Lauren Felice Collins (born August 29, 1986) is a Canadian actress that is perhaps best known for portraying Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Collins was born in Thornhill, Ontario, the daughter of Sari (ne 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.
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