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Growing up in "the 'Hood" has many disadvantages, but every so often you hear a success story that lifts and inspires. Collins Pennie is one of those stories.
Born June 20th, 1984 in Brooklyn, New York, Collins spent half of his childhood in numerous foster homes only to move out on his own at the tender age of 15. Collins was an ordinary kid who quickly realized that he wanted more out of life than what the Brooklyn projects had to offer. Armed with singing, acting and dance gifts Collins was able to leave a enviorment where drugs and violence prevailed and find a new home in the world of entertainment.
Collins' undeniable talent and determination made major industry power players take notice. After only six month in the business, Collins landed his first role playing Sean on the hit daytime drama As The World Turns. Just two months later Collins landed a guest-starring role playing Jimmy Gordon on the hit show Law & Order. A role playing a drug addicted thief on Without A Trace soon followed.
His Television work quickly caught the attention of the world-renowned Ford Model Management, who signed Collins. Soon after he was chosen to be apart of the successful "ck One" fragrance campaign for Calvin Klein.
Pennie now has a number of films under his belt:
All Fall Down, a Showtime Network short directed by David Koepp.the Oscar-nominated film Half Nelson and the Sony Screen Gems film Prom Night starring alongside Brittany Snow,