Viola Lynn Collins (born May 16, 1977), better known as Lynn Collins, is an American actress. She made television appearances in True Blood and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and is recognized for her roles in films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine and John Carter. Collins was born in Houston, Texas, and has stated that she is of Scottish, Irish, and Cherokee descent. She spent her formative years in Singapore, with 'summers in Japan where my parents were getting their fourth and fifth and sixth [dan] in Shitaru ... Okinawa style Karate'. During a childhood Christmas pageant in which she played Mrs. Claus, Collins discovered her love for acting. She attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division (Group 28: 1995-1999) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
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