Bianca Collins

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Bianca Collins
Born Bianca Suzanne Collins
(1988-08-17) August 17, 1988 (age 28)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Bianca Suzanne Collins (born August 17, 1988) is an American actress. She is probably best known for her role as Patti Perez in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous, and as Lulu in the Teen Nick program Gigantic.

Biography[edit]

Bianca Collins was born in San Diego, California. She now resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas. She is a graduate of Chaminade College Preparatory, West Hills, California and the University of Southern California (USC). At USC, Bianca's major was Sociology, whilst she minored in Screen writing.


Her nicknames include 'Bink' and 'Binky'.

Career[edit]

Her acting career began in 1996, with her first role in the pre-Broadway workshop of Paul Simon's play The Capeman, starring Marc Anthony. Her role was written out of the play before its short 1998 Broadway run. Bianca was a member of the 1997 20th anniversary Broadway cast of Annie, both as July and Duffy. She continued as a member of the 1998–1999 national touring company for the musical. Her on-stage acting continued in Los Angeles in 2001 as a cast member of Selena: A Musical Celebration Of Life.

She was contracted to be part of the cast for the 2001 film Glitter, but before production started she was replaced by Brazilian actress Isabel Gomes in the role of young Mariah Carey.

Her television movie credits include the Disney Channel Original Movie Tiger Cruise, the George Lopez holiday movie Naughty or Nice, and the MTV musical The American Mall.

Bianca's additional television credits include guest starring in episodes of Law & Order, Strong Medicine, House and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

From 2004 to 2007, Bianca played Patti Perez on Unfabulous, starring alongside Emma Roberts. From 2010 to 2011, she played Lulu on Gigantic until its cancellation. These are her biggest roles, and take advantage of her teen/tween friendly image.

Bianca is lead vocalist for the songs 'At the Mall' and 'A Little Bit of Heart Somewhere' on the American Mall soundtrack.

Young Artist Award nominations[edit]

Whilst she has yet to receive an award, Bianca has been nominated for accolades on several occasions. In 2005, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for 'Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series' for Unfabulous, along with the rest of the cast. Also this year she was nominated for 'Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actress' for her role as Tina Torres in Tiger Cruise. Bianca received two further nominations alongside the cast of Unfabulous, in 2006 for 'Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)' and in 2008 for 'Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series'.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Mica "'Fraid So"
2010 Gigantic Lulu Khandon 12 episodes
2009 House M.D. Phoebe "Known Unknowns"
2008 The American Mall Mia TV Movie
2004 Unfabulous Patti Perez 20 Episodes
2004 Naughty or Nice Olivia Romiro TV Movie
2004 Tiger Cruise Tina Torres TV movie
2004 Strong Medicine Hailey "Quarantine"
1997 Law & Order Darlene Muller "Legacy"

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