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Stephen Collins Biography

Birth Name:
Stephen Weaver Collins
Birth Place:
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Actor, author

Fast Facts

  • Was inspired to start his writing career after attending a party hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest where Curtis pulled a book from the shelf and asked everyone to imagine its first sentence
  • Collins' sentence became the first line of his novel Eye Contact
  • Released his debut album Stephen Collins in 2003; a follow-up, The Hits of Rick Nelson, was released in 2005
  • Has practiced Transcendental Meditation since 1976
  • Is a descendant of politician James Baird Weaver, who ran for president on the Populist Party ticket in 1892


  • Dave Collins -- Brother
  • Mike Collins -- Brother
  • Kate Collins -- Daughter
  • Marjorie Weinman -- Ex-wife
  • Cyrus Collins -- Father
  • Madeleine Collins -- Mother