Viola Lynn Collins was born on 16 May 1977, in Houston, Texas USA, of English, Irish, Scottish, and Cherokee ancestry. She is an actress, best known for her television appearances in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “True Blood”. She’s also had notable roles in “John Carter” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Lynn Collins? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s participated in many television shows and films throughout her career, which has been active since 1999, and as she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Lynn Collins Net Worth $3 million
Lynn grew up in Singapore and Japan, as her parents were devotees of karate. She attended Singapore American School and Klein High School, and discovered her love for acting during a Christmas pageant, in which she acted as Mrs Claus. After matriculating, she then attended Julliard School’s Drama Division, graduating with a degree in Fine Arts in 1999.
In the same year, Collins made her television debut in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, the fourth longest running scripted US primetime television series on a major broadcast network, with stories often based on actual crimes or loosely based on crimes that caught the attention of the media. She then went on stage to appear in Shakespeare plays such as “Hamlet”, playing Ophelia opposite Liv Schreiber, and the title role of Juliet. Her next notable project was a stint in “Haunted” which aired on UPN, but was cancelled due to low ratings.
Despite that, her net worth started to increase and it led to more opportunities for her. She had roles in films such as “50 First Dates” which stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. She also became a part of “Down with Love” and “13 Going on 30” which starred Jennifer Garner, airing in 2004.
Lynn continued to have projects that built her net worth. She gained a lot of attention in the film “The Merchant of Venice” playing Portia, opposite Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. In 2008, she was cast as Dawn Green, Jason Stackhouse’s girlfriend in the HBO vampire series “True Blood”. The following year, she was then cast in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” in which she played the hero’s love interest opposite Hugh Jackman. In 2012 she was cast as the Martian princess Dejah Thoris in “John Carter” – her first leading role – based on the book “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
For her personal life, it is known that Collins married actor Steven Strait in 2007 after a four-year relationship. However, they separated in 2013. The following year, she married musician Matthew Boyle and they have a child. Lynn was raised in a very religious family of Southern Baptists, but has since explored several faiths.
I'm a trained martial artist. My parents were both martial artists.
In my career, I've really wanted to sort of be a morpher and not show my own identity.
I went to Julliard where they use a lot of voice and speech exercises.
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 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.
Every role that you accept makes you grow in some way. It's part of the creative process.
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.
I went to a private school in Singapore and they had an incredible arts program. Every day I was doing something artistic.