television movie
1999 I Was a Sixth Grade Alien Lindy Mae 2 episodes
1999 Restless Spirits Rhonda Television movie
2000 Virtual Mom Lucy Foster Television movie
2000 Deliberate Intent Erin Smolla Television movie
2000 Baby Portia Pinter Television movie
2000–2001 In a Heartbeat Brooke Lanier 18 episodes
2001 What Girls Learn Susie Television movie
2001–2008 Degrassi: The Next Generation Paige Michalchuk 143 episodes
2003 Blue Murder Shannon Brady 1 episode
2003 Mutant X Megan Morrison 1 episode
2003 The Eleventh Hour Sara Chase 1 episode
2004 Renegadepress.com Amanda 1 episode
2005 Totally Spies! Voice 2 episodes
2005 Radio Free Roscoe Blaire 2 episodes
2006 Take the Lead Caitlin
2006 Booky Makes Her Mark Ada-May Television movie
2006 Angela's Eyes Heather Keene 1 episode
2006–2009 Life with Derek Kendra 10 episodes
2007 Grossology Naomi (Voice) 2 episodes
2007 Charlie Bartlett Kelly
2007–2009 The Best Years Alicia O'Sullivan 2 seasons
2008 Picture This Alexa Direct-to-DVD release
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood Paige Michalchuk Television movie
2011 Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Tiffani Disney Channel Original Movie; Direct-to-DVD release
2011 Being Erica Barbera Strange (young) 2 episodes
2013–present 1 Girl 5 Gays Host Talk show
2013–present Kroll Show Collette / Mary Belle Edwards 4 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title of work Result
2004 Gemini Award Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series Renegadepress.com
(For episode "Skin Deep")
Nominated
2008 Gemini Award Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series Degrassi: The Next Generation
(For episode "Talking in Your Sleep")
Nominated
2002 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)
Won
2003 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)
Nominated
2006 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)
Nominated

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