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Bijou Lilly Phillips (born April 1, 1980) is an Americanmarker actress, fashion model, and singer. Some of her larger film roles include Bully, Havoc, Hostel: Part II, and Tart.

Early life

Phillips was born in Greenwichmarker, Fairfield County, Connecticutmarker, and is the daughter of John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas and his then-wife Geneviève Waïte, a South African model, artist, and actress. The youngest of John Phillips's children, she has one brother, Tamerlane, and three half-siblings: Mackenzie, Jeffrey, and Chynna. After her parents split up, both were found unfit to have custody of Bijou and she was placed in foster care with a family in Bolton Landing, New York. She lived there on and off, doing extended visits with her parents, who had both gotten houses in the area. Her father won custody when she was in third grade and she moved with him to Long Island.

At 13, Phillips moved to New York Citymarker to be a model. She appeared on the cover of Interview magazine and Italian Vogue (twice) and did a number of ads for Calvin Klein. At 17, she got a record deal and began working on her album I'd Rather Eat Glass, which was produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison. She was later cast in Black and White by director James Toback and garnered glowing praise from critics for her performance. Later, director Larry Clark cast her in Bully, and she won a role opposite Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger in The Door in the Floor, a film adaptation of John Irving's novel A Widow for One Year. She starred opposite Anne Hathaway in Stephen Gaghan's Havoc, directed by Barbara Kopple. Her portrayal of Lorna Doom opposite Shane West in What We Do Is Secret, about the seminal punk band The Germs, also earned her glowing reviews. Other films she has done include Choke, with Angelica Huston and Sam Rockwell, and the comedy Made for Each Other, with Chris Masterson. She was also cast as Nancy Spungeon in a biopic about the Chelsea Hotel directed By Abel Ferrara.

Career

Modeling career

Besides Interview and Vogue, Phillips has also appeared on the cover of Playboy, Stuff, People, Detour, Nylon, Paper, 944, and Missbehave magazines. She has been on the catwalk of Jill Stuart and Heatherette.

Music career

Her debut album, released in 1999, was titled I'd Rather Eat Glass, She toured with the Lilith Fair music festival in 1999. , Phillips is working on a second album and has posted several demos on her MySpace page.

Film career

In 1999, Phillips had a brief cameo in the film Sugar Town, playing a girl wanting an autograph. That same year, Phillips appeared in Black and White as Charlie. In 2000, she played Estrella Starr in Almost Famous. Beginning in 2001, Phillips got bigger parts, including a supporting role in Bully and starring roles in Tart and Fast Sofa.

Later film appearances include Octane, What We Do Is Secret, and Hostel: Part II, for which she was nominated for Scream Queen in the 2007 Scream Awards. Her most recent starring roles are in Dark Streets and a remake of It's Alive. She also has an uncredited cameo in the as-yet-unreleased Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead. Philips will star alongside Danny Masterson, in the 2009 drama The Bridge to Nowhere.

Personal life

In 2004, Phillips began dating That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson; the couple met at a poker tournament in Las Vegasmarker. The couple announced their engagement in March 2009. Both Phillips and Masterson have been described as devout Scientologists.

Discography



Filmography

Year Title Role
1997 Wrong Way (music video) Annie
1999 Sugar Town Autograph Girl
Black and White Charlie
2000 Almost Famous Estrella Starr
2001 Fast Sofa Tracy
Tart Delilah Milford
Bully Ali Willis
2003 Octane Backpacker
2004 The Door in the Floor Alice
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (VG) Helena Wankstein (voice)
2005 Pancho's Pizza ?
Havoc Emily
Venom Tammy
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode, "Kiss-Kiss, Bye-Bye") Li'l' Cherry
Totally Awesome Karelynn (uncredited)
2007 You Are Here Aubrey
The Wizard of Gore Maggie
Hostel: Part II Whitney
What We Do Is Secret Lorna Doom
2008 Choke Ursula
Dark Streets Crystal
It's Alive Linor


References

  1. Bijou Phillips Biography (1980-)
  2. "Driving them wild", Glenn Waldron, guardian.co.uk, March 2 2002.
  3. Actress Bijou Phillips is sick of being bad, Belinda Goldsmith, Reuters, May 25 2007.
  4. 'It's Alive' for Bijou Phillips, Time Out London, March 6 2007.
  5. Waris In Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead, RushmoreAcademy.com
  6. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005313/
  7. Mackenzie Phillips Makes Bail
  8. [http://www.eonline.com/celebrities/profile/index.jsp?uuid=82a8a1d3-3f65-40f2-9e56-3740e1828ab3 Danny Masterson - Profil
  9. Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips: LA Power Couple Paper Magazine, January 23, 2009
  10. Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips are Engaged! People.com, March 16, 2009
  11. Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips: LA Power Couple Paper Magazine, January 23, 2009


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