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Collins in November 2010
|Born||Lauren Felice Collins
August 29, 1986
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Collins was born in Thornhill, Ontario, the daughter of Sari (née Bresver) and Stan Collins. Her father was born in London, England. Collins was raised Jewish. 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.
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.
|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|
|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||100 episodes|
|2003||Blue Murder||Shannon Brady||1 episode|
|2003||Mutant X||Megan Morrison||1 episode|
|2003||The Eleventh Hour||Sara Chase||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|
|2007–2009||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|
|2013–2014||1 Girl 5 Gays||Host||Talk show|
|2013–2014||Kroll Show||Collette / Mary Belle Edwards||4 episodes|
|2016||Degrassi: Next Class||Paige Michalchuck||1 episode|
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")
|2008||Gemini Award||Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series||Degrassi: The Next Generation
(For episode "Talking in Your Sleep")
|2002||Young Artist Award||Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)
|2003||Young Artist Award||Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)
|2006||Young Artist Award||Best Ensemble in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama)||Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Shared with cast)
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- Jewish Tribune - Degrassi’s Jewish cast members share love for their TV program
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- "Oh No They Didn't! - Flawless Canadian Lauren Collins to become new host of "1g5g"". livejournal.com.
- "Zero Recognition". TIFF.net. Retrieved 2014-08-23.