Lynn Collins

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 11: Lynn Collins at the AFI fest 2006 Scr

Collins in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Viola Lynn Collins

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 16, 1977

Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, possibly other

Lynn Collins is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films X-Men Origins: Wolverine and John Carter.

Lynn has stated that she has “Irish and Cherokee” Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Lynn is married to musician Matthew Boyle, with whom she has a son.

Lynn’s paternal grandfather was Willis Greenville “Jack” Collins (the son of Lucius Monroe Collins and Charlotte Roxanie/Roxana Logan). Willis was born in Mississippi. Lucius was the son of David Tulley Collins and Nancy A. George.

Lynn’s paternal grandmother was Viola Bain (the daughter of Henry Albert Bain and Florence Ardena/Denie/Dena Stack/Stacks). Viola was born in Oklahoma. Henry was the son of John A. Bain and Mary “Mollie” Kiddey.

Lynn’s maternal grandfather was Charles E. Campbell (the son of Clarence Campbell and Betty Magee).

Lynn’s maternal grandmother was Juanita Jezebel Dukes (the daughter of William Clifton Dukes and Lillie Mae James). Juanita was born in Mississippi. William was the son of Hannable H. Dukes and Mary Jane Watts. Lillie was the daughter of Pinkney J. James and Frances L. “Fannie” Montgomery.

Sources: Lynn’s paternal grandfather, Willis Greenville “Jack” Collins, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Lynn’s maternal grandmother, Juanita Jezebel Dukes, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

11 Responses

  1. celebfan says:

    She’s married to Steven Strait, who’s also listed on this site.

  2. cwm85 says:

    She looks Irish…

  3. gel says:

    Where did this “Scots-Irish” invention come from?

  4. Freerk says:

    Not when you are Northern European … :D

    But she looks nice. *sigh*

  5. shobohunter says:

    looks exotic

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