Amanda Sanders
Born Amanda Sanders
September 22, 1996
Guildford, Surrey
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1998-present

Amanda Sanders (born September 22nd, 1996) is a Bulgarian/American actress and model. She is known for her role as Clary in the Mortal Instruments movies.

Early LifeEdit

Amanda was born in Guildford, Surrey, and is the daughter of English musician Phil Sanders and his second wife, Jill Tavelman, an American who is the former president of the Beverly Hills Women's Club. After her parents' divorce when she was 5, Collins moved to Los Angeles with her mother. She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and attended the University of Southern California, majoring in broadcast journalism.


Amanda began acting at the age of 2 in the BBC series Growing Pains. As a teenager, Amanda wrote a column, "NY Confidential," for the British magazine Elle Girl. She has also written for Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and the Los Angeles Times. She was selected by Chanel to wear one of its gowns at the 2007 Bal des Débutantes at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, which was featured on season three of the reality television show The Hills. She was picked by Spain's Glamour magazine in 2008 as its International Model of the Year and appeared on the magazine's cover in August 2009.

MTV Networks' named her one of the Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011. She co-starred in the 2011 action film Abduction with Taylor Lautner. Amanda played Snow White in Mirror Mirror, an adaptation of the Snow White fairytale, co-starring Julia Roberts. Robbie Collin from the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph wrote: "She has an adorable, sensational, almost perfect face for cinema; think Audrey Hepburn with the eyebrows of Liam Gallagher. Her smile is the platonic ideal of cheeky." She made her singing debut in the film, performing an English re-written cover of "I Believe (in Love)".

Amanda was reportedly cast as the lead in the remake Evil Dead, but dropped out due to a scheduling issue. She starred as Clary Fray in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, a film adaptation of the first book in the New York Times best-selling The Mortal Instruments novels, by Cassandra Clare. In October 2013, she appeared in the music video for "City of Angels" by Thirty Seconds to Mars. In 2014 Collins starred as Rosie Dunne in the film adaptation of Love, Rosie, also known as "Where Rainbows End", written by Cecelia Ahern, along with Sam Claflin from the Hunger Games series. The film is about fate separating two best friends as university approaches and how life can sometimes get in the way of true love. The Daily Express called it "rom-com of the year".

Personal LifeEdit

Amanda is the half-sister of actress Joely Collins and musician Simon Collins from her father's first marriage, and Nicholas and Matthew Collins from her father's third marriage.

She dated her The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones co-star, Jamie Campbell Bower from July 2012, until August 2013.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Blind Side Collins Tuohy
2013 The English Teacher Halle Anderson
2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Clary Fray
2014 Love, Rosie Rosie Dunn