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Happy birthday, Lily Collins! The British-American actress, and daughter of musician Phil Collins, turns 26 today. Collins got her start on the BBC series Growing Pains at the age of 2, and eventually made a detour from Hollywood to earn her college degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California. Her choice of major was most likely sparked following her writing stints for multiple media outlets. The star covered the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign on the Nickelodeon show Kids Pick the President, earning her a Young Hollywood Award for Newest Red Carpet Correspondent.

Not long after that, the actress jumped back into acting and landed roles in The Blind Side opposite Sandra Bullock, Abduction, and Mirror Mirror. Last year she starred in the adorable rom-com Love, Rosie. The bold-brow beauty rang in the new year with a rockin' new pixie cut and is slated to be in the upcoming film, How to be Single. In honor of her birthday, check out her changing looks through the years.