Date of Birth
20 December 1985, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Collins Curtis Pennie
Born in Fort Greene Brooklyn, New York, Collins Pennie began his career with roles on both NBC's hit drama Law & Order as well as playing a drug-addicted thief on Without a Trace. His television work quickly caught the eye of Ford Model Management, who signed Collins, consequently leading him to the successful Ck one" fragrance campaign for Calvin Klein. Collins resides in Los Angeles, New York & Atlanta. While not on camera Collins spends most of his time dancing, writing and mastering his many crafts. Collins hit the stage in the summer of 2010 where he appeared in Rent with actors Neil Patrick Harris and Wayne Brady, performing in a three-day limited engagement at the Hollywood Bowl. Collins' prolific dance moves also landed him the lead male role in Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)" video, which was released May 18th, 2011. Collins has also kept busy on the silver screen, appearing in Ryan Fleck's award winning film Half Nelson (2007), opposite Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps. In addition, Collins has lead roles in Prom Night (2008) and the musical Fame (2009), an adaptation of the 1980 cult-classic. For 2010, Collins was the lead man in Stomp the Yard Home-Coming where he played Chance Harris, a college student struggling to balance between his school, work, relationships and opportunity to perform in the national step competition. Most recently on the small screen, Collins starred on the hit series hospital drama Hawthorne, where he worked along side with Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. He also recently appeared on the silver screen in the Fox Feature film In-Time, starring opposite Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy. In early 2013 Collins will be making his return to television in Regina Kings directorial debut Let The Church Say Amen. The film is based on ReShonda Tate Billingley's 2005 novel of the same name. Royal Ties, the company King runs with her sister Reina King will produce this film for BET Networks alongside Queen Latifah's Flava Unit Company.
Was signed to the famed Ford modeling agency.
Was a model for Calvin Klein's Ck One Fragrance Campaign.
Born in Fortgreen, Brooklyn.
Is of Trinidadian decent.
Collins wrote his rap on the the title song "Fame" in the MGM remake.
Collins was the leading man in mega star Beyonce 2011 "Run The World (girls)" Music Video.